Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten Melbourne
Priya was interested in sustainability before she knew what the word meant. While studying mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois, she joined the Solar Decathlon team to design a solar-powered house and had an epiphany about the important role buildings play in fighting climate change. Since then she has been a sustainability consultant in the US and Australia, working to make buildings better for people and the planet. She earned her MS in Architecture from UC Berkeley, where she conducted research on occupant behaviour and building simulation tools. In her free time, Priya loves baking, dancing, hiking and travelling.