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  1. 1. EDUCATION Apr 2010 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, USA Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning Master of Urban Design with an emphasis in Sustainable Design and Real Estate studies (GPA: 3.5) Dec 2005 UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, MUMBAI, INDIA Sir J.J. College of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture (1st class honors) Design Dis- sertation: “re:Structuring a Public Realm – The Crawford Market Precinct”p o r t f o l i o s a r i t h a WORK EXPERIENCE sudhakaran Nov 2010 - May 2012 EDIFICE CONSULTANTS PVT. LTD., MUMBAI, INDIA B.Arch, M.U.D. Urban Design Design and execution of large scale master plans and in- 4D, sakthan manor apts, volvement in city level research projects thrissur, kerala - 01, india Mar 2010 - Aug 2010 SASAKI ASSOCIATES, BOSTON, USA +9 1 . 9 0 2 9 4 8 2 3 0 3 Urban Design Intern Assisted in the preparation of Design Guidelines for a 425km2 development in China Apr 2008 –Jun 2009 LANDMARK GROUP OF COMPANIES, DUBAI, UAE Senior Designer & Project Architect Created an image makeover for luxury multi brand shoe and accessory stores Conducted project design and management for 80 retail units within the Middle East Mar 2006 – Mar 2008 LOKHANDWALA BUILDERS LLC, DUBAI, UAE Project Consultant - Architect Designed and executed residential cum commercial buildings with an emphasis on project management Involved in master planning of mixed used development in International City, Dubai Dec 2004 – Jan 2006 SJK ARCHITECTS, MUMBAI, INDIA Junior Architect SKILLS Designed and executed office, production, residential and retail spaces in various cities in India focusing on en- AutoCAD vironmental conditions, material selection and detailing Adobe Creative Suite SketchUp Pro Vectorworks ADDITIONAL MS Office Hand Drafting Dec 2009 LIBERTY GARDENS, ANN ARBOR, USA s a r i t h as u d h a k a r a n Hand Sketching Real Estate Winning Team Project published in Photography Model Building Feb 2006 COMPETITION, OCTROI CHECK NAKAS, MUMBAI LANGUAGES Redeveloped toll gates into the city using technological innovations for greater operational efficiency English Hindi Nov 2003 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Malayalam PROF. (MRS.) RAMOLA NAIK SINGRU (LSE, UK) Tamil Conducted ethnographic and sociological studies to un- Arabic derstand the lifestyle of residents in BDD Chawls, Worli Marathi
  2. 2. REDEVELOPMENT OF ILTD HEADQUARTERS : GUNTUR, INDIA november 2010 - september 2011 I edifice consultants pvt ltd I professional work 5The vision behind the proposed re-development plan of Indian Leaf & TrainingTobacco Department (ILTD) head- 5quarters aims to align with ITC’sglobal image as a major business Parcel A 7 8leader. The master plan, while ad- hostel 6dressing the current and future Apt A 12 12 4needs for redevelopment strength- school Apt Bens the organization’s tie with the 25 bank 9 ft.Guntur region. The 2-part 19 acre Club 3 r oacampus has never been subjected d 1 Parcel B 13to a Master Plan. As a result, zon- Godowns & Defunct Storage 2 HQing and circulation is random caus- Residentialing corporate and citizen functions Parcel A = 13 acres Corporateto overlap within the same space. Parcel B = 6 acres 11 10 13 The two land parcels are separated by a 25 ft Recreational public road running across Services & ParkingThe Master Plan envisages devel-oping the parcels as segregated Existing Land Use within the Sitecorporate and residential parcelsallowing optimum utilization ofland for future development. Thecurrent requirement, maintainedas peripheral, with a unified greenlung amounts to 500,000 sq.ft.built up area. A semi-public plaza 1. ILTD Main Office Block 7. Banquet Lawn 13. Land for Future Development allocated towards food cultivation Master Plan for the ILTD Campus at Gunturconnecting the two parcels acts as 2. Dining & Cafeteria 8. Children’s Play Areaa benchmark within the city. The 3. ILTD PLaza 9. Playing Grounddesign approach for the campus 4. Club House + Amenities 10. Studio Accommodationincludes sustainability & quality 5. 