Trupti Amin

Trupti Amin

San Diego, CA, US



My curiosity in design, cities, and the built environment led me to pursue a career in architecture and attend New School of Architecture + Design in San Diego, California.  My interests in architectural design have always questioned unknown and immeasurable space and data that emerges from it. My interests continuously expand as I experiment with new technologies, methodologies and materials. 



Minarc, Architectural Designer

Design residential and commercial buildings. Prepare 3D models, presentations, and construction documents, including drawings and specifications.

Work with the City of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County, San Diego County, City of Culver City, City of Malibu, and City of Manhattan Beach Department of Building and Safety and related city agencies to assure project compliance. Obtain agency clearances and project permits for construction.

Manage project teams, including sub-consultants and client representative. Review all work related to the completion of construction documents, including drawings and specifications.

Jan 2015 - current

Rainville Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Designer

Assist with landscape design projects, from conceptual design through to installation. Responsible for monitoring the day-to-day progress of projects, under the direct supervision of the Principal. Assists in all aspects of project responsibilities, in-house project status reporting, research, City permitting, client relationship assistance, consultant coordination, and procurement.

Jul 2014 - current

Sanchez Civil Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, US, Drafter

Perform architectural and structural drafting services for residential projects.

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014

Art Institute of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Adjunct Instructor

Teach graphic design techniques within the
Design Program at the Art Institute. Integrate new technology and software to promote cutting-edge industry design standards.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2014

Special Topics LLC, San Diego, CA, US, Studio Manager / Designer

Coordinate architectural design and fabrication projects for the firm. Compile road maps for projects.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2014

Cuyamaca Community College, El Cajon, CA, US, Instructor

Educate students in green technologies focusing on relationships among technology, architecture and design. Manage design-build project in which students design and build an information kiosk.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Santana High School, CTE Program, Santee, CA, US, Instructor

Coordinate the Environmental Design Pathway with Perkins and California Partnership Academy Grants.
Integrate new technology, including CNC
machines and laser cutters, with design techniques to promote cutting-edge skills within the
architectural industry.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2013

Kevin Defreitas Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Graphic Design-Contract

Provide design/graphic services as an independent contractor. Services included the graphical representation and layout for an awards submission.

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

The American Institute of Architects, San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Administrative Coordinator

Filing and organizing of all membership files, terminated and existing
Catering to San Diego members to advance them in their careers

Feb 2012 - May 2012

Armantrout Architects, Redlands, CA, US, Intern Architect

Model building for the relocation of historic buildings.
Design research and vector based drawing in Vectorworks and AutoCad

Jun 2008 - Jul 2009

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Riverside, CA, US, Financial Representative Intern

Marketing life, health, and disability insurance.
Analyzing clients' potential to save and invest for their futures

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Jul 2012

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, US, Bachelors, Art History / Administrative Studies

Aug 2005 - Jul 2009

Areas of Specialization