Nikhil’s professional experience spans both architecture and urban design in the United States and the Indian subcontinent. As a licensed architect in India running his own practice, Nikhil prioritized the environment and cultural heritage through use of local materials, styles, and craftsmanship. Deeply concerned about diminishing water resources, he studied traditional water conservation techniques in countries across Asia, Australia and Africa and revived several local stepwells as water reservoirs and community spaces. Nikhil has now brought his focus on climate responsive architecture and decarbonizing construction to the US, where he has tested multi-objective machine learning and community-friendly urban design tools to support public health and affordability. Nikhil holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Aayojan School of Architecture in India and a master’s degree in architecture and urban design from Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design in New York.