Jeenal Sawla - India

Architect & Urban Planner

Jeenal Sawla is an architect from Mumbai and holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has over four years of professional experience across sectors of urban planning, architecture, construction and program development in the contexts of USA, India, Switzerland and Costa Rica. She is interested in the intersection of policy, design and politics, towards strengthening capacity at the local level, with an eye towards social, economic and ecological equity. Her recent work with Elkus Manfredi Architects includes University of Florida Strategic Development Plan that won the SCUP Excellence Award in Planning for an Existing Campus in 2017. She also piloted a program called Social Capital Credits for low-income communities in Costa Rica along with Asia Initiatives and Municipality of Curridabat. When not thinking about cities, Jeenal works towards voting rights at the city council level for resident aliens in the United States.