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PORTFOLIO OF UNDERGRADUATE WORK University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies


CURRICULUM VITAE

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ARCHITECTURAL WORK

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MERGE: BOUTIQUE HOTEL CHICAGO MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY THE BOOK NOOK: AN URBAN BOOKSTORE NESTED: DANCE PERFORMANCE THEATER THE MOVING SPACE: DANCE STUDIO THE INFINITE STAIRWAY

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SKETCHING

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

Expected May 2016 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

20TH CENTURY FOX PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INTERN

Los Angeles, CA June 2015 - August 2015 - Developed drawings for the renovation of accessible restrooms and the baffle wall at the Zanuck Theater. - Created a drawing library for archiving and organizing various building hard prints including architectural, engineering, renderings and presentation drawings. - Worked with AutoCAD, Photoshop, Acrobat, Reader and Excel and assisted colleagues with other miscellaneous architectural and interior design work. - Created plumbing blocks and compiled ADA standards for the projects in progress.

DIVYA PATEL ARCHITECTS SUMMER INTERN

Indore, India June 2014 - August 2014 - Assisted in the planning of a family residence in Dhar, India. - Designed working floor plans and renderings for the residence using Revit. - Visited the project site, attented client meetings and presented design proposals to the client. - Worked alongside an interior designer to design custom furniture for the design residence

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RELEVANT SKILLS

Rhinoceros3D AutoCAD Adobe Creative Cloud Revit

3DS Max Microsoft Office Google Sketchup

Hand-drafting, laser-cutting, model making, sketching, wood working RECOGNITION

CLASS OF 1960 AWARD Excellence in free-hand drawing DEAN’S LIST 2012-2014

LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM AMBASSADOR

August 2013 - May 2014 - Introduced prospective students to the school of Architecture. - Interacted with high-school students interested in pursuing architecture. - Initiated prospective student tours to the architecture studios.

WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE August 2014 - Present

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MERGE Boutique Hotel Champaign, IL

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"Merge" is a design proposal for a new comprehensive boutique hotel located in Campustown, Champaign. The hotel will serve as a conference center for visitors to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The design is distinguished by its two merging geometries. The unique geometries serve different functions. The rectangular and more private part of the design, holds guest rooms, service areas and office. The wedge-like triangular half holds more public and interactive spaces like meeting rooms, lounges, a bar and a restaurant and it is more "visible". The slope of the wedge has photo-voltaic cells and it is at a 20 degree angle for optimum solar insolation.

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WINDOWS DOW OWS S Ventilation Inlets PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS angled roof maximises insolation and offsets power grid demands

LIGHT SHELVES over windows on South facade to prevent overheating RAIN WATER COLLECTION

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OVERHANG To Shade South Entrance of Hotel

SUSTAINABILITY DIAGRAM

GLASS FINS & MULLIONS vertical shading on East facade

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LEVEL 3 30’- 0”

FINISHED FLOOR ON REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB ADJUSTABLE SHADES STEEL CURTAIN WALL WITH ANCHOR AND FIRE SAFE INSUALTION AT SLAB EDGE EXTRUDED ALUMINUM HORIZONTAL MULLION SUSPENDED CEILING LAMINATED INSULATING GLASS WITH LOW E-COATING

LEVEL 2 15’- 0”

RIGID INSULATION WEATHER BARRIER

LEVEL 1 0’- 0”

CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE MOISTURE BARRIER RIGID INSULATION PIER 4’ DEEP FOOTING

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CONFERENCE ROOM

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TYPICAL GUEST ROOM PLAN SCALE: 1/16"=1'0"

DESIGN CONCEPT

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PHYSICAL MODEL Model Materials: Basswood, Task board and Acrylic Acrylic. Scale: 1/8"=1'-0"

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CHICAGO MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY Chicago, IL

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A public library serves several purposes that are no longer just limited to book storage. "The Chicago Multimedia Library" project is representative of a library as well as a community center that encourages learning through a variety of media such as books, digital media, galleries, performances, exhibits, discussions and more. The design accommodates interests that cater to a large portion of the community. Like most cities, time is crucial is Chicago. The design of the library is organized to ensure efficiency. The ground level holds spaces that people tend to utilize for shorter time periods, the second level has the digital library, children's section and exhibition gallery; spaces that may not be used for very long time periods. The third and fourth levels hold main bookstacks, reading spaces, classrooms and a theater; spaces that people would spend the most amount of time. The East facade has solar paneled louvers. These louvers allow optimum amounts of sunlight to enter the space and also make the facade adaptive and interactive.

