Mallika Kanodia

Mallika Kanodia

Providence, RI, US

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I am a student at the Rhode Island School of Design studying Interior Architecture with a concentration in Adaptive Reuse. I study sustainable design and put that to use in the projects I take on. Sustainability and Quality are the two most important things in my design process. I also work a lot on community based projects. For example, I am currently working on an independent study on Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums with a lack of sanitation. I visited Dharavi, Mumbai last December, documenting and interviewing people about how they lived their daily lives and what the current toilet and housing system is. My goal with this project is to come up with a toilet module that fits this area culturally, economically as well as sustainably. 

Spatial design at all scales matters to me a lot because I want to design for change. 


vir mueller architects, New Delhi, IN, Design Intern

Created drawings for an open comptetition being held in Satara, India

Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Scarlet Splendour, Kolkata, IN, Design Intern

Assisted in the furniture design and manufacturing process, conducted material explorations mainly with resin.

May 2018 - Aug 2018


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, Interior Architecture takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive reuse are central to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. And unlike the fields of interior design and decoration, Interior Architecture looks less at the application of surface materials than at understanding the design of buildings from inside out.

Sep 2017 - current