Arshiya Syed



Studio Maqam

Hyderabad, IN

I am a founder and principal of Studio Maqam, Hyderabad which is a design and research firm.  I am an architect and Urban Designer  (School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi) and have an interdisciplinary Urban Fellowship from Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore.    #architect

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Skills & expertise


I am adept at architecture design in different typologies of buildings like residential, commercial, and hospitality. I follow a diligent design process and spend a good amount of time studying and understanding the site, issues and technologies to respond to a brief. 

I am skilled at Designing, Masterplanning, Urban Design, Place making, Landscape Design. I am also good at research and writing urbanism. I also design books and resports.

I am good in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, TwinMotion, VRay, and MS Office. I am familiar with Revit and QGIS. I also am familiar with film production and editing. 

I have teaching experience of more than 5 years, so I'm also able to communicate complex ideas easily. 


People Skills, EQ

Creativity, Leadership, Problem Solving, Organisation, Critical Thinking are my strong points. 

I am ok at Time Management, Conflict Management and Stress Management


English: Fluent Hindi: Intermediate Urudu: Novice French: Novice Arabic: Novice Telegu: Novice


Studio Maqam


Master of Urban Design , Urban Design (Jun 2014)
School of Planning and Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture , Architecture (Apr 2009)
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University