Community Design Agency has partnered with Curry Stone Design Foundation (CSDF), a registered not-for-profit entity which supports design and architecture-based interventions for marginalized communities. As CDA seeks to address some of the most pressing issues ailing our society, partnering with a not-for-profit entity allows the studio to responsibly invest CSR funds, grants from philanthropic organisations and educational institutions, as well as donations from people looking to support meaningful and transformative initiatives.
Sandhya Naidu Janardhan
Sandhya Naidu Janardhan is an architect with 12 years of experience in community-led design and sustainable architecture. At Curry Stone Design Collaborative, she is working with a diverse group of disadvantaged communities, civic agencies and designers to address inequities in the built environment. A graduate of Columbia University’s GSAPP in New York City, Sandhya’s prior experiences span multiple countries include working at an interdisciplinary design firm based in Singapore, and prior to that at the San Francisco based non-profit, Architecture for Humanity.
Sandeep Virmani is a founding member and the Executive Vice Chairman of Hunnarshala Foundation. An architect by training, he has been working on sustainable housing, water conservation, organic farming, renewable energy, nomads’ living conditions and natural resource management for the past three decades. At Hunnarshala, he has led work on sustainable post-disaster housing for the poor, involving local artisans and using local materials and technologies. He is a founding member of many organizations including Satvik, Arid Communities and Technologies (ACT) and Kutch Navnirman Abhiyan, a collective of 38 rural development organizations covering 650 villages. He is also on the Board of Directors of Sahjeevan, which focuses on commons-based livelihoods in Gujarat.