Architecture - Graphic Design - Art

Architecture - Graphic Design - Art


Aahana Miller graduated with Honors from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture in June 2013.
At RISD, she participated in a study abroad program to Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan for four months, where her study of architecture was integrated with a practical housing-rehabilitation project for Tsunami victims.
She also visited Costa Rica where she conceptualized, designed and built a prototype for a sustainable classroom for rural schools.
She completed designing and building furniture for a homeless shelter in Woonsocket, Rhode Island where she developed a system with a focus on the production of architectural effects through the design and fabrication of storage solutions.
After RISD she worked for two years in Mumbai at Somaya and Kalappa and then at ABM Architects, before returning to grad school. She is currently doing her Masters of Architecture at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).

(She also does some freelance work in graphic design: posters, logos and websites.)


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University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) | Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Architecture | 2018
Certificate in Historic Preservation
3rd place winner of the Schenk-Woodman Competition | 2016 January
Courses in: Revit, Construction, Environmental Systems and Structures

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture | 2013
Graduated as an Honors Student

Courses in: Revit, Lighting, Scheme Detailing, Graphic Design and Drawing

RISD Design Build | Winter Session in Costa Rica | 2013 January-February

Kyoto Seika University | Kyoto, Japan
Semester in Architecture | Study Abroad | 2012 Spring

Brown University | Providence, RI
Program in Introduction to Logic | 2012 Fall
Program in Introduction to Mind and Behavior | 2011 Spring

Professional Experience

ABM Architects | Mumbai, India | Interior Architect | 2014 March – July 2015
Designed and executed designs for commercial and residential spaces, with an emphasis on sustainable design and historical preservation. Coordinated with contractors and furniture and lighting consultants for cohesive design documentation.

Somaya & Kalappa Consultants | Mumbai, India | Interior Architect | 2013 July – 2014 February
Conceptualized and prepared presentations for a range of projects from residential to university campuses.

Other Work Experience

RISD Office of International Programs | Providence, RI | Office Assistant | 2010 – 2013
Assisted with data entry, organizational administration and basic graphic design

Julian Marshall LCC | Pawtucket, RI | Intern | 2012 January – February
Collaborated with other RISD students to design and create the entire set

SJK Architects | Mumbai, India | Apprentice | 2011 July – August
Assisted with furniture design for hospitality projects, specifically for bedrooms and common spaces; also worked on AutoCAD drawings, layouts and renderings

ABM Architects | Mumbai, India | Intern | 2010 July
Familiarized myself with basic architectural and interior design assignments


Computer skills | AutoCAD 3D, Revit, Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Cinema 4D, Vray, Maya, Adobe Suite, knowledge of simple website design (css and html). Ability to learn programs quickly and adapt them to studio needs.

Art and Design skills | Experience with prototyping, model making and basic wood shop tools; trained in mixed media - acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pencil, charcoal, pen and photography. Familiar with a broad range of graphic design skills for creating layouts and logos.

Organizational skills | Exceptional organizational abilities and time management skills; resourceful, detail oriented, self-disciplined, hardworking, problem solver

Languages | Fluent in English and Hindi; familiar with Marathi, Gujarati

Design and Volunteer Activities

Volunteered for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival | Mumbai, India | 2013 October – Present | 2007 – 2009

Designed and built furniture for a homeless shelter | Woonsocket, RI | 2012 September – 2013 March

Constructed a sustainable classroom prototype for rural schools | Costa Rica | 2013 January - February

Assisted with a housing rehabilitation project for Tsunami victims | Tohoku, Japan | 2012 July


South Asian Student Association Member - 2009-2013

President of the South Asian Student Association - RISD - 2010-2013

Art Camps and Exhibitions:

'GO AA’ Art Camp at Kerkar Art Complex - Goa, India - June 2010

'GO AA' at Gallery Beyond - Mumbai, India and Kerkar Art Complex - Goa, India – July 2010



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