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Shreya Gera

Shreya Gera

Atlanta, GA, US

 
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About 

An Architect +Interior Architect, I have worked for 3+ years in various firms in India and United States, extensively in the field of Hospitality and residential design. My previous experience with various design studios acquainted me with diverse range of materials and its differing fixing details considering the service disciplines, while making me gain a firm grounding in the design process and drawing techniques.

I have always craved to fill the emptiness of a space with a story, an art, with its own ineffable, wordless language, while keeping an eye to both the larger whole and the smallest of details.
What intrigues me the most about the the process of creating spaces is how compelling spatial environments can heal, inspire and psychologically effect its user thereby having an impact on how one feels and performs. Hence I see each project as a medium to unearth and create human connections to its built environment.

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Employment 

Xmetrical,LLC, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Architect

Contributing as an interior architect on the Addition+ Renovation projects of high end residential, and hospitality design .
Advancing my skills and proficiency in creating designs presentations, space planning , visual representation including 2D and 3D perspective renderings.
Also developing a specialization in FF&E selection, custom millwork and ceiling details and client presentations.

Sep 2020 - current
 

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Summer Intern

Worked with the workplace design team on corporate interior design projects. Helped the team in construction document packages. Also assisted the team in intial schematic design and test fits for a workplace project. Further helped the team with furniture sourcing and contacted vendors for material coordination and sample requests.
Alongside worked on a community-oriented intern project which was a collaborative effort with eighteen diverse interns. The project was designed for foster care center. The project was divided into three parts– Vocational learning center, Residential Complex, and Site Development.
The internship program also involved lunch n learn sessions, and project site tours.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
 

Freelancer, New Delhi, IN, Freelancer

Worked as a freelancer and principal designer of restaurant space, PHILTRE the bistro, and an architect's office in New Delhi, India. My professional experience as an architect at Virmueller Architects further widened my horizon to explore and experiment first hand in wood, bricks, and steel. My passion for designing spaces was given a major push when I was given an opportunity to morph my mental imagery into tangibles through my freelance projects. Both aimed at stimulating dialogue with the fellow users based on smooth natural profiles made in wood and Corian against the backdrop of exposed brick.

Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
 

Vir Mueller, New Delhi, IN, Junior Architect

Experienced Junior Architect with a history of working on various architectural and interior projects of varied scale and typology. Supported the design team on all phases of the design process including concept creation, design development, bid set document, and construction document package. Developed design packages and presentations to communicate initial design intent and concept implementation. Skilled in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design, and Design Research.

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
 

r+d studio, New Delhi, IN, Intern

Worked as an intern for almost 11 months in a small scale design studio. Worked on residential and hospitality architectural and interior projects. My involvement in the design of interior spaces of a hotel and residence acquainted me with a diverse range of materials and its differing fixing details considering the service disciplines while making me gain a firm grounding in the design process, interior decor, and drawing techniques. In addition to the project work; also headed the publication department of the office and was in charge of the material library of the office.

Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, MFA INTERIOR ESIGN

Aug 2018 - May 2020
 

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, IN, BArch, ARCHITECTURE

Aug 2011 - May 2016
 

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