I am an architectural designer and urban researcher at LSE Cities, an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At LSE Cities I am currently leading on a research project about the social and economic value of London High Streets commissioned by the Greater London Authority and lead on the Centre’s research on Indian governance and urban renewal schemes. As an early career researcher my work has been published across numerous platforms including a chapter in Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: SEED Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues by Routledge and Infrastructure Space by Ruby Press. I have a co-authored a chapter in The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City (due to be released October 2017) and published articles in Urban Studies and New Diversities.
I am currently a Royal Commission of 1851 Fellow continuing the work of my PhD researching housing and sanitation through practice-based research embedded in building projects in India. My work has won numerous awards including a Holcim Award (2011), SEED Award for ‘Excellence in Public Interest Design’ (2014), World Design Impact Prize (shortlist, 2013), Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award (shortlist, 2014), Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014) and NLA Award (shortlist, 2016). My projects have been widely publicised, including ICON’s ‘Future 50’ “a snap shot of 50 young architects who are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world” and Metropolis ‘New Talent for 2014’ amongst others. In 2016 my work was showcased as part of a group exhibit in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
I have lectured around the world and taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Architectural Association and Sir John Cass, School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University where I completed my PhD. I currently teach on the masters Cities Programme at LSE, and run a masters design studio at Central Saint Martins.