Deepika S Venkateswaran

Deepika S Venkateswaran

Philadelphia, PA, US



I graduated with a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University in May 2015 and I have a Bachelor of Architecture degree from SRM University in India. I am currently looking for a full time job in an Architectural firm.

Professionally, I have been involved as a Staff Designer at a Design Build firm in designing, modeling, developing technical drawings and obtaining material take-offs for single and multi-family residences, adaptive re-use projects and interiors of office spaces in Philadelphia. I have also had the experience of being an architectural and sustainability intern at a real estate firm in Philadelphia while assisting the in-house architect in documenting and designing residential and commercial projects. While in India, I had the opportunity to secure an internship with an architecture firm and work closely with the principal architect in designing a few residential projects.

Academically, I have focused on large scale affordable housing development, Living community and neighborhood design in Northeast Philadelphia and sustainable landscape and storm water design for a culinary school in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. My graduate thesis was the design of a Living Community in accordance to the Living Community Challenge in Northeast Philadelphia, I focused on creating the best master plan by employing sustainable site planning and design techniques. I also designed energy models and performed water calculations to prove that the project was successfully net positive energy and water.

I am proficient in AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Revit Architecture and graphic software like Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. I am also well versed in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite and have good writing and communication skills.

Sample portfolio:


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Online Education Assistant

Assist the Director of Online Education with the running of the online programs offered at Philadelphia University online.

May 2015 - current

Evolve Build Inc.,, Ambler, PA, US, Staff Designer

• Design residential and office projects and create conceptual plans, elevations and models.
• Create construction drawings for the designed projects.
• Document the site and building and create drawings for the existing conditions.
• Determine all the material and finish take offs as well as door and window schedules.

Jun 2015 - Feb 2016

Philly Office Retail, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture and Sustainability Intern

Look at currently operating buildings to interject energy saving and green choices to make it sustainable.
Help the architect with building design and documentation.
Research and price out the suggested green technologies.

Feb 2015 - May 2015

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Online Education Assistant

Assist Professor Rob Fleming with executing the online courses.
Learn about different online platforms and organization.

Aug 2013 - May 2015

Multitech Associates, Chennai, IN, Architectural Intern

Assisted senior architect design a residence for a client with a focus on modeling.
Learned working drawing and executed the same for the residential project.

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Sustainable Design

Aug 2013 - May 2015

SRM University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013

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