SPARROW LANDSCAPE INITIATIVE

SPARROW Landscape initiative believes in and practices ecology based landscape design and provides creative, aesthetic and economical solutions to its clients. We strongly recognize that any site has its own indigenous residents in the form of flora and fauna. Striking a balance between the needs and necessities of the new residents i.e humans and the old is foremost priority for us. 

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PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

SONALI DAHOTRE

EDUCATION:

-Master of Landscape Architecture, CEPT UNIVERSITY, Ahmedabad, 2007 (Gold medal)

-B.ARCH, VIT's PVP College of Architecture, PUNE UNIVERSITY, 2004 (First class)

 

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION:

-Diploma course in Natural Resource Management, Restoration and Sustainable Development, ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Pune, 2008

 

-Certificate course in Basic Ornithology, MES GARWARE COLLEGE, Pune 2011

 

-Certificate course in Applied Nature Photography, MES GARWARE COLLEGE, Pune 2015

 

-Certificate course in Amazing arthropods, INHER, Pune 2016

 

-Certificate course in Herpetology, INHER, Pune 2018

 

-E-Certificate for Online Orientation Course on Nonviolent Communication offered by Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, An Autonomous Body under Ministry of Culture, 2020

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

- Started proprietary Landscape architecture practice, SPARROW LANDSCAPE INITIATIVE in Pune in 2009

- Formerly worked as landscape architect at Ravi & Varsha Gavandi Architects, Pune (2007-2009)

- Formerly worked as junior architect at  Ramesh Edwankar Architects, Pune (2004-2005)

- Visiting faculty for B.ARCH. Architectural design, Landscape architecture and environmental sciences in Architecture colleges affiliated to Pune University since 2009 

- Visiting faculty for M.ARCH Landscape architecture colleges affiliated to Pune University since 2019 

- Thesis guide for M.ARCH. Landscape since 2019

 

MEMBERSHIP/ REGISTRATION:

- Registered architect with Council of Architecture, COA

 

HOBBIES:

- Trained in Hindustani classical singing for 11 years

- Training in Sitar since 2018

- Macro Photography

- Avid reader with personal collection of over 1000 books