Akhila Arakkal

Akhila is a graduate of the Master’s in Advanced Architectural Design program at Cornell, where she pursued her interest in Architecture and Urbanism through inquiries in urban theory and design research. She was a teaching associate for the program post her graduation and believes in the intersection of pedagogy and practice being key to shaping Architectural discourse. She received the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship to explore moving images of cities through Global Cinema and Media. Her experience involves adaptive reuse and restoration projects in India where she is a licensed Architect.

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Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Masters in Advanced Architectural Design, 2020

R.V. College of Architecture, India
Bachelor of Architecture, 2016

About Akhila

Akhila spends time away from her desk binge-watching crime documentaries. She loves a good croissant and coffee. She enjoys sketching, taking care of all the plant friends she acquired during quarantine, and can often be found talking to herself amidst the chaos.