Jhanani Palanisamy

Jhanani Palanisamy

New York, NY, US

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Recent M.Arch graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, with three years work experience, involved in interdisciplinary research and design. Current area of focus is the intersection of computational design and - kinetic architecture,interactive design, acoustic design, audiovisual representation and environmental design. 


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Research Assistant

Worked with faculty supervisor to build curricular capacity relating to “Resilient Waterfronts” with City of Providence and City of Malmo Sweden.

Oct 2017 - Jun 2018

ACE, Providence, RI, US, ACE RI Mentor

Assisted in the development and presentation of instructional aids for use in the ACE Program, a mentoring program for inner-city high school students interested in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE).

Oct 2017 - Jun 2018

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Research Assistant

Under the supervision of Prof. Laura Briggs, worked on research titled ‘Climate Resilience for Small Businesses Through Energy Efficiency Retrofits’
Outcome- RISD and Prisere LLC were awarded a grant from 2018 SBIR DOE: Small Business Innovation Research.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Graduate Assistant

Department Publication designer + editor.

Nov 2016 - Jun 2017

Architectural and Interior Design Consultant, Chennai, IN, Architect

Turnkey: ‘Lakshmi Agham’ 5 Bedroom Villa in Chennai, worked independently from conceptualization to construction and handover.
Architectural Consultant: Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital + Speech Therapy Clinic, Dr. Govardhan’s Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital in Chennai, Project for Western Railways India in collaboration with the ARI (Advanced Research Institute) of Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2016


Worked on residential, hospitality, commercial and real estate development projects. Contributed to project teams by preparing detailed drawings, construction drawings, approval drawings, furniture layout, electrical/ lighting layout, land parceling drawings, marketing presentations for prospective clients and material estimates.

Jul 2012 - Nov 2012


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2016 - current

MEASI Academy of Architecture, Anna University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2008 - Jun 2013

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