Alpa is an Architect, a Landscape Architect and an Urban Designer. She has worked internationally in design offices in India, US, UAE and Switzerland for over a decade. Issues pertinent to the design of urban water infrastructure, and resource challenges in the context of rapidly urbanizing developing countries inform her research, teaching and practice. She is a recipient of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Award for Excellence in Design Studio Teaching, the Dumbarton Oaks Mellon Fellowship in Urban Landscape Studies, and a Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. Alpa’s projects have won national and international awards and her writings have been published widely.
Alpa is passionate about combining process and product to create an impact at scale through built environments that can address critical infrastructure issues.