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Dhara Patel

Dhara Patel

Jersey City, NJ, US

 
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About 

My rendezvous with architecture began during my under graduation program. Interest evolved with learning of volumes to details; from urban scales to furniture design. I like to play with shapes, shadows and graphic to try and better the idea and experience. I’m  looking for new exciting and creative    experiences to work and grow as a designer.

Employment 

Bruce Bierman Designs, New York, New York, US, Junior Architect

-Contributed to various projects in West Palm Beach, Florida; Aspen, Colorado
and New York, New York.
-Participated in early stages of concept design, layout planing, details design and
development, furniture design etc. The range of projects exposed me to the micro
scales of construction;undertaking tasks like meeting and presenting in client
meetings, producing construction drawings, coordinating with the contractors and
knowledge of practical project scheduling and development.

Nov 2016 - current
 

Self Employed- architect, and interior designer, Ahmedabad, IN, Head Architect

• Ventured on my own and took up a project to design and construct a medium size dwelling. This project polished my people’s skills, leadership traits, taught me the legalities of the trade and put to test all that I learned in school.

• Designed Interiors for a professional computer training center.

Jan 2007 - Oct 2009
 

Edgar Demello Architecs, Bangalore City, IN, Intern

• I was given the responsibility of working drawings, architectural details, developing physical models, presentation to clients and communications with contractors and consultants.

May 2005 - Dec 2005
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture and Urban Design

It Introduced me to the advanced world of 3d modelling and Graphics combined with the knowledge and requirements of the professional world.

• Digital Fabrication Projects: design development and fabrication an economical zero waste, CNC double curvature mold based on a Mudbox stimulated model & laser cutting and construction of large scale model for exhibition space deign.

• Design of Urban Open spaces: study of existing urban open spaces in a city and then design a project practically with interpretations from the study.

• Urban Design theory: reading literature and understanding of historical aspects of Urban design, it birth and evolution.

• Exhibition space design: Understanding a system of triangulating forms and conceptualizing and creating a sculptural exhibition forms from it

Jun 2011 - May 2012
 

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jul 2003 - Jul 2009
 

Awards 

Excellance In Acedemics Acheivement, Award

With the selection by the professors whom I had the oppurtunity to work with and also the portfollio of my work, the Ideas, leadership, maintaining my grades in all semesters etc, Pratt Institute awarded me with the award of Excellance in Acedemics Achievement.

2012
 

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