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APOORVA RAO Syracuse University School of Architecture ‘19 31 Murphy Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 arao04@syr.edu | 908.625.5238


248 PEARL ST LIVE-PLAY-LEARN SCHOOL AND RESIDENCE PARTNER: GEORGE BADDOUR This project addresses solutions to school overcrowding in Lower Manhattan. Using the given FAR and bonuses added to our site, 248 Pearl Street, we maximized the profit from luxury condominums to finance the new school to be built and integrated units of affordable housing.

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Zoning Overview FAR 10

248 Pearl Street FAR 10

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FAR 10 20% Bonus for Public Plaza Lot Frontage: 82. 4’ Lot Area: 15951 sf Lot Depth: 196.64’

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FAR 10 20% Bonus for Public Plaza Lot Frontage: 123.5’ Lot Area: 30628 sf Lot Depth: 248’


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METAL SKIRT Location: Intersection of Walton St and Clinton St Downtown Syracuse, 13210 The project, located in downtown Syracuse, addresses the issues of vacancy, densification, reducing parking lots, and historical context by using the arcade typology as a device. The 7.5 feet grade change was reconciled with a grand staircase on the Clinton Street side which leads to a perforated copper screen that wraps the interior of the arcade. The screen regulates the amount of direct sunlight the secondary brick facade receives and allows the upper three residential floors to have more privacy.

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RACE TO ZERO COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENTRY SUBMITTED APRIL 2017 TEAM: RUTUJA GANOO, HANSEUL JANG, RAUL SADHWANI, APOORVA RAO

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GEOTHERMAL RADIANT FLOOR HEATING

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1. Peter Cann, Cann Geothermal Plus 2. Kevin+Josh Stack, NGBC, Building Science Design 3. Ian Shapiro, Taitem Engineering 4. Transsolar, Klima Engineering 5. Ayer St. Gross 6. Syracuse Center of Excellence

EDUCATE DOUBLE GLAZED ARGON HIGH SHGC

3200 SQ. FT. OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATORS

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SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

We are proposing to build net zero energy student housing catering to the needs of university students. The Syracuse University Campus Framework plans to move housing from South Campus to main campus which creates a demand for housing near campus.


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1.More efficient sustainable building near campus 2.University plan in place: south campus plan to move housing closer to campus and downtown 3. Euclid Houses are old not susutainable, a lot of people move in and out of housing -Low Maintenance, High performance/payback -Suggesting architectural intervention to respond to climate and code restraints, propose a change in code referring to parking

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Site: 820 Livingston Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210

Industry Partners

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RAHR Architecture Rutuja Ganoo, Apoorva Rao, Hanseul Jang, Raul Sadhwani

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Site Work Foundations Framing Exterior Finishes Major Systems Rough‐ins Interior Finishes Final Steps Other

$                      121,337 $                      168,762 $                      339,211 $                      255,822 $                      237,692 $                      520,983 $                      117,220 $                        16,335

$                      134,502 $                      168,762 $                      376,430 $                      234,182 $                      208,506 $                      490,390 $                        52,967 $                      116,335

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$                   1,777,362

$                   1,782,074

Sales Price Summary and Cost of Living Baseline Design

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$                   2,815,800

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$                          6,000 $                          6,000 $                              500 $                              500

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Cost per Semester Cost  per Month Cost per Semester + Utility Costs Cost  per Month + Utility Costs

Cost Analysis | Apoorva Rao

$                          22.73 Our Off Campus  Housing Option $                     6,000.00 $                     1,500.00 $                     6,090.91 $                     1,522.73

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conditions; and being susceptible to problems if the water is hard. Point-of-use water heaters further reduce piping losses. Losses can be eliminated in many cases by simply not providing hot water at all to a particular load location. Consider not piping hot water, for example, to half-bathrooms. These small bathrooms can often do without hot water, which is common practice in many countries. This assessment of whether hot water is necessary can be applied to other water end uses, although plumbing codes should be consulted to confirm whether hot water is required for any particular load.

