Yamini Kumar

Yamini Kumar

New York, NY, US



I am a recent graduate of the Advanced Architectural Design program at GSAPP, Columbia University. My exposure in India together with my education at Columbia has given me the tools to excel as an architect. I am a hard worker, with strong feelings about the contribution design can make to society and a passion for solving complex problems.


Kumar Consultants, Bangalore, IN, Junior Architect

Full time architect after graduation and part time as an undergraduate. Responsibilities included Autocad drafting, designing schemes for projects and preparing presentations. Worked on the design of new construction and interiors of residential, office and hospitality projects. Work also included photography of past projects, used in the firm's portfolio.

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

Pierre d'Avoine Architects, London, GB, Architectural Intern

Responsibilities included Autocad drafting, model making and conceptual design. Worked on making models of the firms projects that were displayed at the Land - Architecture - People exhibition, held at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark. Worked on making a model for a renovation project in London, and on a competition to design a vantage point for the Westonbirt Arboretum.

Aug 2009 - Nov 2009


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

May 2012 - May 2013

R. V. College of Engineering, School of Architecture, Bangalore, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2006 - Jun 2011


GSAPP archiving and publication in "Abstract '12-'13", Other

Fall semester studio project chosen by the studio critic for the school's archives.


Namma Metro Ideas Competition, Award

Part of the team that was one of the two winners of the competition to design the interiors of the Mahatma Gandhi Metro Station. Competition conducted by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation and the Institute of Indian Interior Designers.


Highest marks for undergrad thesis project, Other

One of the two students to receive the highest marks for the final semester undergraduate thesis project.


YSR Reddy Memorial Park Landscape Competition, 1st Place

Part of the team that won the competition to design the memorial park in Vizag, India.


Studio projects chosen among best projects for Annual Exhibition - March '07, '08, '09, Other

Design projects of semesters 3, 5 and 6 were chosen among the best projects to be displayed at the Annual Exhibition, School of Architecture, R.V. College.


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