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. 



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, Visakhapatnam, IN, 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)

A fundamental goal of the IDEAS Entertainment Studio is to build new, unexpected kinds of architectural worlds. The studio has a goal as well to build the audiences that will inhabit these worlds. In the hyper-mediated environment of the 21st century, architects need to look beyond their normal audience (of other architects) to embrace as well a larger world now largely living within the stories and images of our time. To be an architect today is to be an individual able to imagine as well as arrange connections – whether in the literal joints and materials of a physical object’s making, no less than the subtler and experiential moments of the people, spaces and events architecture has, more meaningfully, always been made from. That act of imagination, visualization, and communication lies at the center of this studio’s teaching, learning and research. The interest of the course isn’t just the making of objects, or their images, but instead the new kinds of imagination – and their related media environments – in which the figure of the architect today lives. It’s a world you now already know better than architecture itself.

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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