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kWh goals & rent discount rewards

Individual and Community Energy Use App | Raul Sadhwani, Apoorva Rao

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? “It would take .... amount of trees to offset the Co2 emissions from your energy usage over the past week.”

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CREEPY Creepy

SOCK MONKEY

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The Sock Monkey was used as a representation of consumption at the New York State Fair. We first looked at these items at the object scale and then took a step back to represent them as a system of consumption at a larger scale.

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TWO WORLDS PARTNER: JOHN MIKESH This speculative ground analysis interprets the ground as two systems: The upper ground being consumption, the lower ground being maintenance, and the connection of these two worlds is a gray area which can be represented by the fair itself.

(Left) Rendered Drawing| Two Worlds (Right) Sectional 3D Starch Print John Mikesh

TWO WORLDS Apoorva Rao and John Mikesh


INFRASTRUCTURE AS STRUCTURE The fairgrounds produces a significant amount of dual conditions. In response to these conditions, I created two landscapes, the ground and roof, and dual programs. The translucent overhang is inaccessible and simply provides protection from the weather.

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PILE OF DISPARATE PARTS Using a site location in West Village, NYC, we were given a set of program requirements and told to create a project using an emphasis on Form, Precedent, or Site. The concept of the project used precedent in order to let me experiment with the device of Piling.

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PALAZZO PANDOLFINI Partner: Anuradha Desai This renovation project based in Florence, Italy was meant as a museum space for the late sculptor Marino Marini. The equestrian statues are curated through the heavy palazzo space and the circus collection is curated through the light frame space which mirrors the boundaries of the heavy masonary space. The moment where the old meets the new architecture is where the pomonas are displayed.


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PONCHO PARTNER: MEGAN BAKER Using the “Cage” as our driving concept, we envisioned a grid-like braidedtwine hood and bodice. We then distorted the grid and used brass fasteners to create bulges in the form thus creating a grotesque “fatsuit”. This distorted form both follows and strays from the contour of the body creating its own topology.

(Left) Fastener Detail (Right) Side View (Next Page) Hand Drafting


SLIVERS PRIZE: ATELIER BOWWOW DOES A PLAYGROUND AWARD A re-imagination of the ideal programs in contemporary suburban housing by introducing the irrational “grid” of the people who will inhabit these houses for extended periods of time: therefore making it a rejection of an ideal home. Partners: Apoorva Rao(Drawing) John Mikesh (Model)


nARCHITECTS: nBOOK DRAWINGS Drawings created in the firm’s representational style for their monograph, nBook Internship: nARCHITECTS, Brooklyn. NYC Apoorva Rao (Drawings) (Left) Axon and Plan A/D/O Cultural Center AutoCAD (Next Page) Constructed Perspective ABC DBAYEH DEPARTMENT STORE AutoCAD


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CEMEX //APTUM ARCHITECTURE: CONCRETE RESEARCH & DESIGN find solutions to the problem of water pollution through water remediation using concrete. Brainstorm new casting methods, Apoorva Rao(Drawing)

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INTERLOCKING PIECES


WET FOLDING BENCH CAST SWITZERLAND

TILE CASTING SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

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CASTING PERVIOUS CONCRETE GRADIENT SWITZERLAND


MAKING AN ENTRANCE: INSTALLATION Internship: Kyle Miller, Possible Mediums Reconceptualizing entry sequences of cannonic Villas and Churches in Italy to create a light frame structure with gridded masses. Kyle Miller (Concept) Apoorva Rao(Drawings)

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Villa Giulia

Palazzo Barberini

Villa Madama

Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

Villa Giulia

Palazzo Barberini

Villa Madama

Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza


The Look of Things Molly Hunker Elective Kitsch, Cute, Absurd, Glamorous

(Top) Board Form Concrete (Middle) Wood Texture Application (Bottom) Vaccumm Form Plastic, Spray Paint


LIGHT MODELING Workshop: Lorenzo Guzzini | Como, Italy PARTNER: FANG SHU Modeling light as a solid and then casting the negative to create the positive.


Untitled Black and White Film Photography 8”x10” Silver Prints


Church Lights Black and White Film Photography 8”x10” Silver Print

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