Irikaa Pilania

Irikaa Pilania

San Francisco, CA, US

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An ambitious architect and interior designer currently working as an architectural and interior designer for Dorman Associates in Mill Valley, California. I am a 2019 graduate of the University of Oregon with a concentration Masters in Interior Architecture.

I believe in minimizing our impact on environment as designers by practicing adaptive reuse and sustainable design principles to create a transformative connection of interiors and exteriors. I believe in bringing the opportunity to transfer the streets, neighborhoods, and districts by breathing life into abandoned sites, we can leave you through the vitality of an area without drastically changing his geography. I Hope to contribute and participate in projects related in sustainable and adaptive reuse practices and technologies of design and construction. 



Dorman Associates, Mill Valley, CA, US, Architectural/ Interior Designer

- Working on projects from start to finish, monitoring progress, collaborating with the team, consulting with clients and consultants, and meeting project deadlines on schedule and within budget.
- Assisting with design concepts and interfacing with clients to ensure needs are being met in a timely fashion.
- Placing orders for fundamental elements of the space such as furniture and other aesthetic specification, maintaining documentation regarding budget, purchases, and marketing efforts; and ensuring best practices for the project.
- Working on custom residential, commercial, retail and childcare spaces along with. Practicing in designing and building in theaters for safety, functionality and aesthetics.
- Creating space for the clients that account for interior construction lighting and furnishing.
- Site survey/measures of existing condition and producing drawings of the same. - - Site visits and existing in construction supervision.
- Provision time management to facilitate working on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Produce finish plans, furniture plans, schedules, and material selections needed for construction documentation/specifications
- Manage finish library and coordinate with external consultants, pr oduct representatives, furniture vendors and material suppliers
- Work productivity individually and within a team.

Aug 2019 - current

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Interior Design Project Associate

- Project In charge and management for Bean Hall, residence dorms on campus and Knight Library Cafe.
- Meeting in coordinating with design consultants, construction team, university clients for a design review for various projects on campus.
- Determine the cost of completion and project requirements during the budgeting phase and specifying products, millwork, furniture, lighting, flooring, materials, and FF&E.
- Placing orders for material some furniture and oversee the installation of the design elements within the space.
- Create ‘mood boards’ to sample the design vision, source materials and products.
- Developing and designing marketin g packages and shop drawings; for custom interior furniture, doors and windows, and signages.
- Coordination and communication with consultants, surveys, and site visits to ensure that we meet particular project goals.
- Gathering necessary measurements, dimensions, and other team calculations for design layout at the design development stage.
- Softwares like Cad, Revit used for drawings. Photoshop, lnDesign and Illustrator for editing.

Mar 2018 - Jul 2019

ARCOP ASSOCIATES PVT.LTD, New Delhi, IN, Design Intern | Junior Architect

- Project Architect under supervision on housing project for 18 Acre housing project by GODREJ and Lotus Greens.
- Prepare architectural design based on the design to requirements at schematic and design deployment stage.
- Review and coordinate design requirements and with possibly best design options. Helping with coordination with other consultants like electrical, mechanical, and structural and provide with best design options for the building projects.
- Participate in team meetings to coordinate design options and ideas and update design based on the review comments from management.
- Maintaining documentation related to architectural design and construction conditions.
- Attend conferences/workshops to stay up to date with architectural trends and development.
- Using AutoCAD software is in man will join techniques to produce architectural plans for management and discussing/ coordinating with consultants.
- Provide project status updates to management and stakeholders on regular basis.
- Planning internal layouts for units, working on the base of Good for construction drawings.
- Resolved plans, elevations, and sections for mixed-use including residential towers, club, and commercial for AutoCAD and Revit drawings.
- Designed and developed Marketing Package and Shop drawings.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Interior Architecture

Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

Ansal University, Gurgaon, IN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2017

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