3 BHK Apartments 11. Play Courts COMMERCIAL: RESIDENTIAL: COMMERCIAL: RESIDENTIAL:of life of the users as the key prin- 6. 4 BHK Apartments 12. Parking FAR % : 10% FAR % : 43% FAR % : 90% FAR % : 57% FAR Area : 57,989 sft FAR Area : 4,06,988 sft FAR Area : 5,86,271 sft FAR Area : 5,55,700 sftciples for the current and future Existing Site Photographs Ground Cover : 11% Ground Cover : 10% Ground Cover : 22% Ground Cover : 8%development. The overall designis integrated using the concept of6 ‘C’s as the guiding principle andaims at the following targets afterredevelopment: CONTEXT 4 GRIHA RATING 40% PER UNIT ENERGY USE REDUCTION Passive design, building insulation Phase 1 development Phase 2 development and energy-efficient equipment such as UFAD, Reed beds, Solar powered COMPREHENSIVE Preserved Tree Canopy on Site Open Space Strategy The existing tree cover on the site constitutes ap- The landscape design ensures that the small- external lighting proximately 11% of the ground cover of the site. est unit of open space within the campus is pro- The master plan proposes to increase this tree grammed to suit the day to day use of the inhab-100% REUSE OF GREY WATER GENERATED cover by an additional 50% to include native and itants. These spaces interspersed into the design Rainwater harvesting, water recy- adaptive species that are drought resistant for the ensure a cooler microclimate within the campus cling, water conservation and use COHESIVE local climate. and enhance community interaction. of native species, drip irrigation, low flow fixtures100% CAR(BON) FREE ENVIRONMENT Collective car park, bicycle trails and dedicated pedestrian path CREATIVE100% WASTE MANAGEMENT Decentralized waste water systems, recycled water usage and vermi composting CLIMATE Vehicular Ciruclation Diagram Zoning Diagram 50% INCREASE IN GREEN COVER Compact development has been incorporated, to Corporate Office Studio / Transit Block Preservation of biodiversity reduce the peripheral vehicular network. A segre- Future Corporate Expansion Landscaped Spaces gated pedestrian network has been proposed to Res. Development (3 Bldgs) Centralized Parking Future Res. Devpt. (4 Bldgs) Road Network 30% FOOD GENERATION encourage walking within the campus. Club house + Amenities Buffered Site Edges On campus farming as a social sus- tainability initiative The overall development inclusive of future requirement COMMUNITY
  3. 3. Buildings oriented east west interspersed with pocket parks as community spaces Stepped courtyard as interaction spaces aid in transitioning between internal & external environmentsPresence of courtyards and openings that facilitate cross ventilation within the buildings Use of local and easily available material for the external skins to reduce energy load within the building
  4. 4. Mondah Forest ANGONDJE NEW TOWN, smartcode community : libreville, gabon Angondje New Town october 2011 - may 2012 I edifice consultants pvt ltd I professional work CommunityThe city of Libreville is the capital ofGabon with a population of morethan 500,000 people. The project Leon M’basite is located at the outskirts of InternationalLibreville where a new develop- Regional Node Airport Gulf of Guineament is planned – the AngondjeNew Town Community. Phase 1 Phase II Centralincludes a stadium and residential Phase I (under Librevilleas well as civic functions. Phase 2 construction)includes the Resurgent Gabon Par- Location Plancel which is the site in discussion.The governing planning system is PHASE I & II WITH THE ROAD NETWORK REGIONAL NODESthe SmartCode, offered to the Gab- Angondje is divided into District/Communities/Neigh- Intersection of the main transit lines is a major transitonese authorities as a fresh and borhoods as per the Regional Plan that covers approx node. These nodes are at 1/2 mile distance from one 1050 ha. The District has a core; each community has another.workable approach to achieving 7-9 neighborhoods with a community commercial core.their municipal objectives withina framework of order and predict-ability. The Master Plan for this 182 5% = 3 ver FZ4 en Co WTPha site evolves around the exsiting G re Existing Tributary 5% = 2 vernatural