Manasa Vinodkumar holds a Master of Science in Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities from The Bartlett, University College London as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture, India where she was awarded a distinction and honours for her thesis on alternative education communities.
Manasa joined Space Syntax as a Consultant in August 2022 and has been involved in large-scale urban planning and design projects in Saudi Arabia as well as public realm design exercises for mixed-use developments in London.
Prior to joining Space Syntax, Manasa worked with firms in India where she gained experience in the planning and design of sustainable hospitality and residential complexes. She was also involved in research on socio-religious urban networks with the Everyday City Lab in India, and then on waste management with the Zoological Society of London. Her research interests focused on macro-scale issues such as urban health, plastic pathways and waste management. In 2019, Manasa participated in the International Habitat Studio with the Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design and students from Taubman College, University of Michigan that identified issues in accessibility to river fronts, urban co-presence and streetscapes in Ahmedabad. She went on to explore these subjects as part of her MSc dissertation at The Bartlett.
2018 Registered Architect, Council of Architecture, India
2016 Semi-finalist, Berkley Essay prize.
2021 MSc Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities, The Bartlett, University College London
2018 Bachelor of Architecture, Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture, India.