Fawzia has lived and worked across India, Hong Kong, Singapore and North America over the span of her twenty-plus-year career. That diverse experience has given her an affinity toward architecture that is rooted in modernism yet unique to its place: “Rational” buildings, she says, that respond to their cultural and climatic context in addition to their site conditions, and local materials and techniques where applicable. At Perkins Eastman, she has been fortunate work on projects that prioritize placemaking and the human experience—very much in tune with her own personal philosophy.
Fawzia’s body of work spans the globe and encompasses diverse project types including commercial, residential, mixed-use, educational and transit systems. As a project architect and team leader in the Washington, DC, studio, she has worked on several transformative mixed-use projects in the District.
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Fawzia’s professional priorities are informed by her experience as an immigrant and minority professional, steering her to focus on building more equitable and inclusive teams and firm culture. To that end, she helps lead the DC studio’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts, its professional mentoring program, and Women’s Leadership Initiative. She also serves on the firmwide DE&I steering committee to promote diversity more broadly across its 22 studios.