Nisha Dayashankar

Project Leader

BArch, Sri Venkateshwara College of Architecture, New Delhi. MArch, School of Planning & Architecture, India.

“There’s so much to education: theory about how people learn, the environment, and how it influences teaching and learning. Once I realised the depth involved it sparked my interest, and I’ve become quite passionate about it.”

A talented project leader in our Health team, Nisha has more than 8 years’ experience working in Australia and internationally on health, seniors and residential projects. Among her varied international credits are the conservation management plan for the former British Residency in Hyderabad, India, the Boandik Therapy and Community Centre in Mount Gambier, South Australia and plans for an artisans’ livelihood enhancement project in Hyderabad, India, which adaptively re-used the former Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH), India.

Nisha takes a multi-disciplinary approach and is renowned for her attention to detail and site analysis. Her day-to-day focus includes design and construction documentation, reviewing and coordinating consultants, drawings and specifications, liaising with clients and stakeholders, and leading consultant team meetings. She’s creative, a team player and adept at critical thinking and problem solving.

Nisha loves unleashing her creativity and seeing the fruits of her labour mature. Her motivation as a designer is to improve the lives of people and to preserve heritage and culture. Among her many achievements as a student in India she organised, coordinated and participated in the third biennial conference of UNESCO’s Indian Heritage Cities Network (IHCN), held on the Infosys Campus in Mysore, India.