résumé

education

2015- 2016
The Startup Leadership Program, Hyderabad Chapter
Fellow

2009-2011
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
Master of Architecture (MArch Architecture + Urbanism) Design Research Lab

2002-2007
CSIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Secunderabad
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), Hyderabad
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

work experience

Since December 2012
Director, DesignAware

Since November 2019
Associate Director, BuildAware

Since July 2018
Associate, ard DXB

Since October 2020
Global Teaching Artist, Facebook Analog Research Laboratory

October 2011- October 2012
Senior Architect, Nandu Associates, Hyderabad

February 2011- August 2011
Associate Architect, MADe, Hyderabad

June 2009- September 2009
Architect, Anwar Aziz & Associates, Hyderabad

June 2008- May 2009
Architect, MADe, Hyderabad

March 2007
Intern (project-based), sP+a, Mumbai

February 2007
Intern (project-based), Sangath / Vāstu-Shilpā Consultants, Ahmedabad

January 2007- April 2007
Intern, Jignesh Doshi Architects, Mumbai

March 2005- December 2006
Junior Architect (part-time), MADe (formerly Studio Pencil Points), Hyderabad

July 2004- August 2004
Intern (part-time), Anwar Aziz & Associates, Hyderabad

teaching experience

Thesis Guidance
+Inflatable Auextic System // Kishor Kumar V // MDes (Computational Design) 2019, CEPT University
+Programming Geometry across Dimensions // Mounika Devaki // MDes IMIAD (Computational Design) 2019, CEPT University

Since August 2011
Director, Fractals Workshop

Workshops Taught
+Virtuosity // online workshop series attended by global participants
+Gestalt// CEPT University, Ahmedabad
+Collective Intelligence series // Hyderabad Design Week
+HiveMind // Cindrebay Nurture + Asian School of Architecture & Design Innovations (ASADI), Kochi
+The Digital Vernacular // Dubai Design Week
+ReOrient // Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, Doha
+Generative Geometries // Kingdom University, Bahrain
+Crowdsourced 1.0 // Street Nights Art Festival, Dubai
+Curve Network // Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
+Pixelated Surface // Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
+SpaceFrame // VSPARC, VIT University, Vellore
+ProtoFolly // VSPARC, VIT University, Vellore + RV College of Architecture, Bangalore + Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
+Fractals Workshop Series 1.0- 4.0 // Marg Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS), Chennai
+Aggregate // GCPIA, Surat + Muhammad Shameel, during Annual NASA Convention 2016
+Recursion // Aurora Design Institute, Hyderabad
+Double Curvature // Hamstech Institute of Fashion & Interior Design, Hyderabad
+Flexure // Woxsen School of Arts & Design, Hyderabad
+Curve System + Wireframe // ICAT Design & Media College, Chennai
+Spectrum // Chord India, Hyderabad, as part of the Access Micro-scholarship Program by the Government of USA
+Air Agency // Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
+Crowdsourced 2.0 // Hyderabad Literary Festival

April 2013- October 2013
Visiting Faculty, Design Studio/ Drawing + Graphics
Bachelor of Interior Design (BDes), Raffles Millennium International, Hyderabad

February 2012-September 2014
Adjunct Faculty, Architectural Design
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), Marg Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi (MIDAS), Chennai

March 2008
Organizer, March Forth Design Festival

February 2008- April 2008
Teaching Assistant, Architectural Design/ CAD+BIM
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), CSIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Secunderabad

January 2008
Restructuring of Basic Design Curriculum
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), CSIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Secunderabad

invited juries

+External Juror, Architectural Design Studio IV Final Jury // August 2019 // Aurora’s Design Institute
+External Juror, Master of Design (Computational Design) Final Jury // May 2019 // Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
+External Juror, Architectural Design Studio 4 Final Jury // May 2019 // Herriot-Watt University, Dubai
+Juror, Muse Design Awards 2019
+Juror, AceTech Grandstand Awards 2019
+Juror, Annual NASA Design Competition (ANDC) Final Jury // October 2018 // Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad
+External Juror, Architectural Design Studio IV Final Jury // August 2018 // Maestro School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad
+External Juror, Architectural Design Studio III Final Jury // February 2018 // JBR College of Architecture, Hyderabad
+External Juror, Foundation Design Studio Final Jury // September 2017 // VSPARC, VIT University, Vellore

community work/ non-profit projects

+Proposal for psi.neu by AutoMatter, a computation-based recyclable, easily-deployable, economical, dry-construction housing system for seasonal floor-prone areas in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia

+Open-source drawings and small-space plans made available for low-budget residential projects through DesignAware.org

+Design and construction management of Sacred Space/ Musalla Haseen Pasha, a community micro-mosque for elderly residents of an apartment building in Masab Tank, Hyderabad on a low budget

+Design and construction management of Hilltop School/ Bright Horizon Academy, a charity school for children from underprivileged sections within the walls of the Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, with Heritage Zone considerations and preservation of indigenous rock formations and trees, low-cost and low-maintenance; Silver Green Building certified by Indian Green Building Council

+#MakeProgressPossible, a social media campaign to raise crowdsourced funding for community-building and pro bono projects

+Fractals Workshop at Chord India for students of disadvantaged backgrounds under the Access Micro-scholarship Program by the Government of USA

+Social media campaign and graphic design for educating the girl child under the Government of India initiative #BetiPadhao, in collaboration with the Startup Leadership Program

+#StarveTheHungerVirus, a social media crowdfunding campaign to help provide relief to healthcare professionals as well as food to migrant workers impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown, through the virtual lecture series, Road Less Traveled, with international architects

memberships

+Licensed Architect, CA/2008/42304 // Council of Architecture, New Delhi

+Subscribing Member // Architectural Association, London

+Fellow, Startup Leadership Program, Hyderabad Chapter

+Associate Member // Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID), Hyderabad Chapter