Piyush Verma

Piyush is a graduate student in the Architecture and Urbanism Program at MIT.

He is an incoming fellow at the MIT Tata Centre for Technology and Design. As a Tata Fellow, Piyush will investigate ways to improve rural water planning in India. He is currently a Research Assistant at the LCAU (Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism) at MIT. He is working with Professor James Wescoat on the research and development of regional water planning in Maharashtra alongside the Government of Maharashtra, India and the World Bank. 

Piyush's research interests and projects seamlessly straddle the fields of design, technology, architecture, and urbanism. He is passionate about developing technological, design and business solutions for social impact in resource-constrained environments. He has worked with architect BV Doshi, and at IBM R&D Germany, among others.


2018 - 2020
SMArchS , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 - 2017
M.Des, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India
2010 - 2015
B.Arch, School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal, India

Academic Experience

2018 -
UX Design Researcher, Werkstudent, IBM Studios - R&D Center, Germany
2017 - 2017
Visiting Researcher (Graduate Research Assistant), University of Sydney, Australia
2016 - 2016
Visiting Researcher (Graduate Research Assistant), Tsinghua University, China
2015 - 2017
Teaching Assistant, IIT Delhi, India
2014 -
Trainee architect, Sangath (Architect BV Doshi), Ahmedabad, India