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NOMITA SAWHNEY
B.Arch (SSAA) SM.ArchS (MIT)
Architect

Nomita Sawhney is an Architect and Urbanist with 10 years of work experience. She has worked with SOM in New York and “The Wallace Floyd Design Group” in Boston.

She was involved in the design development of Kashmiri Gate Metro Station, Xansa Corporate Office and the Interior Design for Retail stores at the Park Hyatt Goa at Jasbir Sawhney & Associates. She has a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a merit scholarship from the MIT in 2005. In 2000, she was awarded the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Architecture from the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, New Delhi. At MIT, she worked with Richard Sennett and Manuel Castells, in developing ideas for the future of Urbanism. Her interest has been to foresee a new patterned environment, which is responsive to localized social patterns and is injected with new media (with which we perceive and encounter space and planning).

While at MIT, she was also the editor for the student design magazine and explored ideas for the design of cities with a focus in courses in Film, Visual Design, Comic Illustrative Art, Media and Technology. Working with Visual Artists like Krzysztof Wodiczko and Allan McCollum, who are internationally renowned for their works, and are responsible in engaging the architectural object with media and the patterned social environment.

At MIT, she also took courses at the department of Comparative Media Studies, under Professor Henry Jenkins, with a course in Understanding Comic Illustrative Art, to visualize the City and society in illustrative and abstract terms. Engaging with the media of film and the city has always been a focus in Nomita’s work. Due to which she also studied with Giuliana Bruno at the Visual and Environmental Studies program at Harvard. Currently Nomita is working on developing an aesthetic which brings together questions of “What is India” and “What is the World today” into the body of Design, Environment and the processes of building. Presently she is involved in the design of various Town and Country houses Offices for Delhi Fire Services, New Delhi, Family Courts for in Rohini, Delhi.

Born

March 21, 1976

Academic Qualifications

2000  Bachelor of Architecture, Sushant school of Art and
          Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana
2006  Science of Master of Architecture and Urbanism,
          Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Professional Practice

2000  Architect with Wallace Floyd Design Group Boston
2006  Architect with SOM, NY
2007  Architect with Jasbir Sawhney & Associates

Professional Affiliations

2000  Member Council of Architecture

Awards

2000  Deans Award for excellence in art and architecture
2005  Scholarship of Merit from MIT