AADITYA TODI architecture portfolio rhode island school of design bArch `21
AADITYA TODI LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE | FITWEL AMB | WELL AP 2 College St, #1684, Providence, RI, 02903 (401) 497- 4225 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.aaditya-todi.com
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
sP+a (SAMEEP PADORA & ASSOCIATES)
Providence, RI | 2016 - 2021
Architectural Intern | Mumbai, India | Summer 2020
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Bachelor of Fine Arts, Architecture (BFA) Concentration in Nature, Culture & Sustainability Studies
Worked on drawings for a housing complex in Panvel in the Schematic Design phase. Modeled the site conditions and topography, and produced environmental studies for the proposed building on site.
DHIRUBHAI AMBANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Mumbai, India | 2014 - 2016
Architectural Intern | Providence, RI (Remote) | Summer 2020
International Baccalaureate (Physics HL, Economics HL)
Worked collaboratively with urban designers, local architects and the design team on the conceptual design for a Women’s Cooperative Village for 250 low-income families in Eastern Sri Lanka.
SKILLS BIM Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D
VISUALIZATION Twinmotion, Lumion, Enscape, V-ray, ARCGIS
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects
MODEL MAKING Lasercutting, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Woodworking
CLIMATE BASED DESIGN DIVA, Sefaria, CoolVent
LANGUAGES English, Hindi
PETER STEMPEL, ARCHITECT Student Research Assistant | Providence, RI | Fall 2019 Worked on a geodesign project focused on coastal adaptation. Researched how to effectively manage areas that are vulnerable to sea level rise.
BEB DIGITAL FABRICATION, RISD CAD Lab Monitor| Providence, RI | Fall 2019 - Present Managed and maintained the Architecture Department print lab.
URBZ Community Design Intern | Mumbai, India | Winter 2016 Worked with URBZ on Khotachiwadi’s heritage conservation project. We organized a public exhibition titled ‘Khotachiwadi Imaginaries’.
LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES TEACHING ASSISTANT Teaching Assistant | Providence, RI | Spring 2020 - Present
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
NOMAS, RISD CHAPTER
U.S. Green Building Council | Issued July 2020 Credential ID: 11349523
Peer Mentor | Providence, RI | Fall 2020
WELL ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL Int. WELL Building Institute | Issued Sept. 2020 Credential ID: 0000069432
FITWEL AMBASSADOR Center for Active Design | Issued Nov. 2020 Added to the Fitwel Directory
AIAS, RISD CHAPTER Board Member | Providence, RI | Fall 2018 - Fall 2020 Coordinated visits from Boston and Providence based architecture firms.
SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION Co - President | Providence, RI | Fall 2017 - Spring 2019 Planned and executed cultural events. Managed and coordinated guest lists.
PART ARCHITECTURE Co-Living Housing
PROVIDENCE HOUSE ZERO Passive House
SHARED WORK BUILDING Commercial Workplace
MARKETHOUSE Residential Mixed-Use Housing
URBAN ACUPUNCTURE Waterfront Park
COASTAL RESILIENCE Transit-Oriented Development
RELATED STUDIOS Design Studios
JOB REFERENCES 2019 - 2020
PART ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM
Brooklyn, New York
PartStudio is a design collective project that produced Part Architecture Models to develop a series of Architectural Parts that will facilitate a live-work collective for artists in Brooklyn, NY. Spaces of live-work have largely been flattened by market-driven compartmentalizing typologies. Residential architecture characterized by uniform steel and glass rooms dominates the cityscape, boxing in our lives and encouraging isolation of the individual from the social. Attempts of co-living are developed only in the name of speculative housing markets, continuing to distance our cities from any meaningful form of collectivity.
