Sai Mohan Ranga Rao Ummadisetty

Sai Mohan Ranga Rao Ummadisetty

Ames, IA, US



"With the right design, sustainability is nothing but the rigorous use of common sense" - Alejandro Aravena

My name is Mohan and I am a Graduate student in Architecture at Iowa State University. Learning about Green Building technologies during my undergraduate studies grew my interest in sustainable design and steered me into pursuing a career in architecture. My background in Civil Engineering helps me to think about the structure and practical applications while designing a project. The on-site experience working as a site engineer has given me an insight into the practical problems and challenges that one would face onsite during the construction of a project. These experiences have consistently helped me make valid decisions during the design process.

Besides the technical aspects, I strive to incorporate sustainable strategies into the design to enhance the utilization of renewable energy in a building and minimize the carbon footprint. Over the past year and a half in architecture, I have come through a learning and improving my skills and I will continue to do so. 


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

As a graduate teaching assistant for 'Science and Technology in Architecture' course, I assisted the third year undergraduate students with their labs and grading their papers under the guidance of Professor Rob Whitehead. I was always available for my students to clarify their doubts with respect to the course.

Aug 2016 - current

BRIC Infra., Vijayawada, IN, Site Engineer

I worked as a site engineer for a 3 Story Residential building project in Vijayawada, India.

My Responsibilities as a site Engineer:
- Manage on-site labor and to make sure the project runs on schedule
- Place orders and procure the construction materials required
- Daily Budget data

Aug 2014 - Feb 2015


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Jan 2016 - current

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

V.R.Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, IN, Bachelor of Technology

Aug 2010 - May 2014

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