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Priyanka Patel Southern California Institute of Architecture


Priyanka Patel Southern California Institute of Architecture M.Arch II 6268 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA- 90805 +1 7143513938 Š2018 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission of copyright owner.



Priyanka Patel M.Arch II Southern California Institute of Architecture


Statement Priyanka Patel is currently an architecture graduate pursuing her Masters in the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (Batch of 2019).She has earned a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Gujarat, India (Batch of 2016). She has interned for a year at UNEVEN Architects in Gujarat, India, where she worked on numerous projects ranging from residential projects, housing society, hotels, theatres, multiplexes, food malls, commercial complex with offices and shops, resorts, holiday homes and many interior and renovation projects, owing to her fervor and design skills she was given the opportunity to work on designs and holding client discussions. She is a licensed architect under the Council of Architecture, India. In her undergraduate years, she has taken part in various lectures and seminars involving Architecture and Design. She also actively took part in many competitions held by the National Association of Students of Architecture and bagged in numerous awards for the School. After achieving her bachelor degree, she pursued to work as a Junior Architect at Tej Counsaltant where she worked for Government Projects for the city of Surat, Gujarat, India.She have also worked as an Assistant Professor at Raman Bhakta School of Architecture, Gujarat, India where she taught subjects like Building Materials and Technology, Climatelogy, Architecture Graphic Skills, History of Architecture and Digital Technology. Priyanka, has a strong belief that Architecture is not mere textual awareness; it entails skills, creativity and imagination. Hence, the more one explores the more one acquires. Thus, she looks forward to working with a company to uphold her communication skills, creativity and technical knowledge to espouse the architecture standards and acquire the skills, knowledge and style the company stands for. 

List of On-Site Projects Design and Planning and Presentation Set 86 Palms (Luxury Housing Project) Alembic Group (Luxury Housing Project) Amul Parikh's Farmhouse Anants Commercial Complex Antica (Housing) Badal Sahani's Residence Balaji Group (Housing Project) Blues 23 (Renovation Project) Brookfields (Luxury Housing Project) Bhaven Amin- 99 Greens (Farmhouse) Halol (FoodMall)

Hardik Pandya (Hotel) Kotnani's Farmhouse Kaushik Mistry-Swiss Pack Company Kashyap Jain (Residence) Pancham Parn (Clubhouse) P.N. Mohanan's Residence Pritesh Patel (Housing Scheme) Vicenza Vanakkam (Housing Scheme) Vikram Mahurkar (Residence) Samanvay Silver (Hotel) Sohel Pathan(Mixed-Used Developement)

Centerline Drawing, Working Drawings and Door Window Schedule Akshay Shah's Residence Bricklane (Apartments) Cloud 9 (Cottages) Greenfields 4 (Clubhouse) Harish Patel (Residence) Narayan Trade Centre (NTC) Nilesh Patel (Commercial Complex)

Pancham Parn (Clubhouse) Pancham Plus(Commercial Complex) Samanvay Santorini-(Luxury Housing Project) Samanvay Zillion(Commercial Complex) Sohel Pathan(Mixed-Used Developement) Vicenza Vanakkam (Housing Scheme) Vikram Mahurkar (Residence)

Miscellaneous Back to Heaven (Luxury Housing Project) | Road Section Deatil Drawing Bricklane (Apartments) | Glazing Details Bhaven Amin (Residence) | Landscape Plan Cloud 9 (Cottages) | Structural Drawing Devkrupa (Residence) | Canopy Design Nilesh Patel | Electrical Drawing Pancham Pushp | Glass Railing Detail Rajesh Shah's Residence | Parking and Planter Detail - Design and Working Drawing, Courtyard Wall and Fins-Detail Samanvay Santorini-(Luxury Housing Project) | Clubhouse- Structural Drawing

Interior Projects Furniture Design and Details Bedroom Details Flooring Details

Staircase and Railing Details Toilet Details- Plumbing and Working Drawing Ceiling Details 

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Group: Priyanka Patel _ Jiajun Cheng Instructor: Herwig Baumgartner 2GAX_Fall_2017 Group: Priyanka Patel _ Jiajun Cheng

Instructor: Herwig Baumgartner



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Semblances Project Type: Library Site: Duarte, Los Angeles Instructor: Herwig Baugmarter

The project started with an idea of conceptualizing a play of massing with volumes of soaps. Our massing carves out the potential of the pixelated microtexture units as part of artificial landscape by expressing dynamic movement of the units while also connecting the existing parking lot and as it meanders through the site. The integration of original soap textures and micro tactile units, the grassland and the colorful materials, the human-made facilities and landscapes spawn a relationship between the quasi-nature architecture and nature. The remodeled and composite architecture was achieved through explicit technique of slicing of the existing image information and fostering the texture information to address the chain of textures put together while becoming a context for other textures. The tectonic element from the building that arrived from the play of texture became apertures for the building and planters for the landscape.

