Tanushri is a designer driven by a fascination for history and creating spaces that empower and
benefit the lives of the user on an individual level as well as the community. Originally from India,
her interest in preservation sparked a passion for learning about and ultimately working on
reuse projects during her time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Research-based design conceptualization; working to build experience in adaptive reuse projects and affordable housing.

Key Focus

Efficiency in design; creating spaces where the built environment enhances human experience; creating sustainable and culturally significant spaces.

Research Interests

Historic preservation and adaptive reuse, particularly ways to repurpose infrastructure as community spaces; exploring the intersection of design and history in preserving and revitalizing architectural heritage; affordable housing; sustainable design

Passionate About

Adaptive reuse of the built environment. Outside of work, Tanushri enjoys cooking (and then immediately consuming) culinary delights, particularly desserts. Tanushri also loves animals and never turns down an opportunity to encounter a fur baby!

Architecture is not just about creating beautiful spaces; it's about preserving history, enriching
communities and shaping the future. It can and should serve as a catalyst for positive change.

Tanushri Tamhane

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