Alykhan Neky specializes in the social and cultural dimensions of design in the developing world. His master’s thesis examined traditional and vernacular building techniques within rural East African landscapes, with a focus on Maasai indigenous societies of Kenya and Tanzania. In collaboration with a local community in Kenya, Alykhan is working to realize his thesis design project; a Maasai cultural center which has received the Azure Award of Merit, the Azure People's Choice Award, as well as significant private funding for construction. Alykhan has lectured on design academically and publically, and contributed to articles appearing in Canadian Architect and other publications. His work has been featured in design exhibits and was recognized by one of Canada’s highest honors in architecture, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Moriyama Student Award.
Alykhan earned a Bachelor of Architectural Science as well as a Master of Architecture from Ryerson University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Alykhan joined NBW in 2019 and is currently working on Houston's Memorial Park and the Houston Ismaili Center.