Ankita’s education and experience have defined her philosophy towards Architecture. The following are some principles that are germane to the way she approaches space design:

Architect’s Additional Responsibilities :

An Architect-Urbanist’s role should not be limited to designing a building that satisfies the aesthetic and functional needs of the Client’s brief. Rather, an Architect should willingly take responsibility to study the context of the project and should educate the client as to how the project program can be enhanced or altered to be more beneficial not just to the developer and immediate users, but also to the city.

Distinctive Architectural Solution:

Each project is unique with its distinctive context and aesthetic & functional demands. Hence, different projects should not be treated with a singular solution.An Architect should refrain from uninformed following of contemporary trends and application of foreign concepts without understanding local requirements.

Role of Context:

Every form of Architecture- a building, interiors or an urban design project – has a larger role to play in city life and is significantly impacted by its socio-economic, cultural and built context. These factors must be considered while designing spaces. Additionally, Architects should restrain from thinking only within boundary of the project area.


With the constantly changing context and ever evolving needs of the users, it is vital to address this temporal nature of Architecture. Space Designs should incorporate adaptability that can respond to not just changing programs, but also varying needs, demands and preferences of future, without compromising on present needs.


The built environment should respect and utilize natural resources sensibly at the construction stage as well as during the life span of the built space. Further, ensuring sustained use of the created environment by way of afore mentioned ‘adaptability’ is another significant path towards achieving sustainability.