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Divya Dharshini Omprakash

Divya Dharshini Omprakash

Seattle, WA, US

 
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About 

Acute and eloquent architectural designer with insights for creative analogy towards holistic, integrated design, capable of working on different scales. Being from a multi-disciplinary background, recognitions for advanced forward-leaning creative designs with technical integrations.

The potential collaboration skill set has aided me in solving complex design challenges and at the same time honing my strategies in exploring design competencies.

- A front runner, an avid reader, and an articulated personal quality.
- Proficiency in computer software, both techni­cal and creative.
- Design innovations and work integrity as professional latent qualities.
- Complex design solutions and Provident decision maker

“Complementing architecture with a structure at the same time contriving com­positions and exploring the functionality of the design is my grail.” 

Employment 

Coates Design: Architecture & Interiors | Seattle Architects, Bainbridge Island, Architectural Associate

Aug 2020 - current
 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Architectural Assistant

Open system analysis of Okohaus by Frei Otto for 17th Venice Biennale 2020

- 3D Modelling
- Model making
- Structural analysis
- Model Printing
-G-Code generation through Prusa Application

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019
 

AECOM, Arlington, VA, US, Architectural Designer - Intern

1. Performs a variety of assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out tasks.

2. Performed limited exercise of judgment required on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of
science alternatives.

3.Assist on 50% and 100% CDs, Feasibility report and presentation documentation for infrastructure and facilities, office buiding and healthcare projects.

4. Support on BIM and VR for client interactions.

5. Coordination with Engineers and interiors team on project deliverables. Preliminary calculations on contract estimations.

Projects worked:

-GWCC - 50 -100% CD, BIM and
Interior coordination.

-South Building project - Feasibility documentation and study report.

- Moanalua Hospital - Concept - schematic design assistance on Kitchen/dishwashing area.

-Beach House, North Carolina - Virtual reality and renders for presentation.

- Pentagon City control tower - BIM and AutoCAD support.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
 

Town Development Council of Auroville, Auroville, India, Techincal Designer

1. La Maison de Jeunes | Phase II - Intern designer

2. International Crown road development ( Region Bharathipuram Village) - Lead rural planner Under Architect. Jacqueline

3. Auroshoppers - Conceptual design

4. Arc de Ciel - Library, Cafe and Walkway Designer

5. Documentation of Modular Housing Exhibit by Architect Anupama Kundoo in Venice Biennale in 2016 under Architect. Andrea Cammarata.

6. Worked through different phases of a design project in collaboration with the design team to produce architectural project deliverables in the Crown Project, Auroville.

Dec 2016 - Jun 2017
 

MR Associates, Structural Designer Intern

1. Assist in structurally design an apartment complex from Concept to DD phase.

2. Prepared structural drawings and performed structural analysis.

3. BIM model in Revit and STAAD Pro. to analyze the stability of the Design

Apr 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Sam Quality Constructions, Civil Engineering Intern

1. Assist on mixed-use Residential project in Coimbatore in 2015 and Prepared 100% construction documents.

2. Assisted on on-site construction under supervision for a residential project in Saibaba Colony.

3. Collated the construction data and performed basic calculations and functions with the site works.

4. Conducted surveying for clearing of a site and site preparation for a real estate project in Saibaba Colony.

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Education 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

Anna University, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Aug 2013 - Apr 2017
 

Awards 

Design Excellence Award - Graduate, Award

Established by Penn State’s Department of Architecture to recognize graduate thesis design students who consistently exhibit excellence in the two semesters of the design studios within a given year.

2020
 

J. Henry and Minnie Hitz Memorial Endowment in Architecture, Award

Presented by J. Henry Hitz (’28 B.S. Arch. Engineering) and his wife, Minnie Hitz, to provide program support for the architecture study abroad program and for school projects emphasizing creative design solutions.

2020
 

Nancy Aber Goshow and F. Eric Goshow Sustainable Building Design Award, 2nd Place

Runner-Up
Established by Nancy Aber Goshow (’68 B.S. Consumer Service In Business) and F. Eric Goshow (’68 B.Arch.), this annually-funded award honors and recognizes outstanding sustainable building design.

2020
 

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