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SANA KHWAJA 614.843.9264


The Ohio State University

Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

Masters in Architecture

Washington University in St. Louis

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Masters in Architecture

The Ohio State University

Fall 2009 - Spring 2013

B.S In Architecture With Honors and Honors Research Distinction Cum Laude

Universidad De Salamanca

Summer 2007

Study Abroad

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Walter H. Kidd Scholarship Recipient Kontogiannis Scholarship Recipient Secretary of Muslim Students Association

PROGRAMS Adobe Suite Autocad Revit Rhino Sketchup Google Sketchup Grasshopper Vasari DIVA

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Spring 2017 Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

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Urban Forest: Housing Community in Palermo, Buenos Aires MicroFood Network: Intercepting daily life to redistributing food in St. Louis Landscape Urbanism That’s Interesting Shattered Perspectives: Group Instillation The In Between: Reconstructing the Otaniemi Campus Mangrove Research/Hospital Facility Rift: Swaco Landfill Museum Ocean’s Eleven: Contemporary Arts Center Earth Sciences Gallery Design Competition

Urban Forest Housing Community in Palermo, Buenos Aires



Urban Forest Housing Community in Palermo, Buenos Aires Fall Semester 2014 Instructor: Pablo Moyano | Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Duration: 16 Weeks

Buenos Aires is a subtropic climate and has humid temperatures all throughout the year. My plan was to create a system that was as lightweight as possible that would allow for maximum green space, but also provides natural ventilation. A series of gridded columns was used on the site to achieve this that are not only are structural but allow for different functions: staircase, the elevators, and rainwater vegetation slabs, which are a series of slabs that allow for growth from the rain that would be funneled into the column. Each unit type has a specific and tight form to allow to maximize its perimeter for views to the outside and open space. These exterior spaces also allow for bounderies between each of these spaces for more public and private spaces. Between these areas there are more public spaces for all residents; Food District, Play District, Agriculture District, and Tango District on the roof.



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Micro Food Network Intercepting daily life to redistributing food in North St. Louis



Micro Food Network Intercepting daily life to redistributing food in North St. Louis Spring Semester 2015 Instructor: Patricia Heyda | Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Duration: 16 Weeks

This proposal is to go from the existing fragmented network of food distribution to a more integrated infrastructure that allows for interaction with people and organizations, and further brings healthy foods to people that need it most. By zooming into north St. Louis, I aim to give access to healthier produce for the community, and further looking into how food waste can be properly managed and used. Existing parks, community gardens, post offices, churches, charities, and metro transit can work together to bring in produce to food desert communities.


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Landscape Urbanism Working on the Vast





Photo Overlay Project That’s Interesting

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Shattered Perspectives Group Installation Spring Quarter 2011 Instructor: Sandhya Kochar | Knowlton School of Architecture Duration: 10 Weeks Collaborators: John Simko, Carly Maggio, Steve Sarver, Tom Keith Project Manager

This group instillation is based on distortion of the human body, the space one occupies and the surrounding context. Our main focus was to properly create properties of reflection, distortion, and taughtness in relation to the human body. Mylar was the best solution for the properties we were attempting to present. By creating different size slits of mylar we oriented our views inside the instillation to the surrounding context. Our main idea was to create a space where movement and views change as one walks through the instillation.





The In Between Reconstruction of the Otaniemi, Finland Campus Fall Semester 2012 Instructor: Karen Lewis | Knowlton School of Architecture Duration: 15 Weeks

The main concept of the reconstruction of the Otaniemi site is based on creating a diverse environment of learning through interactions of different elements of a campus. Taking the existing parted site then formulating it in a way that the whole campus core is interconnected whether through the ground, ceiling, or circulation. A series of rules and systems were created for both the ground and the ceiling. The walls, circulation, and everything in between the actual buildings are connected and interlocked through these intricately designed elements.



MANGROVE RESEARCH/HOSPITAL FACILITY Spring Quarter 2012 Instructor: Ashley Schafer | | Knowlton School of Architecture Duration: 10 Weeks Showcased at Summer Works show Published in KSA digital Library

This graduate level-based project involves the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, a small community with issues with contamination in its soil and water. The main concept behind the wresearch hospital facility is to establish one community where mangroves, endangered species, the local vieques community and the doctors can be brought together to benefit the island as a whole. Throughout time the facility will prevent the airport adjacent to it from expanding, which in turn becomes a protest from the tourism that the island is known for. Eventually the membrane would rot and mangroves and the habitat would take over the facility.



Rift Swaco Landfill Museum, Columbus, Ohio Fall Quarter 2012 Instructor: Lisa Tilder | Knowlton School of Architecture Duration: 5 Weeks

This project is located in the Swaco Landfill of Columbus, Ohio. Once the landfill is filled to its capacity, it will eventually becomes a museum and park. Through the contours of the landscape the overall form of the landform museum is produced. Between the retaining walls a combination of landscape design, galleries, and museum spaces are articulated. The retaining walls connect the landscape and cut into the artificial landscape trash.



Ocean’s Eleven Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Winter Quarter 2011 Instructor: Joe Moss | Knowlton School of Architecture Duration: 10 Weeks

By taking a simple volume and cutting it into pieces sectionally and furthermore creating a gap between the volumes, the idea for the contemporary arts center is produced. As one moves through and in betwen the volumes the gallery spaces are present in between certain program, creating dynamic heights, circulation, and shades. Rules are formulated through the circulation, heights, and window and veil placement to produce program.



Earth Sciences Gallery Design 2012 IMI/OSU Masonry Design Competition Finalist Winter Quarter 2011 Instructor: Jose Oubrerie | Knowlton School of Architecture Duration: 4 weeks

The double facade creates an illusion of stone hollowed and cut into rubble. The front facade is concrete with hollow spaces that resemble stone. The inner facade is different colored granite with earthly colors that resemble rubble. When walking passed the facade the concrete will give the illusion that it is mortar of the stone and gives emphasis on the mortar. As someone moves along the facade different shadows from the front facade give emphasis on different colors of the granite. The shape of the building and the landscape resembles the rubble as well as creates a relationship with the rest of campus.



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