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Abinaya Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Abinaya Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Providence, RI, US

 
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About 

Hi, I am a Designer & Architect, a curious and energetic creative. My key interests are interior architecture, custom design, and adaptations. 

In my time at grad school, I have pursued a range of studios exploring diverse typologies ranging from retail, experiential, residential, and adaptive reuse-centric projects. I concluded my grad study with a thesis that examines an approach to time and change within cities through the lens of interventions within existing structures. Parallely, I am driven to embrace a mixed media approach to design thinking and making and have applied my curiosity to the same by pursuing printmaking and digital + media electives, which pushed me to learn a lot of the unknowns on the go. 

At its core, design to me is a toolkit to make, interact, craft, and bring to realization the experiences of its myriad end users. 

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Employment 

Legeard Studio, Miami, FL, US, Junior Architect

Actively working on retail design, rennovation/adaptation projects

Feb 2023 - current
 

Perkins and Will, Dallas, Interior Designer 1

Actively worked on :
Design development phase for the TCU University project in Fort Worth with interior plan drawings and elevations.
Design development and Construction documentation phase for the FF&E team on Tarleton State projects and Tarrant County College, putting together both digital and physical material boards for client presentations. Also working on specification writing within the same project.
Schematic design and Concept development phase with the Fort Worth ISD team on initial context and existing building studies, as well as user group study. Additionally, selecting and sourcing material finishes based on guidelines.

Aug 2022 - Dec 2022
 

Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Graduate Research Assistantship

Actively worked on designing and building a website to assist with curating, organizing, and presenting the professor’s works that span fine art, multi-media practices, as well as urban space-centric dialogue and interventions. Applied typographic, editorial, and visual presentation techniques and skills.

Sep 2021 - Jan 2022
 

Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Actively worked as a 3D modeling (Rhinoceros) support for the graduate adaptive reuse coursework. Assisted the students with architectural, textural and urban area documentation as a problem-solving and software resource outside of their class times as required. Additionally assisted the professors with student material archiving.

Mar 2021 - May 2021
 

Errol Reubens Associates, Ahmedabad, IN, Architectural Intern

Actively worked on diligently developing working drawings, architectural sections, interior layouts, and cabinet drawings as required. Additionally, the internship involved drafting and site documentation of existing buildings for renovation purposes. Gained exposure and practical experience towards both architecture and interior projects in the typology of residences and offices.

Dec 2017 - Apr 2018
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MDes Interior Studies Adaptive Reuse

Aug 2020 - Jun 2022
 

School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai, India, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture

Aug 2014 - Jun 2019
 

Awards 

Distinction in the field of Adaptive Reuse, Award

Graduated the master's with distinction

2022
 

RISD Fellowship, Other

2020
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills