Perkins Eastman Announces Three Key Promotions in the Firm's Mumbai Office

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Continued Growth in the Region Leads to Greater Investment in Local Design and Management Expertise

(L to R) Prithi Pendharkar, Supriya Thyagarajan, Chhavi Lal

We are extremely excited to be announcing these promotions and placing three extraordinary designers and project managers at the head of our India practice. - J. Scott Kilbourn AIA, LEED AP

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman is pleased to announce the following promotions in its Mumbai office:

  • Supriya Thyagarajan to Associate Principal and Office Director
  • Chhavi Lal to Senior Associate
  • Prithi Venkatram Pendharkar LEED AP, to Senior Associate

According to Principal J. Scott Kilbourn AIA, LEED AP, “On behalf of Brad [Perkins] and the entire Board of Directors, we are extremely excited to be announcing these promotions and placing three extraordinary designers and project managers at the head of our India practice. Our continued growth in the region means we are able to better serve many of India's top institutions and developers with both local and international design expertise.”

Supriya Thyagarajan joined Perkins Eastman in 2013, and becomes the firm’s third legal Office Director of its Mumbai office, including CEO & Chairman Bradford Perkins and Principal J. Scott Kilbourn. Thyagarajan is an architect with more than 10 years of design and project management experience on various projects throughout India and the UK, principally with a focus on large scale mixed-use projects, residential developments and higher education. Her portfolio includes master plans, campus planning and design work for Ashoka University in Sonipat, and Godrej Properties’ new high-rise residential development in Mumbai, among many others. She is a Registered Architect with India’s Council of Architecture.

Chhavi Lal brings more than 10 years of experience focused primarily in the Indian market, with projects ranging in scale from university master plans to creating dynamic large-scale urban destinations. Since joining the firm in 2011 as a Project Designer, Chhavi has also played an integral role in construction administration, client management, and marketing efforts on behalf of the Mumbai office. She is a Registered Architect with India’s Council of Architecture.

Prithi Pendharkar is an architect with more than 14 years of experience in programming, planning and the design of healthcare, higher education and research facilities, among other building types, with built projects in India and North America. She joined the firm in 2014 and has since become a key member of the design team for the new campus of Ashoka University in Sonipat and the Dhaka campus of the American International School. Pendharkar is a recipient of the Arthur N. Tuttle AIA/AHA Graduate Fellowship and the James J. Souder award for her research and design proposal focused on the housing and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. She is a Registered Architect with India’s Council of Architecture and a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional.

About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With almost 1,000 employees in 15 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); MENA (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).

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