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Table of Contents Resume Academic Work 01 The Empyrean - Redesigning the Spire, Chicago 02 The Loop - Sculpture Museum, Indianapolis 03 Innovation Park - Visitors Center, Toronto 04 Edutainment Center, India 05 Quench - Laka Student Design Competition Professional Work 06 BIM at the Illini Union Facilities and Services 07 Residential Interior Design, India 08 FDAPL Internship work Other 09 ART


Education Master of Architecture (May 2018)

Computer skills - Revit - Autodesk AutoCad - Adobe Indesign - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Illustrator - Google SketchUp

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CGPA: 3.87/4 Bachelor of Architecture (May 2015) Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture, India Grade: First Class with Distinction (Highest attainable) Co-curricular: Exchange Program (Fall 2014) Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

- VRay (SketchUp)

Accredited LEED Green Associate

- Podium (SkeptchUp)

Scholarships

- Dynamo (Revit plugin) - Corel Draw - Rhino - Lumion

1. Sean F. Mellon Memorial Scholarship ‘17 by SARA NY 2. The M.K. Tata Trust, India (Aug. ’16) 3. The Lotus Trust (Aug. ‘16)

- Microsoft Power Point

4. Ontario Maharashtra Goa Exchange Program (’13/’14)

- Microsoft Excel

Competitions

- Microsoft Word Building Performance - Sefaira - DIVA - WUFI - Therm

Graduate Studios - Healthcare - Current Studio - Mixed-use Highrise - Museum Design - Laka Design Competition

1. ACSA AISC Steel Design Competition ‘17 2. LAKA design competition ’16 3. National Student Design Competition (India) ‘13

Research - Designing energy efficient facades for India (Prof. Scott Murray) - Accessibility in public spaces in India (Prof. Kavita Murugkar)


Work Experience Illini Union Facilities

Mar. ‘16 – Nov. ’17

– Responsible for BIM modelling of the Illini Union Building (Architecture and Structural Model) – Created renders and proposed interior renovation – Made CAD drawings, area markups, etc. Madhuban Builders, India

Jan. ‘16 – July ’16

Project: Serene Spaces, Pune Position: Junior architect Responsible for site supervision, construction drawings, graphics for marketing Fourth Dimension Architects Pvt. Ltd.

May ‘14 – Aug.’14

Position: Intern Worked on master planning, interior design, landscape design projects

Freelance Interior Design Projects 100 Krafts (Mr. & Mrs. Kondekar)

Apr. ‘16 – July ’16

– Residential interiors and furniture design for a 2 bedroom house V.S.D. Eduventures

May ‘13 – June ’13

– Renovated a 2100 sq. ft. row house into an after school facility for kids (6 to 14 years of age).

Awards & Achievements 1. Won third place for ACSA AISC Steel Design Competition 2017 (out of 213 entries) 2. Inducted into the Gargoyle Honor Society as Secretary, of the University of Illinois Chapter (’17) 3. Awarded Veena Gawande Trophy for being the “Best Outgoing Student” (’14 – ’15) 4. Awarded the Veena Gawande Trophy for being the “All-Around Student” (’14 – ‘15) 5. Awarded a certificate of appreciation for taking lead role in social initiatives with Universal Design Research and Training Centre at Dr. B.N. College of Architecture, Pune, India 6. Won third place at the National Student Design Competition, SPA Bhopal, In


01 T h e E m p y r e a n Redesigning the Spire The “Empyrean” means the “highest point in heaven” which serves as a gateway to paradise. Our design, aptly named, is inspired after the gateway to this magnificient City of Chicago- the river bridges. The proposed super-high rise of 2000’ located within Streeterville is surrounded on three sides by the Michigan lake and the Chicago river. This project was done in a team of two along with Ashwini Rangaraju.