Open stairwells typically utilized unlit stairways, which ran through the center of the building. Hallways connected the stairwell to apartments. The units had a high depth to width ratio. Architectural interventions of the 20th century ascribed with social and environmental qualities have gradually faded into misuse with the introduction of modern technologies, becoming ‘vestigial’ with a minimum function. Where vestigial organs are parts of the body that once had a function but are now more-or-less useless, vestigial architecture parts were once integral in orchestrating environmental conditions, subsiding with the introduction of modern systems into misused or nostalgic devices.
[TOP] EXISTING WAREHOUSE | 49 ASH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY
[BOTTOM] PROPOSED ADDITION
CATALOG OF ROOMS
KITCHEN + BATHROOM
FLOOR PLAN | Scale 1’ = 1/16” The aggregation of housing units and public spaces creates flexible spatial conditions required for a live-work community.
VIEW FROM ASH ST.
PROVIDENCE HOUSE ZERO PROGRAM
South Providence, Rhode Island
Providence House Zero is a passive house design studio project that aimed to produce a series of affordable single-family, multi-generational passive homes in Providence. The project was inspired by the idea of creating an affordable net-zero prefabricated house that has a low carbon footprint. A heavy timber structural frame with cellulose insulated wood fiberboard panels wrapped around it allows for flexible and cost-effective construction. The resulting house has an open ground plan and sufficient daylighting through several judiciously sized windows. Most of the house’s energy need is generated on-site through the 12 solar panels mounted on the roof.
SITE PLAN | SCALE 1’ = 1/8”
SEFAIRA ENERGY ANALYSIS
1F PLAN | SCALE 1’ = 1/4”
GROUND PLAN | SCALE 1’ = 1/4”
SECTION | SCALE 1’ = 1/4”
TECTONIC MODEL | SCALE 1’ = 1/2”
ROOF, WALL, FLOOR CONNECTION | SCALE 1’ = 3”
VIEW FROM 44 NORWICH AVENUE
SHARED WORK BUILDING PROGRAM
East Providence, Rhode Island
24,200 SF Group Project
The project acts a connector between the east bay bike path and Providence Harbor, with an atrium opening. The central atrium opening on the first floor embraces the city and its inhabitants. It acts as a semi-public social gathering space, accommodating various public uses. The resulting mid-rise commercial building can accommodate 240 total employees. The building has a steel frame structure with raised CLT floors, steel roof construction and a floor to ceiling unitized glazed wall facade system with triple glazing.
VOLUME WITH OPENING
ELEVATED WALKWAY | VIEW 1
ELEVATED WALKWAY | VIEW 2
WALL SECTION | SCALE 1’ = 3”
Residential Mixed-Use Housing
South Providence, Rhode Island
This project involves the creation of a housing complex consisting of 150 units along with community green spaces. Situated in South Providence, the development site sees a vast separation in the area because of the large parking lots and lack of public transportation. The project proposes a mixed-use housing complex. It will involve the construction of an urban market with low-income housing on top. The project will serve as a meeting for people in the neighborhood and provide muchneeded plaza spaces.
PUBLIC GREEN SPACE
2/F PLAN | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”
1/F PLAN | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”
URBAN ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAM
East Providence, Rhode Island
18.8 Acres Group Project
The project site is 25 acres of remediated open ground located in the Phillipsdale Historic Village. The project aims to transform this post-industrial site into an accessible public park. Our design proposal for the site is a mixed-use development that reconnects the East Providence neighborhood to the waterfront and creates a viable habitat for a multitude of species.
WASHBURN WIRE COMPANY
REMEDIATION | TIMELINE
BUILDING GROUND | TIMELINE
SOFT WATER EDGE
TYPICAL WATER EDGE SECTION 1
TYPICAL WATER EDGE SECTION 2
SITE TRANSVERSE SECTION | AA
SITE TRANSVERSE SECTION | BB
COASTAL RESILIENCE PROGRAM
Providence, Rhode Island
This studio explored the opportunities and challenges of the coastal edge of Field’s Point, Providence. The site at Field’s Point is located on low-lying land and is subject to rising tides and storm surges. It currently contains critical pieces of an outmoded energy system, a conventional water treatment plant, and stockpiles of noxious substances. The project proposes early adopter climate-change strategies to adapt the coastline. One of these strategies is the creation of a barrier that will protect inland areas from storm surges. The storm barrier will have a transportation system on top to connect Downtown to South Providence.
