Avantika_MG.jpg

Avantika Dalal- Project Designer

avantika@moodyarchitecture.com

Education

  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Master of Landscape Architecture
  • University of Mumbai, India
    Master of Architecture
  • University of Mumbai, India
    Bachelor of Architecture

 

Notes

Born and raised in India, Avantika's interest in studying landscape architecture evolved from undergraduate study in architecture, graduate study in urban design, and past professional experience. During her undergraduate studies in architecture, she explored traditional Indian architecture and how the culture assimilates the built and open spaces in its everyday life.

Her curiosity in landscape design at an urban scale was boosted during her graduate studies in urban design while working on projects that sensitively responded to unique local conditions.

At the University of Maryland, Avantika built upon knowledge and skills gained in India to understand and design landscapes in the United States. Her thesis focused on designing neighborhoods for active living. Her study identified issues with car-centric built environment and its effects on the physical and mental health. The project aimed to create a green and active neighborhood that helps the community move away from sedentary lifestyles to improve the physical health and wellbeing. Avantika is passionate about designing landscapes that connect people with nature.

Awards

  • 2018 Maryland Chapter ASLA Student Merit Award
  • 2018 Maryland Chapter ASLA Student Fellowship
  • 2018 Edward Ballard FALSA Scholarship in Landscape Architecture
  • 2018 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge (Winning Team Member)

Professional Registration
Licensed Architect- Council of Architecture, India