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Akshada Muley

Akshada Muley

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Studying architecture at  Sir J.J. College,Mumbai and UCLA sparked my exploration of enhancing the user experience through the convergence of technology, media and user-based design. Prior to joining UCLA, I worked with Tushar Desai Associates in Mumbai designing Residential and educational K-12 schools.I have done my internship at HCP Design, Planning and Management in Ahmedabad, where I was working in the Architecture studio. This experience has enhanced my ability to think of every detail and explore how Architecture can be built as an experience sometimes through designs, drawings, practical designs, visual walkthroughs and through narrative storytelling. I want to explore what it means to work and learn as an architect today in a world filled with the tools, techniques and instincts of animators, filmmakers, storytellers and other communicators, as well as their audiences and build worlds and stories that align space and form with image and technology, in order to transform the role of the architect in a massively mediated world.

I strongly believe that “Architecture” should always be for the users. I am keen on exploring the threshold between Architecture and Media and Technology. Practical and psychologically sensitive architecture gives us a better understanding of interdependent relationships between space-user-space and how architectural experience/relationships can be enhanced for a user with technology, media and user-based design to make it more of an spatial experience for the user. I am keen on exploring architecture visualization and design communication 

Employment 

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, IDEAS Fabrication Shop Assistant

Working part-time at UCLA AUD IDEAS fabrication shop as an assistant. Well versed with various fabrication tools like laser cutters, Saw table cutters, CNC Machine, 3-D Printers along with Cura Ultimaker and Slicer, etc.

Oct 2019 - Jun 2020
 

Tushar Desai and Associates, Mumbai, IN, Architect

Worked on Residential Tower, 3 K-12 Schools and Hospital.
Was actively involved in project design, execution drawings, client meetings and
regular site visits.
Created an office template on ArchiCad.
Independently handling Residential Tower project.

Jul 2018 - May 2019
 

HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad, IN, Architecture Intern

Worked in the architecture studio under Sr. Ar. Kahan Vyas on various institutional
projects and an office commercial building.

Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture II

Aug 2019 - Jun 2020
 

Sir J.J. College of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture

Jul 2013 - Apr 2018
 

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