Shonan Purie Trehan

Shonan Purie Trehan

Architect. L.A.B., Mumbai

Shonan Purie Trehan is the founder and a principal architect at Language.Architecture.Body. After completing her Bachelor of Architecture, from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in USA, she worked at Eisenmen Architects in New York City. She completed her Masters in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Built Environment, London, UK, with a focus in Advanced Architectural Design. In 2010, Shonan established Language.Architecture. Body in Bombay as a design studio that focuses on construction of relationships between narrative, environment and habitation. She has been working with great momentum over the last 6 years. The team of 16 architects have built over 57 residential, commercial, healthcare and hospitality projects across India, USA and Africa. The work ranges from the planning of a 1600 bed hospital, Medanta ‘TheMedicity’ to the interiors of Fashion Brands, Nicobar Studio and Anita Dongre’s ‘Grassroot & Global Desi’. LAB’s work has been widely published and awarded a spot on the AD50 list of 2015. She has also presented at IDF, DesignxDesign 30under35, Studio X and close encounters.