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R E S U M E UTKARSH KUMAR 1007, S ROOSEVELT ST. TEMPE, AZ 85281 (480)6125274 ukumar1@asu.edu 11/13/1988 OBJECTIVE: SEEKING A POSITION AS JUNIOR URBAN DESIGNER/ARCHITECT NATIONALITY - INDIAN LANGUAGES - ENGLISH, HINDI

educational background 2011-2013 GRADUATE STUDENT I ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, ARIZONA MASTER OF URBAN DESIGN I THE DESIGN SCHOOL

2006-2011 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT I NAGPUR UNIVERSITY, NAGPUR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE I COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

2003-2006 RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS MAJOR

recognition & awards 2013 DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER I SPRING 2013 I THE DESIGN SCHOOL I ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 2013 DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER I FALL 2012 I THE DESIGN SCHOOL I ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 2012 GRAND PRIZE JURIED WINNER I GENERATION KINGSPAN ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION I GREENBUILD CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO 2011 DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER I FALL 2011 I THE DESIGN SCHOOL I ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 2011 RECIPIENT OF BEST THESIS PRESENTATION I INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, NAGPUR CHAPTER 2011 RECIPIENT OF BEST THESIS AWARD I COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, NAGPUR UNIVERSITY, INDIA 2011 GRADUATED AT TOP OF THE CLASS I COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, NAGPUR UNIVERSITY, INDIA 2011 RECIPIENT OF BEST PRESENTATION ON SPECIAL TOPICS I COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, NAGPUR UNIVERSITY 2009 BEST STUDENT WORK (4TH YR) EXTERNAL REVIEW I COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, NAGPUR UNIVERSITY 2009 COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE AT 52nd SAARC-NASA INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE CONVENTION 2008 OVERALL ACADEMIC RANK 7/200 I COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, NAGPUR UNIVERSITY 2008 COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE CONVENTION (http://www.nasaindia.co.in), INDIA 2007 3 DESIGN COMPETITION CITATIONS AT NASA REGIONAL CONVENTION, INDIA

published work 2013 UTKARSH KUMAR, NANO & THE CITY: ARBUTUS, DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD EXHIBITION CATALOGUE; THE DESIGN SCHOOL DECEMBER 2012 UTKARSH KUMAR, KINGSPAN SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE, GENERATION KINGSPAN; ARCHITECT MAGAZINE, PG 53 2012 UTKARSH KUMAR, FORECLOSED URBANISM, DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD EXHIBITION CATALOGUE; THE DESIGN SCHOOL


collaborative research experience January - May 2013 APPLIED RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE STUDIO I NANO & THE CITY The applied research collaborative studio operated as a multi-disciplinary design laboratory where faculty and students explored integrative design between science, technology and policy relative to the urban condition of the city of Phoenix, AZ. The following considerations were addressed: a) Existing & Emerging Nanotechnologies; b) Climatic Responsive Design; c) Urban Adaptation Strategies; d) Social Responsibility; e) Political Policy; f) Material Culture; g) Regulation. Through the study of socio-political and physical implications of a nano-enhanced urban environment relevant to new strategies for urban adaptation & integration of design thinking with scientific scenario building, the studio derived 4 alternate futures for the city of Phoenix existing in the year 2050.

August - December 2012 ADVANCED URBAN DESIGN/ARCHITECTURE STUDIO III I REDWOOD CITY WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT The urban renewal project for Redwood City, located in California, was organized in close collaboration with the City Council including Mayor Alicia C. Aguirre. To study the new waterfront development models, a two week study tour of Copenhagen & Berlin was organized. Copenhagen served as a great city to study various ecologically diverse and conscious designs, whereas, Berlin served as a great city to study various urban renewal projects dealing with decaying parts of the city. Thus, the overall concept derived from these experiences combined a strong sense of environmental design which could further enhance the scope and impact of developer driven projects in the city. The proposal became a departure point for the city where it could start building its future with more conscious efforts.

May - August 2012 MICRO-URBANISM RESEARCH The research project was geared towards re-defining the term Micro-Urbanism to elaborate on the urban cultural patterns adopted by growing cities. To showcase different urban patterns leading to a micro-urban environment, a set of case studies were selected. These projects were either a resultant of socio-physical and cultural needs of a city or created a condition resulting in a micro-urban development.

work experience May - August 2013 DESIGN CONSULTANT I THE DESIGN SCHOOL, ASU l CENTRE FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY, ASU l AIR ARCHITECTURE - INFRASTRUCTURE - RESEARCH, DARREN PETRUCCI January - May 2013 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT I PROF. DARREN PETRUCCI - URBAN DESIGN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT August - December 2012 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISSTANT I PROF. EDWARD COOK - LANDSCAPE AND SUSTAINABILITY May - August 2012 GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT I PROF. DARREN PETRUCCI - MICRO URBANISM, THE DESIGN SCHOOL May - November 2010 ARCHITECTURE INTERN I VINYAS URBAN, ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE DESIGN, NEW DELHI, INDIA

competitions January 2013 O3 TOWER I EVOLO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION September 2012 KINGSPAN HQ PROTOTYPE I GENERATION KINGSPAN GRAND PRIZE JURIED WINNER Winning the jury as well as the public votes for the grand prize, the competition entry was selected a winner out of the 33 design entries submitted for this competition from all over the country. The design demonstrated a skin-load-dominated* (SLD) building form where the building envelope would feasibly accomplish opportunities for daylighting, natural ventilation, and use of on-site or natural energy resources.

skills Advanced AUTOCAD I SKETCHUP I ADOBE PHOTOSHOP I ADOBE InDESIGN I LUMION I TWINMOTION I HAND DRAFTING Intermediate RHINOCEROS I 3DS MAX I AFTER EFFECTS I VRAY I KERKYTHEA I ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR I ARCGIS I SKETCHING Basic ADOBE AUDITION I CAMTASIA STUDIO I MICROSOFT OFFICE I MINDVIEW

exhibitions & activities July-September 2013 END OF YEAR DESIGN EXHIBITION I THE DESIGN SCHOOL DESIGN EXCELLENCE EXHIBTION February 2013 O3 TOWER DESIGN PROPOSAL I GEEKS NIGHT OUT - FUTURE SKYSCRAPER DESIGN EXHIBITION November 2012 GARFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING MEETING I VOLUNTEERING AS AN URBAN DESIGN STUDENT Summer 2012 END OF YEAR DESIGN EXHIBITION I THE DESIGN SCHOOL DESIGN EXCELLENCE EXHIBTION May 2012 GARFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING MEETING I VOLUNTEERING AS AN URBAN DESIGN STUDENT May 2011 NATIONAL THESIS EXHIBITION I NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURE CONVENTION April 2011 REGIONAL THESIS EXHIBITION I INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, NAGPUR CHAPTER

references DARREN PETRUCCI PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN I ASU I Darren.Petrucci@asu.edu MAX UNDERWOOD PRESIDENT’S PROFESSOR I ASU I max.underwood@asu.edu GABRIEL DIAZ MONTEMAYOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR l SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE I UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN I diaz.montemayor@utexas. edu


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