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 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
+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
+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

 

memberships

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

+Subscribing Member // Architectural Association, London