Sukhmani has worked on housing and architectural projects of substantial scale: Green Meadows Housing, Sanand, near Ahmedabad for Pacifica Developers in collaboration with architect Kamal Mangaldas and headed several projects (as Associate Architect at Archohm Consults, Noida) such as, LIG Housing, EWS Housing, CSI Housing and Sanskriti School in Chak Ganjaria, Lucknow and Takshila Foundation’s cultural institutions in Patna & Delhi. She has worked on many proposals for urban interventions, such as religious institutions, museums, mixed use commercial developments etc.
A graduate of School of Architecture, CEPT Ahmedabad, Sukhmani has been taught by Prof. Anant Raje, Prof. Kurula Varkey, Prof. Neelkanth Chaya, Prof. Miki Desai & Artist Murali Cheeroth. As an exchange student to ETH Zurich, she has studied under Peter Eisenman During the course of her architectural career, she has worked with Bijoy Jain in Alibagh, Morphing systems in Zurich, Anthill designs in Ahmedabad and has collaborated with architecs Kamal Mangalda, Girish Karnawat, MVRDV and TOPOTEK1 Berlin.
Sukhmani brings the dimension of research and a contemplative pace into the practice and prefers thoroughness in approach while dealing with design & material alternatives, building regulations, cost estimations, project schedules and construction specifications.
she has also founded The Vessel, curating and hosting , in collaboration with artists and creative practitioners, workshops, talks, discussions and exhibitions for amateur and advanced enthusiasts alike.
2019 August onward
Founder, The Vessel
Principal Architect, Design Pendulum, New Delhi
2014 September – 2017 December
Senior Consulting Architect, Archohm Consults Pvt. Ltd., Noida
2013 August – 2014 June
Founding Partner, XPDS Architects, Ahmedabad
2006 June – 2013 May
Founding Partner at Studio11 Architects’ Collaborative, Ahmedabad
Architect at Anthill Designs, Ahmedabad
2015 – 2016
MVRDV, Rotterdam: Housing, Orange Castle , Lucknow (Archohm)
2015 – 2016
Topotek1, Berlin: Landcape Proposal, Orange Castle , Lucknow (Archohm)
2013 June – August
Girish Dariyaw Karnawat Architects, Mangalore; Proposal: Blueberry House
2012 – 2013
Architect Kamal Mangaldas, Ahmedabad: Gokuldham Housing, Sanand, Ahmedabad
2000 June ‐ August
Morphing Systems (Principal Architect Tristan Kobler), Zurich
1999 July ‐ October
Bijoy Jain + Associates (now Studio Mumbai), Alibagh
2013 July ‐ October
Research Assistant with Prof. Snehal Shah for Masters in Interior Architecture & Design, School of Interior Design, CEPT University.
Ritwik Ghatak Retrospective: Film Festival, S.A.Film Club, CEPT, Ahmedabad
1999 December – 2002 February
Core-Member, the s.a.theatre group, Ahmedabad
National Human Rights Conference , Panchgani, publication design, venue design, installations and performance
B.Arch, School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2000 April – July
Exchange student to ETH, Zurich
ISC (Class XII), Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer
ICSE (Class X), Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer