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Aruna Das

Aruna Das

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Urban Designer. Architect. Artist.

I am actively seeking a role as an urban designer/architect in New York City.

  1. I am a dual master's degree holder with 4.5 years of professional experience as an architect with expertise in conceptual design, physical & 3D modeling, and project presentation. 
  2. Experience working on projects of all scales, from multi-family housing units (Germany) to large-scale mixed-use developments (India & Chile). 
  3. Experience working with a wide variety of clients from corporate: Microsoft & The Prestige Group to private clients to government-aided smart city initiatives.
  4. Lived, studied & worked in 3 countries (India --> Germany --> USA).

Software Proficiency:

  • 2D & 3D Modeling: 
    • REVIT
    • Rhino
    • AutoCAD
  • Design & Visuals: 
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • After Effect
    • Premiere Pro
  • Rendering:
    • V-Ray
    • Twin Motion
    • Unreal

Employment 

Tektonik Architekten Wenzel & Partner, Frankfurt am Main, Junior Architect

Architect in the LPH 1 - 5 of the HOAI. Demolition and re-design of residential and commercial projects. Worked with detailed drawings and façade designs.

Feb 2020 - Aug 2020
 

Gun Architects, Berlin, Germany, Design Intern

Designed and proposed ideas for housing and master planning projects, including series of apartments in Chile. The work involved presentation drawings, detail drawings, cost estimations, elevations/sections, and 3D views.

Jun 2018 - Dec 2018
 

RSP Design Consultants India Private Limited, Bangalore, IN, Design Manager

Sharpened technical skills, specifically in aesthetic design, direction, and facade. Established design specifications based on the client’s requirements. Developed conceptual ideas and worked on detailed design and presentation drawings including plans, elevations/sections, and 3D views. Worked on macro-and micro-level planning of large-scale residential, institution, and commercial plans.

Aug 2014 - Mar 2017
 

Education 

Columbia University - GSAPP, New York, NY, US, Masters, Archiecture and Urban Design

Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
 

Hochschule für Bildende Künste–SAC, Frankfurt am Main, DE, Masters, Architect and Urban Design

Sep 2017 - Sep 2019
 

University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
 

Awards 

Architekten- und Ingenieur Verein Master Thesis Award Winner, 1st Place

The main prize of the Architects and Engineers Association goes to Nataliya Voinova

Every year the Architects and Engineers Association Frankfurt (AIV) awards a prize worth 3,000 euros for the best thesis of the world-renowned Städel School of Architecture (SAC).
The jury, which met on September 19 and which this year included Prof. Klaus Bollinger (Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure) and, as chairman of the jury, Manfred Wenzel (Tektonik Architekten), assessed the nine nominated works, all of which were rated “Excellent and Very Good ”for the design work in the SAC's End-of-Year Reviews.

2021
 

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