Reshma Srinivas

Reshma Srinivas

Jersey City, NJ, US



She is an internationally trained Architect; having completed her M.Arch in Housing and Urbanism from Architectural Association School, London, UK, where she graduated with a distinction and obtained her B.Arch. from School of Planning and Architecture, Chennai, India.  She is also a LEED Green Associate and has obtained her Architecture License from Council of Architecture, India. She currently resides in Jersey City, NJ, US and has employment authorization/ visa to work in the US.

Previously, she worked as a Independent Architect, India, interned at Architecture Paradigm, India and also as a design and research assistant for organizations namely, Exnora International, UN Habitat, Bond International and City Connect. Her design work has been published in various print and online platforms.

•  Completed 3 concept to construction projects successfully.

•  Involved in all phases of design – from schematic design, preparation of construction drawings and construction administration 

•  Worked in Residential, Multi family, Commercial, Institutional and Renovation projects. 

•  Impeccable proficiency in drafting, modelling and graphic design tools such as Revit, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD; Rhino, SketchUp Pro, ArcGIS, 3d Printing; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and MS Office.

•  Great attention to detail, ability to multitask, excellent communication and organizational skills

• Design and research in Knowledge neighbourhoods, Productive cities, Urban Futures.


Independent Architectural Services, Chennai, IN, Independent Architect

• Concept to construction projects: Primary School, Residential redevelopment, Office Interiors.
• Coordinated architectural design with HVAC, Structural and Electrical consultants.
• Inspected construction quality and documented site information during project execution.
• Prepared Bill of Quantities and Tender drawings for contracts.
• Prepared analysis drawings and drafted detailed construction documents.

Mar 2011 - Dec 2012

Architecture Paradigm, Bangalore City, IN, Architectural Intern

• Projects associated: Multifamily Villa, high-rise residential; Institute of Music and Beary’s Commercial Development.
• Assisted in schematic design and design development phases by building physical and virtual models.
• Drafted construction documents : architectural, electrical and structural drawings
• Created concept design, renderings, diagrams and drawings for client presentations.
• Documented initial projects of the firm for archives and publication by national magazines.
• Trained co-workers on presentation techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Housing and Urbanism

Was awarded Distinction for her Thesis that focused on on rethinking Peri-urban environments and civic infrastructure through new housing models for Townships. Participated in international urban design workshops in London and Recife, Brazil and subsequently published work.

Research focused on applying architectural thinking into urban planning (knowledge neighbourhood) and developing spatial tools that help structure complex urban development strategies (productive cities).

Courses: Cities in a Transnational World, Critical Urbanism, Shaping the Modern City, Housing and the Informal City, Domesticity, Urban systems and futures.

Dec 2012 - Sep 2014

School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Five year professional degree consisting of ten-semester studio sequence in architecture and urban design supported by coursework in building materials & services, construction technology and architectural theory- history, landscape architecture, energy efficiency, mechanics and interior design.

Activities and Societies: Cultural Secretary - weekly and yearly architectural events organization / President - ISHRAE Chapter / Vice President - Rotary Club/ Class Representative / Chapter Ceasid Earth Architecture - design and build program.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Distinction, Other

M.Arch, Housing & Urbanism

Thesis research focuses on using housing as a method to challenge the existing conditions and policies of peri-urban regions in India.


Winner, 1st Place

Mixed Use High-Rise


Winner, National Level, 1st Place

Museum, Indian Freedom Struggle | Steel Innovation | Urban Renewal | Cultural Hub


Special Mention Award, National Level, 2nd Place

Memorial Design | Urban Renewal


Finalist, National Level, Honorable Mention

Sustainable Design Research | Institutional


Areas of Specialization