A Post Graduate with first class honours degree in Urban design from CEPT University- India. Having work experience oriented towards Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, Research and Advocacy with leading organizations. Simultaneously, since she had also been involved into teaching Urban Design and allied subjects to postgraduate students of Mumbai University, it has led me into taking up teaching as a full-time position at MAHE Dubai.
Her own venture Dezign Palette is a creative enterprise covering Design, Research, Arts and allied fields. Her professional experience also covers Landscape, Interior, and Graphic design. she also working on a few of her publications related to Architectural History and Urban Research. The learning, teaching, and practical experiences together have equipped . To work across various streams, and understand and engage in a multidisciplinary approach.
Books: SHUKLA, D. (ed). 2019. Naddi-Villages from the Himalayan Valleys, Part-1. Navi Mumbai: Bharati Vidyapeeth Univeristy Press. SHUKLA, D. 2017. Sketchlogs Mumbai [Illustrations] In: JOSHI, P., ed. 2017. Mumbai Reader 2017. Mumbai: UDRI. SHUKLA, D. and Sarkar, S. (eds). 2016. Beyond the great valleys Ladakh-Understanding the Monastic Architecture. Navi Mumbai: Copal.
Master of Architecture in Urban Design - Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT University), INDIA Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Design - Bharati Vidyapeeth College Of Architecture Mumbai University, INDIA.
Architectural History and Technological Advancements Urban Research Vernacular Architecture Urban Design
HONORS AND AWARDS
AIJ International Architectural & Urban Design Workshop, 2013 held at Tamura, Japan. Selected for the fully funded program with 7 other members representing India. • Urban Design International Workshop- TRISSUR NEXT 2014, at Kerala, India. The project was selected and implemented with public participation under the guidance of Urbanist Chi-Ti-Nan. • Won Special Mention for International Student Design Competition by IAHH (International Association of Humane Habitat) 2014. • Won Charles Correa Gold medal Thesis Award, 2012. • Shortlisted among Top 10 - National Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Architectural Thesis, 2012 by NIASA (National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture) • Selected to present at the Annual Kurula Warkey Design forum at CEPT, 2012.
Entrepreneur-Founder and Director of a creative enterprise covering Design, Graphics, Editorials, Illustrations, Arts, and allied fields Blogs- • Sketchlogs- A sketch-blog of places I have travelled to with on site sketches and notes. • Karasthani- Artsy Musings of my mind manifested into 2D and 3D Artworks. • Urban karasthani- Urban Episodes on Cities, People and Architecture. Exhibitions: • Mindscape Exhibition at Urban Haat, 2018. • Artisans Expo at Studio Elements 2017. • Pop-up Flea at Nerul Gymkhana, 2017. • Freedom Artist Exhibition at West 10’ Art gallery, Kharghar 2017. • October Fest and Exhibition at Old Bailey’s Art Wall, Seawoods 2016.
Associate Director for Projects and Publications at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, India Research, analysis, working out strategies for concerning issues and preparing presentations for stakeholders and authorities. Handling Publications, the compilation of Annual Mumbai Readers (English and Marathi) and the archives, and overlooking the content management system.