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Aahana Miller

Aahana Miller

Philadelphia, NY, US

 

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About 

In 2013, Aahana Miller graduated with Honors from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture. At RISD, she participated in a study abroad program to Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan for four months, where her study of architecture was integrated with a practical housing-rehabilitation project for Tsunami victims. In 2013 she visited Costa Rica where she conceptualized, designed and built a prototype for a sustainable classroom for rural schools. She also completed designing and building furniture for a homeless shelter in Woonsocket, Rhode Island where she developed a system with a focus on the production of architectural effects through the design and fabrication of storage solutions. 
After RISD she worked for two years in Mumbai at Somaya and Kalappa and at ABM Architects, before returning to grad school.

Presently, Aahana Miller is a graduate student doing her Master of Architecture at University of Pennsylvania (PennDesign) with a certificate in Historic Preservation. At PennDesign she is the Creative Operations Manager for Penn Student Design, liaising with designers to produce creative materials, including facilitation of print marketing projects such as flyers, posters and print design campaigns. 
(She is also a graphic designer working on posters, logos, branding and websites.)

Elsewhere:

Employment 

ABM Architects, Mumbai, IN, Interior Architect

Designed and executed designs for commercial and residential spaces, with an emphasis on sustainable design and historical preservation. Coordinated with contractors and furniture and lighting consultants for cohesive design documentation.

Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
 

SNK Architects, Mumbai, IN, Interior Architect

Conceptualized and prepared presentations for a range of projects from residential to university campuses.

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014
 

SJK Architects, Mumbai, IN, Apprentice

Assisted with furniture design for hospitality projects, specifically for bedrooms and common spaces;
also worked on AutoCAD drawings, layouts and renderings.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

UPenn, Penn Design School, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters of Architecture | 2018
Certificate in Historic Preservation
3rd place winner of the Schenk-Woodman Competition | 2016 January
Courses in: Revit, Construction, Professional Practice, Environmental Systems, Structures and Visual Studies

Jul 2015 - current
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture | 2013
Graduated as an Honors Student
RISD Design Build in Costa Rica | 2013 January - February
Kyoto Seika University | Study Abroad | Kyoto, Japan | 2012 Spring
Courses in: Revit, Lighting, Scheme Detailing, Graphic Design and Drawing

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
 

Awards 

Schenk-Woodman Competition, 3rd Place

3rd place winner of the Schenk-Woodman Competition

2016
 

Skills 



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