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GARGI KADOO

CALL +1 (513) 609-9203 I kadoogr@mail.uc.edu

Master of Architecture, Urban Design I Certificate in Historical Preservation I Architecture Highly motivated, sociable, team player, versatile, ambitious, enterprising, tenacious, dynamic, open-minded, adaptable, innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinker who aspires to the highest standards of excellence. The professional experiences as an Architect, Urban Designer and Planning professional have enabled me to work on complex large scale urban designs and planning projects. I find it constructive and stimulating to confront myself to new work place and to share my passion and creativity with other people.

ACADEMIC PROJECTS & COMPETITIONS: Rethinking Everyday Public Spaces: Mapping the Informal Markets of Mumbai Master’s thesis published at ProQuest & Ohio Link, March 2017 Thesis is a study of public open spaces and urban planning typologies addresses the informal markets that are built around the urban centers of Mumbai, and often recognized as informal static spaces. They are soul of the city, filled with kinetic energy, growing and evolving everyday.

UC Campus Sukkah (Design &Construction) - Published Newspaper Article Awarded as the winner team. The Competition was to design Sukkah and build, a temporary structure as a part of Community outreach program for Jewish holiday. This temporary structure explores the interaction of conceptual design thinking and the use of digital tools with hands on construction techniques. Rhino software was used for 3D massing and conceptualization.

ULI Hines Students Competition- Midtown Atlanta, Jan 2016 It was an Urban Design project which needed graphic representation skills and conceptualization to propose ideas for transforming the transitional site and to complete the vision for Midtown Atlanta as a thriving, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood.

Intermodal Transit Center at Swargate, Pune, India Bachelor’s thesis on transportation planning published in India, November 2013 Transportation and infrastructure study was conducted for the redevelopment of intercity bus transportation service for city of Pune. A modular design was developed to connect local modes of transportation to the transit center.

HUDCO, NASA India students of Architecture-Jan, 2013 & Jan, 2012 Presented Slum Rehabilitation project and Shelter for Homeless project at the National Association for the Students of Architecture’s (NASA) Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) competition.

Evolution of City of Munich, Germany Analyzed the rich urban history of Munich and storied-past, through the major events, in the city’s history, policies, & the actions that influenced the spatial structures and character of the city. The rich research was put together in a website http://munichthecity.weebly.com/ .

SELECTED PROJECTS: Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati Responsible for developing architectural construction drawing sets in Auto Cad and Revit. Assisted & coordinating building materials, building systems as well as consultant drawings and specifications. Developed architectural construction details as well as client presentation. Developed 3D Revit models and assisted in model maintenance and distribution between consultants.

Vishwamitri Riverfront Development, Gujarat, India Core team member for design development, and massing studies. Responsible for conceptualizing ideas through hand sketches, CAD drafting as well as both physical, digital models & architectural drawing sets. Also responsible for creating 3D digital models using Revit & SketchUp. Use of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, to create presentation images for client and internal meetings.

EDUCATION: University of Cincinnati, (2015-17) School of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning (DAAP) MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN Professional Certificate: HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

Mumbai University (2009-14) Indian Education Society’s College of Architecture BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE

COMPUTER SKILLS & OTHER SKILLS: AUTO-CAD Revit Architecture Ecotect Rhino Google SketchUp Adobe Creative Suite Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign V-Ray

Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects GIS Microsoft Office Suite MS Project Photography Model Building Hand Sketches

WORK EXPERIENCE: Student Architect and Designer Planning+Design+Construction at University of Cincinnati April, 2016 to August, 2017 Campus Planner & Architect at University of Cincinnati (UC, Ohio) 1. Varsity Village Master Planning, UC, Ohio 2. Nippert Stadium, UC, Ohio 3. Lindner Atheletic Center, UC, Ohio 4. Stanford Off-Campus Student Housing, Cincinnati, Ohio 5. Innovation Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Freelance Architect M. V. Associates, Mumbai, India Jan, 2015 to July 2015 1. Royal Palm Master Plan, Mumbai, India

Architect

‘W’ Retreat Resort and Spa, Goa, India. Responsible for project management and developing site plans and modes, including sending drawing onsite for construction, & coordinating with site consultants, & various specialty consultants, as well as budget & schedule maintenance. Assisting in coordinating project’s program requirements at various stages of development. Royal Palms, Mumbai, India Developed the landscape and master plan of the 240 acre land. The project worth $46 B, which incorporated public and private development of comprehensive infrastructural facilities that are thoughtfully designed

School of Planning, DAAP Mentor-ship Program (2015-2017) .