Group: Priyanka Patel _ Jiajun Cheng

Instructor: Herwig Baumgartner





Visual Studies I Instructor: Kristy Balliet & Casey Rehm The course covers issue of contemporary representation and development of splines in relation to complex digital form and physical and visual space. Developing a critical visual literacy and review methods for generating and evaluating lines, surfaces and volumes. introduction to methods and concept of three dimensional drawing(zero gravity), digital modeling, multiple realitiesand digital/physical fabrication. The excercise requires generation of line through gestural animation. Creating line with Virtual Reality with Oculus Medium develop a concept of their realtionship to each other and the space. The second set of lines and curves were digitally created from Maya. And integration of both the lines developed a model in both digital and physical form. It later dealt with patterns, texture and surface articulation with VR environment. The final attempt was to explore processing and texture mapping. It was to 3d scan our previous model and acheive an unrolled image. Which is then to be textured map with scripts from Processing. The model achieved was also a result of scripting in Processing in 3d Peasy Cam mode.



Advanced Materials and Tectonics China Academy of Art Instructor: Maxi Spina In congruence with the lightness of the existing facade of the Folk Art museum at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, we have developed an adaption that attempts to address the local climate of the new site of the building, Los Angeles. Owing to the fact that Los Angeles predominantly experiences a hot and sunny climate in most months throughout the year, the main aim of the design of the facade system was to effectively shade the interior closely studying the direction of incident sunlight throughout the day. Maintaining elements from the original Kengo Kuma design -the low E double glazing fronted by the steel mesh with clay tiles embedded in the network, our adaptation of the design aims to distribute and redesign the length and orientation of the clay tiles carefully in order to provide effective shading throughout the day during hot months. Our design thus incorporates longer tiles and a denser distribution of tiles towards the higher end of the steel mesh and shorter tiles and a more scattered distribution of tiles towards the lower end. The lengths of the tiles are calculated using the altitude angle of the sun at the hottest time of the day. Thus, maintaining the perforated and light nature of the original facade, our adaptation aims to more precisely calibrate the screen density and tile lengths, responding to the local climate of Los Angeles. 


HyperCity (Project in

Progress for Second Semester) Instructor: Tom Wiscombe We approached the project defining the city not as a whole, but as a set of parts. We collapse typical city elements, specific to mixed use developments, into one project. Two main elements we use are a familiar nature, as well as an unfamiliar application of that nature. Our project exhibits familiar nature and familiar urbanism. The line between man-made and nature is purposely left AMBIGUOUS, to both DEFAMILIARIZES and set a new ICONICITY for the mixed use development. Our approach resonates to the idea of a generalized section of a mixed used development project, but at a different level. We have introduced a change of topography to the site. The new ground acts as a plinth to our project upon which sits the residential complexes, similar to that of existing mixed use developments. The new ground houses typical mixed-use program: retail, flower market, Restaurants, cafe and offices.Our project also gives back to the city as much as it takes from it. The project proposes public plaza andpark over the new ground that would be open to the city. 


Shed Solution Football Field Instructor: Greg Otto Concept: The concept was to design a football field alongside a public space or arena. The idea was to set off from the usual form of a plan of a square or sphere(Circular/Oval) and come up with a triangulated version of the structure where the stadium holds a huge portion and the extended arm can provide service to other multi usuable spaces. Spaces and Construction System: The main structure of the stadium roof is that of tensile in nature. The fabrication of the roof holds itself hanging from the mast that run around the periphery of the stadium boundary. The multi usable spaces also accomodate a huge skylight that is bein able to see a clear vision with the help of 3d trusses that span through the opening in the roof and holds the material on either side. This truss is streched and is connected to the foundation on ground, thus making it a form of compression.


Vikram Mahurkar Project Type: Residential Location: Vadodara Site Area: 946 sq. mt. This residential project has a symmetrical planning with an adaptation to moder Greek Revival style of architecture. The house has a perfect symmetry and balance on interior and exterior planning.The elevations on all sides is identical and features rows of collonades. The interior has a focal open space that accounts for light throughout the residence. Accomplishment Symmetrical Planning and assigning spaces maintaining a balance. Working with collonades and planning with a focal point. Grandure of the entrance highlights the expectation for the interior spaces.


Kotnani House Project Type: Residential Location: Vadodara Site Area: 4873 sq. mt. The site is positioned on a contoured plane with open surroundings. The design has minimalistic spaces to maximize the site yield and take full advantage of potential views. A linear planning bisects the property from east to west. A long deck at the west end stretches to a pleasing sunset view. The north and south of the site are open to its maximum with a huge garden at the southern end. Accomplishment Understanding the contours whn planing on an uneven typographical plane. Linear planning to accomodate space with minimal planning. Respecting the natural terrain and shaping the building aroud it.


