Aneesha Dharwadker is an educator and design practitioner with interests in global urbanism, material history, and rural healthcare. She is the founder of Chicago Design Office and editor of Transect, an annual journal of design criticism.
Prior to joining the University of Illinois as an Assistant Professor, she was a Designer-in-Residence in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her professional experience in the United States includes Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Safdie Architects, and Booth Hansen. She received a Master in Design Studies degree from the Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.