AIA, LEED AP
Rishi is an associate principal and leader in Sasaki’s science and technology practice. He brings over 20 years of experience focusing on research space planning for academic institutions and built work for both institutional and commercial clients. In all cases he looks to make highly technical spaces accessible, breaking down perceived boundaries to create environments people want to work in. His collaborative approach centers on listening, learning, and harmonizing stakeholder input to create adaptable solutions that meet their near- and long-term needs. The result is thoughtful, award-winning designs that enable productive interdisciplinary research and working environments.
Rishi is also deeply committed to mitigating the environmental impacts of these intensive research facilities. His personal research allows him to advise clients on comprehensive sustainable approaches in high ventilated buildings, including the impact of programmatic choices on a building’s operational energy performance, and embodied carbon impacts through material selections. He has spoken and written on the subject extensively, including for ULI, Lab Manager, I2SL and Facades +.
Rishi holds a bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University and is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts. Beyond his professional work and speaking engagements, he is an active member of his community having served on his local planning and resilience boards.