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WADE Awards 2016

WADe India is proud to present the Awards to WADe Role Models selected through nominations from across India. The Award ceremony was held at Leela Ambience Gurgaon amidst cheers and celebrations. Emerging Young Architects/ Designers were also awarded along with Special Category Awardees. More info at www.wadeindia.com WADeIndia ‪#‎WADeIndiaAwards‬ ‪#‎WADeRoleModels‬ ‪#‎WomenArchitectsDesigners‬
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Sita Nanda is the proprietor of the interior design firm, Design Workshop. She was the first Indian woman to study fashion abroad. But somewhere down the line, she decided to pay homage to the altar of interior design. She says, “The foundation of both fashion and décor is the same.

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Trained under Ar. Hafeez Contractor, Chandrashekhar Kanetkar and Ajit Bhuta, WADe Role Model Nina Puri started her own practice in 1995. She creates seamless spaces and flowing the exterior to the interior, is her forte. She ensures individuality to each one of her projects. Nina loves landscaping and dreams of living in a beautifully landscaped Mumbai. www.wadeindia.com

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WADe Role Model, Canna Patel is an Architect and Interior designer with over 28years of professional experience. She has been a recipient of several awards in recognition of her work and dedication to the profession, which includes Women Achievers Awards from ISAF in 2013 awarded by Gujarat Chambers of Commerce & Industry. “Identity is not always a form and shape, but can be an intangible quality in design which is reflective and an emotional expression’ she says.

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WADe Role Model Chitra Vishwanath is the co-founder of Biome Environmental Solutions, a firm focused on ecology, architecture and water. In her own words, ‘Born to a sculptor father who was instrumental in introducing her to architecture – Architecture became a passion only after starting the practice, more so after Biome team has been able to successfully demonstrate the possibility of ecological designs in various scales

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Krupa Zubin is the co-founder of ZZ Architects Mumbai which is a creative and design driven studio environment that encourages collaboration of new ideas. Krupa believes a good design can uplift our lives. From the smallest object to the largest space detail matters the most. Conferred with numerous awards, she believes, “Great quality and better design solutions are two must haves.”

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A gold medalist from Sophia Polytechnic, Lalita practiced under prominent firms in the country before setting up her independent practice in 2001 & won the IIID national award for her project in the same year. She later established Collaborative Architecture with Mujib Ahmed in 2002, a firm rated as one of the best innovative practices in Asia. Lalita says, “Architecture is 20% design and 80% sheer hard work to realize that design. As in any creative profession there are no short cuts.”

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N Rupana Reddy established her practice along with her Architect husband Niroop Reddy in the year 2002 – A firm that specializes in private residences and Interiors of all categories. Among her prestigious projects are Residence of Honourable CM of AP, Manipal Hill Side Academy, Tata Tele Services etc. She is deeply inspired by nature and dreams of building an organic green home for herself. Rupana also sees herself counseling women who wish to come back to the profession after a break.

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Reny Lijo is WADe's Youngest Role Model. Reny is the co-founder of LiJo.reny architects founded in 2005, a multiple award winning design studio based in Thrissur. The works churned out from the small studio has been instrumental in influencing the way contemporary architecture is practiced in Kerala.

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Born into a family of professionals, Ponni Consessao graduated from the illustrious Church Park Convent, Chennai – a pioneer in women’s technical education. Ponni was the first woman undergraduate of the prestigious National Institute of technology, Thiruchirapally, University of Madras. Ponni has won more than 68 International, National and State Awards for Architecture & Interiors.

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