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kunal ghevaria brooklyn, new york +1 (646) 491-1059

architectural firm experience Salam & Giacalone Architects, New York City Intermediate Architect | May 2011–January 2013

• Part of core project team for P.S.294X, a new K-5 public school in the Bronx, New York City • Responsible for capital improvement projects at P.S.45R in Staten Island, New York City • Created all renderings and drawings for the Special Mention winning entry for the ‘Under the High Line’ design competition • Worked on design and renderings for ‘Innovative Bioclimatic European School Complex in Crete, Greece’ competition entry • Implemented Rhino, Grasshopper and V-Ray as primary design and visualization tools for the office Serie Architects, Mumbai Intermediate Architect & Studio Manager | Jul 2008–Jun 2009

• Managed small, award-winning architecture studio, overseeing 10 staff architects • Oversaw design development of two medium-sized K-12 schools (Walkeshwar & Napean Sea Schools, Mumbai) • Developed design and client proposals for 6-storey office building (RC Offices, Mumbai) • Responsible for design, documentation and construction of a ten-storey office building (Verma Medical Trust, Mumbai) • Supervised the renovation of a kindergarten building from pre-design to construction (GlobeTotters, Mumbai) MK Think, San Francisco Job Captain | Jan 2005–Mar 2008

• Designed and implemented several projects at a medium-sized research, strategy, planning & architecture firm • Developed design and construction drawings, administered construction for a K-5 school (Pinewood School, Los Altos) • Produced construction documentation and code analysis for renovation of a historic theater (Marina Theater, San Francisco) • Created needs analysis, strategic plan and schematic design for a law school building (Stanford University Law School) • Conducted needs assessment: evaluated facilities and user experience, identified areas for redesign (San Francisco Art Institute) • Formulated, researched and co-authored two research papers “Unsustainable City” & “Outsourcing Healthcare” Brand + Allen Architects, San Francisco Junior Architect | Sep 2003–Jan 2005

• Designed upscale stores at medium-sized architecture firm with expertise in high-end retail • Prepared construction drawings for Hermès, Marc Jacobs, and Ermenegildo Zegna stores in Dallas, Los Angeles and Las Vegas • Collaborated with project manager for submittal review and construction administration RLC Architects, Mumbai Intern Architect | May 1998–Nov 1998

• Assisted with design and documentation of architecture, interior design and furniture at small architecture firm • Produced design development drawings for 2 private residences near Mumbai (Karjat & Alibag Residences) • Conducted daily site supervision at residential interior design project (Mariwala Residence)

independent design experience Freelance Designer, New York City Nov 2010–Present

• Designed a frozen yogurt store in Mumbai, India for a client in Bangkok, Thailand • Freelanced as 3d modeler and renderer for Berard Design, a branding and packaging design firm in New York City Art Intaglio, Mumbai Design Director | Jul 2009–Mar 2010

• Managed online art gallery and store, overseeing operations of 3 staff members • Organized gallery shows and auctions at Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai and CultureFix Gallery, New York City • Updated design and content of the company website, coordinated with web developers • Spearheaded online marketing, social media & e-mail campaigns, conducted search engine optimization review • Generated leads and converted them into sales, turning company profitable within 6 months of joining Freelance Designer, San Francisco / Mumbai Jun 2002–Oct 2002

• Developed branding and web design for several clients (Amuse Bouche Catering, Sangati Center and Maharani Restaurant) • Initiated a unified design strategy for an architecture firm’s logo, stationery, book and website (Somaya & Kalappa, Mumbai) • Generated 2d maps and 3d renderings for civic improvements in historic Old Mumbai (Kala Ghoda Association / INTACH) • Created competition entry panels and a portfolio for a small architecture firm (SJK Architects, Mumbai)

education Master of Architecture Metropolitan Research + Design | SCI-Arc (Southern California Inst. of Architecture), Los Angeles, 2002 Bachelor of Architecture Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, 2000 Page 1 of 2

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professional accreditations LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction | U.S. Green Building Council, 2010-2012 LEED Accredited Professional U.S. Green Building Council, 2006-2010

technical skills Architectural Software AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino3D, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, V-Ray, Lamina, Pepakura, Adobe Creative Suite Other Software Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, iWork, iLife, Aperture, Microsoft Project, 37signals Suite Codes & Standards NYC building & zoning code, UBC & IBC codes, ADA standards

teaching Academy of Architecture Mumbai, 2009–10

• Defined syllabus for first year undergraduate Architectural Design studio based on principles of biomimicry • Taught Architectural Design to first year undergraduate class of 40 students, critiqued and graded assignments and papers Columbia University GSAPP New York, 2010 | Invited guest juror for graduate Urban Design studio New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, 2010 | Invited guest juror for undergraduate Interior Design studio

exhibits, publications, videos & talks Urbz Mashup Mumbai, 2010 | Co-created 2 short films, typographic study, maps mashup & foldable map on Mumbai’s markets Pecha Kucha San Francisco, 2006–08 | Presented on 4 occasions, on various topics including Scenario Planning & Sustainability SCI-Arc Los Angeles, 2002 | Self-published book ‘Rosario: Crossroads of the Mercosur’ aggregating projects from MR+D studio Women in Architecture Blacksburg, 2002–04 | Exhibit acquired by the International Archive of Women in Architecture Women in Architecture Mumbai, 2000–01 | Designed exhibit shown at the National Gallery of Modern Art & Shivaji Museum

pro-bono & community service projects Bay Area Young Architects San Francisco, 2008 | Co-Chaired the AIA committee; Organized events, recruited volunteers Red Poppy Art House San Francisco, 2007–08 | Volunteer staff; Organized concerts, trained and supervised volunteers Trolley Dances San Francisco, 2005–07 | Volunteered as a docent at annual events; Guided spectators, answered questions LEAP Fundraiser San Francisco, 2005–06 | Explained architecture and design to 2nd/3rd graders, built 20’ x 20’ sandcastles Skid Row SRO Furniture Los Angeles, 2002 | Designed, fabricated and installed stacking tables for a SRO hotel

competitions & awards Under the High Line / Anonymous D Special Mention, 2011 | Design competition for an exhibition space in New York City Manikchand Plaza Competition Participant, 2001 | Design competition for a mixed-use urban project in Mumbai Reinventing Chandigarh Special Mention, 1999 | Design competition marking 50th anniversary of Chandigarh Zonal Design Competition Special Mention, 1998 | Residential design competition at west zone student convention G. Sen Trophy Winning Team, 1998 | Analysis and redesign of an existing structure, won at national student convention Louis Kahn Trophy Winning Team, 1996 | Analysis of traditional architectural typologies, won at national student convention Set Design Competition Winning Team, 1996 | Theater set design, won at national collegiate festival

other interests Photography Served as in-house photographer at MK Think and SCI-Arc, published in Schmap Napa Valley Guidebook Performing Arts Acted as cast member in ‘Worlds Apart’ at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, drummer with various bands Electronics + Code + Music Successfully completed Arduino, Processing and Ableton Live workshops

work status Green card holder Fully authorized to work in the USA with no restrictions End | Updated January 2013

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