Akhilesh Dhurkunde is an experienced Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Mumbai University and currently pursuing a master’s in architecture from Georgia Tech School of Architecture.
Akhilesh has worked as a professional on various scales ranging from private residences to government proposals. His interest lies in place making and capturing the moment through architecture and design. His bachelor’s thesis was on Heritage Conservation Institute and Research Centre for INTACH, Pune. In the past few years, he worked on Green New Deal Superstudio under the guidance of Prof. Richard Dagenhart. Currently, he is working on the project of Tokyo Shinagawa under the guidance of Prof. Perry Yang. Before coming to the US, Akhilesh was an assistant professor at Mumbai University and a working professional.
Apart from his engagement with the design of buildings and places. He has been actively involved with social groups in India, which helps in feeding the poor people, and sanitation project called “Swachh Bharat Mission.” Akhilesh has been actively participating in nature trails and treks. He has completed one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas called “Chadar Trek.”
Currently, Akhilesh is trying to shift his focus to a regional planning scale. During COVID summer semester 2020, he completed his individual study on the area along the Atlanta Beltline near ponce city market and written a paper called “Urban Recycling: The ingredient of good public space & the impact of adaptive reuse projects on blighted neighborhood redevelopment.”
In the future, Akhilesh would like to use his experience to better the Socio-Economic aspects of Architecture and Planning in India.

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