Founded in 2013, we are a multi-disciplinary practice operating in the fields of Architecture, Urbanism,
Interior Design, Research & Development; with a focus on creating ecological, culturally specific and
contemporary built environments.
We as a practice are cognizant of operating in a developing economy and attempt to leverage the
challenges that this posits to find ‘common ground’ between the economic, social, cultural and
ecological aspects of the built environment. Our research and design methods engage within a
matrix of diverse interconnected trajectories, namely;
- Place-Based Design– Critical regionalism, Traditional vernacular understating of the built environment and its relevant impact.
- Haptic Digital approach to Design and Construction intertwining cutting edge technological process & Traditional Labour practices.
- Sustainable Design as an ecological approach, as a sum total of Social Capital, Economic Capital and Natural Capital.
About the Founder
Priyamwada Singh is an award-winning architect and the founder of common Ground practice, New Delhi, a leading young practice in India. She is a registered Architect with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in New York State, USA.
She has more than 15 years of experience in architecture and design with work spanning 4 continents and 13 countries including Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA. Her design expertise ranges from master planning to high-rise residential and commercial buildings, museums and public institutions to ‘object’ design.
Priyamwada is deeply involved with academia from teaching at several institutes, collaborating on several studios as well as being on the board of several architectural academies. Her research interests are the interplay of technologically advanced and traditional techniques and the social and ecological aspects of the built environment. She has been published in international architecture journals, presented research papers for top conferences and contributed to several books on architecture.