Surabhi Vashisht

Surabhi Vashisht

Phoenix, AZ, US



Graduating with M.Arch (Master of Architecture) and MSBE (Master of Science in Built Environment) degrees in May 2017 from Arizona State University with a focus on building façades, shading systems and micro – climate response through building design. I give great importance to proportions, minimalism, detailing and function over form in design while I have been working on devising formal geometries in design based off of specifics in mathematical formulae and climatic data for different geographical locations; also basing my research on material responses in built environments.

I hold some background in practical application of my bearings through undergraduate and graduate degrees with three separate internships over the last five years . At Roto Architects (Los Angeles) I worked on presentation drawings and developing analysis models for sustainable systems as part of a design proposal for a resort and wellness center, in Desert Palm Springs, CA. This project is designed by Michael Rotondi, and my role included proposing energy systems, including Geoexchange HVAC system with a conscious integration into the design ideology. My internships at The Elements (Panchkula, India) and DAAT (New Delhi, India) truly helped me understand the challenges with designing low impact building strategies for low-budget projects in the developing world. The building designs utilized passive design strategies like solar chimneys, insulated wall panels and Trombe Walls to mitigate heating and cooling loads.


Roto Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Proposal for design of expansion of Miracle Manor Retreat located in Desert Palm Hot Springs and applicable energy systems.
Construction drawings for Channel 35 ( TV Studio - Adpative Re-use Project).
Assistance to Prof.Michael Rotondi on lecture series in SCI-Arc PENTIMENTO.

May 2016 - current

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, US, Teaching Assistant

Collaboration with professor and other TAs for course content and grading rubrics.
Mentoring students in their coursework and grading.

Aug 2014 - May 2015

The Elements, Chandigarh, IN, Architect Intern

Interior Design Proposal for ETHOS (Multi - Brand Swiss watch Showroom).
Construction Drawings for Aurobindo Institute for Management (INDIA).

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

DAAT.DA, New Delhi, IN, Architect Intern

Design Proposal for Residence in cold and humid region with
emphasis on climate response.
Interior Design Proposal for corporate
office (DLF - India)

May 2012 - Aug 2012


Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, MArch, M.Arch

Aug 2015 - current

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Masters, MSBE

Aug 2014 - current

Punjab Technical University, Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture, BArch, B.Arch

Aug 2009 - Jun 2014

sacred heart convent school, Chandigarh, IN, High School, HIgh School

May 2004 - May 2009

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