• WADe Asia 2017

    The annual celebration of WADe Asia 2017 received thunderous applause from entire design fraternity. It was the coming together of Architecture, Art & Design community to celebrate Women-led development! Attended by more than 700 Architects & Designers & Artists over 2 days and 1 evening, WADe Asia concluded its second edition on the 28th & 29th October 2017 at the Leela Ambience, Gurgaon, India. WADe is about documenting the progression of Women in Design. It is also about a common ground for women in creative pursuits to meet, network, learn and share. With the coming together of 6 countries, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand, WADe Asia 2017 was magnanimous. With a host of Panel Discussions, Keynotes, Master Class, Book launches, Students Workshop in association with IIA, WADe Asia had apt dose of entertainment as well. Keynote addresses were by Ar. Christopher Beninnger, Ar. Nela De Zoysa from Sri Lanka, and Padma Bhushan awardee artist Rajeev Sethi. Also present were Bollywood Actress Bhagyashree and Singer Hema Sardesai. Apart from this, the grand 2-day event recognized & awarded the work & contribution by felicitating them with WADe India and WADe Asia Awards.

    With the coming together of 6 countries, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand, WADe Asia 2017 was celebrated by more than 700 designers, between age group of 18-88 years, on the 28-29th October 2017 at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurgaon.


    WADe Asia Lifetime Achievement Award: Didi Contractor, Dharamshala


    WADe Asia Lifetime Achievement Award: Didi Contractor, Dharamshala WADe India Sustainability Champion: Neelam Manjunath, Manasaram Architects, Bangalore WADe India Special Contribution Award for Academics & Social Cause: Neera Adarkar, Adarkar Associates, Mumbai WADe India Special Contribution Award in Social Cause: Pratima Joshi, Shelter Associates, Pune


    COMMERCIAL Winner: Divya Ethirajan, Founding Partner, Betweenspaces, Bangalore Runner-up: Britta Knobel Gupta, Co-Founder, Studio Symbiosis Architects, Noida HOSPITALITY Winner: Divya Ethirajan, Founding Partner, Betweenspaces, Bangalore First Runner-up: Siji Rehana, DAC,Partner & Principal Architect, Bangalore Second Runner-up: Shilpa Jain Balvally, Principal Architect, Studio Osmosis, Mumbai PUBLIC BUILDING Winner: Amritha Ballal, Architect-Urban Planner & Founding Partner, SpaceMatters, Delhi RESIDENTIAL (>3000 SQ. FT) Winner: Sonal Sancheti, Partner, _Opolis, Mumbai First Runner-up: Kinny Soni, Head Architect, Dilip Soni Architects & KSUP Studio, Ahmedabad Second Runner-up: Shilpa Gore-Shah, Founding Partner, S+PS Architects, Mumbai RESIDENTIAL (UPTO 3000 SQ. FT) Runner-up: Anjali Lovekar, Principal Architect, Lovekar Design Associates, Pune RETAIL Winner: Maitri Buch, Principal Architect, Sfurna Designs, Bharuch, Gujarat Runner-up: Leena Kumar, Principal Architect, Kumar Consultants, Bangalore


    Young WADe India Architect of the year 2017: Aditi Pai, The Purple Ink Studio, Bangalore Young WADe India Interior Designer of the year 2017: Amruta Daulatabadkar, Amruta Daulatabadkar Architects, Aurangabad Young WADe India N’Architect of the year 2017: Chiranjivi Lunkad, Studio Infinity, Pune Young WADe India Delta Most Innovative Interior Designer 2017: Kanika Suri, Chromed Design Studio, New Delhi


    Winner: Vandana Kothari, Artist & Art Professor,School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi First Runner-up: Jasmine Kaur, SCET, Surat Second Runner-up: Pallavi Singh, Delhi


    Rutusha Nagaraj Kapini, The Oxford School of Architecture, Bangalore Yashashree Ramachandra Purohit, D.Y. Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Kolhapur

    “The optimism and celebration in WADe Asia was worth watching. Session subjects were great, keynotes well-chosen and the gathering was one-of-a-kind. I was amazed to see men participating enthusiastically, celebrating the recognition of women in design. Thumbs up WADe!” Nikita Mathur, delegate, WADe Asia

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