Pursuing a degree in architecture was a natural choice for Tanya. Born and raised in India, she grew up admiring forts, tombs and minarets of the Mughal architecture and grand buildings of the Colonial era.
While at Sushant School of Art and Architecture she interned with architect Dr. Vinod Gupta, known for his naturally-ventilated buildings in the desert, and began to extensively research thermal comfort and passively cooled buildings.
Rapid commercial development around New Delhi led to the replacement of vernacular buildings with towers of glass – foreign structures that failed to reflect the local culture and heritage. This bothered Tanya, and ultimately piqued her interest in eco-friendly design, leading her to pursue a Master’s degree in Sustainability from the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to being a LEED Green Associate, Tanya is a WELL Building certified Accredited Professional, a standard that focuses on the impact of a building on human health and wellness. If not already evident, sustainability is one of Tanya’s core passions and she seeks to integrate sustainable strategies into her projects whenever possible. She is a member of the WT Sustainabiliteam, helping push the boundaries of sustainable design and operations within the firm.
Prior to joining Weber Thompson, Tanya worked in Philadelphia on healthcare center renovations and multifamily residential projects. At Weber Thompson, she’s putting those skills to use on Building C of the Othello Square project, which includes the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and workforce housing.
When not at the office, Tanya can be found doing CrossFit, scuba diving, or exploring the unique architecture and offerings of the many neighborhoods around Seattle.
Master in Environmental Building Design
University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Architecture
Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon, India