2015- 2016
The Startup Leadership Program, Hyderabad Chapter

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

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
COO, BuildAware

Since July 2018
Associate, ard DXB

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
+”Influence of Islam in the Core Unit of Society: Home” // Mariah Mansuri // BDes (Interior Design) 2021, CEPT University
+”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

Curriculum Design
+Computational Design and Digital Fabrication // BArch // VSPARC, Vellore Institute of Technology
+Basic Design // BArch // CSIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Secunderabad

January- June 2021
Curriculum Designer + External Studio Evaluator + Thesis Advisor (External Expert)
VSPARC, Vellore Institute of Technology
Thesis Advisory (BArch 2021)
+”Acquainting Aerospace” // Poojaroshini Parameswaran
+”Experience Center: Spatial Translation of Classical Dance Forms” // Arathi Biju
+”Alternative Education in India” // Vishrutha Purushothama
+”Biophilic Coworking Space” // Nivya N
+”Channapatna Cultural Village: A Toy Story” // Taarika Ganesh

June 2021
Workshop Mentor, DigitalFUTURES, Tongji University

Since December 2020
Workshop Co-Director (remote), Boston Architectural College

Since October 2020
Global Teaching Artist, Facebook Open Arts

Since August 2011
Director, Fractals Workshop

Selected Workshops 
+Analog_Algorithms // online workshop for global participants as a part of InclusiveFUTURES 2021 // DigitalFUTURES, Tongji University, China
+inter{lace} // online workshop attended by global participants // Boston Architectural College
+a/Synchronous // design + build workshop // Kerala State Institute of Design, Kollam
+Virtuosity // online workshop series attended by global participants // in partnership with Turenscape Academy, China
+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 // July 2021 // JBR College of Architecture
+Studio Evaluator, First Year Basic Design Final Jury // January 2021 // Vellore Institute of Technology
+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/ affiliations

+SIX + MAPS Ambassador // Architect Marketing Institute

+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 Architects (Hyderabad Chapter)

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