Ramona Adlakha

Ramona Adlakha

Toronto, ON, CA



Ramona Adlakha lives in Toronto and works at Diamond Schmitt Architects. She was born in Calcutta, India, speaks five languages and has been lucky enough to call multiple places across the globe her home. 

Ramona holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where she received the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for professional merit and the William Melhorn Scholarship in architectural history and theory. Ramona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Fine Art and Literary Studies from the University of Toronto where she was the recipient of the Government of Canada’s Millennium Provincial Laureate scholarship awarded for exhibited excellence in community involvement, innovation, and leadership. Ramona has completed architectural study abroad programs at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, U.K. and the University of Siena, Italy. She is a LEED accredited professional with significant experience working on net-zero and passive house projects.

Ramona is deeply committed to promoting the visibility and voice of women in design. She is co-founder of Penn Women in Design at the University of Pennsylvania, and an executive committee member of BEAT - a national organization promoting equity in design across Canada.

Ramona’s first book, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics and Futures, co-edited with Franca Trubiano and Ramunė Bartuskaite and published by ORO editions, is now available in bookstores worldwide. 



Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect, OAA

Jun 2018 - current

WORKshop Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Assistant Manager/Project Designer

Sep 2013 - May 2015


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2015 - May 2018

University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Bachelors, Architectural Design

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012


Alpha Ro Chi Medal, 1st Place


William Melhorn Scholarship, 1st Place


Millennium Foundation Travel Abroad Scholar, Scholarship


Millennium Foundation Provincial Laureate, Scholarship


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