Everyone has a story to tell, a special journey of their own. Four leading Women Architects & Designers shared their stories, their successes and struggles at WADe Asia 2017 along with tips for young designers and architects. WADe ASIA/India is the 1st platform dedicated to honour the outstanding contributions and achievements of phenomenal women in the field of architecture and design.
Ar. Sonal Sancheti, Co-Founder,_opolis Architects shared her own story, learning and challenges and beautifully chaired the panel which comprised of Pragati Jain, Pragati Jain & Associates, Indore, Supraja Rao, Design House, Hyderabad & Swanzal Kak Kapoor, SAKA, Gurgaon.
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THE JOURNEYS: THE BEGININGS & TURNING POINTS
Starting the session with her own special story, Sonal Sancheti shared a moment that changed her life. As a student of CEPT, working on the thesis - Japanese Architecture & its influences on Contemporary Architects, Japanese Architect and Prof. Shimizu had visited as a guest lecturer. Upon learning about her thesis, he insisted her to come to Japan and see the buildings she was studying, “I will take care of everything else,” he said and that’s how Sonal made her first visit to Japan. Prof. Shimizu took care of everything, making sure that she visited all these buildings she was studying and also paid for her six weeks of travel in Japan. For a student to get this kind of an opportunity was very fortunate and also led her to an interview with Mr. Maki that time, as part of her thesis and that was her first interaction with him which later led to a job at his office. _opolis and Maki won the competition for Bihar museum last year and the museum was inaugurated two weeks back. “That one evening when Prof. Shimizu was lecturing at the college, it was pouring heavily and yet we met and discussed, that evening changed my life,” says Sonal.
“I wish Management and Finance were part of our academic courses.”
– Sonal Sancheti
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