SITE PLAN 0 25’ 50’

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CLASSROOM BOOKSTACKS

DIGITAL LIBRARY

SUSTAINABILITY Solar Responsive panels Passive ventilation Passive shading of East facade

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BUILDING PROGRAM

INFORMATION DESK

LEARNING CENTER

2 OR MORE E HOURS

CONFERENCE ROOMS

1-2 HOURS

COMPUTER HUB

CHILDREN’S SECTION

TEMPORARY EXHIBITS

INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT COMPUTER HUB

30-60 MINS

10-30 MINS

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SECTION MODEL STUDY Model Materials: Basswood, Plywood, Chipboard and Acrylic. Longitudinal section model for in-depth study of building structures and spatial organization.

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BUILT AT 1/4"=1'-0" SCALE

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THE BOOK NOOK An Urban Bookstore Champaign, IL

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"The Book Nook" is a design proposal for an urban bookstore in downtown Champaign. This project explores contrasts and transitions in urban environments. The organization and design of the project is a reflection of this. The building program changes from a loud double height space to a quieter reading "nook". This not only makes the bookstore more attractive to different kinds of shoppers, but it also serves as an appealing consumer experience. The double height-ed atrium connects to a cafe whereas the reading nooks form private and compact spaces. Each unique space answers directly to its exterior environment, that also transitions from loud to quiet.

INTERIOR RENDERING OF BOOKSTORE

EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC STUDY

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The project site located between two busy streets in a bustling part of downtown Champaign. The site is within walking distance of the Amtrak station as well as several bars, restaurants and stores. This part of Champaign is frequented by students, professors, and other members of the community.

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION SCALE: 1/16"=1'-0"

Bookstacks Atrium Cafe Circulation Bathroom Work Area HVAC

BUILDING PROGRAM

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NESTED Dance Performance Theater Oakwood, IL

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This design proposal is for a dance performance theater. This project explores the idea of nested spaces. The building itself is embedded within the site. Also, the performance theater is encapsulated within the glass facade of the building. The theater is a black box theater and is shielded from sunlight by concrete walls that wrap around the space creating a spiraling path. This provides an interesting contrast of light and dark between the site, the interior lobby and the theater space. Thus, nesting not only in differentiating unique spaces of the building but also creates individual contrasting environments.

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Interior view of the black-box theater

GROUND FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/16"=1'-0"

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SITE MAP

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Relationship between water and site

Tree coverage around the site

Step 2: Massing and site context


MASSING MODEL STUDY Model Materials: Basswood, Matboard, Cardboard and Acrylic Massing model to study the topography and landscape features of the site.

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THE MOVING SPACE Dance Studio Oakwood, IL

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"The Moving Space" is inspired by the idea of motion which is inherent in dance. This design proposal serves as dance studio space for practice. The site is surrounded by a nature and the form is influenced by its surrounding landscape. The use of natural earthy tones and materials also originates from the forest-like context of the site. The entrance to the studio is corridor-like which is a reflection of the existing pathway to the site and the corridor runs parallel to the site. The design has two dance studios which are separated by a sliding and revolving wall. As such, the two dance studios can be combined to form a larger dance studio. A large central skylight would allow light to enter the dance spaces and would also enable dancers to experience nature through the overhead canopy of trees.

LONGITUDINAL SECTION SCALE: 1/16"=1'-0"

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SOLAR STUDY THROUGH MASSING MODELS Model Materials: Foam Core, Chipboard and Basswood. Not to scale

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THE INFINITE STAIRWAY Conceptual Outdoor Dance Performance Space

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"The Infinite Stairway" is inspired by the different levels that are present in the site's landscape. The design concept stems from the abstraction of the idea of steps in a staircase. Typically, such steps rise steadily and lead to someplace. The steps in this project are triangular to relate to the slope present in the site. Further, these steps don't lead to a specific place, they perform the function of creating variations and levels within the site. These variations are triangular in nature to increase the range of human movement, creating more possibilities for dance. The continually narrowing width of the steps coupled with the overhead tree canopy gives a sense of infiniteness. This visual play on the audience makes both, the dance and the site seem vast. While the shape of the steps is not normative, it is inspired by the geometries present in the landscape and also by the human form created in dance.

Dance emphasizing the "infiniteness" of the stairway.

Dance can draw attention to the slope of the structure.

Merging geometries can serve to promote new variations of dance.

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SKETCHING

SKETCH STUDY OF THE "VON STERNBERG HOUSE" DESIGNED BY RICHARD NEUTRA The design is distinguished by a moat-like feature and a large curving wall that encloses a patio.

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BUILDING DETAIL

ABSTRACT SKETCH OF AN OFFICE BUILDING MUMBAI, INDIA

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PHOTOGRAPHY

"THE BEAN" Millenium Park Chicago, IL

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"CHICAGO"

"LA"

View of Chicago as seen from the top of the Aon Center Open House Chicago Chicago, IL

Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad Museum Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

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