Simhika has a passion for elegantly crafted design that critically engages with the broader social, political and economic considerations of place-making. She completed her Architecture studies in Edinburgh and London, qualifying as an Architect in 2015. Having worked across various scales, Simhika has experience working in India, Hong Kong and Scotland, and has participated in several design, build, restoration, disaster relief and heritage workshops in Nepal, Istanbul, Italy and Belgium.
Her research has predominantly focused on how economic shifts in society have influenced socio-spatial change both within a domestic setting and the relationship with wider public dynamics and urban planning. This coupled with an interest in disaster risk reduction and environmental impact on the built environment led her to engage with Architecture Sans Frontieres.
She has been involved with ASF through the Challenging Practices Course and the Resilience by Design Workshop in Nepal 2016 and has been appointed as an Associate for ASF-UK within the RbD Team in 2017.