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Excellence – Residential, (Above 3000 sqft) – Interior Design
Anuja Pandit, Sunil Patil and Associates, Pune
Anuja Pandit has 11 years of experience in the field of Architecture. She has been part of many national and international Conferences and competitions. She has presented her work at PLEA 2009 at Quebec, Canada and displayed a project at the PassivHaus conference at Frankfurt, Germany. She topped the University of Pune throughout her college years, standing second in her final year of architecture. Her post-graduate thesis has also been published in the book, Green Design – From Theory to Practice by Ken Yeang with the title- Contemporary Indian Housing in Pune.
Do you think architecture has the power to build better communities? How?
I definitely think that architecture is a major tool for shaping communities and people’s lives. And that’s why we architects have this great responsibility towards our society and our cities to create architecture that will have positive impact and vibes around. A good example of this is the Artist’s Village by Architect Charles Corner. The design of the project enabled the residents to prosper over time while building a harmonious community.
Could WADE ASIA help you in getting closer to the fraternity?
WADE is a great platform for interaction with various designers and artists. It is encouraging to see each other’s work and learn from it. This platform also helped in knowing new artists from all over the country and their work and possibilities to incorporate the same in our work. The architecture and building industry works best as a collaborative environment. And all the more so, for young professionals. Therefore, it was very productive and insightful to meet other professionals of the same age as well as seniors from the field.
As a WADE Woman & WADE Winner, how would you contribute towards the causes?
I believe India is in a state of “flux”, where change is happening at different levels of society and the
“We architects have this great responsibility towards our society and our cities to create architecture that will have positive impact and vibes around. WADE is encouraging to see each other’s work and learn from it.”
Environment. Therefore, we, as young architects have a major role to play in moulding the future of the built environment. On my part, I will continue to work towards improving my skill set towards this goal and collaborate with other experts in the field to achieve greater results.
Your opinion on WADE ASIA and its objectives.
WADE ASIA is a great initiative and has offered this amazing platform to women architects and designers. This will help and encourage women designers to better work and contribute towards our society.
Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.