Ashish Khemchandani

Ashish Khemchandani

Philadelphia, PA, US

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Architectural Design professional versed with environmental design knowledge base and skills with tools required to perform Building Performance analytics and explore and quantify those parameters to design such as day-lighting, surface radiation, thermal comfort, whole building energy analysis, intelligent shading and CFD for natural ventilation.

Architectural design experience of about three years on a diverse range of projects ranging from climate responsive and energy-efficient commercial, mass housing, residential and institutional projects including LEED and registered 'Living Building' projects on all stages of design and execution which makes me well versed with the important Architectural design and related technical tools.



Ashley McGraw Architects, Syracuse, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• The Nuthatch Hollow Environmental Sciences lab registered 'Living Building', Binghamton, USA (3,000 SF) - Daylighting, Glare and Thermal comfort studies, Schematic presentation assistance
• Producing Construction drawings and Details for various K-12 project renovations in New York State
• Researching and creating a database for high-performance and ‘red-list free’ materials and construction assemblies for Living buildings and Passive house
• Creating an office-wide standard file to run daylighting simulations using Honeybee for Dynamo within Revit
• Maintaining a database and report of the energy performance of significant projects for the AIA 2030 commitment

Jan 2017 - current

PRASHANT PRADHAN ARCHITECTS, Gangtok, IN, Consulting Architect

Leading the project design, site supervision and monitoring of a single-family residence in Ahmedabad and assisted with a local hospitality project.

Feb 2015 - Jul 2015

HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

Involvement in different stages of a project including conceptualization, preparation of presentation and working drawings, schematic 3D visualizations, scheme presentations, coordinating structure and MEP and site supervision. The significant projects included:

• New Minister's blocks at the Secretariat campus, Gandhinagar, India (150,000 SF)
• Affordable mass housing scheme, Ahmedabad, India (750,000 SF)
• Mixed-use commercial+residential building scheme in Ahmedabad, India (100,000 SF)
• Office and commercial building in Kolkata, India (43000 SF)
• Corporate headquarter high-rise tower, Ahmedabad, India (110,000 SF)
• Riverfront promenade development for the Vishmamitri river, Vadodara, India
• University hall (90,000 SF) and Masterplan, Jodhpur, India

Nov 2012 - Nov 2014

Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design [A.P.i.E.D], Gujarat, India, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, IN, Research Assistant

Assistance with the scheme presentation and documentation of an Arterial road redevelopment project in Anand

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Ochre Architects, Bangalore City, IN, Architectural Intern

Architectural intern assisting with scheme presentations, renders, and architectural and interior detail drawings. Significant projects included:

• Residence renovation in Bangalore; Conceptualisation, Design, Detail drawings & Site supervision.
• Residence in Chennai; Interior detail drawings, 3D Visualisations.
• Residence in Chattisgarh; Scheme Presentation, 3D Visualisations.
• Clubhouse and recreational center for Brigade Metropolis group in Bangalore; Interior detail Drawings, 3D Visualisations.
• School of Architecture campus, RV College; Exterior Visualisations, Physical Model.

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master of Design - Environmental Buildings

Understanding the fundamentals of building sustainable design and occupant thermal comfort, daylighting and energy in buildings based on established standards such as ASHRAE standards-55 and 90.1 using tools to explore, quantify and optimize daylighting, indoor and outdoor comfort, energy, and natural ventilationparameters using Energy Modeling and CFD. Theoretical knowledge of Environmental Building Design practice in the industry from case studies of highly efficient buildings around the world along with a study of major green building rating systems including LEED, the Passive house, WELL and the Living Building Challenge.

Aug 2015 - May 2016

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

NCARB compliant five year professional bachelor of Architecture degree (NCARB foreign equivalent).

Jun 2007 - Jul 2012


PennDesign scholarship, Scholarship


Excellence in Architectural Thesis awards, Honorable Mention

Included undergraduate thesis publication in Archiving Architectural thesis annual journal.


HUDCO low-cost housing trophy, 1st Place

Annual low-cost housing trophy the Housing and Urban Development Corporation conducted by National Association for Students of Architecture (NASA), India


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