STORM SURGE MAPS | SCALE: 1’ = 1/100” The map shows a 10-year storm surge in 2050. The site is predicted to have a 9-foot sea-level rise.
EARLY ADOPTER 2050 SITE STRATEGY | SCALE: 1’ = 1/25”
CONTAINERS NESTED WITHIN SUPERSTRUCTURE
20 feet high corten steel shipping containers are plugged into the space created between the superstructure and ground. The containers create spaces and opportunities to accommodate various commercial and cultural activities. This intervention draws people to the site.
TYPICAL SITE SECTION | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”
SECTION AA | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”
SECTIONAL MODEL | SCALE 1’ = 1/32”
RELATED STUDIOS 2018 - 2020
ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS FINE ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN HOUSE IN FOREST COMPETITION
MAISON BORDEAUX | CIRCULATION
UNPACKING MAISON BORDEAUX
LIGHTING DESIGN WORKSHOP
KIDS ROOM MOCKUP | SIDE VIEW
CERAMIC DRINK WARE
PRIMITIVE FUTURE House in Forest Competition Inspired by the idea of creating a light and minimal presence in a forest. The primitive concept of architecture was to create shelter, and the roof is the definitive form of it. The lightness of design was achieved by using six slender 5 3/8” x 16” CLT columns. The result is a structure that blends itself within the forest.
FLOOR PLAN | 1:100
SECTION AA | 1:200
8’ x16’ CLT Panels Rainwater
South Facing Photovoltaic
Water for Building Use
JOB REFERENCE 1 COMPANY
Architecture Summer Intern
Worked closely with the design team on a residential tower project. Prepared and developed conceptual design phase alternatives. Assisted with 3D modeling using Rhino and AutoCAD. Prepared presentations and drawings for an online publication.
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[BOTTOM] MASTERPLAN | 1. ENTRY/EXIT 2. RESIDENTIAL 3. MIXED-USE 4. PODIUM PLAZA 5. CLUBHOUSE 6. MARKETPLACE 7. HOTEL 8. SCHOOL BUILDING 9. PLANNED
JOB REFERENCE 2 COMPANY
Providence, RI (Remote)
Architecture Summer Intern
Worked with designers from different disciplines to propose a design for a Women’s Cooperative Village in Parai Nilam, Sri Lanka. The project will involve the design of a village for 250 low-income women and their families. My primary responsibilities involved Design Research and creating presentations. I was exposed to the full scope of a community development project from inception to a formal proposal to be presented to NGOs.
PARAI NILAM CENTRE
JOB REFERENCE 3 COMPANY
Peter Stempel, Architect
Student Research Assistant
Worked on a geodesign project focused on the coastal adaptation of low-lying neighborhoods in Island Park Portsmouth, RI. We developed and tested storm surge simulations, created neighborhood surveys and collected data to understand neighborhood consensus towards climate adaptation. We Incorporated the stakeholder feedback in the iterative planning process and developed early adopter policies. The map above details 3-feet sea-level rise, flooded roads, saturated wetland areas and open water at high tide.
2035 EARLY ADOPTER
JOB REFERENCE 4 COMPANY
Community Design Intern
Worked with URBZ on Khotachiwadi’s heritage conservation project. We organized a public exhibition titled ‘Khotachiwadi Imaginaries’ (Featured by Columbia GSAPP). The exhibition brought together young designers, activists, architects and urban planners, and residents to produce graphic material that proposed a new vision for the community. The workshop contributed towards a new urban design proposal for Khotachiwadi that would prevent it from being demolished by real estate speculation.
SHRI SAI DUTT CHOWK
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