Core mentor for after school program done through School of Planning that mentors high school students in the field of Architecture & Planning through hypothetical projects and studio involvement with current Masters students.

P.G. Patki Architects, Mumbai, India June, 2014 to July 2015 1. Vishwamitri Riverfront Development, Gujarat, India 2. ‘W’ Retreat Resort and Spa, Goa, India.

Architect (Internship)

Shirish Sukhatme and Associates, Mumbai, India Dec, 2013 to April 2014 Conservation & Historic Preservation 1. Loard Haris School, Mumbai, India 2. Madanpura High School, Mumbai, India 3. Review of Heritage Listing for Mumbai - Urban Infrastructure and Conservation, Mumbai, India


[LOOKING TO THE FUTURE BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE YOU’LL SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE]

GARGI KADOO PORTFOLIO UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, CINCINNATI, OHIO MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN & HISTORICAL PRESERVATION, APRIL 2017 GARGI KADOO MUMBAI UNIVERSITY, MUMBAI, INDIA BACHELOR’S OF ARCHITECTURE, MAY 2014 kadoogr@mail.uc.edu, gargikadoo@hotmail.com TEL: +1 (513)609-9203


GARGI RAJAN G K A D O O K

28 JULY 1991

[WALKING IN CITIES] When I walk through the city facing countless steel and concrete. I have always had a question, what our cities need, and what is that humans really need in cities? Do our demands really be satisied? I keep walking. I keep trying to ind solutions with urban design strategies. Therefore, I follow a certain order to walk through the cities, realizing them. I believe what I insist on the urban design will receive afirmation and promotion one day then to make my long-cherished dream come true, namely a better city to satisfy human need.


CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION

AUGUST, 2015 APRIL, 2017

AUGUST, 2009 MAY, 2014

ACHIEVEMENT

ACHIEVEMENT

JAN, 2012 Winning Team

PUBLICATION

MARCH, 2017g EverydayRethinking Public Spaces: Everyday Public Spaces: Mapping Mapping the Informal Markets the Informal in Mumbai Markets in Mumbai OhioLINK & Pro Quest OhioLINK & Pro Quest Master’s Thesis Master’s Thesis

University of Cincinnati IDAAP I Cincinnati, OH Master of Architecture, Urban Design Certiicate: Historical Preservation.

DEC, 2016 Core of Georgetown: The Core Design, of Georgetown: Design, Streetscaping and Placemaking Streetscaping Guidelines and Placemaking Guidelines University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati

Mumbai University I Indian Education Society’s College of Architecture I Mumbai, India Bachelor in Architecture

DEC, 2016 Core of Georgetown: The Core Placemaking of Georgetown: Placemaking Workshop, Fall 2016 Workshop, Fall 2016 University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati

MAY, 2017 Exhibit in Avon ArtDuck Exhibit Tape in Avon Festival Duck Tape Festival Artist Artist

OCT, 2016 Sukkah Design UCCompetition Sukkah Design Competition Pro Quest & Local Newspaper Pro Quest & Local Newspaper

FEB, 2017FEt Installation Art atInstallation The Art of Food at The Art of Food 11th 11th Anniversary Anniversary Artist Artist OCT, 2016 Winning Team

NOV, 2013modal TransitIntermodal Center at Swargate, Transit Center at Swargate, Pune Pune Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Bachelor of Architecture Thesis

