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  1. 1. SIMRAN KAUR CV & PORTFOLIO (MSc, B.ARCH) ARCHITECT GREENWICH UNIVERSITY, LONDON Simran.devgun@gmail.comBEACH AND BACKWATER RESORT CONCEPTUAL MODELPhysical model using mountboard © Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved Drawings, pictures, graphics and text on the Simran Kaur Architecture CV & Portfolio are subject to the protection of the copyright and other protecting laws.
  2. 2. Curriculum VitaeSIMRAN KAUR ( 2012OBJECTIVE:Talented and result oriented architect with 3+ yrs international experience and holds strong passion for design and detail. Track record of achievement in managing complex architectural projects frominception to completion including concept design, drafting, estimating and client/contractor liaison. Expertise in housing and hospitality projects, AutoCAD proficient and knowledgeable in sustainabledesign techniques and applications.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEJAN2011-NOV2011 The Arcop group, Gurgaon, India. Full time Architect www.arcop.comProjects worked on include:Hospitality/ retail: Aloft Airport hotel, New Delhi, India. (drawings on page 3,4)•Architect on a 250 room/£15m hotel development occupying a prominent site near New Delhi airport. I worked as part of the team taking the project from its planning stage to its start with completion duein 2014. The building aims for clean and contemporary architecture which is adorned with sassy and savvy space.•Produced sketch development of options, drafted drawings and specifications for construction teams while working closely with other professionals like Associate Directors, Civil Engineers & Consultants.•Responsible for designing and drafting working drawings for various building parts such as basement drainage details, split level details, room layouts, staircases and ramp workouts, site road details etc. Ihave always been credited for my excellent attention to detail.•Wrote design presentations and technical reports.•Liaised with local authorities and regulatory bodies regarding building regulations.•Attended volunteer classes for new budding Architects.Residential: Concept models for DLF housings, Gurgaon•Prepared concept models for different housing schemes under DLF in Gurgaon, southwest of Delhi.‘’Simran is a self motivated person. Keen to learn & adapt. An excellent team player & has a very efficient work style.’’ – Neeraj Kalra, Senior Architect, The Arcop group.AUG 2008- OCT 2010 Rooms and Studios Limited, London, UK , Architect www.roomsandstudios.comPart time (Aug 08 - Mar 10) Full Time (Mar 10 – Oct 10)Whilst employed here I was involved in developing variety of exciting newly built and refurbished projects in London.Projects worked on include:Housing/ Studio flats: Eurotower, Stockwell, London.; Garrow house, London UK; Phoenix studio flats, London UK; Chicheley road studio flats, London UK. (drawings on page 5)•Created concept designs, schematic design presentation drawings, set of final construction drawings in coordination with Civil & MEP.•Introduced new design ideologies for space utilization and energy efficiency in new studio designs.•Made applications and drafted drawings of some areas (ceilings, floors, doors etc) of one of the oldest buildings in Lewisham. The site sits in approx. 1 acre and believed to date back to 1685.•.Documented existing condition drawings.•Prepared design stage risk assessments and developed construction documents (health & safety, planning conditions, etc.)•Attended regular field and site work.•Timely liaison and presentation of drawings at different levels with internal team (Directors, Project managers), approved Building Inspectors, Contractors and Subcontractors.Hospitality: Best western Palm hotel, London UK•Architect on a hotel refurbishment of existing 80 guest rooms and addition of a loft floor accommodating 20 guest rooms..•Created concept designs, schematic design drawings, set of final construction drawings in coordination with Civil & MEP.•Coordinated with Project Manager, Interior designer, Lighting designers, other Contractors and Subcontractors.•Drafted risk assessment reports, fire safety strategy reports & drawings and attended regular field and site work.Simran is a dedicated high-energy professional with a multi-faceted background. I found her independent and hard working a perfectionist always ready to put all her energy and stamina to get the jobdone. She exhibits high level of understanding and professional approach. She is fast, reliable, trustworthy and honest. It was very sad to loose her. Her efforts would be valued at any company.‘-Danny Edgar, CEO, Rooms and studios limited. 1 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. JAN 2008 – MAY 2008 Building doctors, Farringdon, London, UK. Part time Assistant Architect worked on include: Residential: Extensions and/or refurbishment of various private homes.•Conducted design work for the residential property extensions and also prepared set of working drawings.•Developed presentation drawings and details of specific areas based on coordination drawings from other involved disciplines.•Supported and assisted Head Architect during various phases of a project such as preliminary designing and drafting of working drawings.•Design input while managing schematic design drawings.•Coordinated mailings and managed documents for all project phases.JULY2005-DEC2005 The Arcop group, Gurgaon, India. Full time Trainee Architect. www.arcop.comProjects worked on include:Leisure/ sports/residential: Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort, Gurgaon, India•Trainee architect on golf homes dotted around a beautiful 9-hole golf course spread in 72 acres site area in south of Delhi.