Monisha Adnani brings more than 20 years of architectural experience with a focus on collaborating with clients to attain responsive and appropriate solutions. Her primary responsibilities include the programming, planning, design, and development of higher education, performing arts facilities, and historic building renovations.
Her expertise is vital to the understanding of programmatic needs of a building and creating a learning environment for student success. Her clients consistently praise her for being a wonderful communicator who effortlessly bring people together creating a dialogue that guides the decision-making process based on the group’s collective vision and goals.
“I believe design has a power to bring people together and enrich lives.“ – Monisha Adnani
She works to foster client, consultant, and internal design team relationships from concept design to construction completion. Monisha directly oversees design quality, project delivery, and mentors staff across all offices.
REGISTRATION / EDUCATION
California Licensed Architect
LEED Accredited Professional
University of Colorado, Denver; Masters of Architecture
LS Raheja School of Architecture, India; Bachelors of Architecture
Member, Society for College & University Planners
Member, Community College Facility Coalition
Member, US Green Building Council
Member, American Institute of Architects
Member, League of Historic American Theatres
Board Member, AIA Santa Barbara Chapter
Cuesta College North County Campus Center; Project of Distinction – Education Design Showcase (2018); Outstanding Design – American School & University (2018)
Cuesta College SLO Instructional Building: Project of Distinction – Education Design Showcase (2018); Outstanding Design – American School & University (2018)
Music Academy of the West Main House Restoration: Santa Barbara Beautiful President’s Award (2016)
Cuesta College North County Campus Facilities Master Plan Update: Outstanding Design – American School & University (2014)
University of La Verne Morgan Auditorium Renovation: Outstanding Design – American School & University (2011)
Hahn Hall: President’s Award – Santa Barbara Beautiful
Granada Theatre: President’s Award – Santa Barbara Beautiful; Citation Award – American Institute of Architects California Council (2011)