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Kirti Panwar

Kirti Panwar

Pittsburgh, PA, US

 
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About 

I have had roughly 2-3 years (rounded) of work experience, through professional job and internships, and my education structure in the field/ industry of Architecture. I can contribute to the design process by leading and assisting architectural documentation at all stages of the project till completion. Through high skills with Revit, Enscape, Sketch-up and the Adobe creative suite, I can assist creation of graphic materials and producing client presentations. I can take additional responsibilities of LEED documentation and FFE. Recently, i focused on studying the WELL Building Standard and prepared to appear for the examination. Now, as a WELL AP, i can contribute to the design process with human health and wellness goals which are much needed in these times. Majority of my work during thus far can be loosely categorized under Education- Campus/ Higher Education/ K-12 or elementary, Interiors and Renovation, Sustainability oriented projects (complete list is covered in my resume). I also have the exposure  of working on and basic know-how of large scale urban planning projects and of building systems- all these aspects together give me an edge as a candidate.

I wish to expand my knowledge by participating in various typology of projects, expanding at various scales. I aim to learn the process of putting the pieces together to build new destinations, homes, infrastructure to support functions and institutions, leading to a better and holistic environment, sustainable even for the generations to come. I want to be part of a team which drives to serve the society, to create healthier and universal environments, respectful of nature and hence, drive change.

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Employment 

MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, US, Designer-1

As a supervised non-licensed architect focusing on higher-education and interior renovations/ historic-preservation markets:
- Developed high-quality architectural renderings to represent architectural space using advanced 3D modeling software and BIM platforms
- Designed architectural drawings, documentations, presentations and correspondence content for end-to-end project design life-cycle
- Assisted construction documents production for permit, bid, FFE work
- Liaised with project consultants to answer RFIs and produce addendum
- Liaised with project owners, engineers and consultants for executing documentation and compliance process for projects pursuing LEED

Aug 2018 - Apr 2020
 

The Illinois School of Architecture, Champaign, IL, US, Research Assistant

Assisted with the study of “Thresholds” – their design, characteristics, and implications in architecture and urban scales through academic-content analysis, observation summarization of case studies by axo diagrams and other approaches

Aug 2017 - Apr 2018
 

LIAG Architecten, Den Haag, NL, Student Intern

Supported schematic & final drawings, visualizations, 3D model development, site assessment, concept & design iterations, for educational, institutional, public-project proposals
Individually executed a Principal supervised interior redesign project via 3D Modeling, layout, rendering & drawing production, presentation
Supported the project’s construction phase by drafting construction drawings; Reception counter and Coffee counter- Furniture design
Supported successful RFP bid through tender review, site analysis, visualization, concept design, site design and planning, and client presentation

Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
 

AECOM India DP+E, New Delhi, India, Student Intern

Supported landscape architects and urban designers for neighborhood planning project of 150 hectare housing by producing Architectural Drawings for Park Layouts, Design and Planning

May 2015 - Jun 2015
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, MArch, Archtiecture

I followed the urbanism track- under the umbrella of Architecture, through courses selected and my research assistant-ship. The research aimed at the study of thresholds- their design, character and implications with the objective of breaking down silos concept of different fields and combining them by highlighting the in-between. My course also gave me the opportunity to work on a planning development scale project- the 62 acres site at Roosevelt and Clark in Chicago, IL. Our team of 3 students was nominated for the Graduate Design Excellence Award for this very project completed as part of Chicago Studio. My other studio projects fall under typologies- mixed use residential with food market, and elementary school, incubator, urban design – each were dealt with at the architecture and urban scale. During the course, I also broadened my software through basic learning of 3d modelling and simulations- Grasshopper, DIVA, ANSYS.

Aug 2016 - May 2018
 

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, Mesra, Ranchi, India, BArch, Architecture

My undergraduate studies provided the basics knowledge and acumen to becoming a holistic architect-well rounded with the technical skills, creative thinking, innovative problem-solving abilities, and a resonance with context and the environment. These 5 years motivated the inclination towards sustainability and urbanism in architecture, which i developed further through graduate studies.

Aug 2011 - May 2016
 

Awards 

UIUC 150 Years Design Competition, Award

Winners of Popular Vote

2017
 

Fred and Thomas Berger Scholarship, Scholarship

Recipient for the Year 2016- 2017

2016
 

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