Shivani Agarwal

Shivani Agarwal

Providence, RI, US

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Hi, I am Shivani Agarwal, a 5th-year architecture student, designer and maker at the Rhode Island School of Design interested in mediating the natural, built and social environments through an architectural expression that seeks resilient futures. 


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, CAD Lab monitor

Manage the Architecture Department Print Lab and train students to operate printing software and machines.

Sep 2020 - current

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant for the course Architectural Projections taught by Alexander Porter and Nancy Nichols within the Architecture department. Guide students with design challenge and help them with technical and software difficulties.

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

Architecture BRIO, Mumbai, IN, Architecture Intern

Assisted principal architects in research and in making 3d models, perspectives, drawings and presentation graphics during the concept design phase of interactive user and sales pavilions for Godrej's upcoming housing project near Pune, India.

Jul 2020 - Jul 2020

Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Boston, MA, US, Architecture Intern

Assisted principal architects during the construction process of Harvard University’s district energy facility and the design process of HYM’s visitor’s and innovation center. Created drawings, physical and 3d models for project meetings with engineers and landscape architects. Participated in site visits, AIA presentations and office design events.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

sP+a (Sameep Padora & Associates), Mumbai, IN, Architecture Intern

Assisted senior architects in the design process to develop alternate solutions and actively participated in the presentation process. Developed and executed presentation graphics (plans, sections, diagrams, illustrations) to communicate concepts to clients. Gained an understanding of materials, building systems and construction methods.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Double concentration in THAD (Theory + History of Art and Design) and NCSS (Nature, Culture and Sustainability studies).

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Vice President, RISD Chapter:
Collaborated with the AIAS student committee to initiate and market events to the architecture student body. Participated and led discussions in structured weekly meetings to plan monthly events such as firm crawls and software based tutorials.

International Orientation Leader:
Provided incoming undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills required to transition into the United States and RISD community. Worked with other Orientation Leaders to organise and lead events for the New Student Orientation and received training in cross cultural competency and communication skills.

South Asian Student Association (SASA) Co-President:
Collaborated with the SASA student board to initiate and execute monthly cultural events for students at RISD.

Sep 2016 - current

Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, IN, High School, IBDP

Jul 2014 - Jun 2016

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