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Surabhi Dhopeshwarkar

Surabhi Dhopeshwarkar

Buffalo, NY, US

 

About 

Surabhi is an experienced architect currently working as an Adjunct Instructor for the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning. Her primary interest has been in Urban Design and Sustainable Architecture. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo’s Masters of Architecture program, where her work focused heavily on researching and finding creative potential solutions for known urban design issues within a range of community topics such as water management, wetlands, ecosystems, habitats, refugee housing+rehabilitation, primary education infrastructure, creative spaces, and public transport.

She completed her B.Arch in 2013 from the University of Pune, India. Her interest in sustainable urbanization encouraged her to research transport infrastructure and propose solutions catered to future urban planning. This was the driving theme of her thesis, which was recognized and awarded in a city-wide competition conducted by the Architecture, Engineer Surveyor's Association (AESA). She is a registered architect in India and has worked in multiple firms primarily undertaking projects related to campus, educational institution and commercial planning. This industry experience enhanced her practical skills in dealing with all project stages starting with conceptualization, design, and finally, execution of the project. The responsibilities included landscape development, finding sustainable solutions for new developments, discussion & coordination with clients, committees, consultants to construction teams.

After working in India for 5 years, Surabhi intended to explore western architecture by pursuing a Master's degree in the US and contributing to the country's contemporary architecture and design philosophy.

In her current role, Surabhi is conducting Sophomore Studio ARC202 and Urban Design elective for Graduate students. Prior teaching experience includes conducting Graduate Studio ARC 503/ 603 LAB - Arch Design Studio 3 and Architectural Media seminar ARC 511DIS - Architecture Media 1. Apart from her primary teaching and mentoring responsibilities, Surabhi is also teaching students the use of software media in architecture, thus conducting software workshops for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, various mapping tools of GIS, 2D & 3D modelling, and other necessary tools for design representation. 

Employment 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Adjunct Instructor

Aug 2020 - current
 

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Jan 2020 - May 2020
 

Mitimitra Consultants, Pune, IN, Architect

Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
 

Anand Upalekar Associates, Pune, IN, Junior Architect

May 2013 - Dec 2013
 

InFORM Architects, Bangalore City, IN, Intern

Jun 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Masters

Aug 2018 - May 2020
 

Pune University, Pune, IN, BArch, Bachelor

Jul 2008 - May 2013
 

Awards 

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills