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Aishwarya Somasundaram

Aishwarya Somasundaram

Atlanta, GA, US

 
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About 

Hello 

I am Aishwarya Somasundaram pursuing my 2 years NAAB accredited Master's in Architecture from Georgia Tech.

I will be graduating in May 2021 and I would like to  join your firm.

 I have worked on interesting projects with Studio MDA in New York (remote work) during the summer and worked  part-time with Houser Walker Architecture in my Fall semester 2020. I have also interned with architectural firms in India where I am licensed.

 I am accounting my hours in the NCARB portal and I am on my way to licensure. Also I am a LEED GREEN Associate and I am taking up my LEED AP BD+C exam in this Semester. 

I have attached my portfolio and resume for your reference.

Link :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16vYA9rY595WM3z78TXO1Xkzy3JYqUFjW/view?usp=sharing


Employment 

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Graduate Assistantship

• Archival research, adaptive reuse and the various possibilities of preservation buildings

Jan 2021 - current
 

Houser Walker Architecture, Atlanta, GA, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on residential buildings and created architectural plans, sections and renders

Aug 2020 - Oct 2020
 

studioMDA, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on Art gallery projects, restaurants, convention center, auction houses etc. Worked closely with team to communicate project needs, prepare architectural designs as directed by senior staff, participate in technical discussions with contractors, consultants, project teams and clients, revise drawings and renders.

May 2020 - Aug 2020
 

Venkataramanan Associates, Bangalore, IN, Architectural Intern

• Worked on HDFC bank design competition and made presentation drawings, views, renders, cad plans and sections
Made construction drawings for a Hostel project, met clients and participated in discussions.

Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
 

ArunExcello, Chennai, IN, Architectural Intern

• Learnt the Mivan Construction Methods which uses aluminum formwork using precast methods to build modular forms in very short duration of time.

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
 

Education 

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Masters, Master of Architecture

Coursework: Healthcare Design, Building Physics Modeling, Building Simulation in Design Practice, Architectural Theory, Computational Design in Grasshopper, Design Studio, Construction technology

Aug 2019 - current
 

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirapalli, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Jul 2014 - May 2019
 

Awards 

National Association of Students of Architecture, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Special Mention All India, Honorable Mention

A slum redevelopment proposal for the people of Mettukulam in India, using precast modules which accommodates High income, Middle income
and low income groups. A comprehensive survey of the demographics of the place, land use map, zoning map, was undertaken to make well
informed design decisions and also to minimize the costing.

2016
 

National Association of Students of Architecture, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Citation, All India, 1st Place

A proposal to convert a long forgotten colonial heritage Bridge into an interactive space design by accommodating jogging tracks, creating
Exhibition with the concept of adaptive reuse.

2015
 

National Association of Students of Architecture, Honorable Mention

An Eco restoration of the polluted Coovum river by providing cleaning measures and by proposing a riverfront development along the banks.
It includes using the river for transportation by identifying critical harbor points, creating exhibitions spaces for young talents to showcase
their work, Public parks for children, jogging tracks, interactive games, amphitheater, auditoriums etc. to turn it into a tourist destination.

2015
 

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