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I am an architectural designer at the Health Sciences studio at HOK, and a creative writer at Labocine - a platform by Imagine Science Films, NYC that covers feature films created by scientists in collaboration with artists or AI


As a committee member at CTBUH, my research focuses on the transit development of NYC.


I hold a graduate degree in architecture and a certificate in New Media from UC Berkeley with an emphasis in 'Science Fiction And The Future Of California's Ecology: Studio One 2018-2019' 


My thesis ‘Half-way House for Artificial Intelligence’ was an instrumental speculation on the ethics of technology. Since then, I have tried to explore fiction and technology through design, articles, interviews and art projects. I believe in human-AI interaction and collaboration and I am currently developing ATM booths of the future.

No, I didn’t mean you, Alexa! I was talking to my blog. Wait! Don’t do that, not a computer block, not the lights! Stop!

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Write to me at reechalmevada@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

2019 - present

2017-2018

2015

2013

Design Professional, LEED Green Associate, HOK (ny)
[Designer, Equipment Manager - Health Sciences] Design development, interior design, planning, end user meeting presentations, Revit model management, coordination with consultants and construction documents
Design Build Excellence - RFP Design competition for a 50,000 gsf Science Lab: 2nd place (in collaboration with SOM, Turner Construction, AKF & Syska)

Architectural Designer, Perkins Eastman (ind)

Concept design for a luxury housing, design development for education projects

Intern, Ratan J Batliboi Consultants Pvt Ltd (ind)

Part of the winning team of a Science Park Design competition for IIT, Mumbai

Intern, BMW Guggenheim Lab (ind)

RESEARCH & ASSOCIATIONS

2021 - present

2019 - present

2020

2019 

2016 

AWARDS

2018 

2016 

Recipient of (Merit based): The UC Berkeley Architecture Departmental Scholarship, The Lotus Trust Grant, The MK Tata Scholarship, The KC Mahindra Scholarship, The Tata Chem Travel Grant


Final year B.Arch: Thesis Award - 2nd prize, Annual Award Winner - 1st prize


UNESCO Basehabitat Summer school, Austria - covered by Austrian Press Earthen architecture & bamboo construction

EDUCATION

2018-2019

2011-2016

University of California - Berkeley (ca)

Studio One - Master of Architecture

DRAWING SCIENCE DRAWING FICTION - The Future of California’s Ecology
[Thesis] Half-way House for Artificial Intelligence (advisors: Nicholas de Monchaux & Geoff Manaugh)

 

University of California - Berkeley (ca)

Graduate Certificate in New Media - Berkeley Center of New Media (BCNM)

Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, University of Mumbai (ind)
Bachelor of Architecture (5-year professional program) - Registered License (Council of Architecture)

[Thesis] School of Unlearning (advisor: Rohit Shinkre) - Annual award winner