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#architetta BRINDA SOMAYA / INDIA Snk / Brinda Somaya is an architect and urban conservationist. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Architecture from Mumbai University and her Master of Arts from Smith College in Northampton, MA, USA, she started her firm Somaya and Kalappa Consultants in 1978 in Mumbai, India. / In 2012 she was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from her alma mater, Smith College. In 2014 she was awarded the Indian Institute of Architects – Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement. In 2015 she was honoured as Distinguished Professor by the Indian Education Society’s College of Architecture (Mumbai). She is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada – 2016. In 2017 she became a Member of the Council of Architecture Committee to Review the Profession and Education of Architecture in India and joined the Board of the Lafargeholcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Zurich, Switzerland. Recently she has been elected as the A.D. White Professor-atLarge 2017 by Cornell University, U.S.A. She was also on the IAWA board of Advisors (International Archives of Women in Archit ecture), U.S.A. and Founder Trustee of the HECAR Foundation which has brought out several publications and organized a seminal exhibition on the Work of Women Architects in South Asia.

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