Vandhana Balachandran

Vandhana Balachandran

Ann Arbor, MI, US

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Landscape India, Ahmadabad , India, Professional Intern

- Design development for projects of various scales
- Design presentations and graphic production
- Design charettes and discussions
- Client discussions and site visits
- Construction drawings and site supervision

Jun 2014 - May 2015


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Urban design

- Studied Mexico City, Mexico to understand its urban dynamics and how urban design could benefit the city.
- Worked extensively on housing and infrastructure in Mexico City,Mexico.
- Designed housing modules that could store and filter rain water which can be used by the households.
- Designed large scale water systems that function locally storing water for neighborhoods.
- Studied New York city on the lines of housing patterns and transit networks

Jun 2016 - Jun 2017

MEASI Academy of Architecture, Anna University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecture

- Worked on a wide range of projects that include residential, commercial, mixed use and institutional design.
- Actively participated in competitions and conferences, understanding different perspectives associated with architecture.
- Worked on urban design projects in the city and studied its relationship to architecture

Jun 2011 - May 2016


ULI Hines, Honorable Mention

An urban design competition that encourages a cross disciplinary team of students from design, real estate and finance backgrounds. The design should respond to the city and its context. The competition also expects the design to be financially viable, thus making it a realistic problem solving quest.


INSDAG Steel competition, Nomination


Best Studio Project for Urban design - University of Lincoln, England, 1st Place


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