26846011-2bdec7ca-0bd5-4739-9bf5-13ffd9a

NISHU SINHA

HOK

SAY IT LOUD - WASHINGTON DC Exhibitor

Washington DC Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Bridging the gap between modernism and vernacular construction and collaborating with local artisan inspires me. I am inspired by historic Indian monuments, as well as works of B.V Doshi, Louis Khan, Peter Zumthor and David Adjaye.

NISHU SINHA

Bio:

The great designer, Nishu Sinha is an Architect and she believes in Discipline of doing Architecture every day. For her it’s like practice. She has been instrumental with AIA DC Equity Committee by WIELD as a 2021 Co-Chair of the committee promoting on providing platform for visibility and engagement to further J.E.D.I for emerging professionals. Nishu Sinha holds a Bachelor of Physics from India, Bachelor of Architecture from India and Master of Architecture from SUNY Buffalo, NY.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My introduction to Architecture was when I was giving the entrance test for it. Traveling extensively to different parts of India allowed me to see different cultures, built environment that instilled my passion for Architecture.

What do you do?

I am a Project Architect at global architecture firm HOK at DC, with over 14 years of experience. My projects feature a broad range of scales including healthcare, academic/education, residential and commercial projects.

What excites you in the work you do?

I draw all the time and sketch details to unpack the thoughts and that is something I feel is essential and exciting at the same time. I am excited by the opportunity to impact people’s lives through built environment and storytelling.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Bridging the gap between modernism and vernacular construction and collaborating with local artisan inspires me. I am inspired by historic Indian monuments, as well as works of B.V Doshi, Louis Khan, Peter Zumthor and David Adjaye.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest achievement is receiving Jehangir C. Shroff Gold Medal for Architecture from University of Mumbai in 2004. I am also proud to work as project architect for Three Constitution Square which won 2014 NAIOP Best Urban Office in Maryland/DC.

Featured Project Name: 

UPMC Mercy Vision and Rehabilitation Institute

Featured Project Location: 

Pittsburgh

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The UPMC Institute is designed for patients who need physical rehabilitation and those who have diseases of the eye and vision impairment. The space is carefully planned to welcome all patients and visitors with the thoughtful placement of physical cues that will help navigate from the point of entry throughout the building. The materials used for the building facade an energy-efficient patterned glass, warm terra-cotta and brick respect the architecture of Mercy’s campus and the neighborhood.

Photography Credit:

HOK