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Shruti Kumar

Shruti Kumar

Manhattan, KS, US

 

About 

I was born and raised in New Delhi, India. I am currently working as a Project Coordinator in a leading healthcare architecture firm in Nashville. My inclination towards sustainability encouraged me to pursue and become LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, and Fitwel Ambassador. I completed the Master of Architecture program from Kansas State University with my thesis being healthcare focused to design a Center for Victims of Torture.

I have had a keen interest in architecture ever since I started participating in design build projects in middle school. My mother being an artist and my father an engineer helped me collaborate my creativity with a technical and practical rationale.

While being a part of a five year Bachelor of Architecture program in India, I encountered several opportunities to enhance my professional skills through internships. Having worked as an intern with three different kinds of firms i.e., builders, landscape focused and architecture focused, expanded my horizon and helped me make a choice in the direction I wanted to take professionally. I have had the honor of working with two leading AGA Khan award winning firms, and these experiences have helped in shaping me as a designer and expanded my skill set.

As someone who is enthusiastic about traveling to experience different cultures and architectural practices, I have had the privilege of visiting several countries. The exposure I gained through work experiences and interactions with different communities has strengthened my communication skills. Other than my passion for architecture, art keeps me engaged.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Gould Turner Group Inc., Nashville, TN, US, Project Coordinator

Aug 2017 - current
 

Arcop Associates, New Delhi, IN, Intern

Project: The Primus (group housing)

•Designed tower floor plans, balcony and pergola details, basement floor plans
•Created XL sheets for door-window details, skin sections for towers, basement fire-fighting
• Created service plan, door-window elevations, detailed drawings on Auto-Cad

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Ravindra Bhan and Associates (Landscape Firm), New Delhi, IN, Intern

Project: Geetanjali residential apartments (landscape design)
•Designed open air seating
•Design and working drawing of fountain
•Planned drainage system for open air seating,
•Hand drafted detailing for swimming pool
•Design of fixtures for open bar and open air seating
•Made detailed drawings on Auto-Cad
•Made detailed drawing for front fountain

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Raheja Developers Limited, New Delhi, IN, Intern

Project: Atlantis-II (township project)
•Drafted updated floor plans, sections, elevations on auto-cad, 3D perspective in google sketchup
• Did site analysis with project team flooring of material market study

Project: Holiday Inn (renovation project)
•Drafted sections, elevations and floor plans of toilets in auto-cad
•Did selection and detailing of toilet fixtures and flooring

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2015 - current
 

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills