Sonika Rawal

Sonika Rawal

Raleigh, NC, US




North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Research Assistant

Evaluate design elements of neighborhood parks that promote mental well being of people, conducted a post-occupancy evaluation of Durham Station Transit Center, NC; facilitated community participants’ workshops at Gates County, NC for downtown redesign.

Aug 2010 - current

Dr. B. N. College of Architecture, India, Pune, India, Assistant lecturer

Facilitated basic design and architectural graphics studios for design school freshmen

Jan 2010 - May 2010

Anirudh Vaidya and Associates, Pune, India, Senior Architect

Interacted with clients for project requirements, planned the projects with respect to time and cost, prepared construction documents and supervised timely execution of the project, complete projects from conceptualization to execution.

Oct 2007 - Oct 2009

Ar. Amala Sheth, Pune, India, Architect Intern

Interacted with clients to understand their requirements and the scope of work. Involved in design development process and construction-details’ drawings.

Jun 2006 - Oct 2006


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, PhD, Design

My current research project seeks to examine the characteristics of parks that contribute towards positive experience of open space that in turns leads to better mental health. It seeks to explore the potential and actual health benefits of contact with nature, particularly in but not limited to neighborhood park context.

Aug 2010 - current

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Pune, India, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Apr 2010

University of Pune, Pune, India, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - May 2007

Areas of Specialization