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Oct 2015Jan 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Architecture (30 ECTS-credits)

Dessau International Architecture (Bauhaus) Graduate School, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany

Final Grade: 1,6 (in German Grading System, equivalent to India 8.8/UK 1st)
Equivalency: FHEQ Level 7
Matrikelnummer (Student Number): GDIA-20-20152
Final Design Project: Re-thinking Allahabad Ghat Typology
Faculty In-charge for Final Project:  Martin Rein-Cano

Nicknamed 'COOPERATIVE BAUHAUS MASTERCLASS 2016 - The Formal and Informal in Architecture: An Exercise in International Cultural and Educational Exchange', this workshop series ("Studio Delhi") was a cooperation between The Design Village (New Delhi, India) and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Department 3, DIA/Dessau International Architecture Graduate School (Dessau, Germany). It included sessions in New Delhi (October - December 2015) and Dessau (January 2016)

Jul 2010Jul 2015

Bachelor of Architecture [RIBA Part-II Equivalent]

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi), Jharkhand, India

Final Grade: 6.65/First Class (in Indian Grading System, equivalent to UK 2:1)
Equivalency: FHEQ Level 6

Student Number: BARCH/1023/2010
Design & Research Thesis Project: Trans-boundary Interpretation Corridor for The Silk Road
Faculty In-charge for Final Project:  Dr. Satyaki Sarkar

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is a five-year undergraduate academic degree designed to satisfy the academic component of professional accreditation bodies, to be followed by a period of practical training prior to professional examination and registration.

Apr 1997May 2010

All India Senior School Certificate/HSC + Secondary School Certificate/SSC (CBSE)

Carmel S S School, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

Centralized examination for SSC and HSC students respectively, in India.
Subjects for All India Senior School Certificate Examination/SSC (Equivalent to UK A-Levels): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English.

Academic Training


Certificate Training Course in Science Journalism (TCSJ)

Indian Science Communication Society (ISCOS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Final Grade: A (72.3%)
Duration: 01 year
Student Number: TCSJ/14/066
This online training course by ISCOS in science journalism focused on areas: Fundamentals of Science Journalism, Presentation formats of Science Journalism, Techniques of Science Journalism, Mass Media for Science Journalism, Specialisation in various fields of Science Journalism.
Personal Focus: Articles and projects developed on scientific data around Architecture and importance of journalism in Architectural research.

Academic and Professional Experience

9 Sep 2016

Teaching Assistant

ZBrush Workshop: Texturise Street Dance, FabCafe MTRL, Shibuya, Tokyo

Main Tutors: Risa Tadauchi, U-MA
Aim:To take advantage of 3D painting software called ZBrush, the workshop was for digital materialisation of the physical expression of street dance. With dancer U-MA as a lecturer, participants tried a taste of rhythm and motion sensation using the digital skills.
Tasks: Assistance in structuring of workshop event; ZBrush and Keyshot workflow guidance.

Jun 2016Present

Assistant Architect

Nonscale Co., Tokyo, Japan

Architectural work, computational design explorations, liaison on overseas project (ex. India, Malaysia)

Jun 2016Present

App Designer and Manager

rat[LAB], New Delhi, India

Designing, managing and curating official mobile-app of rat[LAB]- Research in Architecture & Technology, India

Apr 2016Present

Guest Writer - AiD Team

Architecture In Development

Architecture In Development (A.I.D.) is an initiative to re-connect sustainable development to architecture by developing a user-generated knowledge platform.
Tasks: Contributing case-study articles on community-based sustainable projects; AiD team member launching 'Buildify' through communications, graphics and textual content.
For AiD related communications, kindly mail at ankur(at)architectureindevelopment(dot)org
1. Hathigaon Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants - A Case Study

Jun 2015Present

Chapter Founder


WikiHouseIND (read: wikihouseindia) is a community organisation intending to intervene and influence 21st Century Housing scenario. WikiHouseIND intends to bring 'housing' back into architectural discourses. Its research-wing "WikiHouseIND Unlearn" is currently focused on research upon social housing construction methodologies, multi-generational housing design across the world and incremental housing in Indian smart-cities. The greater aim of WikiHouse is to push forward an open source building system. Many designers, collaborating to make it simple for everyone to design, make-through-tech and assemble beautiful, low-energy homes, customized to their needs. 
Know us: WikiHouseIND Introduction Showreel / Principles of WikiHouseIND / WikiHouseIND Official Facebook Page
For WikiHouseIND related communications, kindly mail at wikihouseind(at)gmail(dot)com
Innovation project(s) underway:
1. Ghar: Better By Design : Web / Facebook / Twitter
2. Prototype development catering to local-tech

