Shalini Agrawal

Agrawal is cofounder and principal of MAC Studio, a design practice that engages communities with the landscape. MAC Studio is one of the select landscape architecture firms to be invited to complete San Francisco Unified School District Green Schoolyard Initiative for public schools. Her expertise ranges from architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture and art installations. She is a co-founder of the Chicago nonprofit architreasures where she created programming that transforms schoolyards and community spaces through participatory design. Architreasures was awarded the Illinois AIA Presidents Award for "significantly advancing the principles of livable communities and promoting the understanding of the architecture profession".

Currently Agrawal is researching the application of community engagement in art and design, and has facilitated workshops at national conferences.

Agrawal is the Director of CCA's Center for Art + Public Life. She teaches in Interior Design, Individualized, Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studios, First Year and Community Arts.

BA, Lehigh University; MArch, University of Illinois, Chicago