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GAURAV NEUPANE Architecture Portfolio

GAURAV NEUPANE gneupane@ksu.edu (785) 770-6774 2050 Kerr Dr., Apt 10 Manhattan, KS-66502 Youtube http://bit.ly/2PBv1Mn

EDUCATION 08/2018 Present

Kansas State University, College of Architecture, Planning, and Design

11/2011 09/2016

Tribhuvan University, Intitute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus

Issuu https://bit.ly/2rRhsOZ

Master in Architecture

Bachelor in Architecture

WORK EXPERIENCE 08/2018 Present

Kansas State University - Graduate Teaching Assistant


Ramin LLC - Architectural Intern, KS, United States


2019 Solar Decathlon - Kansas State University - Project Architect


Gaurav Neupane Architecture Studio- Principal Architect, Kathmandu, Nepal


Mr. & Mrs. ML Kayastha & Associates Pvt. Ltd. - Architect, Lalitpur, Nepal

Asst. Prof. Michael Gibson (Fall 2018) and Asc. Prof. R. Todd Gabbard (Spring 2019) Environmental Systems in Architecture (ESA) 1 & ESA 2 Assisting with software, grading assignments and providing feedback to student.

Architectural animation, modeling, design, and construction drawing

Organized by: United States Department of Energy (DOE)

Founded a firm and successfully completed Mixed-use projects, residential projects, interior designs, temple, bijou housing project, and company logos to construction and manufacture.


Construction drawing of commercial buildings, & site supervision. This experience enhanced office management & coordination skill.


C.A. Design Solution Pvt. Ltd.- Architectural Intern, Kathmandu, Nepal Schematic designs, visualization, municipal documents, and construction drawings.


12th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (12th ISAIA)


Documentation of Community Schools in Rural District of Nepal

Young Architect’s Design Session- Poster Presentation of freelance project

Shital Babu Acharya, M.Arch, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Measurement & Documentation of rural schools in Baglung Bazar, Galkot, Burtibang


Design Charrette- Scholarship Competition- Honorable Mention


2019 Regnier Video Competition- Winner ‘30 Second Category’


Asian Paints All Nepal Architectural Students Design Competition- Top 4 Design


Asian Paints Design Competition, Pulchowk Campus- Top 2 Designs


Undergraduate Honors- Institution of Engineering Fellowship


6th National Architecture Exhibition Painting Competition- Honorable mention

‘An Idea Competition for an Outdoor Performance Venue in Manhattan, Kansas

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci

‘Earthquake Memorial Sankhu’, Awarded by His Honorable Vice-President of Nepal

‘Exam Control Division of Institute of Engineering’


The 1st Asian Architecture Students Summer Workshop in Japan


ARCASIA Awards for Architecture Design Competition- Green Life


14th SAARCH Assembly & Council Meeting- Graphic designer for a magazine

Organized by The Architectural Design Association of Nippon, Japan

Organized by Architects Regional Council Asia

Hosted by Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) for South Asian nations.


‘Mero School’- Personal Initiative of Designing Wreck Schools


Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Association of Students of Architecture, Kathmandu

Series of a conceptual project designed for rural regions of Nepal.

Educate, train and aware people about sound structure & checking cracked houses

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS BIM (AutoCAD, Revit) Visualization (Sketchup, 3Ds Max, Rhino, Lumion) Adobe (Premiere, AfterEffects, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom) Languages- Nepali (Native), English and Hindi Hobby- Digital Visual Effects, Movie making, Painting, Sketching



Gaurav Neupane Architecture Studio ML Kayastha Studio



Design Competition Studio Works



Functional Art Paintings and Sketches

Estimated 1 million USD, covering 21,600 sq. ft., the mixed-use building is designed for a businessman who intends to invest in automobiles, requires a single building for two purposes. This is one of my earlier projects where I completely under-took the project with my responsibility, drawing a conceptual drawing, drafting, construction drawing, visualization work, municipal drawing, HVAC drawing, and site supervision. The building is composed of commercial zone & residential zone divided by the green zone which hopes to provide good buffer space for residents. The projected box on the facade of the building displays vending bikes. This project was selected for an exhibition in the 12th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (12th ISAIA) for Young Architect’s Design Sessions�.

MIXED USE BUILDING Gaurav Neupane Architecture Studio | 2017 Professional Work


Services Commercial

Garden Commercial

Garden Commercial

Experiment with organic material and architectural elements without any strain on the scale. The idea is the inspiration for the facade for the building.

Conceptual Mass


Space diagram_ Two garden level represented by shade is visually connected in the three-floor level. Later this diagram inspired to visually connect three generations in three-floor, key moments in the house.

CRL Heavy-Duty Spider Fitting 10” Tempered Glass Window External 12” Brick Wall with Wooden Board Finish 316 Alloy Stainless Steel 1.5”x1.5”

Black EPDM Glass Partition Rubber 8” Concrete Slab with Polished Concrete Floor Finish

Garden Residential Zone

Commercial Zone

Entrance Basement Parking

North-South Section


Itahari City

Site Plan


Conceptual Urban Utopia is a mixed-use building for a businessman who seeks to have radiant commercial space and nature engirdle residential space. This brick ideal has 12,800 sq. ft. in a builtup area in site enclosed by neighboring houses, challenging process to invite cross ventilation and lighting. This project ran for 5 months of the process with the guidance from Japanese architect Kazuya Morita. The material choice for this building originates from the country and city context. The building is composed of basement parking, two commercial floors, and the top two residential floors. I successfully completed every aspect of the project, from regular client meetings to design, construction drawings and municipal drawings.

CONTEXTUAL URBAN UTOPIA Gaurav Neupane Architecture Studio | 2018 Advisor: Kazuya Morita (Japan) Professional Work

5” Brick Facade 8” RCC Wall 5” Air Barrier Drip Mould


Sliding Window

Wooden Flooring Steel Support Water Proof Membrane


The building is sculpted out from the mass that site provides us, sculpted in such a way that it provides proper sunlight, ventilation, appropriate solar gain. Architecture


Due to the site challenge, being surrounded by the building, it was hard to invite cross ventilation and natural light, so we came up with innovative ideas to solve our problem; stack ventilation, building form, and courtyard space. The courtyard space on top floors not only invites the sunlight and fresh air but minimizes direct solar gain on the floor, which reduced the massive heating problem in hot temperature sites.

Interior- Courtyard

Cross ventilation_Section

I undertook the project with four engineers employed under me. I conducted regular client meetings, discussions with engineers, and even hiring the contractors. I was the only architect working in this project with Kazuya Morita. I worked on design drawings, 3D, walk-through animations, detail drawings, construction drawings, municipal drawings and even HVAC, electrical and sanitary drawings. Finally, I also did a market survey for the materials cost and quality as well.

Third Floor Plan

Section B-B 08

Professional Work


I worked under the supervision of Ar. Chandralekha Kayastha, Nepal’s first lady architect. I was responsible to complete the construction drawings, site development drawings and 3D in 8 month of time frame. Also, I overtook the work of draughting all mechanical and services drawing under the supervision of Er. Susan Bajracharya.


This project is designed as a national headquarter for 44 branches of bank spreading all over Nepal. The design competition winning project located in a heart of Kathmandu, measures 29,440 sq. ft. This building provides the modern infrastructure and facility to the bank required for ‘A’ grade bank.


Mr. & Mrs. ML Kayastha & Associates Pvt. Ltd. | 2017






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Section B-B


Detail Section Exterior Wall

MERO SCHOOL I NEPAL Gaurav Neupane Architecture Studio | 2017 Professional Work

In January, I got a chance to travel remote villages in western Nepal to document and draft the schools & public building for the thesis project of Mr. Shital Babu Acharya (Tokyo Institute of Technology). During the long trekking, I witness parents sending their children to impoverished schools. Schools featured cold classrooms and insufficient rooms to sustain students. However, students love going to schools and teachers would teach them in fields. I was moved by the motivation of these kids, so I made this drawing and handed over to the schools’ authorities. These flexible blocks can be placed with comfortable changes with the site. These pre-school seeks a child-centered educational approach for the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional,& cognitive skill in children.

Floor Plan

Jan- 28, 2017 Burtibang, Baglung

Jan- 25, 2017 , Baglung Bazar 12

MOUNTAINUE I JAPAN The 1st Asian Architecture Student Summer Workshop in Japan Architectural Design Association of Nippon | August, 2016 Theme: Pod Architecture Sabae is a small village in Fukui Prefecture, beautiful and historical, losing its young population to the big urban city. Our group raised the viewing level to 9 feet above the ground level, which enabled the people to see the beauty surrounding a Sabae village, traditional roofs, monuments & greens hills, calm and peaceful. My major involvement on the project was structural details & material selection and construction work. Team: Suchit Mutha(India), So Vitou(Combodia), Chua Quennie (Singapore), Zwe Naing Htin (Myanmar), Bonglodpast Tantipisanum(Thailand) & Takashi Murakami ,Sayaka Ohno(Japan)

Structure narrows towards the view

Japanese local singer performing for his family

2 mainframes are laid out by narrowing each leg

Handrail: Wooden baluster was projected 45° from the structure

Wooden treads helps brace the structure from top



BUILD BACK STRONG: PERMANENT SHELTER PROTOTYPE IN NEPAL Nepal seeks to find a new, reasonable solution for building construction after April 25th devastating earthquake. Lack of standard structural strengthening, vernacular architecture is vulnerable every time such desolation occurs. Hence, people are more inclined towards RCC structures than their local architecture which in contrast happens to be way more sustainable. The architectural character has suffered a grave loss because people blindly followed rites of construction in ignorance that local building techniques can be equally strong & better. My major involvement was design and graphical works.

ARCASIA Awards for Architecture Design Competition 2016 Team: Sanjeev Shrestha, Prakash Maharjan, & Sajan Tamrakar Architects Regional Council Asia

Cgi Ridge Cap Straw Roof Finish Big gas Tank

Recyclable Annually From wheat harvest

Water Tank

Halfcut Bamboo ClumbsWater Proofing Setup

Bamboo Purlins Cowshed

Principle Rafter


Toilet Kitchen/ Dinning

Light Weight Wall

Cowdung-Mud Mix Plasteres Cavity Wall


18� Chislled Stone in Mud Masonary Wall Lintel Band

Agan Tulsai Moth

Sill band

Cow Dung and Mud Mix Floor Finish Bamboo Railing

Site Plan

Area: 710 Sq. Ft.

Window and Doors Tham (Wooden Post) Stone Paved Plinth

Axonometric Projection


EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL I SANKHU Asian Paints All Nepal Architectural Students Design Competition Individual Work | Top 4 designs | 2016 Awarded by His Honorable Vice-President of Nepal

Form of the building is heavily influenced by the sequel of Devastation during the earthquake. The giant rock rests upon the cracking block, just after hitting it. The pointy triangle creates a mountainous roof-line of our country in an aggressive mood, but gracious gesture towards the ground. The geometry used in this building is simply acute, pointy so as not to create a pleasing relation towards building and reminding people of ups & downs in our life. The reflection of this geometry is seen all over the site plan & even in the entrance gate & service block.

Street Facade after disaster

Modes of climbing

Shaping geometry



Master Plan

Area: 850 Sq. M.




LEAPS AND BEATS I NEW YORK Individual Project | 4th Year | ADVS Summer 2019 Downtown Overland Park, KS Studio: Prof. Genevieve Baudoin

Dance is a universal language that transcends all boundaries of space and time. It communicates unexplainable emotions, bridges all the cultural heritage, and erases the line that defines all the borders. So, the form is also inspired by the pyramid shape, symbolizing the connection of the stars and the earth as does the pyramids of Giza. The circulation and public/private spaces designed considering how space is a grand but also intimate and welcoming environment. As a comprehensive studio, the presence, or interference, of the structure, systems, and faรงade relative to the program is the primary focus for the design of the project. The project combined with detailed technical drawings and a series of models at large and small scales through the phases of schematic design, design development, detailing and documentation, using both digital and freehand drawing and modeling methods.

Dance Studio 24

Roof Structure Transformation

Perspective Section

8” Site Cast RCC Wall

Vapor Barrier

Vapour Barrier

3” Insulation

Water Proof Membrane 3” Thick Insulation 4” Precast RCC Wall Protective Finish Concealed Drainage

Vapor Barrier 4” Thick Rigid Insulation

Paver Tile


Metal Flashing RCC Plinth Beam

8” Site Cast RCC Wall Steel Support Wooden Flooring

Drainage Matt

4” Precast RCC Panels Water Proof Membrane

Preforated Pipe Gravel RCC Foundation

Foundation Detail

Wall-Window Detail section


KNOLL MUSEUM I NEW YORK 3rd Year | Design Studio Project | KSU 2019 Studio: Brendan Tucker

Knoll museum is located in the Noho district of New York between Lafayette St. and Great Jones St. This museum intends to celebrate Knoll’s design and legacy in furniture design. The design intends to have a free floor to create flexible space for the museum. To achieve that, circulations are at two edges of the site and service area in the north. The mass of the building is punched inside from the street line to respond to the intersection and invite people in and have a curtain wall facade covering the mass. The contextual brick facade provides ample natural daylight to gallery space and punctured mass in the loft space gives a view of New York City.

Building mass is pushed back 10 feet.

Circulation on edge of mass creates clear floor

The rush and speed of New York City, where lights are always on. The facade visualizes the City that never sleeps.

Curtain wall facade wraps the built mass

Loft space in museum

Areial view of the design


MANHATTAN’S NEW NATURE’S THEATER I KANSAS 48 hrs Design Competition | Honorable Mention | 2019 Team: Priyasha Shrestha, Morgan Nicole Dunay AP Design and City of Manhattan, KS

Nature continuously evolves around existing conditions. Like nature, this proposal is a response to the current conditions of the park. An elevated walkway is introduced to create a unique experience as pedestrians visit and use City Park. Formed around existing vegetation and park elements, the design creates new connections, while maintaining an organic form. This multi-layer approach will allow users to experience new sight-lines, paths, and exposure that will lead to a rare experience of the theatre and entertainment. This master plan demonstrates the primary proposed design element to City Park, the elevated walkway. This multi-layer approach allows for new connections, sight-lines, and experiences that will provide users with a once in a lifetime show. With elevated walkways connecting the playground, adjacent roads, art installations, the amphitheater, pedestrian mall, and sports fields pedestrians will have ample opportunity to access various aspects of the park, while experiencing City Park from an all new level.

Amenity Connections

Pedestrian Connections


Master Plan

Pedestrian Mall


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The Net Positive Studio is a multiyear effort in which students in the professional graduate design programs at Kansas State University have partnered with Stafford County Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit community organization, to develop a prototype net-zero, affordable home for the Stafford County, Kansas. St. John Faces a crisis in the availability of affordable and quality homes which are necessary for the community to support and sustain future growth.Our research started with a complete understanding of the housing needs within St. John. A look into how our design developed over time to find an innovative way to solve the rural housing crisis. My major involvement was on energy analysis, neighborhood analysis, modeling and rendering, and diagrams. In the next semester we are physically building house and transporting to St. John, Kansas.

Vacant Lots Houses for Sale Houses Sold 2016-2019 Parcel Boundaries Blocks Streets Housing Availability Map of St. John


M.arch | VTH Yr | 2019-20 Advisor: Prof. Michael Gibson

APD West Workshop, Manhattan, Kansas

Furniture design

panelized panelized systemsystem

Daylight Analysis

Wall Panel Assembly

Wall Panel Assembly Wall Panel Assembly

Roof Panel Assembly

Wall Panel Assembly Wall Panel Assembly

Net + Characteristics

R52 Roof w/3� of R10 insulation R26 Walls w/3� of R10 cont. rigid insulation R10 cont. insulation around footing and frost protected slab U = 0.26 windows, argon infi ll low-E glass High effi ciency HVAC Tankless water heaters

Typical roof panel Typical wall and roof connection

Size: 1,098 SF Estimated Project Cost: $120,000


Energy $

= 13.0 [kBtu/SF]

Typical wall Panel

Typical wall assembly

= $0/yr ($457/yr utility costs offset by solar panels) Typical foundation

Construction Assembly

REVIVING THE BROKEN CITY I DOLAKHA Conservation Studio | VTH Yr, 1ST part | 2015 Team: Prakash Maharjan, Krishma Basnet, Aastha Twayana, Dipesh Pradhan, Ina Sthapit

Master Plan of Dolakha

With the initiation from people of Dolakha & University, 068 team documented the first file of the ancient city.

Gold Pinnacle Gold plated rings have turned into number of steel rings

Dolakha is a mountainous district situated at a distance of 132 km from Kathmandu. Dolakha district is a beautiful tourist place carrying historical & religious significance, suffered severely from the Nepal earthquake 2015.

Brick base Brick dome Stone statue of Buddha

Various degrees of intervention for damaged structures, agricultural/infrastructure development, was considered to develop the area as a religious & eco- tourism center. Our group of 6 worked on the shaded region.

Square base: Stone, Brick base was turned into

My major involvement was documenting & intervention ideas.

Stone base

Swayambhu Chaitya: Renovated

Chaitya datesback to 700 yrs, founded by Malla rulers. The presence of these Buddhist relics in dolakha reflects the co-existence of diverse religious customs & beliefs.


Taksar (First coin house) Dates back: 400 Years old Action: Restored as museum Issue: Wall and facade damaged Purpose: First place where silver coin was minted in Nepal Puranchhe (Residence) Dates back: 300 Years old Shamsya Chaitya (Stupa) Dates back: 600-700 Years old Action: Documentation and restoration Issue: not maintained Purpose: Community space

Action: Restored as ‘bed and breakfast’ Issue: Gable wall and floor damaged Type: Vernacular newari architecture

Saraswatithan (Temple) Date: Unknown

Pasupatishwor (Temple) Dates back: 400 Years old

Purpose: Daily worship to deity Type: Stone monument- Niche for Deity

Action: Minor maintainance Originally made out of stone and wood

Seng Chaitya (Stupa) Dates back: 550 Years old

Dolakha Bhimshen School Dates back: 70 Years old

Action: Documentation and Reconstruction Issue: Damaged plaster and deity remove

Action: Reconstruction Issue: Roof and wall damage


FUNCTIONAL ART Junkitecture | 8th National Architecture Exhibition | 2014

2014_Junkitecture ( Project leader )

2014_Junkitecture ( Project leader )

Junk tire is placed by cutting the barren hillock to make small seating to watch the play ground infront of the department during 8th National Architecture Exhibition 2014.

Junk sculpture symbolizing “dumbing of waste in urban area� with tire swing at the top of the hillock during 8th National Architecture Exhibition 2014.

SCULPTURE Sarangi | 1st Yr Studio | 2011

Gandharva playing Sarangi


Front view

Physical Model

Inspired by the traditional stringed musical instrument (Sarangi), commonly played by Gandarbha ethnic group, this scultpure depictes how they hold instrument preserving our culture.



Nov_2011_Steps to Ghandruk My mother gave me a drawing book when I was the age of 8, which inspired me to sketch and paint from an early age. I have received many awards and sold my paintings throughout the years.


June_2010_Sweet Village

Feb_2010_Bisket Jatra


“ I aspire to compose a space that has a sensuous connection to life; it lies when essential elements like wind, sunlight, and water play with material and space.”

Mount Ganesh ©2016 Gaurav Neupane.

Gaurav Neupane Master in Architecture, Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66502 gneupane@ksu.edu - (785) 770-6774

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