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Indu Chakravarthy

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San Jose Studio


Where did you go to school?
I got my professional undergraduate architecture degree at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in India, which is that country’s second oldest architecture program, then I went to graduate school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

What do you do at RMW?
I’m a Job Captain with the Interiors team

Why did you decide to go into architecture/interior design?
I decided to study Architecture because (long before I knew the term) I wanted to be a ‘creative generalist’ – being interested in everything in the world, and trying to understand and be good at as many things as you can, makes you a better architect. I specialized in sustainable design, and historic preservation; and worked in building preservation, heritage policy, graphic design and illustration for a bit.   Encountering Dutch design, with its blend of pragmatism and humor, while living in the Netherlands, inspired me to return to work in architectural practice.

What is your favorite recent travel experience?
My husband and I took a road-trip in Utah over Thanksgiving break. We have an abiding love of the Southwest – Landscapes that allow you to experience a greater swath of past time than you ever thought possible, starlit skies that allow you to redefine your notion of space, and the endless montage of dramatic vistas always make us brim with gratitude.

What is your favorite building or space?
There are so many great buildings and spaces in the world, that it’s hard to pick just one. So I’ll pick two: Atrium of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City and the Courtyard of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA