A Guide to the Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection, 2000-2001 Somaya, Brinda Architectural Collection Ms2003-005

A Guide to the Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection, 2000-2001

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2003-005


Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection, 2000-2001
Physical Characteristics
2.0 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Somaya, Brinda

Administrative Information


Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection Ms2003-005, Special Collections, Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Biographical/Historical Information

Brinda Somaya, India's 2000 Designer of the Year, is a conservationist, post-modernist, abstract minimalist, and urban activist from Bombay. She received an architectural degree from the Sir JJ College of Architecture and a Master of Arts degree from Smith College, Massachusetts, USA. With her sister Ranjini, opened Somaya and Kalappa in 1976. Today her offices are in Mumbai and Bangalore. She is founder trustee of the The Hecar Foundation which was created to educate the public about architecture.

Scope and Content Information

Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection is comprised of The Hecar Foundation's exhibit "Women in Architecture - 2000 Plus" and publications.


The collection is organized by format.

Index Terms

    Local Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Contents List

Women in Architecture - 2000 Plus
  • Boxes 1-2
    Exhibit Panels
    29 Exhibit Panels
  • Exhibit Catalog
    Box 22000
  • Interiors & Lifestyle India
    Box 22000
    Scope and Content Information

    Volume 8, Issue 1 p.188 "Journey through Time and Space - Journey of an Architect"