Shuruti Parikh

Shruti is currently an Associate Professor in India and is a collaborator of URBED. 

Shruti is an architect/urban designer with a passion for delivering people-centric design and running community consultation programmes. The main focus of her work has been planning, design and research in the area of sustainable cities. 

Trained as an urban designer from The University of Nottingham, UK, she worked with URBED from 2004-2008 before moving back to her home country India, to work as an independent urban designer. She had been responsible for much of URBED’s work on Bradford Design Guide, Bradford Valley NDF, Bradford World Mile, Liverpool University Urban Design Framework, Nottingham Design Guide and Hucknall Town Centre Masterplan. Shruti continues to collaborate with URBED on a research ideology ‘Climax City’  and is presently an associate professor at an architecture school in Jaipur. 

As a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, she had been researching on the “Influence of Urban Forms on Social Sustainability”. Here, as an Associate Project Engineer, she has also worked on developing design education modules under the project entitled “Creating Digital Learning Environment for Design in India, E-Kalpa” sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India. 

Shruti has published and presented research papers in leading international journals/conferences and is a recipient of several awards. Her B.Arch undergraduate design thesis has been awarded the best thesis Gold Medal (2002) by The M.S. University of Baroda, India. She also won the ‘Developing Solutions Scholarship’ at the University of Nottingham, UK (2003) where her M.Arch Design Project was awarded the students’ joint first prize for the RIBA’s INREB International Design Ideas Competition (2003). In 2010, her independent design work was awarded commendation for the National Design and Planning Competition as part of Rockefeller Foundation’s ACCCRN Program. More recently, in 2013 her academic research was honoured “Outstanding Paper Award (STE 2013)” at the IADIS, Malaysia 2013. 

Lastly, Shruti is also an avid painter, potter and crafter at heart. She shares her artwork at http://www.studiopunarapi.wordpress.com/

Shuruti Parikh