Abinaya Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Abinaya Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Providence, RI, US

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I am a grad student set to graduate with an M.Des in Interior architecture with a focus on Adaptive Reuse from Rhode Island School of Design. I am originally a registered architect from India. 

My bachelor's in architecture had shaped my strong fundamentals, rounded software and hand skillsets, and versatility of thinking through different programs and scales concerning the built environment. And, through my current pursuits in interior architecture, I have strengthened my conceptual, spatial thinking and skillsets further through design. 

I look forward to bringing my toolkits and creative thinking to design spaces that speak to the spatial experiences and paradigm shifts of today in the industry!


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


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

Aug 2020 - current

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

Aug 2014 - Jun 2019


RISD Fellowship, Other


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