Director, TerraViridis / Director, VeraTatva
B.Arch (JNTU Hyderabad), MSc in Environmental Building Services (Edinburgh).
Swati is an Environmental Design Consultant with over 17 years of experience in Environmental building design, computational analysis and assessment and environmental policy research.
She is the founding partner and director of Terra Viridis, an environmental design consultancy based in Hyderabad that she started 8 years ago and the director of VeraTatva, a collaborative engineering consultancy specializing in high performance design. She works extensively with Infosys, the Manipal group campuses and hospitals, KL University, IPE and several other institutions, commercial complexes and hotels. She has also worked on developing the environmental building design guidelines and a road map for their implementation for the city of Hyderabad (for Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority).
Swati is a Visiting Faculty at CEPT University, Ahmedabad and a Guest Lecturer for B.Arch and M.Arch students at Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal, JNTU Hyderabad and RCEUS Osmania University.
Prior to this, she worked at BDSP Partnership, London, a Sustainable design and engineering consultancy for 6 years. While a BDSP, she worked with several international architects such as Richard Rogers partnership, Norman Foster and Partners and Renzo Piano workshop on projects such as the National Welsh Assembly Building in Cardiff, GOGGS, London, Columbia University Masterplan, and Central Market in Abu Dhabi.
Swati is a strong proponent of passive design as the first step towards sustainable design, constantly applying learnings from local vernacular to new buildings. Terra Viridis works extensively with computer based building analysis to help architects make design decisions.
Swati has been associated with GRIHA for several years as a Founding Member as well as a TAC member. She is also on the advisory board for LEED.