I’m a Designer, who graduated with my Master’s in 2018. I still feel new to the profession, and I’m learning a lot. My choice to study Architecture was prompted by a love of doodling. Scroll Cities is an example of what I would do when I was younger. Now, I sometimes think of my work as professional doodles and it often becomes a form of self-expression and humor. I hope you see some of that while exploring this website. In addition to drawing, I am currently exploring new avenues in design such as pottery, film photography, woodworking, and programming with Arduino IDE, Grasshopper, and Processing. In my free time I enjoy food, people watching, and listening to music in either digital, vinyl, or live format.
kmistry97 [at] gmail [dot] com
UK + US Citizen
References available upon request.
August 2015 – May 2017
January 2018 – May 2018
Master of Architecture I
August 2011 – May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Minors in Mathematics and Business
Magna Cum Laude
Intern – Architecture
Worked on historical renovation projects on old buildings in downtown Dallas such as 1401 Elm, the Statler Hilton, Cabana Motor Hotel, Tower Petroleum Building, and the Ambassador Hotel. Involved in the initial design and client meetings for a potential Dallas Asian Cultural Center. Initial design and package development for various warehouse and commercial master planning projects around the DFW metroplex. Developed concepts for office reception renovation.
Have experience with schematic design, renderings, master planning, handling rfi’s, review of shop drawings, coordination of national parks service documents, construction documents, coding and zoning review, FF&E schedules, and site visits.
Summer Intern – Architecture
BIM modeling, construction documents, and FF&E for the Outlets at Elk Grove in Sacramento, CA
Rhinoceros + Grasshopper, V-Ray, Adobe Suite, AutoCad, Revit, 3DS Max, Maya, Mudbox, Sketchup, Lumion, Keyshot, Bonzai 3D, Enscape, Ableton Live 9, Wolfram Mathematica
CNC Milling, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Digital Fabrication Processes, Woodworking, Pottery, Model Making, Computer Hardware
Hand Drafting and Drawing Techniques, Book Design, Film and Digital Photography
Fluent in English, and basic conversational skill in Spanish and Gujarati. Recreationally learning Japanese.
May 2019 – Present
Member/ Participant at the Dallas makerspace. Learning new/maintaing skills in Arduino IDE, Processing, Pottery, 3D Resin printing, CNC milling, Woodworking, and so on.
Participated in the final review of graduate students’ projects in architecture who did not have a background in design. The studio was taught by Dustin Wheat and was an infill project anywhere along the river walk in San Antonio. The specific sites were chosen by each student.
August 2017_January 2018
Design of school of architecture yearly publication.
January 2018_May 2018
Professor Joyce Rosner + Francesca Aroso
Taught undergraduate students rhinoceros, illustrator, photoshop, autocad, and digital fabrication methods along with weekly desk crits for each student. Class of 70 students.
January 2017_May 2017
Professor Igor Siddiqui
Aided Professor Igor Siddiqui with presentation materials, schematic designs, and grasshopper scripts for certain projects.
August 2017_December 2017
Professor John Blood + Igor Siddiqui
Taught graduate students without a background in architecture hand and hybrid drawing techniques with weekly desk crits for each student. Class of 32 students.
August 2015_January 2016
Construction of Nexushaus in Austin, Irvine, and Ft. Davis.
August 2015 – May 2017
Design of event posters.
Proctoring homes on the tour to ensure vistors respectfully view the homes.
Aiding lecturers in setting up and managing presentations.
Participate in the construction of ramps at the homes of disabled people.
August 2011 – May 2015
Treasurer August 2013 to September 2014
Freedom by Design September 2014 to May 2015
August 2013 – May 2015
August 2011 – May 2013
Participated in dance in the Asian community at UT Arlington.
A Home is Not A House – Urban Village studio project selected as 1 of 5 winners for the TxA studio Awards 2019 from more than 50 entrants. To be published in the November/December 2019 issue of Texas Architects.
A Home is Not A House – Urban Village studio project selected as 1 of 3 winners for the AIA Dallas Student Design Awards – May_2019
A Home is Not A House – Urban Village studio project featured in ARCHITECT magazine studio prize – September_2018
A Home is Not A House – UT Austin School of Architecture Design Excellence Winner – May_2018
Dallas Center for Architecture [AD_EX] Swank Travelling Fellowship to Japan – June_2018
Jorge Luis Divino Centennial Scholarship in Architecture – 2017_2018
Studio Travel Scholarship to New York – January_2017
Studio Travel Scholarship to Los Angeles – August_2016
AIA Fort Worth Student Design Merit Award – January_2015
Fourth Overall in Solar Decathlon – Texas Germany Team – 1st – Energy Balance, 2nd – Affordability, 3rd – Engineering – 2015
John S. Chase Endowed Presidential Scholarship – The University of Texas at Austin – 2015_2016
Drawing for HKS Line featured in ARCHITECT Magazine article Insulated Wall Systems by Brian Libby 2015
UT Arlington SOA Faculty Commendation Award for Design Excellence and Academic Achievement – May_2015
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society for UT Arlington Architecture Students – 2015
International Education Fee Scholarship [IEFS] – June_2014
In Top 20% of all UT Arlington Undergraduate School of Architecture Students – 2013_2015
Huitt-Zollars Endowed Scholarship – 2013_2014
The University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture Academic Scholarship – 2011_2015
New York, New York- March 2017, September_2018
The United Kingdom – Birmingham, Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Liverpool, Cardiff – Many times
Toronto, Canada – July_2018,
Japan – Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Okayama, Naoshima, Teshima- June_2018
Fort Davis, Texas – Construction of Nexushaus at McDonald Observatory – January_2016
California – Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose – December_2014, October_2015, September_2016
China – Hong Kong, Shanghai, SuZhou, Beijing – June_2014
India – Mumbai, Vadodara, Navsari, Daman, Valsad, Surat, Malhar Rao Ghat, Sardar Sarovar Dam – May_2014
Chicago, Illinois – December_2013
Florida – Boca Raton, Miami, Orlando
Virginia – Washington DC, Fairfax County, Loudon County
Colorado – Denver, Boulder