Ramya Pattanur Vasudevan

Ramya Pattanur Vasudevan

San Diego

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"The best way to predict future, is to design it". 
As an architect it is important to understand the requirement of growing population and to design efficiently. I am a M.Arch Graduate from Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My graduate program mainly concentrated on high-performance building and healthcare design. My final year project 'One Health' was a design proposal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our designed revolved around the overall health of environment, animal and human to contain the disease and avoid the next pandemic.

I am looking for Job opportunity that will help me to use the skills that I have developed during my years in architecture to engage in designing for a better world.



OKW Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern

I started my career at OKW Architects as summer intern working from May till August. After completing my Fall semester (2019) I have resumed my internship program. I mainly worked on hospitality projects like Four Seasons Hotel renovation and development of Downtown Dadeland. My role involved Development of Detailed Drawings, Sanction Drawings, 3D modelling, Technical Drawings, Presentation Drawings and Illustrations. Production of renderings in Enscape and Lumion. Site Visits and Supervisions.

May 2019 - Apr 2020

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Research Assistant

I was researching on various types of "DEPLOYABLE STRUCTURES AND THEIR APPLICTAIONS" with Prof. Sudarshan Krishnan. As an architect this has given me an opportunity to understand how deployable structures can improve design, energy and cost efficiency.

Mar 2019 - Apr 2019

Atkins, Bengaluru, IN, BIM Graduate Architect

As a BIM Graduate Architect, I played a major role in developing BIM integrated model and interdisciplinary co-ordination. I have worked on several mixed used projects which included YAS-IB Island, Dubai, Dubai Mall, Colombo Port city etc. This role enhanced my software skills and gave me confidence to work on large scale projects. My role involved preparation of drawings for Schematic Design and Detailed Design Stage. Presentations. Produced a set of BIM guidelines to be followed for large projects

Aug 2017 - Apr 2018

BSB Architects, Mysore, IN, Intern

I was involved in several projects from Residential, Commercial and Institutional Sector. My contribution included developing Conceptual Design Drawings, Detailed Drawings, Permit Drawings, 3D-Modeling, Technical Drawings, Presentations, Illustration. Meeting with clients, contractors and vendors. I was also in-charge of Project Supervision and Site Visits.

May 2016 - May 2017


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

After completing my undergraduate studies, I wanted to specialize and channel my career towards High-Performance Building. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign offered a concentration in Building Performance. During my coursework I have worked towards understanding different energy analysis softwares like Wufi-Plus, Sefaira, Velux, Therm etc.

As an architect I have always been keen on learning new things. My interest in healthcare planning made me opt two healthcare design studios. One was a Rehab Hospital and another one was a replacement Community Hospital. Both the projects won Graduate Design Award - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 respectively.

I grab all opportunity to learn something new, that is the reason I find all project typologies interesting. As each one has unique challenge and several approach to design.

Aug 2018 - May 2020

M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, IN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - Jun 2017


Graduate Studio Design Excellence Award, Nomination

The evidence based design studio offered by Prof. William Worn was a great learning experience. The studio project initially was to design a replacement community hospital.
The studio adapted the program post pandemic to design healthcare facility in response to a global pandemic.
Our design proposed 'One Health' Hospital an approach to prevent next outbreak.


Gargoyle Honors Society, Other

In recognition of my scholarship and proficiency in architecture, the University of Illinois Chapter of the Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society offered me a life-time membership.


Image of Research, Nomination

Observing nature's most beautiful and remarkable creations makes us think of the most fundamental questions like: How does a flower bloom? How do birds fly? or How do worms move? Building structures need not be static, they too can have motion. I believe solutions to many challenges that we face today in architecture can be solved by understanding the mechanisms found in nature. An exercise in a graduate Architectural Structures course required me to build models of three different deployable forms. This image shows my constructed model of an eight-sided Hoberman Sphere which was photographed by keeping a spectacle lens in front of the camera lens. The model achieves mobility because of the geometry and connection details. My research was to understand the deployable mechanisms found in nature in order to create transformable and adaptive architecture. Understanding nature has put a new lens on my architectural and design thinking.


Graduate Studio Design Excellence Award, 3rd Place

The Integrated Design studio under the guidance of Prof. Michael Kim helped us understand different planning strategies involved to design a Rehab Hospital. We researched various factors that helped faster recovery of patients.


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