Zoya Puri

Zoya Puri

Providence, RI, US



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 -



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

Dec 2014 - current

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.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2014

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

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

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.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

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.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Sep 2012 - May 2014

Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Sustainable Design

Elective study of Sustainable Design in congruence with MLA at Rhode Island School of Design.

Sep 2012 - May 2014

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, IN, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture with concentration on Sustainable Design

Aug 2007 - Jun 2012

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Architecture

Architecture Summer School

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010



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


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