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.)
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.
SNK Architects, Mumbai, IN, Interior Architect
Conceptualized and prepared presentations for a range of projects from residential to university campuses.
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.
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
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
Schenk-Woodman Competition, 3rd Place
3rd place winner of the Schenk-Woodman Competition