I am an architect (RIBA II, AA Dip) and urban researcher based mostly out of Delhi. My practice addresses housing, infrastructure (water and sanitation), urban planning, inclusive development and participatory design processes. I am also a PhD candidate within the research department Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR) at London Metropolitan University.
This year I was awarded Emerging Woman Architect of the Year by the Architectural Journal and won a SEED Award for ‘Excellence in Public Interest Design‘. My work has been featured in numerous publications in the UK and India and last year was included in ICON magazines ‘Future 50′, “a snap shot of 50 young designers and architects (who) are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world”.
I currently run a design and research practice in Delhi incubated within the Indian NGO CURE, Center for Urban and Regional Excellence. Current projects include large scale planning for low income neighborhoods, various sanitation initiatives and housing projects.
This blog began as a place where I would write things that were not part of my PhD and it continues to be that.