features and the infrastruc- FZ5 en Co Gretural framework provided for theoverall development plan. Varioustransect zone areas are calculatedand distributed across the site. Acombination of Apartments, Town-homes and Villas are proposedbased on the calculations. These FOREST ZONES (FZ4= 126 ha, FZ5= 44 ha) PROPOSED ROAD NETWORKare distributed within the transects The open space requirements are derived based upon Connecting the under construction road through the sitebased on the density required in the setback from the Akanda National Park and the forms the first axis, followed by other connectors creat- Mondah Forest closeby. The Resurgent Gabon Parcel ing the primary road network.each. A linear green park forms the lies in zones FZ4 (35% green cover) and FZ5 (25% green Master Plancentral spine of the development. cover). Central Green Node 2 Node 1 Node 3 Civic FunctionsEXISTING SWALES GREEN BUFFER ZONE CONNECTING THE GREENS CREATING GREEN AND CIVIC ESTABLISHING CIVIC NODES View showing Civic Axis connection towards the Phase I stadium AXIS High End Villas 4BHK 2 FLOORS Primary Road Plazas & Squares T6 - TDR High End Villas 3BHK 3 FLOORS Residential Parks Secondary Road T6 Med. Range Townhomes 4 BHK 4 FLOORS Civic Wetlands Bicycle Lane T5 - TDR Med. Range Townhomes 3 BHK 5 FLOORS Open Space Swales T4 - TDR Med. Range Townhomes 2 BHK 6 FLOORS Social Housing Apts 4BHK 7 FLOORS + Social Housing Apts 3BHK RETAIL Social Housing Apts 2BHK Social Housing Apts 1BHK Low Cost Apts 2BHK Low Cost Apts 1BHK CIRCULATION – ROAD AND BICYCLE LAND USE OPEN SPACE transect zones HOUSING TYPOLOGY DISTRIBUTION building heights
  5. 5. The node around the mall and government offices Existing natural features within the site developed into recreational spaceAerial View of the developmentThe civic node centred around hospital, police station, church & market Community Spaces along the high end villa neighborhood
  6. 6. modella sports city : mumbai, india january 2011 I edifice consultants pvt ltd I professional work 1. 45 storey high premium residential tower 2. 35 storey residential tower private 3. 32 storey residential tower The client’s vision for a 14 acre de- 4. 28 storey residential tower 5. 22 storey residential tower 1 funct factory space stated a world 2 Indoor/ outdoor recreation 3 class sports city which caters to THANE Public exclusive to residents 4 the residents as well as to the pub- lic at large. Situated at the border sports amenities / track 5 of mumbai city and its neighbor- outdoor games ing district, thane, the site forms semi Public semi - Public high end anchor retail Club House an ideal setting for an interactive residential units amenity base within the city. The design process explores the built Outdoor Amenities mass as a tie between three levels private : the ground zero datum level, the Jogging Track / Sports Amenities MUMBAI sky loop base level and the sky loop level. Swimming Pool The residential blocks are then Public Plaza aligned to cater to the climatic con- Landscape ditions of the place and to accom- user zones modate an FAR of 4.00 available on The site situated at the cusp of Mumbai & Thane EXPERIENTIAL TRANSECT Heighten the experience by spread- the site. Existing natural features Sketches showing a SWOT Analysis of the site conditions ing activities over multiple levels located within the site boundaries View towards hills have been considered within the & lake design ideation process and major- g g LBS Mar LBS Mar ity of the sports facilities that have been provided are woven around Approach to site outdoor games the existing site. from LBS Road indoor recreation Existing Dense Green Cover on site Thane Railway Potential connectivity Station to railway stations Existing Site base loop STRENGTHS OPPORTUNITIES Edge Condition Mulund Railway Station informal games g g residential amenities / track LBS Mar LBS Mar Bio Swales proposed Site clubhouse / pool Highest Edge Condition elevations formal plaza club house on site Low-lying area outdoor games indoor recreationExisting Existing Condition : water logging in the center Area of sea- sports nexusNalla meditation space sonal water H