Monisha Nasa holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia where she received awards for her graduate work including the World Architecture Award and a faculty award for design excellence. She has served as a research fellow with the Yamuna River Project, a pan-university project at the University of Virginia and Tulane University, which is collaborating with the municipal authorities of New Delhi in proposing design solutions to improve the socio-ecological urban conditions of the city.
Monisha is licensed to practice architecture in India, she has professional experience working at firms in the US (2018) and India (2013-2017). For four years she worked with vir.mueller Architects in New Delhi, where she was involved in several projects ranging from a 10,000 sqm museum on a world heritage site, large scale residential housing and urban developments, to private residences and offices.
She is interested in exploring the agency and power of Architecture in building communities and institutions that promote social equality, especially in the rapidly urbanizing parts of the world. In August 2019, she moved to New Orleans to join the Tulane School of Architecture as a Research Assistant Professor and collaborate with Dean Iñaki Alday on the continued research in Indian cities and Urbanism.