SNEHA MANSUKHANI

DRS Architects

SAY IT LOUD - Pennsylvania Exhibitor

Pennsylvania Based Designer

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.

SNEHA MANSUKHANI

Bio:

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.

Featured Project Name: 

Hospital Creative Space: Major Healthcare Facility

 

Featured Project Location: 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

April 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

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.

 

Featured Project Description:

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.

Photography Credit:

Ed Rombout

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