UC Campus Sukkah Winning Team

SOFTWARE SKILLS JAN, 2016 Participant

Urban Land Institute Student’s Competition Participant

JAN, 2016 Scholarship Recipent

Graduate Incentive Award Scholarship Recipient

JAN, 2013Finalist

HUDCO Trophy NASA - Shelter for Homeless Finalist

HUDCO Trophy NASA - Slum Rehabilitation Finalist

AUTO-CAD Revit Ecotect Rhino Google SketchUp Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign V-Ray Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects GIS

Microsoft Ofice Suite MS Project Photography Model Building Hand Drawing Solid Works


ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNITY AND URBAN PLANNING, URBAN DESIGN, HISTORICAL PRESERVATION 2009 - 2017


01 Vishwamitri Riverfront Development, Gujarat, India Professional Experience I 2013 Architect + Urban Designer

Summary Words Urban Design project Conceptual Vision Riverfront Development Multi-Disiplinary Project Sustainable mixed-use GIS AutoCAD SketchUp Photoshop Illustrator InDesign The Vishwamitri Riverfront Development Project aims to rejuvenate the Vishwamitri River which has a unique ecosystem and natural environment linked to it. Critical to achieving thee vision the flood carry capacity of the River, and thus protect the city from seasonal flooding. The River must also be made cleaner and pollution free. The project initiatives will protect and enhance the river’s natural ecological assets and provide a safe and enduring habitat for the Mugger crocodile. The proposed river health system will enable the management of water retention and replenishment and as a consequence groundwater recharge will be increased.

Revit Project


Below and Top Right: Typical cross-section The project is proposed by Vadodara Municipal Seva Sadan (VMSS) which will form the basis for implementation of the project in future. The master plan outlines the proposals for the different improvements and interventions that are required for implementation of the project..


The study and analysis of site conditions was comprehensive and covered all important environmental and physical parameters such as river hydrology and hydraulics, geo-technical investigation, topographical survey, land use, built form, land ownership, infrastructure, informal settlements, etc.


The master plan will also integrate other developments planned for the project will comprise of different revenue models which will include sale of reclaimed land, saleable additional FSI among others.


02 UC CAMPUS SUKKAH - DESIGN COMPETITION 2016 Design Competition I 2016

Summary Words Winning Team Conceptual Design Thinking Temporary Structure Community Outreach Program Sustainable Structure 3D Massing Hands-on building construction experience Digital tools - Rhino Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

Sukkah looks simple but it tells a story, a story of a tradition, a story of the life. Sukkah is the shelter; it is the reason and space for the community to sit together, to talk, to eat, to study and to live together. Inside of a Sukkah is dynamic, it is alive, flexible and responsive. This temporary pavilion explores the interaction of conceptual design thinking and the use of digital tools with hands on construction techniques. Additionally, the project aims at utilizing the students potential working with digital modeling and expediting construction of the complex geometric pattern.

Rhino Project


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THINKING

The conceptual approach to the realization of this pavilion explores sustainable structures. The organism constituting of more than 3000 recycled cardboard pipes has an identity of sustainability and resembles the notion of up cycling.


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THINKING The conceptual approach to the realization of this pavilion explores sustainable structures. The organism constituting of more than 3000 recycled cardboard pipes has an identity of sustainability and resembles the notion of up cycling.

The cuboid is inspired by the traditional and vernacular form of the Sukkah. However, this simple cuboid shape has a more complicated form on the inside. The tubes are cut with different heights and are attached to the walls. The roof structure follows the same logic and creates a ow of different sizes of tubes extruded inside the cuboid.

Below: The model of Sukkah extracted from Rhino, different colors of tubes denote different size of tubes. The structure was planned to be constructed in separate ‘Arches’ and then assembled on site

DIGITAL TOOLS: RHINO


Left: Due to the pipes, the roof structure has a considerable amount of openings which lets the sunlight comes in, although the close form of tube provides more shade than sunlight inside the Sukkah. Above: Constructing the Sukkah on site. Right: Screw ixtures in the roof, the tubes were connected through screws and glue.


