Jyotsna Sivaguru

Work experience

Work experience


Interior remodeling, furniture design and graphic design for friends and family



Involved with a group that did comprehensive research and documentation of habits and requirements of Tsunami victims - preparation of drawings and mock-up cottages - reco and feedback surveys of occupants 

Freelance consultant

Jaisim Fountainhead

Redesign of an existing space to accomodate a photo studio, office space and a break area with inexpensive materials - supervised and co ordinated with client and vendors independently - design and detail window insulation and finishes - client meetings - contractor meetings - specification writing and quality control

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

Teaching Assistant

The University of Texas at Arlington

Assisted Prof. Lee Wright in teaching a freshman basic drawing class of 50 students - introduction to types of freehand and architectural drawing - mentoring students in their 6-week long final projects in and outside class - conducting office hours

Jul 2007 - Jun 2008

Intern Architect

Jaisim Fountainhead

Retirement home project: cottages, clubhouse, hospital - design development - cosntruction drawings - code analysis - site supervision - assisted with specification and quality control - client meetings - research and shortlisting materials and finishes

Single-family homes: schematic design - code analysis - permit drawings - client meetings to understand and modify proposal according to feedback

Office management: logistics management of office tasks - co ordination of meetings and appointments - classifying and preparing presentations for marketing and educational lectures

Jan 2006 - Jun 2006


Jaisim Fountainhead

Physical model building - rendering - design development drawings - site visits - hands on experience in as-built and as-existing drawings-furniture and interior layout detailing-documentation of old projects


Aug 2008 - Dec 2010

Master of Architecture

The University of Texas at Arlington
Jul 2002 - Jun 2007

Bachelor of Architecture

Anna Univeristy



Climate Consultant

Adobe Premier

MS Office

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

REVIT Architecture

Google Sketchup

3DS Max

Chief Architect



Sustainability, Vernacular Architecture, Smart Buildings, Energy Efficiency

Residential, Commercial and Healthcare Architecture


Self-motivated, quick learner

Willingness to take on responsibility

Excel under pressure

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Strong conceptual and technical ability

Multi-national experience