Uthra Varghese is an architectural designer and researcher who practices in Dubai and New York. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah and recently graduated from Columbia University with an M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design. Her keen interest in historical research inspires and drives her design methodology. She co-founded UT- r studio with Tasnim Tinawi in 2016; the practice investigates the multitudes in which design can elevate the relationships between cultural contexts and the built environment. The studio integrates work across the disciplines of architecture, art, installation, and product design.