Rushika Patel

Rushika Patel

Knoxville, TN, US



Extensive travel opportunities have played a great role in my development as a designer. Having successfully completed a summer internship with HCPDPM in Ahmedabad, India, and a semester abroad in Krakow, Poland, where I had the pleasure of taking on excursions to over 10 countries, I have developed a unique understanding and appreciation for cultural influences on architecture. These excursions and my time spent in academia, working in a collaborative studio environment, partaking in scholarly research, and involvement in leadership roles, has contributed to my realization of personal enrichment in regards to design.


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Student Worker at Architecture Woodshop + Digital Fabrication Center + Digital Print Center

Part-time Student Worker supervising laser cutter + woodshop operations, and completing large format prints for the college of Architecture + Design faculty and students

Jan 2011 - May 2014

Red Chair Architects, Knoxville, TN, US, Intern

Part-time Intern working on Construction Documents for multiple large scale school projects and small scale healthcare projects

Sep 2012 - Jan 2013

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Teaching Assistant

Revit Teaching Assistant responsible for supervising fourth year lab sessions and delivering one lecture during the semester

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Gresham Smith and Partners, Nashville, TN, US, Intern

Full-time Summer Intern working on a multitude of project phases, ranging in projects from healthcare to commercial, conceptual design to construction administration

May 2012 - Aug 2012

HCPDPM, Ahmedabad, IN, Intern

Full-time Summer Intern responsible for the Publications department for half the duration, and involved in the production of Construction Documents in the Institutional Design Studio. I also spent a week out surveying the city for the Environmental Planning Collaborative branch of the office

May 2011 - Aug 2011


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, BArch, College of Architecture + Design

Aug 2010 - May 2014

Cracow University of Technology, Poland, Krakówko, PL, Semester Abroad

Feb 2013 - Jun 2013

The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2010


Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Other


Hnedak Bobo Group Global Design Award, 2nd Place


The Center for International Education [CIE] Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship


Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) Award, Award


MAX_min Design Competition, Honorable Mention


Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) Award, Award


Solar Decathlon Competition | Living Light Team | University of Tennessee, Other


Design Excellence Award, Nomination


Areas of Specialization