Aneesha Dharwadker is an educator and design practitioner with interests in global urbanism, material history, and rural healthcare. She is the founder of Chicago Design Office and editor of Transect, an annual journal of design criticism.


Prior to joining the Illinois School of Architecture as an Assistant Professor, she was a Designer-in-Residence in the Department of Landscape Architecture at UIUC. Her professional experience in the United States includes Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Safdie Architects, and Booth Hansen.



Master in Design Studies, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2012
Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, 2009