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Mausam Jain

Mausam Jain

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

I am an architect currently based in Los Angeles, California. I pursued my post professional degree of M.S. in Architecture & Urban Design from UCLA IDEAS & completed my Bachelor’s in Architecture in 2018 from the University of Mumbai, India. Trained as an architect I have developed extensive experience as an architectural designer spanning across various residential, commercial & public projects to design research & methodology.

I am interested in investigative yet playful cross disciplinary potentials of ‘architecture’ in the futuristic urban realm that we inhabit today by exploring new formal ideas, strategies, computational mediums & spatial behaviors. Besides, I am also fascinated by the various cognitive impacts & experiences that designs engender in world building through machine learning, augmented, virtual & mixed realities.

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Employment 

Self Employed, Mumbai, IN, Architect & Interior Designer

Designing single family homes alongside residential & commercial interiors

Dec 2020 - Jul 2021
 

UCJ Architecture & Environment, Mumbai, IN, Architect

Assisted on design & execution of public & private architecture projects along side working drawings, BOQ, vendor co-ordination & site supervision

Aug 2018 - Dec 2020
 

UCJ Architecture & Environment, Mumbai, IN, Intern Architect

Design Development | Working Drawings | Graphic Design | Model Making

Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, MArch, M.S. in Architecture & Urban Design

The program kicks off each year in August with the IDEAS Summer Studio, a six-week preparatory course. Through weekly workshops, students are introduced to software, tools, and techniques available to design students. This technical foundation provides a common platform for the remainder of the one-year program and equips students to work collaboratively with faculty to explore research topics.

In the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, students break off into concurrent studios that explore unique research topics. The three-quarter studio comprises a first quarter of research, a second quarter of hypothesis definition and development, and a final quarter of design resolution. Alongside their main studio, students also complete Technology Seminars and Critical Studies courses that explore complementary topics. Through intensive research and experimentation, students investigate contemporary technological interventions, capture opportunities for interdisciplinary growth, and create new methodologies for architectural design.

Each year, the program offers concurrent studios that explores contemporary research topics. Students have the opportunity to investigate architectural design and its cultural and social context, often drawing from real-world examples in Los Angeles. For example, recent research immersed students in the concept of mobility within and around buildings, first, with a focus on rethinking shopping and the market and, second, rethinking workspace. In the entertainment area, students reenvisioned static event buildings, employing temporary staging, pop-up installations, robotized movements, media, and light. Previous urban strategy research focused on critical analyses of the modern city including history, politics, planning infrastructure, and social issues. Recent technology projects have investigated the intersection of the digital and physical worlds, examining life in mixed realities. These interactive environments challenge traditional fabrication techniques and spatial assemblies with virtual and augmented realities and robotics.

Aug 2021 - Jun 2022
 

University of Mumbai, Mumbai , BArch, Bachelor's in Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2018
 

Awards 

Bronze Medal - Among top 3 scorers for Bachelor's in Architecture, 3rd Place

2022
 

UCLA AUD Departmental Scholarship | Merit based scholarship, Award

2021
 

Reubens Trophy, Nomination

2018
 

National Awards for Excellence in Architecture Thesis, Nomination

2018
 

Best Architecture Design Award, 1st Place

2015
 

Sensitivity Award, 1st Place

2011
 

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