Gita Nandan - Board Chair
Ms. Nandan is an architect, designer, educator, and leader in community resilience planning and design. She is a co-founder and principal of the award-winning design firm thread collective, co-chair of the Resilient Red Hook Committee, and a visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute GCPE and the School for Visual Arts. Ms. Nandan believes in resiliency and sustainable design as an elastic and supple approach, integrating social, cultural, and economic issues with high design principles to create innovative net-positive urban environments.
Working in the field for over 20 years, Ms. Nandan has overseen design and construction on a wide range of project-types that span across many disciplines and scales, such as Passive House buildings, to a net-zero field station along the Gowanus Canal. Her work at the nexus of where design meets the ecology of place, and future-proofing the city, driven by finding creative solutions. Sustainable architecture and planning is not just a smart and necessary practice but economically advantageous.
In addition to her current work, Ms. Nandan received her M.Arch from UC Berkeley and is a licensed practitioner in NY and NJ.