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We're excited to welcome Amruta Sakalker as our newest bcFELLOW!
Amruta recently graduated from Penn State with a Masters in Architecture. She received the University Graduate Fellowship from Penn State in 2013, the highest level of award given to incoming graduate student. Her research interest lies in understanding the role of various cultural desires and urban networks in the evolution of a city, especially in urban public spaces. Her master's thesis focused on studying the impact of transient methods of design for civic spaces around extensively used train stations. Before pursuing her masters she was working as a cartographer and project assistant for an urban research and art project called "Cinema City" in Mumbai, India. Working with an interdisciplinary team of artists, architects, film makers, photographers and planners the study focused on how cinema making processes impact the urban fabric of the city through the unorganized small scale industries, settlement patterns, labor flow and development policies. She was also a part of the team exhibiting the project at Berlinale in Germany for an international audience. She was an Associate with SJK Architects in Mumbai for two and a half years where she worked on many hospitality and office projects. Taking forward her experience working in parallel with community based institutions and direct engagement with citizens as clients, she is excited to join [bc] Dallas team.