Degree(s) Earned
M.Arch ’06

Current Employer: HOK

Hometown/Country: Mumbai, India

Current City/Country: Houston, TX

/ Alumni / Master of Architecture,

Komal Kotwal

Sustainable Design Leader - Health, Well-being, Equity

“It has been incredible to see how my fellow grads have had diverse career paths.”

Why did you choose Taubman College?

For its rankings and the fact that the M.Arch 2-year program offered a great balance of the design/theory and technical aspects of architecture.

Describe the work that you do.

See work here:

What are some of the projects that you have worked on recently?

Through my work at HOK, I have worked on several mega projects nationally and internationally across diverse project types — corporate, aviation, science and technology projects.

How did Taubman College prepare you for your career?

Taubman allowed for a well-rounded academic experience; Taubman gives you the freedom to explore multiple avenues and thus does not narrow you down to a certain career path. It has been incredible to see how my fellow grads have had diverse career paths.

What is an important lesson that has stayed with you from your time at Taubman College?

Architecture is much more than an object: it is a means to facilitate change!

What did you like best about attending Taubman College?

Being in Ann Arbor and in a community that brings together creative minds from all over the world – both, students and faculty!