Connect Event: Architect Brinda Chinnappa Somaya ’73 (awarded Smith Honorary Degree in 2012)

An Architect's Journey Through the Indian Landscape: A lecture at Columbia University


Brinda Chinnappa Somaya ’73 (awarded Smith Honorary Degree in 2012) has successfully created a practice that covers many faces of the Indian landscape.

Her works include the rehabilitation of an earthquake-devastated village, restoration of an ancient cathedral as well as twentieth century Louis Kahn buildings, creation of educational and information technology campuses, collaboration on the tallest residential tower in India, and the conversion of massive garbage dumps into beautiful and usable community parks and plazas.

An overview of some of her completed works shows each project having its own original and unique architectural interpretation. This clarity of vision will be presented in a journey through her four decades of practice.

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Monday, April 27

6:30 PM

Columbia University, Avery Hall Room 114



By New York City Public Transportation: Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the No. 1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The Columbia stop for the buses and the subway is 116th Street.  If you take the No. 2 or 3, transfer at 96th Street to the No. 1 local train.


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