Alekya Malladi

Alekya Malladi

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Hi, I am Alekya Malladi. I received my post professional degree (M.Arch II) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - AUD Entertainment Studio in Los Angeles, USA and a 5-year Bachelors degree in Architecture from RVCE, India.

I have always been interested in film and storytelling. Driven by this, my focus in academic work has been about conceptualizing the narrative and building imaginary worlds to deliver experience. Based on my prior experiences of working as an architect in India for 2-years designing residential, institutional and hospitality projects, I aspire to change the way architecture is perceived as being about buildings and the built environment. Architecture, to me, is the narrative of the space that we interact with.

I am an avid film watcher across many languages and have a profound interest in architecture, investigative narratives, visualization, world building, storytelling and visual design. My latest interests include strategic thinking games and model making. 



formlessfinder, Los Angeles, CA, US, 3D Artist

Worked in the role of a 3D artist creating narrative based environments for “Future of the Past: Episode 0”, a digital exhibition by the winners of the 2020 Architectural League Prize.

Jun 2020 - current

Design Elements, Visakhapatnam, IN, Junior Architect

I was assigned to create drawings for residential and interior design projects and extraction of needed documents for permits. I was Involved throughout all project phases, design, execution and communications.

Jul 2017 - Jun 2019

Mandapati Architects, Los Angeles, Architectural Intern

As a part of the internship I developed construction drawings for residences, interior design, institutional buildings like hospitals and colleges. My roles also included draftsmanship, delineation and technical support.

Aug 2016 - May 2017


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architectural (Entertainment)

M.Arch II with a specialization in Entertainment under Natasha Sandmeier and Nathan Su.

Aug 2019 - Jun 2020

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya School of Architecture, Bengaluru, IN, BArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Sep 2012 - May 2017


Graduated with Distinction, Award

The award was granted for graduating with distinction in the M.Arch II Entertainment program from UCLA - AUD


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