WADE ASIA® Winners 2019 – Aparna Rao, FICUS, Bangalore

WADE ASIA® Winners 2019 - Aparna Rao, FICUS, Bangalore
By wadeasia 9 May, 2022



Excellence – Landscape


Aparna Rao, FICUS, Bangalore


Landscape architect Aparna Rao is the founder partner of FICUS. She leads the firm along with Sriganesh Rajendran. Their practice is recognised for its commitment to designing and creating sustainable sites, with a design approach guided by the local idiom and ecology. Being a Landscape Architect, she believes, “Landscape Architecture has greater power and ability to transcend beyond communities and do greater good to the way we live, adapt, understand and accept the world we live in.”


As a WADE Woman & WADE Winner, what will be your area of contribution?

Well, I personally believe that women are far more hardworking, sincere and resilient. It is important that women know about the power of being able to make a choice. What they also need to be aware of is that the professional challenges that one faces, whether men or women are all the same and that puts them on equal ground. It is this simple truth that I would like to bring to young professionals.


Any suggestion for the future?

Maybe, WADE should look at recognising professionals involved in research related fields. It could have a session which involves theme based paper presentations by artists, art historians, architects etc.

“WADE is a great initiative and Vertica is doing a great job in bringing women and men across Asia to share their success, failures and a lot of issues which are otherwise unspoken of.”


Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.

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