Avnish Flora

Avnish Flora

San Francisco, CA, US

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Experienced designer with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in 3D modelling (Rhino, Revit) including basic knowledge of Grasshopper. Experienced in rendering software (Enscape, Lumion and Vray) and post production software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto. Currently registered with the AIBC (Canada) and NCARB (USA) actively pursuing my architecture license.



Foster + Partners, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

- Worked on various phases of projects from concept to design development and construction drawings.
- Worked in interdisciplinary teams globally
- Projects types included mixed use, office and retail

Nov 2021 - current

Perkins&Will, Vancouver, BC, CA, Jr. Designer

- Prepared schematic, design development, rezoning reports
- Worked on construction drawings and coordinated with external consultants
- Project types included mixed use, office and commercial

Feb 2020 - Oct 2021

Nomad Studio, Abbotsford, BC, CA, Intermediate Designer/ Freelance Work

- Design of 3-storey residential homes under the municipal by laws of British Columbia using Revit and Rhino
- Preparing drawing sets for permit in the British Columbia
- Managed multiple projects at once.

May 2018 - Dec 2020

Revery, Vancouver, BC, CA, Jr. Designer - Summer Intern

- Prepared schematic and presentation drawings for design board reviews

May 2018 - Aug 2018

D&D Design, Abbotsford, BC, CA, Designer/Technologist

- Design of 3-storey residential homes under the municipal by laws
- Preparing drawing sets for permit.

May 2016 - Aug 2017


University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Masters, Master of Architecture

Professional degree program providing a thorough base of knowledge in history, theory, technology, ecology, society, and professional practice, while developing skills in design through an intensive sequence of design studio courses.

Studies involved visual communication and architectural representation including computer modelling and other media. Learning outcomes involved critical, creative, and independent thinking and research that responds to current design issues and societal changes.

Sep 2016 - Dec 2019

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, CA, BArch, Bachelor of Architectural Sciences

Degree in design theory and building technology providing relevant knowledge and skills and critical thinking at the intersection between living systems, culture and technology, preparing for industry-ready in the real world of sustainable building.

Learning outcomes involve:
- Developed technical, design, analysis and management competencies
building design and technology theory
- Pursue and promote a broad vision of sustainability as an integral core of design
- Processes of high-performance building design and construction

Sep 2012 - May 2016

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