Swetha Bhargavi Arunkumar

Swetha Bhargavi Arunkumar

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I am a Masters of Architecture student of Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc), interested in designing enriching environments for the community through carefully curated design. I am actively looking for opportunities as a Junior Architectural Designer to learn to apply the concepts and learning I have been exposed to throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies in a professional architectural firm, work on sustainable design projects that are socially and culturally relevant, to implement my current knowledge as well as gain new insights in this field and to step out of my comfort zone and continually challenge myself while I learn from my peers.


NBBJ Design, Los Angeles, Designer

Mar 2020 - current

Baumgartner + Uriu Architecture (B+U), Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Residential Tower
facade conceptual design, 3D modelling with Rhino, Rendering with Vray/Maya,
Renders for Client Presentation, Pre-schematic drawings, Co-ordination with Landscape consultant for plans, Preparation of T.O.C drawing set, Effciency studies to maximise number of units within given footprint with open area requirements.
Multipurpose Studio
Preparation of Pricing Package for contractors for three variations of the structure, 3D Modelling with Rhino, Rendering with VRay/Maya, Renders for Client Presentation, Preparation of City Permit Set for Schematic Design for the chosen alternative from the pricing package including Plans, Sections, Elevations, Door/Glazing Schedule,
Construction Details.
Single Family Residence
Preparation of different iterations including Plans, sections, Elevations and Door/window Details of the existing and proposed layouts for Client Presentations, Co-ordination with Landscape consultant, preparation of Pre-Schematic package for structural co-ordination

Oct 2019 - Feb 2020

Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Design Intern

Landscape Architect’s Studio/Office
Presentation drawings, 3D modelling and rendering
Clinic Re-imagined
interior design, product research, selection of finshes, co-ordinated with vendors, client meetings and model construction
LAG Water Reclamation Facility
Design development drawings and Model Construction
Luxury Residence
Redevelopment of interior layout and drawings for construction.
Single Family Residence
Measured drawing, elevations, sections and plans for renovation

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai, IN, Architectural Design Intern

BDD Chawls (competition)
Redevelopment of chawls (Economically weaker section housing) and proposal for
township; involved in conceptualization, planning and rendering output
Luxury Apartment Township
In Involved in facade development, design development of clubhouse and renderings
University Campus
Hostel building involved in preparation of construction drawings
Luxury villa
Completely in-charge of design development, preparation of drawings and client

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2017 - Sep 2019

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchchirappalli, IN, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Jun 2012 - Aug 2017

P S Senior Secondary School, Chennai, IN, High School, High School

Jun 2004 - May 2012


Graduate Thesis Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded for excellence in Portfolio and academic standing, Masters of Architecture (M Arch 2) at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)


Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded for excellence in Portfolio and academic standing, Masters of Architecture (M Arch 2) at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)


Institute Gold Medal, 1st Place

Awarded for academically ranking 1st overall, B Arch class of 2012-2017


Academic Proficiency Prize, 1st Place

Ranking first for academic years of 2012-2015 consistently


Special Merit Certificate, Award

Awarded for ranking within top 1% of exam takers throughout the country for the AISSCE exams


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