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.