URMICA YELAVARTHY

NC State University

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Architecture that directly impacts communities and empowers the society is often under rated. Architects who research and design community projects are my inspiration.

URMICA YELAVARTHY

Bio:

The team consists of Qian Lin and Urmica Yelavarthy. Qian and Urmica are International Graduate students at the NC State College of Design pursuing a Master's degree and Certifications in Energy+Technology in Architecture. The students collaboratively worked for 4 months in the Airport Design Studio under the mentorship of Curtis Fentress of Fentress Architects. Urmica is an Accredited Professional in the LEED Operations+Maintenance Rating System.

 

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

Intrigued by how a building can impact the mood, behavior and lifestyle of its user, I looked at architecture as a means of ameliorating the lives of several individuals at the age of 21.

What do you do?

I am an International Graduate student at NC State University. I am expecting to Graduate in May 2021 with a Master's degree in Architecture and Certifications in Energy+Technology and Public Interest Design. I work part-time as a Cashier.

What excites you in the work you do?

Realizing that my ideas would be generated into physical structures excites me, I am always thrilled about what I design. The spaces I create will have an impact on the users and allow them to experience a new kind of Architecture.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Architecture that directly impacts communities and empowers the society is often under rated. Architects who research and design community projects are my inspiration.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I have been offered a position at one of the biggest Architecture firms in the US for my work in the Airport Design Studio at NC State University. This is a big achievement for an International student who has only been in the US for 2 years.

Featured Project Name: 

Airport of the Future

 

Featured Project Location: 

Shanghai, China

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2100

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architectural Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Pudong International Airport (PVG) is one of the two international airports in Shanghai. The proposed Airport is designed to meet the growing demand of air travel in the year 2100. Some of the biggest challenges faced by the site are typhoons and rising sea levels. In an attempt to amalgamate Chinese philosophy and Architecture, a Yin-n-Yang form is developed to resolve critical issues of Airport design. Considering the rise in sea levels, the whole structure is elevated by 9 feet above sea.

Photography Credit:

Qian Lin and Urmica Yelavarthy