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Amit Ittyyerah

Ph.D. Student in Architecture and Urban Planning

Amit’s research focuses on 21st Century urbanization, and more specifically the rapid urbanization at the periphery of India's metropolitan cities. Using Delhi’s periphery as a case, he is observing patterns of change along Delhi’s radiant highway corridors connecting other surrounding emergent smaller towns and villages. In this context, Amit is interested in studying architecture or privatizing regional enclaves through the lens of commoditization, commodity circulation and related socio-material and communication infrastructure networks. Through this project, he is interested in developing deeper connections between Urban Planning and Architecture.

Amit is a registered Architect in India, having practiced with firms for over 6 years in Seattle, United States and various cities like Kochi, Chennai and Bangalore in India. He teaches surveys and seminars in architecture and urban studies, history and theory, and is an avid reviewer at Undergraduate, Graduate and Thesis Design Studios. He received his B.Arch from M.S. University Baroda, India, and M.Arch and M.S. in the History and Theory of Architecture from the University of Washington. He has been a team member of winning design competition entries at National (India), International stages and as an invited participant in design charettes. He continues to dabble with partners on projects and competitions and has keen interests in what it means to do research-based critical urban and architectural practice.

Selected Publications

  • “Delocalization—The ‘Highway’ Apparatus”, University of Washington (UW).  (M.S.H.T. dissertation. 2016.)

  • Forthcoming-“Morphology of the Post-periphery—An Assemblages Urbanism”; “Commodity Architecture”

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