03 RETHINKING EVERYDAY PUBLIC SPACES: MAPPING THE INFORMAL MARKETS IN MUMBAI Master’s Thesis I 2017

Summary Words Everyday Urbanism Urban Design Writing Skills Informal Spaces Space Study Movie/Documentary GIS Photoshop Illustrator InDesign After Effects iMovies All cities have some form of informal spaces within them and these spaces grow along with the city. This growth in informal spaces is perceived as disorganized and chaotic. The traditional role of city planners is to eliminate or curtail this disorganization. In an attempt to organize the growing city structure, planners are still looking at conventional approaches, and, as a result, they end up designing static spaces. But these disorganized structure, when looked closely, are selforganizing system. The planners need to understand the self-organization of informal spaces and need to take it into account while designing them.


The best way to address these informal spaces is to evaluate the conventional approach taken by the authorities. The research looks at the case of Mumbai’s informal markets as an example of complex systems, these complex systems are interdependent on each other for their smooth functioning. Two cases of informal railway markets and a market built by the authority to replace the informal markets were selected for this study. The markets were studied during a ield visit, and were analyzed and compared to understand their pattern and how they work as system. Issues of congestion, messy image, safety, and security were studied to understand the problems of the informal markets. The solutions proposed by authorities and counter proposals were then evaluated to arrive at a more effective solution for the markets.

PRESS PLAY

THESIS MOVIE

Above: Busy market space outside Dadar station at peak festival time.


PHASE 2: The site in consideration had flyovers and bridges to increase the connection within the city. While the bridges are planned primarily for improving vehicular flow, the spaces under the bridge structure are left unplanned, ending up as haphazard parking, encroachments and garbage dump. The conceptual project is a solution to the research and study of the public spaces. The proposed uses under these bridges are context speciic and based on the detailed study of the adjacent neighborhood, on-site documentation of the bridges and general use and activity pattern.

Right: Spontaneous market space outside Dadar station (one of the everyday spaces in study)

FOOD PLAZA: Mumbai being in one of the hot and humid regions of the country, people prefer staying out in the evening when its cool. Open plazas are ideal locations where people generally gather. Addition of food kiosks to such plazas increase their usability and become an attraction.


Design Components: Alternatives for kiosks have been proposed which are legalized and given to the vendor according to their uses. The kiosks are provided with water supply, electricity, storage space, and advertising space.

The existing vending areas are given a dedicated zone for vending with required facilities of shading, water supply and storage.


04 DOWNTOWN GEORGETOWN PLAN - MAKING DOWNTOWN A DESTINATION Planning Workshop I 2016

Summary Words Infrastructure Streetscape Study Public Development Gap Study Zoning Codes Guidelines GIS Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Hand-done Sketches SketchUp In planning for a future where Georgetown continues to experience linear population growth, many gaps in the current structure of the urban fabric become apparent. While formulating a plan for the future, stage one included infrastructure study, stage two included understanding gaps in streetscape inconsistency, voids in development,etc. and the inal stage was designing new construction guidelines for downtown Georgetown studding the zoning codes.


In the analysis, it became apparent that while downtown Georgetown is well accessible from the surrounding city and region, it prioritizes the car over the pedestrian. Streets are wide and parking is ample, but as a result the walkable core of Georgetown is surrounded by moving and parked cars – cutting it off from surrounding neighborhoods and stifling further growth.

GAPS

GOAL MAP

SITE PLAN AND LAND USE PLAN


DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE STUDY

DOWNTOWN WALKABILITY MAP


GOAL EXECUTION

GOAL DIAGRAM 2

To create an engaging downtown core steps will be taken to diversify businesses and opportunities and activate public spaces. The irst step to diversify businesses and opportunities will include establishing a “Main Street� Organization. This organization will partner with multiple stakeholders, including the Scott County Department of Tourism, the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, and the Kentucky Heritage Council. Shortterm action to activate public spaces will incorporate three components to produce a highly populated, walkable environment that will naturally draw people out to participate in public spaces and activities.

