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Takbir Fatima

Takbir Fatima

Architect + Director, DesignAware




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Takbir Fatima is an architect, educator and entrepreneur. She is the Director of the interdisciplinary design and experimental architecture studio, DesignAware. Takbir created the Fractals Workshop, a generative design and digital and analog formfinding workshop, as well as the fabrication and construction initiative, BuildAware. She is Course Developer and Adjunct Faculty at the Boston Architectural College, Guide for the Directed Research Project at CEPT University, and a Global Teaching Artist at Meta Open Arts (formerly Facebook Analog Research Lab). Takbir has an MArch in Architecture + Urbanism from the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London, and a BArch from CSIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Secunderabad. She is also a fellow of the Startup Leadership Program. Takbir was named Telangana Young Architect by the Indian Institute of Architects in 2016 and awarded the Emerging Architect of the Year by NDTV Design & Architecture Awards 2016. She was recognized in the annual selection of 50 emerging Indian architects and designers under 40, iGen 50 in 2019. Most recently, Takbir received the HyBiz TV Women’s Leadership Award 2021. Takbir is a TEDx speaker, and has exhibited and presented her work and methods at various design events, including the Dezeen Virtual Design Festival 2020. Her writings have been published in LA Journal, Indian Architect & Builder, the Journal of the IIA, ArchitectureLive!, The Wire and Mvslim.

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