Adjunct Associate Professor
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.
Masters, Architecture – University of California
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture History – University of Michigan