•Participated during development phase in design, preparation of full working drawings for various details of different areas of the project (villas, golf club, restaurant, golf course etc.).•Assisted the officers and Junior Architects in various arena of work in the process and learnt from their experiences.•Attended onsite visits with Architects and other professionals like Civil Engineers and Contractors.•Participated in the discussions based on various new design technologies and methods.•Coordinated mailings and managed documents for all project phases.EDUCATIONJUNE 2010 Greenwich University, London, UK Masters of Science in Architectural StudiesDissertation:‘Architecture as a language; An analysis of Taj Mahal’- This dissertation examined the value of semiotics in extending our understanding of how does architecture speaks itself regardless of its relation to theindividual/communicator. The study of “Architecture as a language” reveals the processes of representation and their interpretation. I also examined the development of design concepts through my case studyof Taj Mahal in its ultimate challenge in representation and in architecture.JUNE 2002-2007 Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab, India B. ArchitectureThesis:Beach and backwater resort, Kerala, India- Inspired from Charles Correa Architecture and my personal interest being in design development that blends with the environment in terms of materials and how it issited, I took up a backwater site in Kerala. Whilst responding to local regulations and the environment, the form of the scheme was generated by the specificities of the resort context (drawings on page 6, 7).Silver Medal:This medal was awarded as recognition for achieving 2nd rank in university during 5year degree programme.Yearly Merit Scholarship:I was awarded with yearly merit scholarship during the second, third, fourth and final year of the B.Architecture degree.Pidilite Award:I was awarded Pidilite award for excellence in Architectural studies in 2006.LANGUAGE & SOFTWARE SKILLSFluent in English, Hindi & Punjabi.Proficient in AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT (8 years experience), SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft office and knowledge of Revit, sketch up and coral draw. I am open to learn other computersoftware.INTERESTSHigh standard skills in watercolor painting, freehand perspective drawing, sketching, model making, photography, travelling or anything outdoors.REFERENCES 2 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights ReservedAvailable upon request.
  4. 4. ALOFT AEROCITY HOTEL, NEW DELHI, THE ARCOP GROUP PROJECTTOP LEFT: Site plan, A ring road surrounds the entire building which consists of hotel and office block with an internal open to skygarden.BOTTOM LEFT: Sectional internal elevations through garden.TOP RIGHT: Hotel front elevations showing fritted glass in a vertical line pattern which provides sun protection and visual screening.BOTTOM RIGHT: Internal courtyard showing pool deck with suspended elements above to provide shade and screening. 3 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. ALOFT AEROCITY HOTEL, NEW DELHI, THE ARCOP GROUP PROJECT LEFT: Snapshots of sump and drainage details. TOP RIGHT: Staircase detail BOTTOM RIGHT: Detail showing working detail of drainage from third basement to ground level.4 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. EUROTOWER, LONDON, ROOMS AND STUDIOS PROJECTLEFT: Plan & ElevationRIGHT TOP & BOTTOM: Typical room working elevation, plan & details(door jamb & sill) 5 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. DESIGN WORKSHOP: DUST, POSTGRADUATION YEAR IEarly design sketches and mapping of details 6 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. BEACH AND BACKWATER RESORT, KERELA, YEAR FIVETOP LEFT : Project master plan. The triangular shape site is surrounded by backwaters with the only access road as shown. The idea is to incorporate the water channels and green spacesin the site so as to merge with the surroundings. The terminology adopted appreciates the environment, ecology of the region and maintains cultural background and lifestyle.BOTTOM LEFT: Physical model using mountboard.RIGHT: The central main building that houses the lounges, shops, administration, cultural spaces etc. 7 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. BEACH AND BACKWATER RESORT, KERELA, YEAR FIVETOP LEFT: Luxury guests room wing overlooking the backwaters.BOTTOM LEFT: Plan, Luxury guests roomsRIGHT: Photomontage 8 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. DOCUMENTATION OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OFSPORTS BUILDING, INDIA, YEAR FOURABOVE & RIGHT: Part elevation and few elevation detailsBOTTOM: Sectional & front elevation 9 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. 1 2 34 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS: Arts and graphics1. San Francisco skyline (watercolour) 8. Thailand scene ( pencil)2. Landscape (watercolour) 9. Maldives beachside (watercolour)3. Hillside cityscape (watercolour) 10. Monsoon (watercolour)4. Flooring tile design (crayons and pencil) 11. Forest (watercolour and crayons)5. Flooring tile design (pencil) 12. Tree (watercolour)6. Wall composition (pencil) 13. Kerala landscape (watercolour)7. House with birds eye view (pen and pencil) 14. Cyprus island (watercolour and colour pencil) 1 © 2012 Simran Kaur All Rights Reserved 0