Brinda Somaya: INDIA - My Architectural Canvas
Brinda Somaya is an architect, conservationist, and urban designer in Mumbai. The founder of Somaya & Kalappa Architects, she designs domestic, institutional, and industrial works as well as public spaces across India. Somaya is also a pioneer of the conservation movement in India, winning the UNESCO-Asia Pacific Award for her restoration of St. Thomas's Church in Mumbai. Her current projects include the Arts and Crafts Centre of Mumbai and Tata Consultancy Services Campus (in association with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien). This year Somaya won the Union of International Architects prize for the alleviation of poverty for her work in rebuilding an earthquake-ravaged village in the Kutch, Gujarat.