T Line Centrally positioned sports facili- Proposed Bioswales Raised central area within the site logging sports amenities/400m track trails / campsites ties occupying >50% area swimming poolProposed Condition : water draining towards the periphery THREATS Slum Pocket WEAKNESSES Nalla (Dirty Stream) Mark Landmark position along Plaza Hills & LBS Marg Lake Plaza ground datum level Public Plaza Commercial Premium Block Block parking Residential NE public plaza Plaza outdoor games / Woods Plaza podium deck Podium Residential Plaza Woods Private sports amenities Woods Podium formal plaza / retail SW meditation space trails / campsites GREEN COVER BUILDING FABRIC OPEN SPACE PODIUM orientation Views The existing wooded areas & promi- Industrial space alignment to be Open Space Pockets have been de- Amenities provided at podium level Building oriented for cross ventila- Maximum view corridors estab- nent trees on the site are maintained regarded fined with varying characters binds public activities tion from the SW winds lished for all units
  7. 7. productive landscape : pittsfield, MICHIGAN february 2010 I TCAUP studio project I individual workPittsfield Master Plan 2010 articu- advisor : prof. lars graebnerlates a vision developed for the op- project duration : 7 weekstimum use of the township’s abun-dant landscape by establishing apreserved mosaic of landscape fea-tures around existing and proposedwetlands, streams, woodlands, ag- p r e s e r v e dricultural lands, rural farms, parksand recreational facilities, preserv-ing the agricultural heritage by pro-posing a business model throughallocation of existing agriculturallands for the production of energycrops and initiating maximum in-vestment and affordability throughdense developments determinedin relation to ecological principlesthat enhances the various experi-ences through the township. Increating a master plan, one of theprimary objectives is to redefinethe township as an ecological com-munity that, together with its envi- p r o d u c t i v eronment, functions as a single unit. detached edge island p l a c e m a k i n g Approx. Energy Requirements for the Township THE VILLAGES Ecological Community Design Master Landscape Plan for Pittsfield Township
  8. 8. sustainable VILLAGE model : PITTSFIELD, MICHIGAN february 2010 I TCAUP studio project I group workThe Villages plan provides a com- advisor : prof. lars graebnerprehensive outlook and incorpo- project duration : 7 weeksrates components of recent publicopinion survey and other initia-tives including regional and localland preservation and greenwayconstruction efforts. The conceptcenters on creating two hard edgeswith the preserved area thus con-taining development and redefin-ing the community’s relationshipwith the landscape.Mixed density housing types are View along Michigan Avenuecombined with retail facilities and atransit system that weaves throughthe various destinations on thesite. A self sufficient neighborhoodis proposed around a public spacewith the township’s administrativebuilding at its center. A stalled de-velopment site is transformed intoa sustainable suburban neighbor-hood that embraces the landscapearound it. PITTSFIELD TOWN CENTER Harwood Farms Housing Model harwood farms Master Plan for Pittsfield Villages
  9. 9. re:STRUCTURING A PUBLIC REALM : CRAWFORD MARKET, MUMBAI december 2004 I UG Arch Thesis I individual work Situated in the heart of Mumbai advisor : prof. rajan lakule city is a 100 year old architectural project duration : 11 months 07:00 08:30 10:00 marvel that marks the gateway to one of the most frequented shop- ping precincts in the city. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market, or Crawford Market, stands amidst Mumbai’s 1/2 mile concentrated fabric and is threat- ened by voracious development around it and also the changing attitudes of people towards shop- 11:30 13:00 14:30 ping. This dissertation studies the 1/4 mile Crawford Market precinct as a medium to analyze and develop a definition for public-ness suitable for the changing city. Governmental Institutional Commercial Religious 16:00 17:30 19:00 The current market site has al- Aerial Shot of the Crawford Market Precinct Transformation of the market-scape in a 12 hour time period most all its functions housed at the ground level with no definitive movement patterns. The design Current Usage Patterns within the Market Market Structure since inception PARKING intends to restructure the market, fish organize the movement patterns mutton and visual connections, and open out the space using multiple levels chicken making it more accessible and ex- eggs periential for the users. ACCESS sundriesShopping trends around the Crawford Market Precinct soaps perfumes royal touch shopping center vegetables office CIRCULATION open shed fruits mutton confectionery fruits shed pets beef flowers WASTE MANAGEMENT poultry waste shed godown Built Form Open Space MARKET IMPACT Temporary Sheds Green / Trees STORAGE Markets Shops Street Mixed Retail STRUCTURE market officials frequent shoppers seasonal shoppers vendors migrant workers hawkers tourists
  10. 10. Stalls Supermarket Meat PLAZA PLAZA Admin DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS 10’ Fruits Gallery Space Coffee ShopProposed facade location Library Green Buffer Zone Opening up the facade Existing facade’s proximity to the fly-over Site Zoning Green Space under the fly-over segregates the market from the traffic around the island site Restructuring the functions in the heritage structure Establishing a visual link to enhance other elements within the site 3 2 4 seasonal shed 7 1 5 parking Informal shopping spaces selling speciality goods plaza 6 market supermarket 1 - Heritage Market Structure with library, coffee 4 - Meat, Poultry and Fish Market (Retail) 2- shop and gallery on upper floors display shed 5 - Small scale Supermarket for 2 mile residents 3 - Wholesale Fruit Market and open retail stalls Plan at Ground level 6 - Seasonal display of fruits and vegetables, Farmer’s Administration and Dormitories, Culinary and Artisan’s market plaza Institute, loading and unloading bays 7 - Hawkers, Food stalls, etc around heritage fountain meat fruits loading bay library coffee shop market supermarket plaza parking parking parking Cross section through the site Sunken plaza celebrating the experience of space
  11. 11. DISSOLVING DIVIDES : RED HOOK, NEW YORK april 2010 I TCAUP studio project I individual work The Red Hook neighborhood in advisor : prof. lars graebner Brooklyn is a significant waterfront project duration : 7 weeks area with potential for economic growth through possible use of its historic industrial buildings. The Transportation Hub vision for Red Hook is of a com- munity in which commerce, educa- tion, and neighborhood living are engaged through multiculturalism and diversity. The industrial past of this neighborhood which been arts & vocational deemed the neighborhood’s defi- training center ciencies is actually the piece which holds the greatest potential. population ethnicity Socio Economic Divides Data The districts redevelopment ob- market jectives are centered around the secondary ideas of preservation, connection, school and infusion. Infilling household typologies into existing ones would also happen at strategic points to Divided Community bring about compact development recreational piers and also be a draw for the area in the realm of recreation, entertain- ment and living. Lastly, the rede- velopment of an ecological park at ecological park the present Erie Basin site hopes to bring back nature into the neigh- borhood and allow it to percolate income level households into the fabric of Brooklyn. Preserved Elements in the Neighborhood Plan showing the main interventionsRed Hook Houses Fairway Market Erie Basin Front View of Statue of Liberty Regenerative Industrial Waterfront Representative area for intervention Connection Infusion of nodes Compact Development Preservation The Neighborhood within the context of New York
  12. 12. Land Use Diagram Open Space DiagramOverall View showing a blend of the new development with the historical fabric Figure Ground Before Figure Ground AfterCohesive neighborhood design Ecological Park set against the backdrop of Manhattan Primary Circulation Patterns Primary Traffic Movement