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|  achievements and awards

AIA Henry Adams Medal for top GAUD student 2021.  M.Arch Distinction (GPA 3.95)

Shortlisted | BeeBreeders Iceland Cave Tower international competition

Finalist | Non Architecture ‘Reviving Mines’ international competition

Honorable mention, Pratt Institute School of Architecture Climate Crisis Prize and Post-Anthropocene Prize
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Covid Memorial Bridge

Pratt GAUD Glass in Structures elective | Professor Radhi Majmudar
Central Park, Manhattan, NYC

This bridge spans The Lake in Central Park, Manhattan.
This bridge spans The Lake in Central Park, Manhattan. Glass columns, which surround and penetrate through the walkway, represent the memories of those lost from the covid-19 pandemic.
Their triangular shape disperses and refract sunlight all around.

Concept perspective view

Schematic plan drawing
Bridge section concept

Walkway to glass brace connection, concept