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Aneesha Dharwadker

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308 Temple Buell Hall

Office Hours

Fall 2021; Mondays 12-12:30PM
Assistant Professor


Aneesha Dharwadker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, with joint appointments in the School of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture. Her teaching and scholarship examine globalization, colonialism, and contemporary social issues in relation to the built environment.

She is the founder of Chicago Design Office and editor of Transect, a journal of design criticism.


Research Interests

  • Decolonizing Design 
  • Opioids and the Built Environment
  • Architecture and Incarceration 


  • Master in Design Studies, History and Philosophy of Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2012)
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University (2009)