99 Greens Project Type: Farmhouse Location: Vadodara Site Area: 729 sq. mt. A Cape Cod architectural style of house is designed. The Farmhouse is located on the outskirts and have individual gardens at the rear end. The Gazebo at the rear end is an elemental structure admist the garden. The planning has a steeped pitch roof relatable to the Cape Cod style. Accomplishment Understanding of Cape Cod Architectural style and designing this 17th century style along with a modern outlook providing huge glass glazings. Planning a subtel and relaxing spaces for it being a weekend home.


Al Eiman Project Type: Housing Society Location: Vadodara Site Area: 2405 sq. mt. The Community based Affordable housing is designed with inspiration from the Gala Type housing in Rural India. Each unit shares it side walls with the other unit. The units open up towards the front and rear elevation where it adores small green spaces despite Area constrains.

Accomplishment Understandng the basic requirement of the community and designing an affordable housing for them. Incorporating the Rural idea under the Urban context.



Samanvay Santorini Project Type: Housing Society Location: Vadodara Site Area: 205 sq. mt. The opulence of Villas is perceptible from its independent planning. An essence to its name Santorini is not only in terms of roof but also the spacious planning and luxurious garden spaces. Accomplishment Designing spacious planning with minimalistic approach and procuring a strong relation of the building with its environment. Modern outlook interlinked with the Urban culture to design appreciable spaces.


Pancham Plus Project Type: Commercial Complex Location: Vadodara Site Area: 955 sq. mt. This Complex is one of the emerging landmark of the city, sitting on a busy street.The surroundings of the site created an enclosed volume along with the context which enabled a built form to have minimum exposed surface area. Thus each floor is divided into two shops to allow maximum usage of the available Area considering the space constrain Accomplishment Working in a tight situation of Area Constrain to produce a Complex that becomes a landmark. The minimum exposed surface and enclosed volume played an important role to learn planning with Area crisis and constrains.


Zillion Project Type: Commercial Complex Location: Vadodara Site Area: 2626.5 sq. mt. The Commercial Complex was designed with an essence of contemporary architecture. The elevation of the project was achieved after a tideous excercise of brainstroming. The elevation of the complex was a vital component as it was responsible to attract the crowd. Accomplishment Designing the elevation and producing a working drawing set that would be easy for the layman to work upon, cnsidering the curves in the design.



GERUA Project Type: Residential Location: Kerala Site Area: 345 sq. mt. The core notion of the project is to retain the crux of a traditional Kerala home. The idiosyncratic element of the Kerala Homes is the steep sloping Roof designed to withstand the heavy monsoons. The Banana Leaf is a vital element to the Kerala culture and have a diverse usability. The planing is a grid based with garden in L-shape. The Double heighted living area contributes a spacious impression despite the area constrain.

The innovative roof is emulating the banana leaf, the structure shielding the interior spaces from the strong heat and heavy rains. Additionally, the material used in the structure is in their unique form like that of exposed brick. A modest planning based on minimalistic approach with geometrical design.



Khatri Wada Project Type: Community Housing Location: Surat Site Area: 4423 sq. mt. The concept is to design the housing in a manner that retains the essence of interaction level with an enhanced space for it. The notion is to provide the joint family a unit that bonds them and also arrange for space for individual activity. The notion is to design multiple program based housing for Khatri community of Salabatpura, Surat. The essence of interaction of the community is kept intact with a large gathering space as focal point. The units were each designed as per the family needs some housed joint family others were meant for nuclear family and senior citizens. Each unit breathed within its individual space along with the connection it developed with the society.



SVATVAM CITY Project Type: Urban Insert Location: Surat Site Area: 115,475.7 sq. mt. The crux of the Urban insert project was addressing the multiple usable spaces and retaining its essence of usability and individuality. The project has varying building ranging from public sectors to private spaces namely: Open Auditorium, Urban Haat, Bus Terminus, Game Zone, Multiplex, Food Court and Restaurants, Studio Apartment, Civic Centre, Indoor Sports Complex, Public Park, Multi-purpose hall, Library and Retail and Commercial Complex. The utmost thought-provoking issue of the project was to establish a relationship between all these buildings to address it as one entity.




Juvenile Correctional and Rehabilitation Center Location: Surat Site Area: 27,817 sq. mt. The aim of the design is to create a place for rehabilitation, where juvenile delinquents from the vicinity would be able to engage in close dialogue as well as reorientation programs shaping new perspectives for the future. The main concept of Juvenile Correctional and Rehabilitation Center is to serve the dual purpose of accommodating amorphous social interaction among different age groups and providing instructional courses all in a safe, supervised environment. The centre has 4 major buildings- an administrative building, a Juvenile Court, Home for the delinquents and the Rehabilitation Centre that includes the School and Workshops. The buildings are organized in a well-proportioned sequence with circulation routes and open spaces. In the epicenter of the home for delinquents, a large introverted space opens up beneath a skylight. Aside from offering a space for lingering and conversation, it also serves as an exhibition space. To maintain a homely feel, emphasis is put on designing dormitory as a family unit with a caretaker amongst 10 children 