Khyati Saraf
Senior Associate
Khyati Saraf grew up in the predominantly dry, scrub landscape of New Delhi, a city with a cultural landscape deeply rooted in both the scarce and sacred' qualities of water. Her early interest in landscape and architecture grew from a fascination with medieval step-wells and lush Mughal gardens with complex water circulation systems. Additionally, the annual experience of the southwest monsoon and the resultant transformation of the dry North Indian plains shaped her appreciation of the spatial and temporal changes in landscapes and ecological systems. As a designer, she is particularly interested in the role of design at the intersection of social and spatial justice, and in the influence of media, culture, and geopolitics on landscape.

Khyati received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Sushant School of Art and Architecture in New Delhi, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before joining MVVA, she worked at Future Green Studio in Brooklyn on civic, mixed-use, and residential projects. She has conducted post-Hurricane Sandy resiliency research with the U.S. Forest Service and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and did resiliency advocacy work with the City of Marikina, Philippines, as a 2017 Metro Manila Civic Innovation Fellow. She is a diorama enthusiast and enjoys exploring the food culture of cities. She joined MVVA in 2018.

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