DHARSHYANI JACKSON

MHA works

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Whether it would be to provide professional support for future designers, or collaborating with current designers as how to we can contribute to our community - these are all inspirations I use to leave a footprint for future designers.

DHARSHYANI JACKSON

Bio:

Dharshyani has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Meredith College and has been practicing commercial design since 2017. Dharshyani is a member of IIDA and currently studying for her professional exams. Dharshyani possess a strong understanding of each stage of the design processes and will see a project through the initial conceptual and schematic designs through construction administrations. One of her stronger traits are fostering client relationships and project coordination.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was born in Singapore and migrated to New Mexico. I have been exposed to various cultures and different design aesthetics from city living in Asia and south Indian temples to southwestern cultures and it always stemmed my interest in design.

What do you do?

I am an Interior Designer for MHAworks (A commercial architecture firm based in Durham, NC). I focus primarily on the Life Science projects along with the workplace sector of the firm. Outside of work, I am usually found assisting local mutual aids.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love creating solutions for the challenges that are in design. I love that design itself can be a solution and using evidence-based research to help create an environment that is long lasting

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Whether it would be to provide professional support for future designers, or collaborating with current designers as how to we can contribute to our community - these are all inspirations I use to leave a footprint for future designers.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Graduating college while working two jobs and working to get my citizenship all at the same time was so incredibly hard. Studying for my professional certification while also working in the design community is a testament to that college degree.

Featured Project Name: 

Duke University - Office of Information Technology

 

Featured Project Location: 

Durham, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

January 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Interior Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Interior alteration of an existing and occupied 80,000 SF office for Duke University’s OIT. The project reimagined interior spaces (offices, breakrooms, conference & scrum rooms) to provide layouts for employees that better served the program uses, increased opportunities for natural daylighting, and improved interior wayfinding. The interior finishes, with a focus on flooring, was intentionally conceived to represent bursts of energy and information flowing through digital circuit boards.

Photography Credit:

MHAworks PA.