Photo by Ernest Bellamy at Opening Reception 11/1/2019

Photo by Ernest Bellamy at Opening Reception 11/1/2019

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Sneha Mansukhani

Sneha Mansukhani

Hospital Creative Space: Major Healthcare Facility

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 2019

Involved in the design development of the spaces including the presentation renderings and creating the construction documentation package. The project is recently completed, and she was responsible for the construction administration phase as well.

The newly renovated Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy suite was designed to provide and environment where therapists could work with patients as part of their healing through the process of creative therapy. Interior corridors & therapy spaces incorporate clerestory windows as means of bringing daylight into the spaces. Acoustical control within the room & between spaces were critical in the design process.

About Sneha Mansukhani

Sneha completed her Master’s in Architecture in US after gaining 4 years hands-on experience as a licensed architect in India. She enjoys the challenges of connecting the client’s vision to the visual & spatial design challenges of a project along while being cognizant of codes and finding the right balance between construction details & design standards. She enjoys projects where people come together to foster an impact on community growth.

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

A creative artist since a young age, I learn about architecture in my 10th grade when I took up technical drawing as a subject which introduced me to the visual communication of objects to drawings using tools leading me to pursing architecture.

What do you do?

Currently working on healthcare and educational projects which involve renovation and new developments. I take the opportunity to volunteer with NOMA and AIA frequently which has led me believe how architecture impacts the social communities.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love the part where stakeholders are involved in the planning process. It’s important as an architect to understand what issues are being faced by them and being the end users, they can sometimes come up with the most acceptable solutions.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I have always been motivated by women around me right from my mother to dance teacher, thesis guide & office manager. They are true examples of balancing their profession & passions to achieve the impact they can make in people’s lives.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

There have been many along the path to this date, but the most significant has been the AIA merit award for my master’s thesis in the US. It wasn’t for the award, but more so for my thesis professor to proudly say that I deserved it.

SAY IT LOUD - Pennsylvania People's Choice Winner

Hospital Creative Space: Major Healthcare Facility

SAY IT LOUD - Pennsylvania People's Choice Winner

Hospital Creative Space: Major Healthcare Facility

Photo by Ed Rombout

Photo by Ed Rombout

SPONSORS

In Collaboration with 

Georgia Institute of Technology | School of Architecture

+ NOMAtlanta

Photo by Monica Magcalas

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Monica Fenderson

The Bailey Wine Cellar

The Beacon Atlanta

August 2019

Project Role: Real Estate Planning before Leased space, Architecture Design, Permits and Construction Adminis

The Bailey Wine Cellar is an intimate Cellar tucked away in the Grant Park Artist Cove Section of Atlanta. The owner Cynthia Bailey venture to start a new establishment in Atlanta coincides with our business model as a community architect (MOSA). This location is known to host many special events and filming’s for the House Wives of Atlanta.

About Monica Fenderson

Monica Fenderson, AIA, NOMA, NCARB is the President of MOSA Design Studios, LLC. MOSA is committed to the community and civic engagement in architecture. Fenderson worked with Gwinnett County where she gained an extensive experience in architectural design and planning. She also worked in the private sector for renowned architectural firms on multi-million dollar projects Atlanta City Courts, Atlanta Public Schools, Dekalb County Juvenile Court, and aviation projects throughout the country.

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

Growing up in New York I was in tuned with my environment and surroundings. I wanted to solve community problems, housing, drugs, and crime. It was my eldest sister that realized this burning desire of mine and encouraged me to get into architecture.

What do you do?

I consider myself a community Architect. I truly help the grassroots community that needs an architect; churches, startups , and franchises. My background in Real Estate, Architecture and Construction allows me to create a one stop shop for clients.

What excites you in the work you do?

Designing is always fun but to listen to peoples dreams and then bringing it to life always excites me

Who or what inspires you professionally?

What inspires me is Music, Art, Dance, Culture, World History, Real Estate. My mom, family and friends keep me inspired. As for architects Max Bond, Phil Freelon, David Adjaye, Richard Mier, John Portman and Jon Segal

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Early in my career designing a Recreational Facility for an Orphanage Carrie Steel Pitts with TVS.

SAY IT LOUD - Georgia People's Choice Winner

The Bailey Wine Cellar

Photography Credit: Devaughn Harris

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