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Ashish Khemchandani

Ashish Khemchandani

Toronto, ON, CA

 
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About 

I help make Architectural Design Environmentally Sustainable.

I do it by facilitating objective, evidence-based design decisions backed by reliable analysis and scientific research.

I do it by exploring, analyzing, quantifying, and optimizing building performance measures such as daylight, views, occupant comfort, energy, surface radiation, intelligent shading, and material life-cycle during early design stages. I help verify sustainability codes, ratings, and credential targets such as LEED, WELL, GRIHA, IgCC, Passive House, and the rigorous LBC.

I do it through an architectural design career hitherto in two different countries, a post-professional degree in Environmental Buildings, and subsequent work focusing on sustainability analysis, design optimization, and documentation.

I do it out of a desire for buildings and people to weigh lighter tomorrow on the ecology of our planet than they do today.

If you need me for your company or your project, do get in touch! I would love to hear from you and introduce myself.

www.ashishkhemchandani.com

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore, MD, US, Sustainability Specialist

• Analyze and optimize energy, comfort, daylight, views, solar, and related performance measures during early design stages
• Document and manage sustainability credential targets such as LEED, WELL, and IgCC for various projects across studios
• Conduct sustainability training workshops and presentations, and coordinate sustainability committee meetings
• Track and report the energy performance of office-wide projects for the AIA 2030 commitment

Mar 2018 - Aug 2019
 

Ashley McGraw Architects, Syracuse, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• The Nuthatch Hollow Environmental Sciences lab registered 'Living Building', Binghamton, USA (3,000 SF) - Daylighting, Glare and Thermal comfort studies, Schematic presentation assistance http://envi.binghamton.edu/
• Producing Construction drawings and Details for various K-12 project renovations in New York State
• Researching and creating a database for high-performance and ‘red-list free’ materials and construction assemblies for Living buildings and Passive house
• Creating an office-wide standard file to run daylighting simulations using Honeybee for Dynamo within Revit
• Maintaining a database and report of the energy performance of significant projects for the AIA 2030 commitment

Mar 2017 - Dec 2017
 

PRASHANT PRADHAN ARCHITECTS, Gangtok, IN, Consulting Architect

• Leading the project design, site supervision and monitoring of a single-family residence in Ahmedabad and assisted with a local hospitality project.

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
 

HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

• Analyze and optimize energy, comfort, daylight, views, solar, and related performance measures during early design stages
• Document and manage sustainability credential targets such as LEED, WELL, and IgCC for various projects across studios
• Conduct sustainability training workshops and presentations, and coordinate sustainability committee meetings
• Track and report the energy performance of office-wide projects for the AIA 2030 commitment

Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
 

Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design [A.P.i.E.D], Gujarat, India, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, IN, Research Assistant

Assistance with the scheme presentation and documentation of an Arterial road redevelopment project in Anand

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

Ochre Architects, Bangalore City, IN, Architectural Intern

• Conceptual design, detail drawings and presentation renders for a residential renovation and interior project

Jul 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master of Design - Environmental Buildings

Aug 2015 - May 2016
 

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jul 2007 - Jul 2012
 

Awards 

PennDesign scholarship, Scholarship

2016
 

Excellence in Architectural Thesis awards, Honorable Mention

Included undergraduate thesis publication in Archiving Architectural thesis annual journal.

2012
 

HUDCO low-cost housing trophy, 1st Place

Annual low-cost housing trophy the Housing and Urban Development Corporation conducted by National Association for Students of Architecture (NASA), India

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills