Masters in Architecture Candidate Architecture Portfolio
GAURAV NEUPANE email@example.com (785) 770-6774 1851 Todd Rd. Apt C3 Manhattan, KS-66502
EDUCATION Aug 2018 - Kansas State University, College of Architecture, Planning, and Design Present Masters in Architecture Nov 2011 Sep 2016
Tribhuvan University, Intitute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus Bachelor in Architecture
WORK EXPERIENCE Aug 2018 - Kansas State University - Graduate Teaching Assistant Asst. Prof. Michael Gibson (Fall 2018) and Asc. Prof. R. Todd Gabbard (Spring 2019) Present Environmental Systems in Architecture (ESA) 1 & ESA 2 Assisting with software, grading assignments and providing feedback to student. Jan 2019Present
2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge- Finalist Group Organized by: United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Sep 2016Jul 2017
Mr. & Mrs. ML Kayastha & Associates Pvt. Ltd., Lalitpur, Nepal - Architect Worked primarily in the construction drawing of commercial buildings, & site supervision. This experience enhanced my office management & coordination skill.
Sep 2016Jul 2017
Freelance Architect and Graphic Designer I have successfully completed two Mixed-use, residential projects, interior designs, temple, bijou housing project, and company logos to construction and manufacture.
Nov 2014Jun 2015
C.A. Design Solution Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal - Intern Architect I was involved in building design, visualization, drafting construction drawings, as well as a market survey of building materials.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION January 2019
Design Charrette- Scholarship Competition- Honorable Mention ‘An Idea Competition for an Outdoor Performance Venue in Manhattan, Kansas
Asian Paints All Nepal Architectural Students Design Competition- Top 4 Design ‘Earthquake Memorial Sankhu’, Awarded by His Honorable Vice-President of Nepal
Asian Paints Design Competition, Pulchowk Campus- Top 2 Designs ‘Exam Control Division of Institute of Engineering’
Undergraduate Honors- Institution of Engineering Fellowship
6th National Architecture Exhibition Painting Competition- Honorable mention Painting competition for students nationwide.
PUBLICATION Oct 2018
12th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (12th ISAIA) for Young Architect’s Design Session- Poster Presentation of freelance project
Documentation of Community Schools in Rural District of Nepal Shital Babu Acharya, M.Arch, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Measurement & Documentation of rural schools in Baglung Bazar, Galkot, Burtibang
PARTICIPATION Aug 2016
The 1st Asian Architecture Students Summer Workshop in Osaka & Sabae, Japan Organized by The Architectural Design Association of Nippon, Japan
ARCASIA Awards for Architecture Design Competition- Green Life Organized by Architects Regional Council Asia
March 2016 Rural Modular House Design Competition Organized by Rural Development Federation Nepal Feb 2016
14th SAARCH Assembly & Council Meeting- Graphic designer for a magazine Hosted by Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) for South Asian nations.
Rural Housing Design Competition Organized by Nepal Engineering Council
VOLUNTARY WORKS 2017-2018
‘Mero School’- Personal Initiative of Designing Wreck Schools Series of a conceptual project designed for rural regions of Nepal.
Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Association of Students of Architecture, Kathmandu Educate, train and aware people about sound structure & checking cracked houses
Low-Cost Housing Design for Flood Victim, Itahari, Nepal In a collaboration with Mega Vision Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS CAD (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
CONTENTS MIXED USE BUILDING I ITAHARI
MOUNTAINUE I JAPAN
MODULAR HOUSE IN HILLY REGION OF NEPAL
EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL I SANKHU
SUBMERGE I UNITED STATES
EASTERN MULTI-CULTURAL CENTER I ITAHARI
REVIVING THE BROKEN CITY I DOLAKHA
EXHIBITION WORK AND MODEL MAKING
ACADEMIC I APDESIGN
ACADEMIC I THESIS
ACADEMIC I CONSERVATION
EXHIBITION - ACADEMIC
North-East view of building
MIXED USE BUILDING
`Freelance I Underconstruction I 2017 Estimated 10 crores (1 million USD) mixed-use building is designed for a veteran businessman, who intends to invest in automobiles, requires single building for two purposes. This is one of my first few projects which I completely under-took with my responsibility, drawing a conceptual drawing, drafting, construction drawing, visualization work, municipal drawing, HVAC drawing, and site supervision.
Commercial zone & residential zone intersects by service zone & green zone. They act as buffer-zone, isolating the living space & providing green space for the owner. The facade is inspired by the bike brochure displaying various models. The projected box on building displays vending bikes. This project has been an exhibit in 12th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (12th ISAIA) for Young Architectâ€™s Design Sessionsâ€?
MOUNTAINUE I JAPAN The 1st Asian Architecture Student Summer Workshop in Osaka & Sabae, Japan Organized: Architectural Design Association of Nippon I August 18th â€“ 29th, 2016 Theme: Pod Architecture Studio Master/Directed: Tohru Horiguchi , Studio Masters: Kazuya Morita, Satoru Umehara Team: Suchit Mutha(India), So Vitou(Combodia), Chua Quennie(Singapore), Zwe Naing Htin (Myanmar), Bonglodpast Tantipisanum(Thailand)& Takashi Murakami ,Sayaka Ohno(Japan) Sabae is a small village in Fukui Prefecture, beautiful and historical, losing its young population to 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 and material selection and construction work.
Each small 1 feet broad legs are placed side to side and joined by nails so these legs keeps narrowing to the final landing
Wooden frame legs, attached by side to side, are shrinking towards the landing, focusing towards view
2 main frames are layed out by narrowing each legs and smaller one to balance the first wide steps
Handrail : Wooden baluster was projected 45Â° from the structure attached by nailing, alternating the steps and then mid rail was nailed to baluster
Tread wooden board are cut constricting first by measurement & then attached to th legs frame, this helps brace the structure.
2016_Japanese local singer performing for his family ( Picture credit: Tohru Horiguchi )
MODULAR HOUSE IN HILLY REGION OF 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 own 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 Organized: â€œArchitects Regional Council Asiaâ€?
Approaches: Cgi Ridge Cap
Relocating staircase outside reduced structural complexity & space loss. The cowshed is an integral but ill-managed part of dwellings. Hence, location is so that it’s within the dwelling & at the same time detached, minimizing the smell problem. The use of biogas tank has been encouraged not to make the dwellers dependent solely on the LPG. Lightweight attic; as gable wall has been seen vulnerable in almost all the stone masonry dwellings.
Straw Roof Finish
Recyclable Annually From wheat harvest
Halfcut Bamboo ClumbsWater Proofing Setup
Bamboo Purlins Principle Rafter 0” Light Weight Wall
Cowdung-Mud Mix Plasteres Cavity Wall
18” Chislled Stone in Mud Masonary Wall Lintel Band
Big gas Tank
Cow Dung and Mud Mix Floor Finish Bamboo Railing
Toilet Kitchen/ Dinning
Window and Doors Tham (Wooden Post)
Stone Paved Plinth
Area: 710 Sq. Ft.
EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL I SANKHU Asian Paints All Nepal Architectural Students Design Competition I Top 4 designs I 2016 Design Competion held between Architecture Student from all architecture school Awarded by His Honorable Vice-President of Nepal 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.
Turning form to function
Turning ideas to form
Street Facade after disaster
Modes of climbing
Gallery Thematic Theater
Gallery and ramp Dark concrete texture reflect the results of devastating earthquake
First Floor Plan Area: 850 Sq. M.
Double height lobby with sky light
Section Gallery Space
MANHATTANâ€™S NEW NATUREâ€™S THEATER I KANSAS 48 hrs Design Competition I Honorable Mention I 2019 Team: Priyasha Shrestha, Morgan Nicole Dunay Organized by: 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.
By creating a central access point within the site the park amenities can be accessed from all sides of the park and creates a central destination for the park.
Improvements to the pedestrian and bicycle connections across the site and near the theatre creates clear access to pedestrian traffic.
New pedestrian and vehicular access points into the park will create safer travel throughout the park.
