Critical Places is a diverse group of landscape architects, architects, planners, urban designers, and engineers dedicated to working with under-served communities in India to study, design and develop places critical to human well-being.

We work closely with people and governments to address critical issues such as lack of public facilities, water scarcity and waste-management through design strategies, engaging in physical transformation through built projects, and in the process creating a stronger, more cohesive and forward-looking community.

We are designers, not just of physical spaces, but also of socio-spatial constructs, of culture and community. We connect people to each other, through the act of co-imagining a better future and through the shared public spaces that we design and construct with the community. We acknowledge that everyone is a teacher and a learner simultaneously.