Nanditha Veeraraghavelu

Nanditha Veeraraghavelu

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

M Arch

Penn State University

Design team member at Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) studio during Spring 2010. B.IM studio involves design of an institutional project through the collaboration of Architects, Architectural Engineers, Landscape Architects and Construction Management Professionals to design an energy efficient building, which can be cost effective and within the given time constraints. This project involved substantial use of Revit, Navisworks, Ecotect, and other energy modeling software programs.

Participated in CAUSE from Spring 2009- Spring 2010 - Living in a sustainable global society, traveled to Germany and France to learn the sustainable building technologies adopted in the leading energy efficient countries. Thesis:

"Urban renewal and preservation of architectural monuments for a historic site, in Varanasi India."

Activities and Societies:

Teaching Assistant for architectural design studio focusing on design-build project and cradle-to-cradle design, by reusing materials abandoned in Tyrone.

Research Assistant for Prof. Madhuri Desai in Art History Department for measure drawing ancient temples and monuments in Varanasi, India.

Publicity Chair of "Indian Graduate Students Association' (IGSA) - a global group representative of all Indian Graduate and Post Doctoral Fellows in The Pennsylvania State University.

Event Organizer in 'Two Cents of Hope' - a social service organization in the Pennsylvania State University, which focuses on spreading education for under-privileged children and youth in India.

Aug 2003 - May 2008

B Arch

B.M.S.College of Engineering

Coursework: Design of commercial, residential, institutional, interior design projects, landscape design, structural design, building materials, construction management and history of architecture

Thesis: Campus planning for school of music and dance, Bangalore, India

Activities and Societies: Event Organizer for Zonal National Association for Students of Architecture (ZONASA) in 2006.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Teaching Assistant

Penn State University

Architectural Engineering design studio for 2nd and 3rd year students working on projects that incorporate active and passive energy efficient design stragies for a net-zero energy residential building units on campus.Architectural design studio for 1st year students focusing on design-build project and cradle-to-cradle design, by reusing materials abandoned in Tyrone.

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008

Architectural Intern

Viridis Pvt. Ltd.

CAD working drawings, sanction drawings, made entire campus model for the Good Shepherd International School project and residence design projects.Interior detail drawings and working drawings for retail projects such as Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Nike, and Espirit.

Conducted site supervision for Allen Solly and Van Heusen Showroom Interiors 

Skills

Skills

iLife and iWorks for MAC

Microsoft Office (Both MAC and Windows)

Microstation

Rhinocerous

Google Sketchup

Adobe Illustrator

Autodesk 3D Studio Max

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Photoshop

Autodesk Ecotect

Auto CAD

Autodesk Revit

Summary

Specialization in Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Product Delivery Method, Sustainable Design Strategies for Existing buildings and New Construction 

Participated as an Architect for the Penn State BIM studio integrating with architectural engineers and landscape architects to design an energy efficient daycare center in Pennsylvania State University campus.

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Architecture,

Penn State University. 

(Expected Graduation May 2011)

Objective

Collaborative and creative building designer with Internship experience seeking for an Entry-Level Architect positing with a firm that focuses on Architecture, Planning and Interior design projects.

Interest

Building Information Modeling,

Active/Passive Sustainable Design strategies,

LEED for existing buildings,

Energy efficient Neighborhood development

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2010 - Jun 2012

LEED Green Associate

Green Building Certification Insitute