Shruti Khandelwal

Shruti Khandelwal

Miami, FL, US

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Shruti is an emerging licensed architect and an inter-disciplinary urban designer and researcher. Her strong principle of sustainability and resiliency portray a scholarly profile that contextually exploits research foundations on response of physical and socio-cultural aspects on the urban environments. She enthusiastically engages in sparking conversations and collaborations for innovative ideas and problem-solving methodologies to arrive at comprehensive design solutions receptive to physical, social, economic and environmental paradigms. She pursues her passion of research by engaging in neighborhood and community development projects by promoting ecologically designed built-environments, facilitating food production systems that align with smart city planning solutions.

After Shruti’s move to Miami in August 2016, her work is replete with engagements in ongoing multidisciplinary research on campus and outside. By participating in diversified subjects related to food, she has fostered active design-research collaborations with faculty and professionals in the field. Her teaching and research assistantships aided in honing the skills for writing proposals and grants that bolsters her portfolio for working on design research projects. Prior to her recent Master degree, her three years of experience include working as an academician, architect and urban designer and as a researcher. She has participated in numerous architecture and urban design competitions and was a Finalist in the prestigious 2013 Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition. She continues to freelance as landscape architect, interior and graphic designer in the design field and data analysis and documentation along with grant and proposal writing and blogging in the research arena. 



Inhabit Learning, Miami, FL, US, Architectural Research Intern

Architectural Research Intern responsibilities include architectural drafting, scanning, plotting, mapping, creating presentation drawings, renderings, PowerPoint presentations, attending client meetings, performing research analysis using Excel and XMind app for mapping and site visits based on ongoing project requirements. This is an interdisciplinary architectural research internship which requires knowledge about permaculture and urban gardening. The skills require some cumulative experience and/or knowledge from architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning and design.

May 2017 - current

University of Miami, Miami, FL, US, Research Assistant

• Assistant Researcher at RAD, School of Architecture, University of Miami (UMSOA), 2017
• Graduate Research Assistant for James Brazil, Emerging Practitioner and Teaching Fellow, UMSOA, 2016-present
• Graduate Teaching Assistant for Denis Hector, Associate Professor, UMSOA, 2016-2017
• Graduate Assistant for Lopez Gottardi, Emeritus, UMSOA, 2017
• Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Diana Arboleda, Senior Lecturer, UMCOE, 2017

Aug 2016 - current


Guru Gobind singh Indraprastha University, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, India, BArch, Architecture

Architecture Design
Architecture Drawing
Building Construction
Theory of Structures
History of Architecture
Urban Design Studio
Landscape Architecture
Energy Systems
Architecture Journalism

Jan 2017 - current

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, Masters, Architecture

courses undertaken are -

Real Estate Development and Urbanism
Research in Fabricating Food (School of Architecture)
Poetics of Place (School of Architecture)
Coastal Risk Management (Ecology)
Global Food Insecurity (Geography)
Hospitals and Health Care System (Inter-disciplinary/Medical-Law)
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Marine and Ecological Sciences)
Organizations Development and Change (Educational and Psychological Studies)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Educational and Psychological Studies)

Aug 2016 - current

Ball State University, Indianapolis, IN, US, Masters, Urban Design

History of Urban Form
Research Methods
Visualizing Data
Website Designing- WordPress

Aug 2012 - Jul 2013


ULI Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition 2013, Award

Interdisciplinary Team of five students create an urban design proposal for a given site in two weeks. The proposal Portland Ave was one of the three finalist in the competition and won a total of $10,000.


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