May 2016Jun 2016

Architect + Design Researcher

rat[LAB], New Delhi, India

Tasks: Design Research and Development on proposals and live projects using computational tools of explorations, Illustrations and Content Writing for press releases

18 Jun 201619 Jun 2016

Tutor/Teaching Assistant

[DESIGN+COMPUTE+MAKE]: Design Computation & Fabrication Workshop // rat[LAB] Delhi Studio

About: [DESIGN+COMPUTE+MAKE] Workshop was structured to teach participants the use of Grasshopper® (Generative modelling plug-in for Rhinoceros) as a generative tool, and ways to integrate it with Hands-on Fabrication process. A strong agenda on ‘geometry’ and ‘matter’ formed the focus of the studio with design experimentation through computational & parametric techniques, culminating into a manually fabricated wall panel using understanding of data-driven design during the course of workshop
Task: Teaching Assistant to Ar. Sushant Verma, Effective guidance during hands-on fabrication

6 Aug 20158 Aug 2015

Teaching Assistant

Computational Design Tour // FillingTheVoid India, New Delhi Workshop/Studio - rat[LAB] EDUCATION

Tasks: Teaching Assistant to Ar. Sushant Verma for Computational Design Tour // Filling The Void India, New Delhi Workshop/Studio.
About: The experimental studio ran across 5 cities in India, investigating the agenda of ‘filling the void’ streamed into two categories / scales / typologies: architecture and urban, through the use of computation and parametric methods. The agenda was tested in New Delhi's urban contexts / settings leading to diverse spatial, programmatic and structural formations.

Jan 2015Apr 2015

Intern Architect

Nonscale Co., Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Part of obligatory internship for completion of Bachelor of Architecture, for a period of 16 weeks.
Tasks: Research, Architectural drawings, drafting & detailing, 3D modelling and visualization, Understanding and implementing computational design tools, project management, competition projects, on-site developments, manual fabrication and installation work, physical scaled-down model-making, facade/interior design panels' pattern work.
Experiential: Cultural Immersion, local architectural styles, trends and acceptance.
Major Projects:
1. ArchTriumph Sky Pavilion 2015 - Sundial Pavilion / Info , Museum Gardens, London
    Tasks: Study Model, Material testing and procurement, Full-Scale manual Fabrication etc.
2. HeartFelt Primary School (Cool School - BTI),  Khovd, Mongolia (Competition submission)
    Tasks: Design development, Conceptualization, Presentation board, 3D model-making etc.
Other Projects:
1. TokoMori Shopping Mall, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
2. New Concept of Shopping Mall, Mito, Japan
3. Critical Appraisal of Mazele Hair Salon, Toyosu

Nov 2014Feb 2015

Intern - Assistant Editor


Architectural Writing for online media. Under Senior Editor - Architect Sushant Verma.
Tasks: Critical writing on wide range of themes, article editing and formulation, images:text variations, Continuous development of articles, carrying out research for image collection, citation, etc. as new topics & notes are floated by Senior Editor, carry out internal research & case studies to formulate future agenda & topics, share/re-tweet the articles on specific websites such as Grasshopper/Rhino blogs, etc. as and when required.
Experiential: Online media, Exposure to architectural journalism.
Published articles:
1. Beauty of Architectural Structures 
2. Emerging 'Laboratory' culture in architecture 
3. Bigness to Size-Zero: Measuring Architecture, rightly .
+ forthcoming.

Aug 2014Nov 2014

Off-studio Research Assistant

rat[LAB], New Delhi, India

Assisting in various projects throughout the period, volunteering role. Contribute to the international team from time to time, as per project requirements.
Tasks: Presentation development through visualizations.
Experiential: Work with international team, initial exposure to computational design tools.
Major projects: YTD App

Jun 2013

Freelance Designer - Factory Project

Stewarts & Lloyds of India Limited

Factory at Orgram, Burdwan District, Kolkata, India for Stewarts & Lloyds of India Limited - A Multidisciplined Engineering & Construction Company.
Primary responsibilities: Design and development of factory building at village of Orgram, Burdwan District, Kolkata, India for Stewarts & Lloyds of India Limited - a multi-disciplined engineering and construction company.
Major responsibility: Conceptualisation of necessity of factory building in the village setting for employment generation; importance of sustainable low-energy features in the building; understanding and incorporating design features to support efficient work and working productivity; design of light-weight roof-system; and major landscaping of the site with Ar.Krithika Prakash.