As this City historically developed as a transportation hub around the river and its World famous bridges, this iconic and magnificient building which will be the tallest in the Country has been evolved in response to its unique settings. The site is developed extensively to attract the public with a placement of an arena on the lakefront- an invaluable gift to the arts community of the City. This building which will be visible across the state will be a striking addition to the existing Chicago skyline, will become an exciting innovative & sustainable addition in this century, taking forward the vision of the yesteryear architects. Site:

Chicago

Concept:

Connect the riverwalk

Streeterville Chicago’s famous bridges

Enhance the lakefront

Form Evolution:

Extrude efficient floor plan

Push/pull in response to the lake & City


Visual Linkage

Site Plan with Context

Traffic Movement


Level 1 Plan


Elevator Plan key Ballroom Service Extended Stay Hotel Rooms Ballroom Hotel Hotel Services High-End Restaurant Observation Condo top Condo Services Condominium Observation & Restaurant Service


Top- 2000’ Amenity Condo 5 Mechanical Condo 4

Programming Key Condominium Hotel Amenity Mechanical Parking Unique Factors

Amenity Condo 3 Mechanical Condo 2 Amenity Condo 1

Hotel Ballroom

Vertical Riser Diagram Key

Ballroom Service- 1 Extended Stay Hotel Rooms- 1 Ballroom- 2 Hotel- 3 Hotel Services- 1 High-End Restaurant- 1 Observation- 1 Condo top- 3 Condo Services- 1 Condominium- 8 Observation & Restaurant Service- 1

Parking

Hotel Plan - Lvl 7

Extended Stay Plan - Lvl 23

Condominium Plan- Lvl 127


Mechanical Diagram

View from the Lakeshore Drive

View from the public plaza

View of the Building Entrance


Structure

Core

Concrete Flat Slab and Belt Trusses

Diagrid Structure

Core + Flat Slab + Belt Truss + Diagrid Structure + Building Enclosure

Diagram showing mechanical floors

Curtain Wall Detail B

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A - Insulating glass with low-e coating B - Steel Diagrid C - Galvanized steel maintenance catwalk D - Steel outrigger E - Glazing; Air gap; Rigid insulation; Vapor barrier; Exterior Sheathing; Metal stud wall; Gypsum drywall F - Double glazing with low - e coating G - Concrete flat slab H - Drop ceiling I - Interior wall J - Shear wall


02 The Loop A Sculpture Museum in Indianapolis This is a Sculpture Museum located on the campus of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). We proposed a sculpture museum that acts like a link between the main art museum and the Nature Park. Steel is the primary material used for the building structure. A radial and a rectangular framed system have been used in combination with 25’ high steel trusses to span across the canal. This project was completed in Spring 2017 and was done in a team of two along with Wei Lin. We entered the project in the ASCA AISC Steel Design Competition and we were awarded the third place nationally. There were a total of 213 projects that participated.


Connecting the highest and the lowest elevations on site.

Indianapolis of Art Campus Plan Indianapolis Museum of Art - Museum campus plan

Creating vantage points in the building

Daylighting & Energy consumption

Concept 1:

Connecting the highest and the lowest elevations on site, such that the visitor. Building form accentuates the circulation path.

Concept Site Plan 2:

Creating vantage points in the building that look onto the natural scenic beauty as well as existing man- made structures/ spaces in the campus

Concept 3:

Level -1 Plan

Level 1 Plan

Daylighting and Energy consumption were important drivers for the building. Opening sizes and the design of shading devices Level 2 Plan were based on several analysis carried


span across the canal

Shading Analysis Columns; 25’ high steel trusses to span across the canal

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A - Bitumen Layer; 5" t B - Metal Coping C - 6" x 10" vertical tim D - 2" x 2" continous m E - Double pane glazin F - Internal gypsum bo 3" thick rigid insulat G - Finished floor tile; S

A - Bitumen Layer; 5" thick insulation; Metal decking B - Metal Coping Perspective C - 6" x 10" vertical Sectional timber shading devices D 2" x 2" continous metal horizontal support for the timber shading March 21, 12:00 PM June 21, 12:00 PM E - Double pane glazing with low-e coating Energy and Shading Analysis: Shading Analysis F - Internal gypsum Plywood; 2012Columns; International Energy Code requirements forboard; Climate Zone 5:Metal stud wall with batt insulation; External sheathing; 3" thick rigid insulation; Air gap with supports for GFRC panels; GFRC panel cladding 25’ high steel trusses to VALUES USED FOR THE MODEL: span across the canal G walls: - Finished floor tile; Screed; Concrete Minimum required R-value for 13slab; + 7.5Insulation C.I. R-value for walls: Minimum required R-value for roof: 25.00 R-value for roof: Maximum required U-value for glazing: 0.38 U-value for glazing: Maximum required Solar Heat Gain Coefficient for glazing: 0.40 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient for glazing: March 21, 12:00 PM June 21, 12:00 PM March 21st 2012 International Energy Code requirements for Climate Zone 5: Minimum required R-value for walls: Minimum required R-value for roof: Maximum required U-value for glazing: Maximum required Solar Heat Gain Coefficient for glazing:

