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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 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, Designer - Architectural Assistant

Investigating the design constraints and possibilities that the construction of a mobile maker space for dyslexic children faces. The program addresses an actual concern of a school in Pittsburgh, the Provident Charter School located in Troy Hill in the West bank of the Allegheny River: the target was to design and build a maker space prototype accommodating the multiple needs of children with dyslexia.

Aug 2019 - Mar 2020
 

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. Assisted with the GWCC 50% documentation and 100% construction Document. Worked in collaboration with the interiors on this project.

2. Developed a space planned model for the South Building project and assisted with the space planning for this project. Furthermore, I prepared complete documentation for the 50 % submission.

3. Worked on the concept and the schematic phase. Prepared the 100% construction document for the Dishwashing project at Moanalua Hospital. Worked in collaboration with the Engineers preparing MEP documents.

4. Assisted the scheme development phase for the Beach House, North Carolina. Also, I assisted with the rendering and development of a Virtual reality interaction model for this project.

5. 3D Modelling of the Pentagon City control tower project.

6. I also performed building cost calculations for the prepared construction bid documents for the GWCC building project under the supervision of the project manager.

Furthermore, I performed 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. Performed limited exercise of judgment required on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of science alternatives.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
 

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

1. La Maison des Jeunes | Phase II - Intern designer and lead structural designer ( Constructed in 2018), Under Architect. Andrea Cammarata

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

3. Auroshoppers - Conceptual design, Under Architect. Andrea Cammarata

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

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.

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

Other responsibilities include experimentations and workshops involving bamboo and adobe construction techniques.

Dec 2016 - Jun 2017
 

MR Associates, Structural Designer Intern

1. Was a part of the design team to structurally design an apartment complex named MGL towers constructed in 2017 in Coimbatore, India.

2. Assisted in space planning for the MR complex, a mixed-use space, in Coimbatore, India.

3. Prepared structural drawings and performed structural analysis and related calculations for the MGL tower project.

4. Developed a 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. Worked on a Mixed-use Residential project in Coimbatore in 2015. 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 calculation and function with the site works.

4. Conducted surveying on-site clearance 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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