May 2013

Photography Intern + Archivist

Siddhartha Das Studio, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, India

Summer Internship in Photography - Architecture, Heritage, Cityscapes.
Tasks: Documentation and Photography of heritage buildings and cityscapes of Delhi, updating photo-database for creation of catalogs, indoor/product photography, archiving, digitizing slides and negatives.
Experiential: Outdoor Photography, Mapping, Locating heritage hot-spots in Delhi.
Album: Delhi

May 2012

Summer Intern

Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Summer-break Architectural office Immersion.
Tasks: Develop highly-detailed 3D software-based models of projects, Assist project manager with detailing of institutional and residential projects.
Experiential: Office immersion and observation, Commercial and practical execution of large-scale projects.

Participation (through National Selection)

24 Dec 20168 Jan 2017

Selected Candidate - Jagriti Yatra 2016 (20th Edition)

Jagriti Yatra

Sponsorship Level 2: Merit- and need-based part-sponsorship granted (50%)
Jagriti Yatra is an ambitious train journey of discovery and transformation that selects and takes 500 of India's highly motivated youth on a 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey to meet the role models - social and business entrepreneurs - of the country. The vision of Jagriti is 'building India through enterprise'.

18 Apr 201623 Apr 2016

State/UT Representative - Andaman & Nicobar Islands

World Heritage Forum For Youth, INTACH Heritage Academy + UNESCO, New Delhi (India)

5-day certificate course (April 18-22) on World Heritage organized by INTACH Heritage Academy, in collaboration with UNESCO New Delhi. One participant per State and Union Territory selected as representative for 'Youth Model of World Heritage Committee', an interesting method to learn the functioning of the reputed international committee, concluding with formation of Participants' Declaration.

7 Nov 20149 Nov 2014

Student Participant : Dwell'14 - Design for Density Workshop

Charles Correa Foundation, Goa, India

Overview: The Charles Correa Foundation curated a National Architecture Workshop for young architects and students of architecture & design with the intent to explore and ideate on the issue of housing in urban densities. DWELL 2014 explored the many dimensions of designing a dwelling – a most basic unit – in an urban context. 6 teams ideated on designing a unit in 6 urban centres of varying scales, capacities, character and climate (Source: MATTER)
Personal Involvement: Team Ahmedabad, mentored by Ar. Riyaz Tayyibji (Anthill)
Project: Team Ahmedabad (WorkHours' Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 , WorkHours' Video)

Participation (through Expressed Interest)

8 Aug 2015

Participant - Travel Blogging

Kunzum - Travel Blogging Workshop

Travel the World for Free: How to be a successful travel blogger / social media influence and get paid to travel. A Signature Workshop by Ajay Jain at Kunzum Travel Cafe, New Delhi, India.

25 Apr 201526 Apr 2015

Student Participant - In[FORM]ed Geometries_V1.0 Workshop

rat[LAB], New Delhi, India

The workshop by rat[LAB] EDUCATION aimed to provide a detailed insight to ‘parametric design’ and embedded logics behind it through a series of design explorations using Rhinoceros & Grasshopper platforms.

Feb 2015

International Student Participant (Conceptual Category)

Yeats 2015 Architecture Competition (by IT Sligo, Sligo, Ireland)

Overview: An International Architectural Competition open to regional, national and international practitioners of architecture and art. Submissions were invited for conceptual interpretations of WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’. All submissions were displayed in an open exhibition and compiled into a special publication to commemorate the event.
For complete boards, follow the link: Yeats 2015 Architecture Competition Entry

8 Mar 2013

Student Attendee - 361° - The Design Conference

361° - Architecture Of Purpose (2013 Edition), Mumbai, India

About: The conference aimed to provoke and rethink the reason why architecture is relevant and what is relevant architecture? Icon lecturers such as Peter Rich and Charles Correa set the premise of discussion. (Source: World Architecture News Coverage )

Dec 2012

Measured Drawing - Vyas Chhatri, Jaisalmer, India

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi), India

Architectural scale drawings of existing structures of Vyas Chhatri, Jaisalmer, India.
Other Team Members: Tarang Gupta, Lakshya Pandit, Rakesh Kumar, Jatin N. Karnani
For complete boards, follow the link: Measured Drawing of Vyas Chhatri, India

Accomplishments and Accolades (Collaboration)

Nov 2014

Top 16 (National Qualification)

Annual NASA Design Competition (Architecture) 2014 [Project: "Muktidham" - Architectural Intervention for Hindu Crematorium in Ranchi, India]

Project: Panels + Report

About: The Annual NASA Design Competition(ANDC) is National Association of Students of Architecture's (NASA) own design competition, which touches upon issues ranging from current trends to theoretical approach of architectural design.

