Resume- Akshayaa V. Kariyakkar
AKSHAYAA V. KARIYAKKAR
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With a Master of Science in Sustainability in the Urban Environment, an interdisciplinary course integrating engineering, architecture and economics, I am very excited to explore opportunities in business, design, quality control, research, or academic-oriented in relevance to sustainable efforts.
City College of New York | New York City, USA August 2018-May 2019
Master of Science in Sustainability in the Urban Environment
SRM University | Chennai, India June 2011-May 2016
Bachelor of Architecture ____________________________________________________________________
GRADUATE SCHOOL PROJECTS
CAPSTONE PROJECT: FOOD RESCUE July 2018-May 2019
•A year-long research project of a team of four that studied the role of community kitchens in bridging the gap between food insecurity and food waste.
•Conducted 70+ surveys of community kitchens regarding logistic factors that determine efficiency.
•Produced a map of 120+actively operating kitchens and their service hours, segregated by meal.
•Key insights gained into inefficient location distribution in food insecure regions, scheduling inconsistencies, nutritional limitations of federal grant use and restrictions of volunteer dependency.
•Recommendations proposed through improved scheduling mechanisms and centralization measures to assist resource reallocation.
SANITATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BARBUDA March-May 2018
•Sought to revitalize the island of Barbuda following the impact of two major hurricanes.
•Explored economic remediation measures through infrastructure restoration and business ventures encompassing eco-tourism, mining and agriculture opportunities.
•Led efforts to improve waste management using sustainable bio-digesters considering technical feasibility and urban zoning efforts.
WATER DEMAND AND SUPPLY IN ISABELA, GALAPAGOS April-May 2018
•Environmental implications of a crowded tourist economy examined in relevance to water supply and demand.
•Explored the balance between the conservationist legal framework that preserves the ecosystem of an economy dependent on ecotourism and negative environmental externalities of tourism.
•Implemented solutions through incentivization- tax credits for private residences to extend maintenance of septic tanks, and subsidies for businesses seeking to desalinate water on the island.
EXPERIENCE Vivek & Associates July- Oct 2015
•Worked in the position of an architectural Intern consulting with residential and commercial projects and contributing to architectural and interior design.
•Digitally drafted floor plans, building sections, and working drawings.
Sustainable Aquatic, Terrestrial and Atmospheric Systems
Low Energy Buildings
Cities and Sustainability
Case Studies in Sustainability
Economics of Sustainability
Energy Systems Engineering for Global Sustainability
Perspectives on Sustainable Materials
SOFTWARE Autocad, Sketchup, VRay, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (NASA) PROJECTS:
The National Association of Students of Architecture is an association for undergraduate students of architecture in India with 240 university members, hosting annual conventions where students share ideas and participate in a series of competitions.
Annual Nasa Design Competition 2013 | Qualified | Top 60 entries January 2013
•Part of the team that developed a multi-functional hub through architectural and urban zoning means for the university entry of the competition.
•Implemented creative problem-solving to transform a congested trade center in North Madras through multi-story parking and retrofitting buildings that was technically and economically feasible.
Zonal Reuben’s 2013 August 2013
Apologue | Sathyabama University
•Coordinated a team for the Reuben’s trophy that showcases the curricular work of universities.
•Compiled creative and architectural projects from students at all levels of the undergraduate architecture program as a university portfolio for the zonal convention of NASA.
INSDAG (The Institute for Steel Development and Growth) Competition July 2014
•Following a brief to maximize the use of steel, collaboratively designed an exposed steel Spiritual+Cultural Centre.
•Solved design problems arising from combining a Brutalism-inspired modern aesthetic with ancient Hindu concepts to create a landmark structure.
Editor | FAB Magazine
Festival of Architecture and the Built environment February 2012 & 2014
Member of the Advertisement Committee | Avant Garde Festival October 2013
NASA Panel Discussion | SRM University September 2014
Part of a panel event that involved discussions of ideas related to the prospects of urban design in India, the potential of bio-mimicry, and the future of Sustainability.
Sustainability, problem-solving, economics, architecture, innovation