13 + 7.5 C.I. 25.00 0.38 0.40

VALUES USED FOR THE MODEL: R-value for Topwalls: of Roof R-value for 40'roof: -0'' U-value for glazing: Solar Heat Gain Coefficient for glazing:

48 + 15 C.I. 25.00 0.27 0.34

June 21stPM June 21, 12:00

Second Floor 20' -0''

Top of Roof 40' -0''

First Floor 0' -0''

Second Floor 20' -0''

First Floor Lower Level 0' -0''

-25' -0''

Lower Level -25' -0''

-2 Floor -55' -0''

VALUES USED FOR THE MODEL: R-value for walls: R-value for roof: U-value for glazing: Solar HeatSefaira Gain Coefficient glazing: EnergyforAnalysis

August 21, 12:00 PM


G - Finished floor tile; Screed; Concrete slab; Insulation

West Elevation

West Elevation August 21, 12:00 PM

48 + 15 C.I. 25.00 0.27 0.34

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Interior View of the Bridge

Interior view of the bridge

Interior view showing the courtyard

Image of the Physical Model

South Elevation

Site Model Picture - Aerial View

Site Model Picture - View from across the canal

Detailed Section Model

Detailed Section Model

Second Floor 20' -0'' First Floor 0' -0''

Lower Level -25' -0''

C-C Section

B-B Section

Longitudinal Section West Elevation


Structure Diagram Shading Shading Devices Devices

Lvl 2

Lvl 1

Lvl -1

Roof

Girders along the periphery with 25’ span; Beams spanning across 45’; Secondary beams spaced every 6’; Parallel chord truss to support the roof

Interior view of the bridge

South Elevation

Site Model Picture - Aerial View

View of the Central Courtyard Interior view showing the courtyard

Columns; 25’ high steel trusses to span across the canal

Site Model Picture - View from across the canal

View of the Physical Model

Detailed Section Model

Second Floor 20' -0'' First Floor 0' -0''

Lower Level -25' -0''

View of the Main Entrance C-C Section

West Elevation

Detailed Section Model


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Part Elevation

Cross Section

Wall Section Detail

A - Bitumen Layer; 5” thick insulation; Metal decking B - Metal Coping C - 6” x 10” vertical timber shading devices D - 2” x 2” continous metal horizontal support for the timber shading E - Double pane glazing with low-e coating F - Internal gypsum board; Plywood; Metal stud wall with batt insulation; External sheathing; 3” thick rigid insulation; Air gap with supports for GFRC panels; GFRC panel cladding G - Finished floor tile; Screed; Concrete slab; Insulation


03 Innovation Park, Toronto, Canada The site for this project was located amidst a lush green forest trail in the Kortright Center for Conservation, Woodbrige, Toronto. The design requirements for this project were to provide a space which would serve as a reception area, holding area for tours, exhibition space and some provision for office spaces. The driving force for this project was the context and sustainable construction, such that it would carry forward the ideas of the existing Kortright buildings. This was a group project done in a team of two.


- Retaining existing site trees - Indoor and outdoor space interaction

Solar Panelled Roof

Existing Trees

Entrance

Main Road

Office Service Exhibition Space

Operable windows provided for cross ventilation in the summer thus, minimizing the use of mechanical ventilation.


Cross Section Level 1 Plan

Longitudinal Section Level 2 Plan

North Elevation Level 3 Plan

View through the Corridor

East Elevation


Daylighting Analysis Zone 4 Zone 3

Zone 5 Zone 2

Zone 6

Zone 1

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Daylighting in any space is important as it not only reduces the energy consumption, but it also improves health and well being. To analyze how much natural light enters the building, RHINO + DIVA has been used. By running simulations for clear sky and overcast sky conditions, the daylight factor and the lux levels were obtained for every space. Based on the results, changes were made on the initial design so as to increase daylighting and energy savings.

