Alekya Malladi

Alekya Malladi

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Hi, I’m Alekya. I’m an architectural designer and a visualization artist. 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’ve 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 experiences, 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.



Johnston Design Group, Greenville, SC, US, Architectural Designer

- Key role participation in projects from pre-design phase through post-occupancy warranty phase for a diverse client base ranging from custom residential to urban mixed use, commercial, and institutional buildings.
- Developing 3D models and renderings for projects.
- Manage the third- party green building certification documentation process for both in house designs and projects where Johnston Design Group serves as a sustainable design consultant.
- Collaboratively supporting all staff in the development of project design and construction documents. Participate in marketing and business operations responsibilities as required.

Mar 2023 - current

Kilograph, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior 3D Artist

- Supported and collaborated with a cross-functional team of creative directors and artists on a global scale on commercial, institutional and mixed use projects to create architectural renderings, stills, film and animations for advertising and cataloging.
- Responsible for visual development like creating sketches, strategic storyboarding, engaging visuals, presentations, 3D modeling, materials, lighting, rendering and post production to communicate ideas to the team and the client.
- Collaborated on the design and modeling of an internal metaverse platform on spatial to create, share and explore 3D experiences of the company’s work with the community across Web, Mobile and VR

Jan 2022 - Feb 2023

Jensen Partners, Los Angeles, Associate Healthcare Planner

- Worked with a multi-disciplinary team of lead architects and healthcare strategists in medical planning, space programming, and master planning of hospitals and healthcare projects across the country by creating pre-schematic drawings, test fits, 3D models and renderings.
- Worked closely with stakeholders, clinical users, and design teams to focus on the integration of physical and operational planning through situation assessment and options testing.
- Coordinated with experts in the field to evaluate code compliance and regulations for programming inpatient and outpatient medical space for over 15 hospitals in the country.

Dec 2020 - Dec 2021

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

- Collaborated with a team to create narrative driven environments for the “Future of the Past: Episode 0”, featured as the winner of the 2020 Architectural League Prize.
- Coordinated with segment leaders to promote architectural goals and design concepts.

Jun 2020 - Nov 2020

Design Elements, Visakhapatnam, IN, Junior Architect

- Contributed in production & coordination of project drafting, construction detailing, documenting existing conditions, and developing drawing/documentation standards for residential architecture and interior design projects.
- Gained familiarity with local building codes, permitting processes and documentation.

Jul 2017 - Jun 2019

Mandapati Architects, Los Angeles, Architectural Intern

Worked in a fast paced environment to develop construction drawings for residences, interior design, institutional buildings like hospitals and colleges. My roles 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


Archinect Feature, Other

Architectural Memory and Film with UCLA's Alekya Malladi, Gesthimani Roumpani, and Yanrong Yang


CGArchitect 3D Awards, Nomination

Student (Image/Film)

This category is meant for images of film/animation work created by a student as part of their studies or educational program. Even if the work was not specifically required as part of your program, if it was created for a school project, please submit it to this category. If you are a student, but created the work outside of your program and were not specifically for a school project, please submit to the appropriate Non-Commissioned category above.

Works created by students for this category must have been completed entirely by the student. No assistance from school staff or other professionals is allowed other than providing basic general guidance. Pre-made scenes provided by the school, scenes that are used as part of a teaching plan or curriculum, and scenes that are not an original creation of the student are not allowed. Scenes found to be in violation of these criteria will be disqualified.

In order to submit to the student category, you can not have worked professionally in any field or any capacity where you were being paid to create visualizations, prior to your submission being created. This includes working as an instructor or professor. The sole exception to this rule is paid internships as part of your education. The intent and spirit of this rule are to ensure you have not gained an unfair advantage over other competitors. As a student in this category, you should be a novice to the visualization side of the industry.


IndieX Film Fest, Award

Best Experimental Film and official selection as Best Student Film Director (Female)


Accolade Global Film Festival, Award

Best Animation (Student)


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