Pooja Vaidya

Pooja Vaidya

Minneapolis, MN, US



Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, I came to the US to get my Bachelors degree and interestingly ended up studying Architecture and graduated with Masters in Architecture degree in May, 2011. 

I believe that our built environment controls the human behavior and hence I strive to enrich the human experiences by creating beautiful and meaningful spaces with the synthesis of form and function, beauty and nature, culture and context, poetry and technology.. 



Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu, NP, Part Time Lecturer

-Teach basic design to freshman in Architecture Department
-Work in a team with 3 other lecturers to decide on course content and evaluate grades

Dec 2012 - Sep 2013

DS Inc., Kathmandu, NP, Project Architect

-Prepare designs, development, specification and construction documents for Retail, Office and Residential project
-Prepare conceptual sketches and models according to client requirements
-Drafting construction documents for buildings and furniture
-Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans
-Cost and material estimates for building project and furniture

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

Target through KellyMitchell, Minneapolis, MN, US, Analyst/Coordicator

-Work with team to ensure data quality and accuracy
in store replenishment studies
-Coordinate and communicate information/feed
back among field captains and business analysts

Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NDSU, Graduate Research Assistant

-Conducted feasibility study of Building Integrated Photovoltaics for M.Arch Thesis
-Acquired organizational skills by maintaining research materials
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and working accurately while placing purchase orders for the group and presenting on group meetings

May 2010 - May 2011

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NDSU, Undergraduate Research Assistant

- Worked as a team in design/building glovebox mechanical manifold
-Learned technical skills and paid attention to details while performing various experiments on Maple DW technology and drafting mechanical parts in Solidworks
-Learned administrative skills while maintaining equipment logsheets, faxing, printing, managing purchase orders for 3 labs

May 2007 - May 2010

Upstream LLC, Fargo, ND, Customer Service Representative

-Resolved customer flight issues for Orbitz and Cheaptickets resulting in higher customer satisfaction
-Effectively communicated in a telephone to answer customer questions and concerns
-Arrived to work promptly

May 2008 - Sep 2008


-Developed interpersonal abilities by teaching students Environmental Biology
-Attended weekly seminar and learned about teaching student according to personal needs
-Showcased flexibility by taking extra shifts during peak hours

Aug 2006 - May 2007


North Dakota State University, MArch, Architecture

I graduated on May 2011 with Masters in Architecture(GPA 3.74) as a Finalist for the Best Thesis Mckensie Award. For my electives, I took 3 Environmental Science classes because I am an advocate for sustainable design.

Aug 2010 - May 2011

North Dakota State University, Bachelors, Architecture

I graduate with honors (GPA 3.7) with a Bachelors in Environmental Design while I was working part time in Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering as an Undergrad Research Assistant doing experiments related to solar cells.

Aug 2006 - May 2010


Finalist for the Best Thesis McKensie Award, 2nd Place


International Junior/ Senior Scholarship, Scholarship


International Junior/Senior Scholarship, Scholarship


Golden Key Senior Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization