Interior Architecture - Graphic Design - Art

Interior Architecture - Graphic Design - Art


Aahana Miller graduated with Honors from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor 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.
She currently works for a well-known architecture firm ABM Architects, Mumbai, India as an Interior Architect.

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


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

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 – Present
Designing and executing designs for commercial and residential spaces, with an emphasis on sustainable design and historical preservation

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

Other 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 onAutoCAD drawings, layouts and renderings

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


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

Computer Skills | Mac & PC - Proficient in AutoCAD 3D, Revit, Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Cinema 4D, Vray, Maxwell, Maya, Adobe Suite, Office Suite; knowledge of simple website design (css and html)(Brinda Miller, KFI - US, Aahana Miller, ABM Architects)

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

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

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


Mailing Address:

Aahana Miller
132, Miami Apts,
70-A, Bhulabhai Desai Road,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 026




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