Shared Runner Up
Excellence – Public Building
Khyati Kohli, Anagram Architects, Delhi
Khyati Kohli had completed B.Arch from VastuKala Academy, Delhi and M.Arch in Environmental Design from the University of Nottingham. She joined Anagram Architects as a senior architect in January 2011. Today, with over 10 years of professional experience, she oversees planning, design and execution over a wide range of civic, commercial, educational, residential and urban design projects in various parts of India. She enjoys problem-solving as well as the new challenges that come with every project.
What did you like about WADE ASIA?
The diverse platform at WADE has allowed a much wider reach within the design fraternity. It has been a great opportunity to get to see contemporary practices and work by women-led teams. The bandwidth of work is truly inspirational to be a part of. WADE has been a remarkable platform in enabling interactions and exchange of fresh ideas, crucial for enterprising designers.
Being a WADE Woman is about responsibility. Share your view.
It gives me immense joy to contribute constructively to the cause of WADE and the design profession at large. Bridging the gap between the discourse and the practice, my sincere efforts go into creating an easier interaction platform for keen learners and design enthusiasts. This not only allows smooth sharing of experience to entrants in the field but is also a mutually beneficial practice, keeping ourselves updated with fresh perspectives. Expanding the forms of interaction, I would be eager to contribute to conferences and symposiums, collectively exploring future possibilities in design.
Do you think architecture has the power to build better communities? How?
Absolutely. Given the significance of developing ‘new climate economy’, at this critical time of global climate change, architecture has the power to influence the infrastructure planning and assist in policy-making to build a sustainable city model. The first step involves recognizing
“WADE Asia is keeping alive the passion and zeal in the fraternity of women designers by bringing together and showcasing the works and practices. An exceptional platform that inspires a large number of budding designers as well.”
The importance of the way cities are shaped in order to best connect the local populations with their environments. Urban designers or planners are trying their best to bring together architecture, public space, sustainability, social equity, transportation, and other aspects of city life to create a space that consciously addresses each issue, thus reducing the carbon footprint per person.
Your opinion on WADE ASIA and its objectives.
The collective participation at such a large scale reinforces the beliefs of the community and strengthens the confidence in a gender-balanced, collaborative field of design.
Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.