Ashna Patel is currently working as an Assistant Professor at School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA), Navrachana University since may 2017. Her research interests include conservation and sustainability, impact of culture led regeneration and tourism on urban form and representations of vernacular architecture.
MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Thesis title – Imperatives for the tourism-regeneration alternative: assessing community-based tourism as an alternative approach to tourism-led regeneration
B.Arch, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Thesis title – Reinterpreting vernacular architecture for contemporary lessons
Exchange Program – Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur, Switzerland
Ashna has worked on research projects with the Low Carbon Building Group at the Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has also worked on several commercial, residential and institutional projects during the course of her practice in India. She participated as team architect for the BSUP Slum Rehabilitation Project, a recipient of the HUDCO Design Award 2013 for Cost Effective Rural/Urban Housing including Disaster Resistant Housing and ARCHIDESIGN 2011 for Best Slum Development Project.
Scholarships and Grants
Ashna was awarded the Hodgkinson scholarship for her masters program in International Architectural Regeneration and Development, Oxford Brookes University. She was also awarded the Santander Student Project Grant for a proposal to be carried out in the World Heritage City of Évora, Portugal.