Harini Padmanabhan

Harini Padmanabhan

New York, NY, US

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I am an architect who just graduated with a postgraduate degree in architecture. As a professional in my field, I aim to deliver projects that are innovative and at the same time, sensitive to social context. My recent work experience helped me understand the intricacies of multiple designs - residential, commercial, institutional etc. My specific interests extend to the areas of parametric design, material technologies and their intersection with the sociocultural paradigms that influence architecture. My work aims to implement these thought processes against larger global issues.Going forward, I seek more avenues to apply my current skills, get increased exposure to more projects and continue to meet inspiring people.



SOFTlab, New York, Externship

One week externship: Site work (material assembly) done for project at ‘One State Street’

Feb 2017 - Feb 2017

PSP ARCHITECTS, Chennai, Junior Architect

(Concept + Implementation, structural + service drawings, interior detail drawings): Reddy Residence, Ananda Bhavan Restaurant, Sheenlac Paints Office Complex, Xome/Nationstar Office Complex

Jul 2015 - Apr 2016

RSMS Architects, New Delhi, IN, Architectural Intern

(Internship: December 2012)
Projects worked on (Working drawings + Documentation): King Khalid Medical Centre, Saudi Arabia (One of the largest hospitals in the world - Still in progress)

(Internship: January - April 2014)
Main projects worked on (Working drawings + Documentation + Service/Coordination drawings): Focus on healthcare project - Medics Hospital, Lucknow, India

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai, IN, Architectural Intern

Main projects worked on (Working Drawings, Planning and Design opportunities + Presentation): DLF Fire Station, DLF Regal Garden, Master Planning Project at Gurgaon

Jul 2013 - Nov 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, MS Architecture

Post-professional program with concentration in Material Systems: Coursework looks at theoretical as well as practical applications in this area; material as well as geometric explorations within the framework of parametric/computational design

Jun 2016 - Apr 2017

Anna University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Undergraduate dissertation: ‘Improving the feasibility of governmental land use policy implementation in waterfront planning and development’

Undergraduate thesis: ‘Designing the New Age ‘Thoughtscape’: Exploring the design of a Public Library’ - One of 6 shortlisted projects at university level for
NIASA Thesis Awards 2015

Jul 2010 - May 2015

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