Reception Area

DF Before DF After

Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone 1 2 3 4 5 6

View of the Gallery


04 Edutainment Centre This was the thesis project completed in the final year of our B.Arch degree. The topic had been selected after a great deal of research done to understand the current state of edutainment centres in India and also the need of such a centre in India. The site for this project was located in Goa, India after studying the current scenario there and also with the intention of creating a new tourist attraction so as increase the tourist influx. Combining entertainment with some amount of educational value and bringing in new technologies in India were the major driving forces for this project.


Entrance View

Site Analysis

Countered Site in Goa, India Site Section Mandovi River

Level -1 Plan

Level 2 Plan

Main Road

Level 1 Plan

Site Plan


Form Development Type 1

Portal frame profile

Dividing the horizontal segment into equal parts

Dividing the inclined vertical segments into equal parts

Joining end points

Type 2

Portal frame profile

Rotating it at an angle of 5 degrees

Rotating the next 5 profiles at an angle of 5 degrees more than the preceding profile

Sectional Perspective through the Auditorium

Joining the points to the ground


Longitudinal Section

Cross Section

iFly Section

Interior View

West Elevation

Type 2

Type 1 3D View of the Exposed Structure

Purlins between the portal frame, support the cladding i.e. multi-wall polycarbonate sheets


05 Laka Competition 2016

Laka Competition is an international architectural competition which seeks innovative ideas that go far beyond typical building solutions, are socially engaged, capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions (environmental, natural, social) and provide safety for its inhabitants.


Absorbing rain water & dew

Absorbed water released by deployment

Using collected water

Polypropylene mesh Water droplets from the air collect on the mesh Super-absorbent polymer - Efficiently absorbs dew and rain water - Absorbs about 1000 - 3000 times its weight - Can hold water without evaporation loss Deployable structure (Bamboo) - Releases the absorbed water by deploying

Plastic funnel - Plastic sheet to channelize the water Supports - Supports for the deployable structure with pedestal for a person to stand on - Has a ladder to climb up for maintenance Container - Locally made container, clad with mud that keeps the water cool - Eliminates the need for pumping


06 Illini Union Facilities and Operations

Professional Work

– On-campus Job (Mar. ‘16 – Nov. ’17) – Responsible for BIM modelling of the Illini Union Building (Architecture, Structural Model) – Created renders and proposed interior renovation – Made CAD drawings, area markups, etc.

Image Source: Google Earth


Structural BIM Model The Illini Union was built in 3 phases from the 1930’s to the 1990’s. We made the model by making inferences from the original drawings and on-site measurements.

Interior Renovation Proposals


Structural BIM Model

Level 1

Foundation


Roof

Level 2/3


07 Interior Design, India

Professional Work This is a freelance interior design project designed for Mr. and Mrs. Kondekar. They bought a 3 bedroom for which I designed 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining space. They wanted a traditional Indian themed design. All of the furniture was designed by me and built on-site by contractors. This project was done in collaboration with 100 Krafts, who took care of the execution work on-site.


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08 Internship - Fourth Dimension Architects Pvt. Ltd.

Professional Work Fourth Dimension Group of companies offers several industrial solutions ranging from Master Planning & Architectural Design to Utility Engineering, Agriculture, Scientific Farming, Eco Tourism, Power Generation Plants, Animatronics, Special Effects and Themeing. During my internship, I worked on a variety of projects, some of which include - Resort for Manas Group at Murud Dapoli (Master planning and Resort design), Workers Dormitory (Construction Drawings), Mughal Garden in Balapur (Landscape Design) and Furniture Drawings. Resort at Murud Dapoli, India

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Mughal Garden in Balapur, India


09 Art

Oil painting (using a palette knife): Liberate Yourself Reference: Leonid Alfremov


Pencil Sketch

Oil painting (using a palette knife): Cityscape Reference: Leonid Alfremov

Pencil Sketch


The Oculus, NYC - Mixed media


Pencil Sketch

Mahatma Gandhi - Poster Colors

Water Color

Pencil Sketch


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