Gita Nandan

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Visiting Associate Professor Grad Center for Planning 212.647.7524 p Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 4th fl

Current Course Listing (5)

21/SP-PLAN-801A-01 Special Topics in Planning I

21/SP-SES-755-01 Greening Existing Building

20/FA-SES-840-01 Sustainable Business Studio

20/FA-SES-840-01 Sustainable Business Studio

20/FA-SES-840-01V Sustainable Business Studio

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Masters, Architecture - University of California
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture History - University of Michigan


Ms. Nandan is an architect, designer, educator, and leader in community resilience planning and design. She is a founder and principal of the award winning design firm thread collective, and chair of the Resilient Red Hook Committee. Ms. Nandan believes in resiliency as a holistic and supple approach, integrating social, cultural, and economic issues with design to create net-positive urban environments. Working in the field for over 15 years, Ms. Nandan has overseen design and construction on a wide range of project-types from passive houses to the first farms on New York City Housing Authority’s communities. As a community leader in the neighborhood of Red Hook in South Brooklyn, she is exploring how innovative community-wide projects such as micro-grids, shared solar, integrated flood protection systems and community investment funds can transform the physical landscape of a low-income waterfront neighborhood. In addition to her current work, Ms. Nandan has been involved in sustainable design policy and code creation in NYC serving as a member of the Homes Committee for Urban Green Codes Task Force; and the Building Resiliency Task Force.