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  • ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCEArchitectural Designer at LRS Architects Inc, Portland, OregonOctober 2014 to August 2015Closely worked with the Project Manager/Project Architect to develop design concepts. Assisted the Project Manager to determine client's program, functional/spatial requirements, design preferences and budget. PPrepared and researched information regarding materials, equipment and schedule. Co-ordinated architectural design, interior design, engineering elements and constructibility. Assisted in the preparation of documents of service and contract documents in various phases from pre-design to construction contract administration, including as-built drawings. Actively involved in consultant meetings and client co-ordination. Assisted Project Manager to conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.

    Architectural Designer at OTAK Architects inc, Portland, OregonArchitectural Designer at OTAK Architects inc, Portland, OregonAugust 2014 to October 2014Assisted Project Architect/Job captain to develop design concepts during schematic design. Prepared Design Development and Construction documents using BIM and CAD. Researched building materials and their application to the project. Helped project manager in preparing documents/3d visuals, renderings for client meetings and consultant coordination

    Architectural Intern at Renaissance Foundations Private Ltd, Salem, India Architectural Intern at Renaissance Foundations Private Ltd, Salem, India July 2011 to August 2012; May 2010 to August 2010; May 2008 to August 2008Evolved design concepts with Principal Architect, although the core work was to develop concepts into working drawings with adequate detailing. Assisted with Client coordination and material management to the construction site.Worked on Project presentations and built extensive models for large scale housing projects.

    Architectural Intern at Shilpa Architects Planners Designers, Chennai, India Architectural Intern at Shilpa Architects Planners Designers, Chennai, India June 2009 to October 2009Worked with the Design Principal, Sheila Sriprakash during the design development of an apartment building in Chennai, India.

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCEResearch Assistant Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory(PUARL)March 2013 to September 2014ReseaResearch: OEM& FEMAs UP & OUT Oregon Tsunami Evacuation and Wayfinding project.Planning and designing Tsunami Wayfinding route and Signage for the coastal cities of Oregon state.

    Graduate Research Fellowship under Prof. Hajo NeisUniversity of Oregon. Fall term 2012(September 2012 to December 2012)Research : Regenerative Design, Pattern Language, Disaster management and mitigation.

    Graduate Research Fellowship under Prof. Nancy ChengGraduate Research Fellowship under Prof. Nancy ChengUniversity of Oregon. Spring term 2013(March 2013 to August 2013)Research : Shaping light- How simple folding can transform a 2D sheet into a compelling 3D light modulator.

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCEAdmin Assistant to Portland Program Director, University of Oregon March 2013 to September 2014PPrepared presentation slides of past projects and Pattern language theory that was delivered during various lectures, workshops and conferences held internationally. Communications, including developing info-graphics, promotional materials, creating templates and web advertisements for major events at the University.

    Event Coordinator 3rd International PUARL Conference Fall 2013Assisted with preparation and practical organization of the PUARL Conference.Co-oCo-ordinated with various University staff on website material, helping to manage finances of PUARL and fee collection.

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    M.Arch |2012 - 2014University of Oregon|PortlandSchool of Architecture and Allied Arts, Oregon, USAGPA - 3.65/4Design Thesis:Design Thesis:Tsunami Rehabilitation Village, Chennai Area, India

    B.Arch | 2006 - 2011Manipal University|IndiaManipal School of Planning and ArchitectureGGPA - 8.90/10Design Thesis:Heritage Wellness Resort, India


    Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro,Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Vray, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Keynote, Microsoft Office tools.


    Commercial, Space Planning and Programming, Interiors, Senior Housing, Multi-family Housing, Healthcare, Institutional, Community Design, Urban Design, Community Design, Urban Design, Environmental Design, Prefabrication, Architectural Lighting, and Digital Fabrication.


    Awarded TMA PAI GOLD MEDAL for the best outgoing graduate student of Manipal University - 2011

    Awarded 100% scholarship for the five years of B.Arch course at Manipal University for outstanding Manipal University for outstanding performance in the All India Architecture Entrance Examination 2006.


    Travel, Culture, White water rafting, Yoga, Swimming, Basketball


    Architectural Designer, LEED Green Associate