Sananda Mukherjee

Sananda Mukherjee

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a student of Master of Building Science at the University of Southern California. Prior to this, I have earned my Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree in 2010. I believe that the difference between good work and great work is due to the element of passion present in great work, and passion is what  sets me apart from my peers. My affinity towards exploring and learning has led me to participate in many, national and international competitions and I have proved my excellence in each one of them. 

I believe in building for a sustainable future. My area of focus is thermal performance of buildings and green buildings in general. I want to be a part of an organization with a strong commitment towards sustainability and I intend to maintain and cultivate a high standard of excellence. 


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Researcher

Graduate Researcher on a project with Prof. Anders Carlson and in collaboration with AC Martin and Cal Tech.

Jan 2012 - current

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for the course named: Professional Practice: Pre-Design, Project and Office Administration

Jan 2012 - current

P.Mitra Architects. Engineers. Planners, Kolkata, IN, Consulting Architect

Incorporated Green Building design methodology in designing residential housing.
Evaluated and sanctioned designs and generated 3D renderings for a project in Santiniketan, India.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Researcher Scholar

Worked with Prof. Mina M. Chow on project ‘Brave New World Architecture Icons of LA’

Jan 2012 - May 2012

P.Mitra Architects. Engineers. Planners, Kolkata, IN, Assistant Architect

Lead a team of four architects in planning and designing sustainable shopping complex in Kolkata, India.

Dec 2010 - Jul 2011

Larsen & Turbo Integrated Engineering Services, Chennai, IN, Trainee Architect

Engineering, Construction and Contracts division, in the Engineering Design Research Center , Concentration: Information Technology Parks and Special Buildings.

Jul 2008 - Nov 2008


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Master of Building Science

Master of Building Science is a unique course offered by the School of Architecture of University of Southern California. Its main focus is analysis, planning and designing buildings which tackle the most challenging concerns of the need to build energy-efficient buildings and landscapes.

Graduate Dissertation on “Guideline for Green Roofs through Energy Modeling and Analysis”.

While in USC, I got my LEED Green Associate certification.

Jan 2012 - current

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

This is one of the best Architecture schools in India, with a holistic approach to Architecture. Courses were designed to cover sustainable design.

Undergraduate Dissertation on ‘Centre for Architecture- an Awareness and Research Facility’ in New Delhi, India, under the guidance of Ar. Sanjib Nag, Lecturer (Selection Grade), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in May 2010.

Jul 2005 - Apr 2010


Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition, 2012, 1st Place

An amount of $4000.


Everest Award of Excellence, 1st Place

Best Student of the year 2009-2010


Pidilite Award for Excellence, 1st Place

in the category of ‘Best Design on Optimum Space Utilization’, in 2010


Design for sustainability in the Built Environment, Interactive Workshop, Scholarship

Won a Scholarship from my Undergraduate University to attend this workshop organized by York University , Toronto, Canada.


Areas of Specialization