Meet Neethi: An innovative designer driven by inclusivity.
With a Bachelors of Architecture from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India, and an Masters of Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, Neethi Abraham has been contributing her diverse experience to the Signal Works design process since 2017.
Not only is she an architectural designer, but she’s also our Care Team chair, which means she’s continually on the lookout for the well-being of our staff, clients and community.
When Neethi worked in architecture in Bangalore, India, she focused primarily on new construction for residential and commercial projects, cultural heritage preservation and interiors. Since moving to New England, her work has focused on corporate interiors and K-12 educational spaces.
From 3d visualization to supergraphics to material selection — If you have any unique or innovative design pieces in your project with us, you can guarantee that Neethi was a part of it.
Neethi gave us a few minutes of her time to fill us in on her ideas about place and architecture.
You’ve lived all over the world, do you have a favorite place?
A place that is meaningful to me is my ancestral state in India- Kerala. It is known as God’s own country because of its backwaters, coconut trees, and scenic views.
What makes it special to you?
It holds a special place because I have extended family there. I enjoy going to the sailing club, my great-grandparents’ home, and being on a houseboat, eating all the incredible food the state has to offer. It’s always a joy to be there.
What makes you passionate about architecture?
I have familiarized myself with architecture as a tool for human-centric design and social change, thus developing a passion for inclusivity and diversity in design, resulting in my becoming a 2020 New Leaders Council Fellow. I am passionate about making design accessible to all through dignified design.
What’s your role in the design process?
Previously I worked as an Architect in Bangalore India, where I focused primarily on new construction for residential and commercial projects, cultural heritage preservation, and interiors. Currently, I work on conceptualizing innovative design schemes, construction documentation, and 3D rendering, fostering collaborative working relationships with clients, consultants, and colleagues.
We heard you have a few accolades to your name. Can we bring those up here?
- 2020 New Leaders Council Fellow
- 2018 American Institute of Architects Emerging Architecture Exhibit Award – Power of Design
- 2017 Speaker: RI Historic Preservation Conference: Projecting Change – Adapting to rise in sea levels
Thanks for your time, Neethi!
Neethi’s just one piece of our experienced team. If you’d like to talk to us about starting a project, call us at 401.400.ARCH or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.