Kiran Chakravarthy

Kiran Chakravarthy

Los Angeles, CA, US



Kiran is an interior architect with versatile interests in residential, commercial and hospitality design. At this point he is looking to bag some real-world experience before he ventures into the field full-time in a couple of months. He is passionate about designing spaces which can evoke feelings and stimulate the emotional side of the end user. 


Kiran design’s his projects under his personal brand label ION form & design. To date he has designed three projects (in academic environment) ranging from 4K - 40K sq ft covering residential, commercial and mixed use. Right now he is also working on a 4K sq ft home being built for a client in India.


Given a design challenge, he has the ability to visualize the end product and can reverse imagineer to bring his ideas to life. With his mathematical inclination and tech-savvy attitude, he is very versatile in designing and communicating his ideas and intent through 3D models, drawings using latest technologies. He is an avid Autodesk Revit user and a BIM advocate with skills in generating 3D models, renderings, details, documents, specifications, quantification, cost estimation and clash detection on Autodesk Navisworks. 


Kiran is currently pursuing a Masters in Interior Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona/ UCLA Extension and a member of ASID, UCLA Chapter. He also has a previous background in Biochemical Engineering and has a graduate degree from UCI.  As a person, Kiran is very friendly, social and respectful to all. In his time away from work Kiran likes to socialize, be active, outdoors or bake to help him unwind after a hectic schedule.



HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Helped designers with ordering and managing samples, Spec sheets, Drafting corrections and material tags verification. Material boards.

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant - Illustrator & Photoshop

Helped students with photoshop & Illustrator online course and their projects

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013

Pastiche Ave, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern

Helped the design team with ideas and drafting.

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012

DaSilva Lab Dept of CBEMS UCI, Irvine, CA, US, Graduate Researcher

Conducted literature research with help on online search engines and databases on cellulose degradingenzymes from micro-organisms and presented it to Biofuels research group on regular basis

Apr 2009 - Jun 2010

Self Employed, Independent Sales Associate

Worked for a direct marketing firm generating volume for health, fitness and beauty product range. Gained experience on group dynamics, team handling and customer oriented service, Generated $4500 average monthly volume with a retail profit margin of $1000. Made 20 – 30 cold calls/week for referring independent associates and clients. Trained and helped 7 independent associates in my team in generating volume and referring other associates.Attended quarterly and annual leadership and sales training conferences and workshops.

Jan 2007 - May 2010


UCLA Extension / Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Interior Architecture

Jan 2012 - current

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Masters, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Andhra University, India, Visakhapatnam, IN, Bachelors, Biotechnology

Sep 2002 - Apr 2006

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