Rhea Nayar

Rhea Nayar

New York





University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professional Practice and Second Year Studio Courses

Jan 2022 - current

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Created diagrams and presentation decks for district team site analysis, yield area calculations, grading elevation studies, parking layouts and vestibule sightline analysis. Designed workflows for modelling and producing quick rendered iterations for clients and consultants using Rhino and Enscape.

Jun 2022 - Aug 2022

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Responsible for developing design concepts and technical solutions for a variety of
residential, exhibit and commercial projects, in collaboration with Project Architects,
and comprehensive design teams.

Oct 2017 - Jul 2020

Studio Georges Hung, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Intern

Aided in concept and design development for Xi’an commercial tower public space
fitout, and produced post-production renderings for client presentations.

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Admissions Student Ambassador

Aug 2020 - current

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Organizations: AIAS - SCAD Chapter President responsible for leading and organizing meetings, events and workshops for the executive committee and members of SCAD AIAS to involve the student body within the architectural community.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017


Paul Philippe Cret Medal, Award

Founded by the Architectural Alumni Society, awarded to the graduating student who has consistently demonstrated excellence in design in the Master in Architecture professional degree program.


AEDAS Fellowship, Scholarship

The Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has received a new gift from Aedas, a global architecture and design firm headquartered in Beijing, to establish a fellowship for students who are interested in working in Asia.

The gift, which was spearheaded by alumnus Andy Wen, GAr’90, Global Design Principal for Aedas, is the first fellowship at the Weitzman School sponsored by a firm from Asia. In addition to support for educational costs, the selected fellows will be offered a summer internship at Aedas to gain practical experience on top of their academic preparation.


James Smyth Warner Memorial Prize, Award

This prize is awarded to the second-year student with the highest record in required studio courses. Established in 1938 by Professor George Walter Dawson for a student in Architecture. The prize should be used for expenses for a trip to see and study American architecture


E. Lewis Dales Travelling Fellowship, Award

The E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowships are awarded each year to select students of the second-year class in the Master of Architecture program for travel abroad in the summer before their final year of study. Students are selected for the Fellowship through an anonymous portfolio competition judged by a committee comprised of standing and core studio faculty.


T-Square Club Fellowship, Scholarship

Established in 1984 and awarded annually for excellence in design to a student who has just completed the first year. Among the patrons and members of the T-Square Atelier were Penn professors Paul Philippe Cret, Walter P. Laird, John Harbeson, Jean Hebrand, and Norman Rice.


Pressing Matters X, Award

First Year Studio projects published


Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Since 1931, the Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession.

Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal is presented to the graduating senior who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality."


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