Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urban Development, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University
M. A. in History of Architecture and Urban Development, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University
B. Arch. in Architecture, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Punjab University, India


University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Professor of Architecture
  • Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture
  • Adjunct Professor of Urban Design & Planning


  • Ph.D. in Built Environment, College of Built Environments
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Urban Design and Planning
  • Urban Design Program, College of Built Environments
  • Historic Preservation Program, College of Built Environments
  • South Asia Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


Director, Chandigarh Urban Lab, University of Washington 2008 – present
Responsible for vision, strategic planning, logistics, networking, fiscal management.
Organized collaborative studios, symposia, exhibits and community charrettes for interdisciplinary research laboratory to study contemporary urbanization and preservation in globalization; attended by over 200 students from architecture, landscape architecture and urban design and planning, along with over 60 academics and professionals from 4 continents.

Chair, Department of Architecture, University of Washington 2002 – 2007
Responsible for overall intellectual and administrative leadership, fiscal and personnel management, university and community outreach, diversity.
Developed new strategic plan and departmental vision, improved national ranking; created new revenue programs, led capital campaign with alumni and local partners that raised over $5 million ($16 million in College); established new faculty lines, increased department budget; recruited and promoted over 20 full time faculty and over 50 part-time faculty, reorganized student services, reestablished student council; established two new research degree programs, led accreditation process, designed diversity recruitment initiative; built interdisciplinary courses and links with other Departments across College & University, developed new University global initiatives with Offices of Provost and Vice-President; steered Professionals’ Advisory Council, held 2 international symposia, started new departmental journal and University Press book series; attracted international distinguished visitors to lecture and teach.

Associate Dean for External Affairs, College of Arch & Urban Planning, University of Washington 2001 – 2002
Responsible for developing new non-state revenues, lecture series and outreach.
Created new revenue programs with Vice Provost for Educational Outreach & local professional community members, helped create new interdisciplinary Ph.D., curated College Lecture Series; developed select links with Asia (Japan, Singapore, India), represented College in professional and civic meetings.