Graduated with a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design with elective study of Sustainable Design from the Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University, Providence, USA, in 2014.
Registered Architect from India, where I completed my Bachelors of Architecture.
I spent the summer of 2014 working on a 12-week project in New Delhi, India on exploring navigation and way-finding in the urban villages of Delhi as a means of addressing larger issues of social exclusion, infrastructure and safety in such communities. The project was supported by RISD’s GS Grant and the Maharam STEAM Fellowship.
Currently based in Boston, USA, where I’m a founding member of Street Ops, a collective of architects, planners and urbanists to employ DIY, tactical interventions in the urban environment to enhance the social and cultural landscape; as well as serve on the Tactical Assistance Panel (TAP) of the Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter, offering expertise and workshop programs for organizations seeking to activate underperforming commercial districts and public spaces in New England.
My interest lies in challenging the typical and accepted notions of design and its implications on society. My focus is on generating an inter-disciplinary awareness of design’s role in helping humans live symbiotically within the environment that sustains them.
My online portfolio can be viewed on my website - www.zoyapuri.com
Stegman+Associates, Boston, Architectural Designer
Planning & Programming, Architectural design and detail of institutional, residential and hospitality facilities.
Selected Projects -
Dickinson College, PA - Renovation of Kisnar-Woodworth Hall residence & Denny apartments
Framingham State University, MA - New residence Hall
Westfield State University, MA - Renovation of Dickinson Hall student residence
Park 77, Cambridge, MA - 100 Unit apartment building
RISD | DESINE-Lab, Providence, RI, US, Research Assistant
Bringing design thinking, practices and outcomes together with innovation and entrepreneurship to address issues of global poverty and social and environmental injustice.
Adhyayan, New Delhi, IN, Design Fellow
Design Fellow for an urban project exploring navigation and way finding in urban villages in Delhi as a means of tackling prejudices and social exclusion
DESINE-Lab and AGER Group, Providence, RI, US - Boston, MA, US, Design Intern
Design conceptualization & city master plan for rebuilding Killinocchi, Northern Sri Lanka post its civil war.
Romi Khosla Design Studios, New Delhi, IN, Intern Architect
Design, presentation drawings, technical drawings, on-site execution, interior design & material selection for projects ranging from corporate, residential and international competitions.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Sustainable Design
Elective study of Sustainable Design in congruence with MLA at Rhode Island School of Design.
Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, IN, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture with concentration on Sustainable Design
Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Architecture
Architecture Summer School
Maharam STEAM Fellowship, Grant
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies Grant, Grant
Rhode Island School of Design Architectural Studies Travel Award, Grant
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Student Fellowship, Scholarship