Name: Chitika Vasudeva, AIAS
Family: Parents and a younger brother in Kuwait
Years in practice: -2
Education: Carnegie Mellon University (B’Arch ’20)
Your first job: Research assistant at CMU for professors Francesca Torello and Joshua Bard on the Plaster ReCast project.
Whats the most annoying thing architecture students do? Overuse the word ‘juxtaposition’ and compare notes on who slept the least and/or is the most overworked.
Favorite tool: Analog tools all the way, whether its Micron pens and Copic markers on trace, or quick and messy conceptual models
Favorite building: Schindler House
Favorite outdoor space: The Erasmus Bridge
The architectural personality you’d like to have a drink with: Ada Louise Huxtable
Best gift to give an architect: An all-expenses-paid trip to see their favorite architecture
If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have been? A book editor and/or bestselling author
If you could live anywhere in the world, where? Delft
What’s on your iPod/Pandora/Spotify? A little bit of everything
The secret to my success: I’m still figuring this one out, but I’m hoping it will turn out to be persistence.
Architectural quote to practice by: “A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasurable.” – Louis Kahn