Oct 2014

Zonal Champions (East)

Archumen Architectural Quiz 2014

About: Asia's Biggest Architectural Quiz, by Ethos - an organisation focusing on networking students of architecture and civil engineering across India on a common platform that would facilitate easy dissemination of information. (Read more)

Jan 2014

Participation Award (National Qualification)

National Competition Award for Best Innovative Use of Steel (INSDAG) [Project: "Antar-ang" - Super-speciality Cardiac Hospital, Kolkata, India]

Project: Main Visualisation Panel

About: National-level Architecture Competition focusing on innovative use of steel both functionally and aesthetically, by Institute for Steel Development & Growth, India.

Nov 2013

First-Round (National Qualification)

Annual NASA Design Competition (Architecture) 2013 [Project: "Raasta" - CBD Re-development in Ranchi, India]

About: The Annual NASA Design Competition(ANDC) is National Association of Students of Architecture's (NASA) own design competition, which touches upon issues ranging from current trends to theoretical approach of architectural design.

Oct 2013

Zonal Champions (East)

Archumen Architectural Quiz 2013

About: Asia's Biggest Architectural Quiz, by Ethos - an organisation focusing on networking students of architecture and civil engineering across India on a common platform that would facilitate easy dissemination of information. (Read more)

Accomplishments and Accolades (Individual)

Jan 2015

Design Thesis Published - ABACUS (Volume-9 Issue-1)

Department of Architecture, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi), India

ABACUS is the Bi-Annual Internationally Refereed Journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies (ISSN: 0973-8339 ABACUS).
My Design Thesis titled 'Mountain Shadows: Trans-boundary Interpretation Corridor for The Silk Road' selected for publishing in Volume 9 Issue 1.

Dec 2012

Zonal Winner (East)

Yuva Ratna Award for Architecture 2012 [Project: "rāgaVAT"-Low-cost Healthcare Center in India]

About: The Birla white Yuva Ratna Award recognizes and rewards young and aspiring students for excellence in design by using their ingenuity in designing spaces and structures based on a theme.
Final Design Panel: rāgaVAT

Jan 2012

Special Mention (National Qualification)

Journalism Trophy 2012 - National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA) [Discourse: Celebrating the Past and Designing while Protecting the Future (Opposition)]

About: The aim of the Writing Architecture (current name) Trophy Competition is to inculcate intrinsic observation capabilities of students to be aware of the real world around them, and make propositions and express their thoughts in the form of written matter in line with a particular theme.

Relevant Skills

Digital Toolkit

Rhino 5.0, Grasshopper Generative Modeling, Keyshot, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, SketchUp, V-ray Renderer, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Maya, ZBrush, Microsoft Office

Developmental Toolkit

Laser-Cutting, 3D Printing, Analog and Digital Fabrication, Building Masonry, Crafted Model making, Manual Fabrication/Execution

Intangible Toolkit

Business Mediation, Communication, Effective Synergism, Inter-disciplinarity, Functional and Risk Management, Emcee, Multi-lingual proficiency (English, Hindi, Bangla, Japanese)


Dr. Manjari Chakraborty
Professor, Architecture Department
Birla Institute of Technology
Mesra (Ranchi), Jharkhand, India
Contact: profmanjari(at)gmail(dot)com

Beeke Bartelt
dia coordinator
Hochschule Anhalt
Bauhausstrasse 5, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Contact: b.bartelt(at)afg.hs-anhalt(dot)de

Martin Rein-Cano
Founder, TOPOTEK 1 (2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture joint-recipient for "Superkilen")
Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH
Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin
Contact: office(at)topotek1(dot)de

Mr. Navin Piplani
Principal Director
INTACH Heritage Academy
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
71, Lodhi Estate
New Delhi 110 003
Contact: pd.iha(at)intach(dot)org

Takumi Yoshioka
Contact: takumi2134(at)gmail(dot)com

Masaki Morinobu
Creative Designer
Nonscale Co.
2-10-24-JP-2 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-0061 Japan
Contact: m.morinobu(at)nonscale(dot)com

Ar. Sushant Verma
Founding Partner + Research Head
rat[LAB] - Research in Architecture & Technology
New Delhi, India
Contact: sushant.verma(at)rat-lab(dot)org

Changfang Luo
Architecture In Development (AiD)
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Contact: fang(at)architectureindevelopment(dot)org