Alpa Nawre

Assistant Professor The College of Architecture, Planning & Design Kansas State University 104 D Seaton Court Manhattan, KS 66506-2902 +1 785.532.3848


Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, USA Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design, MLAUD, 2011 Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, USA Master of Landscape Architecture, MLA, 2007 National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur, India Bachelor of Architecture, B. Arch with Honors, 2003
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Kansas State University, College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Department of Landscape Architecture/ Regional & Community Planning, Fall 2011 – current Teaching Assistant to Alex Krieger, 1122 Urban Planning Core Studio, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Spring 2011 Teaching Assistant to Andrea Hansen, 2241 Landscape Representation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Fall 2010
Professional Appointments

Partner, Alpa Nawre Design, India, 2011 – current Intern Urban Designer, Verzone Woods Architects, Switzerland, 2010 Urban Design Assistant, Harvard University Campus Planning Office, USA, 2009 – 2010 Landscape Architect, AECOM, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 2009

Landscape Designer, MESA Design Group, USA, 2007 – 2008 Research Assistant, Louisiana State University, 2005 – 2007 Intern Landscape Architect, LandDesign Inc, USA, 2006 Architect, Shaheer Associates, India, 2003 – 2005 Intern Architect, JyotiRath Associates, India, 2003
Honors & Awards

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement: Recognition of excellence in Landscape History & Theory, LSU, 2007 Graduate Service Award: Recognition of Service to Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture & LSU Community, LSU, 2007 Certificate in Tropical Coastal Ecology: Studies of local ecosystems, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, 2006 Watumull Grant: Merit-based award for graduate studies in Landscape Architecture, 2006 Helen Reich Memorial Award: Merit-based scholarship for graduate studies at LSU, 2006

Nawre, A. “Talaab in India: Multifunctional Landscapes as Laminates”. Landscape Journal, 32 (2), 65-78, 2013 Jarquio S. & Nawre A. “Sound in Landscape Architecture: Practice and Education”. International Federation of Landscape Architects IFLA Conference Proceedings, 2013 Nawre A. “Space for water: The ‘talaab’ system in India”. 2012 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture CELA Conference Proceedings, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2012 Nawre A. “Water in Power: Sacred landscapes of the ‘talaab’ system in India”. European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools ECLAS 2012 Conference Proceedings, 2012


Nawre A. “Ecological sustainability of the poor: Geddes in India”. International Committee on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction Conference Proceedings, 2012 Nawre A. “Farm City” Project published in “Landscape and Ecological Urbanism: Alternatives for Sujiatuo, Beijing: A Studio Research Report of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Spring 2010” Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2010 Nawre A. “Bronx Studio” Project published in ‘BX’ Kendall Press, Cambridge and ‘A View on Harvard GSD’ Volume 2, Tank Publishers, London, 2010 Nawre A. “New Lamps for Old Lamps’ Asian Preservation Challenges & Adaptive Re-use Strategies”. 7th International modern Asian Architecture Network (mAAN) Conference Proceedings, 2009
Competitions & Exhibitions

Juried Exhibition: Nawre A. “New Orleans – Videos” Exhibition via Future of Design Competition for Young Professionals at the American Institute of Architects National Convention 2008 and Boston Society of Architects Gallery, MA, USA, 2008 Juried International Design Competition: Nawre A. “New Orleans” Third Prize: International Federation of Landscape Architects ER, Student Competition. Sydney, Australia, 2006 Juried Competition: Nawre A. “The Rising” First Prize: Hemu Kalani Memorial Pedestal Design Competition Raipur, India, 2003
Invited Public Lectures

“Landscapes” National Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, Raipur, C.G. India, 2012 “Monsoons: Managing Water in Urbanizing India” EAST Euro Asia Sustainable Towns Meeting with European New Towns & Partner Cities Platform Partner Naya Raipur Development Authority, Naya Raipur, India, 2012
Professional juries and Advisory boards

Advisory Board Member: Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 2013 – present International Urban Planning Workshop Juror: Le Ateliers and Naya Raipur Development Authority Urban Planning International Workshop, Raipur, India, 2012

Peer Reviewer: BENA (Balkan Environmental Association) Conference & Council of Educators in Landscape Architects Conference, 2012
Professional Licenses

Registered Landscape Architect, Certificate No. 835, State of Kansas, USA, 2013 - present Registered Architect, Council of Architecture, CA/2005/35209 India, 2005 - present LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional, USGBC, 2007 - present
Funded Research

K-State Mentoring Fellowship: Competitive grant for research on ‘talaab’ or ponds in India, KSU, 2012 K-State Faculty Development Award: Competitive grant for research dissemination, KSU, 2012 University Small Research Grant: Competitive award for research on ‘talaab’ or ponds in India, KSU, 2011 Penny White Research Grant: Competitive award for research on railway infrastructure in Switzerland, GSD, 2010
Administrative & Other Synergistic Activities

Fellow Member: Indian Society of Landscape Architects ISOLA, 2013 – present Member: Professional Enhancement and Mentorship Task Force Committee, and Mock Interview Committee, College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Kansas State University Member: Faculty Affairs, Communications Committee, and Water Resources Research Taskforce Committee, Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning, Kansas State University Member: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, USA Strategic Planning Curriculum Committee, 2012


Member: American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA, 2007 – present Founding President: India GSD student group, Harvard University GSD, 2010 – 11 Program Representative: Faculty-Student Council, Harvard University GSD, 2009 – 11 and Louisiana State University, 2006 Volunteer: Hurricane Katrina student volunteer at Louisiana State University shelter facilities, 2005