Kiran Balakrishna

Kiran Balakrishna

Atlanta, GA, US

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Passionate, enthusiastic, and experienced professional in design and built environment. Skilled in analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and building relationships. 

Final year Master of Architecture student at Georgia Institute of Technology. Looking for full time opportunities in Public Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Placemaking, Sustainability, Healthcare, Adaptive Reuse, Hospitality, and Residential Architecture.



IMAGINE Lab, College of Architecture,Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, Graduate Research Assistant

+ As part of IMAGINE lab, assisted in researching and developing various 3d modeling techniques to create an accurate database of buildings and terrains of downtown Atlanta & surrounding areas.
+ Worked primarily on lidar terrain meshes obtained through drone imagery and photogrammetry.
+ Was involved in translating models and terrains to unity3d for augmented and virtual reality interfaces.

Aug 2020 - current

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Advanced Media and Modelling - Core III Design Studio
Assisted with technical support to students in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to generate intricate design drawings and provided feedback in design and fabrication techniques for their projects.

May 2020 - Jun 2020

Balan and Nambisan Architects, Bangalore, IN, Junior Architect

+ Prepared construction drawings, architectural documents, specifications, and technical details aligning to local standards and building codes.
+ Coordinated with contractors, consultants, vendors, and managed construction administration, routine site visits, progress reports, and client discussions.
+ Developed creative solutions to technical & design problems, and translated concepts and schematic designs into comprehensive design programs.

Jul 2018 - Jun 2019

Balan and Nambisan Architects, Bangalore, IN, Architectural Intern

+ Worked primarily on mid to high-end residences, commercial, institutional, and hospitality buildings.
+ Collaborated with firm partner and project designer on a competition entry titled “Submarine and Naval Heritage Museum” for the state government.

Jul 2017 - Jun 2018

Studio Oke, Bangalore, IN, Architectural Intern

Was involved with designing and 3d modeling housing layouts built using shipping containers and worked on its different configurations alongside archiving documents and marketing posters.

May 2017 - Jun 2017


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2019 - May 2021

M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore City, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Certified LEED Green Associate, Other


Associate AIA Member, Other


Licensed Architect under the Council of Architecture, INDIA, Other


Autodesk Certified Professional: Revit Architecture, Other


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