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CV, Design Consultant, Concept Designer, Interior, Architect Designer

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 18454

List top 5 skills: client relationship management, concept creation, designing, technical design softwares
Short Bio:

I have worked with a property developer who specialized in residential communities and prior to that with a world renowned design firm. In both cases, I have been exposed to a variety of design related responsibilities - actively working with clients, design consultancy, suggesting changes to the design team, conceptualizing, incorporating new design trends, coordinating with suppliers, problem solving, monitoring on-site work and providing progress updates.

Current location: 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - View on map

Nationality: 

Indian

Spoken languages: 

english, Hindi

Locations I am interested in working:

United Arab Emirates



Qualifications

Completed my high school education at the Emirates International School in Dubai, which followed the British system and completed the IGCSE program. Last year, I graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture from the Canadian University of Dubai.

Career Summary

 Worked as a Project Administrator with a property developer – Shaikh Holdings, based in Dubai on the Sanctuary Falls project in the Jumeirah Golf Estates. The development featured luxury resort styled villas nestled on a signature golf course, a detailed project description can be seen here: http://www.sanctuaryfalls.com/. I was involved in customizing units, collaborating with design consultants, customer service and management, responding to client Requests For Information, corporate mailings, attending meetings, preparing reports and tracking progress of the project, conducting several site visits amongst other duties.

 Did my internship at a world renowned Canadian architectural firm – Stantec for 2 months full time and part time for another 8 months. Several duties involved doing technical drawings of plans and elevations, 3D renderings, collaborating in design meetings and lots of hand visualizations.

 Selected as a delegate for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference hosted in Dubai. I was one of the 500 students shortlisted from top-tier institutes from more than 40 countries across the globe.

 Selected as a delegate amongst other industry heavy weights for the TEDX conference held in Dubai where the topics for included sustainability amongst others

 Constantly attend industry conferences such as Urban Agenda 2020 and Sustainable design & urban planning seminars hosted by the Society of Engineers.

 Created concept designs for Persil brand showcased at the bride show in Abu Dhabi.

 Created conceptual designs of a Spa for a client involved in an Airport project.

Projects:-

Housing development: Scope involved taking the area around the Al Jaddaf metro station and developing it into a thriving community for the elderly as well as children. Special care was taken to encourage pedestrian access & elements such as views, day lighting and wind patterns were taken into consideration with the design.

Student Union: This project entailed designing a student’s facility for Academic City. Scope involved taking into consideration not only current & future student capacity. The details of this project involved looking at merging students across faculties and also incorporating a cohesive facility that could be used for years.

Designing a Health Care Center: The project involved designing a small private hospital that included major treatment departments. The facility was intended to act independently, however could also be a support centre for other health care facilities in the area.

Designing a Library: With increased emphasis on digital communication, a new approach was needed to maintain the libraries while at the same time responding to the increased pace of technological change. The design for the library was aimed at serving the local community of students & for the specialized user in the UAE.

Designing the extension of a school: This project involved designing the extension of an existing school here in Dubai. The client needed more rooms to keep up with the growing demand. Restrictions involved not modifying the exterior of the building and maintaining the overall theme of the school. Apart from that, creative freedom was given to design and address the problem in any way possible.

Conservation of Bastakiyah: The construction of Al Bastakiya dates back to the 1890s & is therefore one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Overtime this area has faced much deterioration; my project was to do on site surveying, model and study one of the main buildings of the area and attempt to find a solution for preserving it.

My Involvement in Design Projects :

Conceptual Design | Computer aided design | Construction and design integration | Sustainable design | Working Drawings and Detailing | Planning and Urban Design | Building Codes | Building Information Modelling | 3D Visualization |

In summary, key skills acquired include:

 Planning, designing, and furnishing interiors of residential and commercial buildings.

 Space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings or equipment, and colour coordination.

 Plan for the interior and exterior features of a building unit such as entrances, corridors, halls, rooms, and the surrounding environment and revised according to artistic needs.

 Creating high quality presentations and delivering concept designs to the Dean of my faculty along with visiting architects. These designs range from townhouses to hospitals to designing extensions of existing buildings.

Specialized Design Trend Knowledge:

Waste management and resource recovery system

The aim of this topic was to discover the potentials of landfills and how these areas could have a positive impact on cities. An in-depth research allowed me to understand a variety of sustainable solutions and technologies that could be established to make landfill grounds a vital space in the urban fabric.

Biomimicry

This research topic looked at using nature as inspiration for creating cohesive, sustainable, energy efficient and high strength structures that could solve many current problems that plague the architecture and construction industry.

Sustainable design using Arabian elements

Explored the use of many traditional architectural elements, which were passive design strategies were used right from the beginning to provide comfortable living without using power or energy. Elements such as the Mashrabiya were used to provide diffused daylighting while also providing privacy to all homes. The traditional Barjeels (wind towers) captured the North West winds, cooled and filtered the air and then ventilated indoor spaces. These are just some of the many examples of efficient design that I have made a point to incorporate in my projects.

Thesis Project: Rehabilitation of Landfill

Designed a sustainable district, GreenPark for my graduation project which focused on rehabilitating landfills while also serving as a support system for Academic City and the Industrial centre located on either side of the site.

Currently the industrial center sorts through about 35% of the city’s mixed use waste. My facility will support them and will bring in additional city waste to maximize current recycling capacity. Not only does the district convert waste from an existing landfill into usable raw materials but also generates alternative energy like bio-fuels, which would be used to power the GreenPark district. Being in an area, that still has scope for more future development; any surplus energy produced by my facility could be supplied in these new projects. In the future, the power can also be supplied to the local energy grid.

To lower the overall carbon footprint of the building, landfill gas is captured and used to power the facility, while the main design of it involves using several energy saving strategies giving the building a LEED rating. Another precinct in this development is the science and innovation centre which would encourage research and allow students to develop green prototypes. This in turn would aid new start-ups and contribute to the Dubai’s sustainability agenda.

Additionally, this facility will hold a testing lab for new research in areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative and renewable sources of energy to support the several specialised programs already offered at academic city. It would also be a platform to the general public to come and learn about the new development and its positive impact on the environment and the society at large.