Aishwarya (Ash) Balagopal

Aishwarya (Ash) Balagopal

Los Angeles, CA, US



I would like to introduce myself to you as Ash, a current graduate student at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles. I have obtained my Bachelors degree in Architecture from the Mumbai University and also posses work experience as a Project architect for a firm in Mumbai. Currently I am enrolled in the Masters of Building Science program (2010 – 2012 )at USC and seek a job opportunity to pursue my career.
Over the course of two years in my masters program I have developed an interest in energy efficient design strategies for both small scale and large scale projects. I have an interest in researching on new materials that help enhance the performance of a building through building skins.
As a graduate student at the University of Southern California I have included the following as a part of my academic curriculum which I believe have developed my capabilities in sustainable design concepts and façade engineering :
 Lighting design ,
 Building energy modeling ,  Advanced Building Systems Integration -Energy efficient façade design,
 Transparent skins,
 Structural detailing (Façade to Wall details ),
 Structural systems in tall buildings,
 Seismic and wind resistant structural systems.

I have obtained my LEED GA certificate and will work towards attaining my LEED AP at the earliest.

I am sincere and passionate about my career and wish to have an opportunity to develop it further. I learn softwares fast and grasp information quickly.

I have a passion in developing new design systems and my thesis proposes the efficiency of a parabolic brace system that helps reduce drift in buildings under seismic and wind loading.




Capital Construction - USC, Los Angeles, Student worker.

As a student at USC I have been working with capital construction -USC for the past one year as a student worker in the facilities management department.

My job profile included
1. Documentation of construction work on site,
2. Update architectural drawings for on campus builidngs
3. Update telecommunication layouts.
4. Develop a working system to integrate Revit drawings and cobie spreadsheets through Ecodomus and Meridian.

Apr 2011 - current

Parallax Design Studio, Mumbai, IN, Junior Project Architect

I have worked with Parallax design studio as an intern and then continued to do a full time as a Junior Project Architect.

My responsibility included developing design concept, Presentation drawings and working drawings for the project. I have also been responsible for the on site construction documentation.

I have had the opportunity to deal directly with clients over design issues and contractors for on site construction issues.I have been responsible for design - execution - finish stage of a design proposal.

Dec 2008 - Apr 2010


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Masters of Building Science

Jan 2010 - May 2012

Areas of Specialization