Seetharam V. Vallabhaneni b. 1995, is an interdisciplinary maker based in Hyderabad, India. Currently pursuing his Masters degree in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London, he received his BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2017. He also holds a diploma in Robotic Fabrication from Architectural Association in London, UK and a certificate in Entrepreneurship from ESADE University in Barcelona, Spain. Informed by the dialogue between materials, traditions, rituals, and processes; he looks to design provocatively optimistic experiences that can balm, cajole, perplex, or excite.
His work has been exhibited at ASSAB One in Milan, Italy; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome, Italy; Chicago Architecture Biennial '17 (PRODUCTORA’s Two Towers); Chicago Public Library - Chinatown; SAIC; and Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago, USA. He has also won numerous recognitions such as being awarded the HKS Design Fellowship in 2017, Adobe Design Achievement Award (Semifinalist) in 2017, and being one of the shortlisted applicants for LafargeHolcim Awards in 2017. In addition, his work and interviews have been featured on international digital platforms like KooZA/rch and the Archi/ologist.
Vallabhaneni has most recently worked with Studio Mumbai, after working with Ania Jaworska and Associates, Borderless Studio, Design Museum of Chicago, and with PRODUCTORA for the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017. He now offers design-build services along with a close-knit team of carpenters, masons, lime craftsmen, electricians, and plumbers.