Hello! I am an architect and urban designer working between design, planning, and community development.
I completed my Masters in Urban Design at Carnegie Mellon University in 2019, a Bachelors in Architecture from Syracuse University in 2015, and moved to Mumbai to work for 2 years. While in Mumbai, I worked for a year with Architect Hafeez Contractor on various residential, mixed-use and low-cost township projects, performing in design development, construction documents and client presentations. Later, I helped start and worked at Spectrum Design Group, an architecture and interior design firm before moving to Pittsburgh.
Most recently, I presented my graduate thesis, titled "Water Marks: Restoring Water's Status in the Urban Realm", which garnered an honorable mention in the UA Ruhr "Future of My City" international competition. I also spent the past year researching suspended and discontinued postal facilities in the Pittsburgh region so that they may be adapted into hubs for community resilience, which has culminated in a "Postal Places" forum, that brought together postal authorities, community organizers, and designers.