Raised in Delhi, India, Pooja Bhagat came to Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Master’s program to specialize in Metropolitan Research and Design in 2000. Pooja’s work includes large-scale housing and urban design projects with particular focus on multifamily and affordable housing development projects. As project manager for the Santa Monica Village Housing Project, she has coordinated the overall master plan process, a complex client team, and multiple consultant groups, and managed the design of two high end mixed use condominium buildings.
Environmentally sustainable design is core to Pooja’s design sense, and she has collaborated as a designer on projects of uncommon building types, such as the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure, which is one of the first LEED™-certified, environmentally sustainable parking structures in the United States.
Pooja has been invited as guest critic at University of California, Los Angeles Extension program. She received her Bachelor in Architecture degree from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, and her Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc. Pooja is a Registered Architect in California and India and a LEED™ Accredited Professional.