GOAL DIAGRAM 1

GOAL DIAGRAM 3


SOCIAL SPACE IN DOWNTOWN

More Sketches at the end..


05 Threshold Project - Revit Project

Academic I 2015

Summary Words Multipurpose Retail Space Architectural AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator Sketchup

A multipurpose studio with living, working and selling space for an artist in Newbury Street. The design emphasize on the stair relationship with the skylight and the entrance.


Floor Plans

Store Entrance/ Front Elevation


Section 1

Program Diagram: Second Floor

Section 2

Program Diagram: First Foor


Second Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Above: Perspective - Gallery Space Top Left: Axonometric Section Bottom Left: Plan


06 MIDTOWN ATLANTA SPRING DISTRICT MIDTOWN - IGNITING URBAN IMAGINATION ULI Competition I 2016

Summary Words Urban Design project Conceptual Vision Graphic representation skills Vision for Midtown Atlanta Thriving and sustainable mixed-use Walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood Rhino Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

The 2016 competition challenged multidisciplinary teams of graduate students to propose ideas for transforming the transitional site and complete the vision for Midtown Atlanta as a thriving, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, and transit-accessible neighborhood. The exercise included taking advantage of the site’s proximity to downtown and Technology Square, its adjacency to Peachtree Street and public transportation, and its strong regional access. The competition is designed as an exercise; there is no intention that the students’ plans will be implemented as part of any revitalization of the site.

Rhino Project


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Above: Site section through mixed used retail and apartments. The design connects icons such as the Fox Theater, All Saints’ Church, and the Varsity are reinvigorated through a number of new public spaces. It leverages momentum in various sectors to create new ofice spaces for startups and established institutions to encourage collaborations. In addition, it creates a lively network of plazas, square, courtyard and green streets that helps connect it to the rest of Atlanta.

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07 Worli Koliwada Preservation of, By and for the Commons HUDCO Student Competition (South Asia) I 2012

Summary Words Urban Picture for the City Slum Preservation Competition Finalist Concept Planning Zoning Development Plan Revit Photoshop Auto-Cad The Koli, or isherfolk, were among the earliest residents (dated back to at least the 16th century) of the seven islands that were combined to form the present day Mumbai. Critically, the Koliwada is an urban formation that emerged prior to comtemporary notions of property ownership. In recent years, there has been increased pressure for redevelopment in Worli Koliwada. With the construction of Bandra-Worli Sealink the Koliwada has become newly visible, literally and metaphorically inviting realestate speculations. The project uses the political and econimic quagmire surrounding Worli Koliwada as an opportunity to rethink the potential of the commons in urban design.


OTHERSMODELS, SKETCHES & PHOTOGRAPHY 2009 - 2018


08 Models

Selected Model Work I 2009-2018 Architect + Urban Designer

Summary Words Architectural Model Paper Model Foam Model Wood Model Sun Board Model Laser Cutting Method

Selected models are presented here, these models were done for school and professional projects. The models are physical representation of a structure, built to study aspects of an architectural design or to communicate design ideas. Depending on the purpose these models are made from variety of materials paper, wood, sun board, etc. using method like laser cutting.


Images: The area of intervention is located at Assi Ghat, historically the southernmost end of the historic city of Kashi


Design Proposal Staircase Study

The inal exercise is the synthesis of previous exercises into a uniied building: a viewing terrace. The waving pattern is used not only to provide interesting indoor experiences, but also to create a unique feature for the building.


09 SKETCHES & PHOTOGRAPHY

Personal Experience I 2009 - 2018

Selection of photographs taken and edited by me. These photos and sketches were done during travels, site visits or for a particular project.


Contact: Gargi Kadoo kadoogr@mail.uc.edu Tel: +1 (513) 609-9203

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gargi-kadoo-94a02875/

Software: AUTO-CAD Revit Architecture Rhino Google SketchUp Adobe Creative Suite Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator GIS

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