SUBMERGE I UNITED STATES 3rd year I Design Studio Project I KSU 2019 Theme: Important events in our life.
Submerge gallery exclusively showcases the five sculptures of Isamu Noguchi and his philosophy towards life. Among his thousands of work, these five sculptures provide the best example of how his life events have transformed his life and continue to inspire us. The gallery starts with the ‘birth’ stage sculpture and moves towards contentment, contemplation, torment and an escape, to eventually come to birth again; life cycle of a man. Each sculpture is kept in a suitable space to fully experience the meaning of the sculpture. The broad room of plain white wall and dark stone floor slowly converses into a narrower wall and rising ceiling to increase the depths of the space and a gradual steps in each room eventually focuses on the lynched figure, ‘death’.
Perspective View of Physical Model
1. Birth 2. Contentment
5. Escape 4. Torment
Every floor steps down, moving towards the narrower and darker space.
The rooms dimension slowly changes in every floor to heightened visitors emotion.
Section- Contentment- Birth- Escape
EASTERN MULTI-CULTURAL CENTER I ITAHARI B.Arch Thesis I VTH Yr I 2016
Consisting of 28,456 Sq. km. area & 6million of the population, the Eastern development region is geographically and culturally diverse. But there is no multicultural or learning center, no architectural expression of a museum, exhibition centers. The site of the project is 5Km north from Mahendra highway, of area 16279 Sq. ft. in wetlands, located between forest & city. Planning of the building started with a pragmatic circulation of visitor & zoning the suitable section for certain purpose facade of the building reflects the nature, pond & jungles, diverse landscape. To blend in with nature, the building has limited height and glass surface, natural OAT, separated island library further enhance the importance in nature. Huge landscape support festivals, dances, jatras & drama.
East view of the main building
First floor level
South view of main building
Second floor level
East view of library block
REVIVING THE BROKEN CITY I DOLAKHA Conservation Studio I VTH Yr, 1ST part I 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 batch 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 Nepal earthquake 2015.
Brick base Brick dome
To develop the area as a religious & eco-tourism center, various degrees of intervention for damaged structures, agricultural/infrastructure development, was considered. Our group of 6 worked on the above-shaded region.
Stone statue of Buddha 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
Tripura Sundhara Temple: Documented
Most worshipped deity situated in Dolakha bajar was collapsed on the aftershock of May 12. Temple consist of Champa Devi park & few small monuments.
MERO SCHOOL Conceptual I Voluntary Work I 2017
On january, I got a chance to travel remote village 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 long trekking, I saw parents sending their childrens to damaged schools. Schools featured cold classrooms and insufficient rooms to sustain students. Still, students loved going to schools and teacher taught them on fields. I was moved by the motivation of these kids, & during the stay I made this drawings and gave it to the schools authorities. These flexible blocks could be placed with comfortable changes with site. These preschool seeks child-centered educational approach for the development of the whole childâ€”physical,social, emotional,& cognitive skill in a children
Jan- 28, 2017 Burtibang, Baglung
Jan- 25, 2017 , Baglung Bazar
FROZEN MUSIC 1st year- 1st semester I Scultpure Exercise I 2011
Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music
:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This was my first project on architecture school & always special to me as it started my journey. We were to make sculpture using a line, developing lines to form, I chose a bamboo stick, because it can be very dynamic & strong. I was inspired by the traditional stringed musical instrument (Sarangi), commonly played by Gandarbha ethnic group, depicting how they hold instrument preserving us culture
Gandharva playing Sarangi
MODEL MAKING & EXHIBITION WORK Academic - Interest
2014_Junkitecture ( Project leader ) Junk tire is placed by cutting the barren hillock to make small seating to watch the
2014_Junkitecture ( Project leader ) Junk sculpture symbolizing â€œdumbing of waste in urban areaâ€? with tire swing at the top of the hillock during 8th National Architecture Exhibition 2014
May_2013_Basantapur Durbar Group project to display at exhibition
Sep 2014_Auditorium Tribhuvan University, IOE, Pulchowk Campus
Nov_2011_Steps to Ghandruk
Gaurav Neupane Masters in Architecture, Kansas State University
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