Hi!

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.

CONTACT.

kmistry97 [at] gmail [dot] com

UK + US Citizen

References available upon request.

EDUCATION.

The University of Texas at Austin

August 2015 – May 2017
January 2018 – May 2018
Master of Architecture I

The University of Texas at Arlington

August 2011 – May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Minors in Mathematics and Business
Magna Cum Laude

EXPERIENCE.

Merriman Anderson Architects
300 N Field Street, Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 987-1299
May 2016 – August 2016, December 2016 – January 2017, May 2017 – January 2018

Intern – Architecture

September 2018 – July 2020

Design Professional

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.

The Beck Group
1807 Ross Ave #500 Dallas, TX
(214) 303-6200
May 2015 – August 2015

Summer Intern – Architecture
BIM modeling, construction documents, and FF&E for the Outlets at Elk Grove in Sacramento, CA

skills.

SOFTWARE

Rhinoceros + Grasshopper, V-Ray, Adobe Suite, AutoCad, Revit, 3DS Max, Maya, Mudbox, Sketchup, Lumion, Keyshot, Bonzai 3D, Enscape, Ableton Live 9, Wolfram Mathematica

FABRICATION & MAKING

CNC Milling, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Digital Fabrication Processes, Woodworking, Pottery, Model Making, Computer Hardware

DRAWING & ILLUSTRATING

Hand Drafting and Drawing Techniques, Book Design, Film and Digital Photography

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English, and basic conversational skill in Spanish and Gujarati. Recreationally learning Japanese.

involvement.

Dallas Makerspace Member

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.

UT Arlington School of Architecture Final Jury Reviewer

December 2018

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.

Issue XIV

August 2017_January 2018

Design of school of architecture yearly publication.

Teaching Assistant – Visual Communications ii

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.

Senior Student Associate 

January 2017_May 2017

Professor Igor Siddiqui

Aided Professor Igor Siddiqui with presentation materials, schematic designs, and grasshopper scripts for certain projects.

Teaching Assistant – Architectural Drawing

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.

UT & TUM Solar Decathlon House 2015

August 2015_January 2016

Construction of Nexushaus in Austin, Irvine, and Ft. Davis.

Graduate school of architecture representative council [GSARC]

August 2015 – May 2017

Design of event posters.

Dallas and Fort Worth Tour of Homes

2011_2015

Proctoring homes on the tour to ensure vistors respectfully view the homes.

TxA Convention Fort Worth, Texas

November_2013

Aiding lecturers in setting up and managing presentations.

Texas Ramp Builds

2011_2015

Participate in the construction of ramps at the homes of disabled people.

American Institute of Architecture Students

August 2011 – May 2015

Treasurer August 2013 to September 2014

Freedom by Design September 2014 to May 2015

US Green Building Council

August 2013 – May 2015

Member

Asian Student Association

August 2011 – May 2013

Participated in dance in the Asian community at UT Arlington.

honors.

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

travel.

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

Paris, France

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