Harshita

Harshita

Profile

The personification of Harshita’s being synchronises through architecture, construction, designing and writing. Harshita is an independent Architect and an enthusiastic Researcher aiming to uplift the conventional course of action for the betterment of society and construction industry. 

After obtaining Bachelor’s in Architecture from India (2013-2018), Harshita pursed M.Sc. (Eng.) in International Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Leeds (2018-2019). The current research is the continuation of the results identified in M.Sc. dissertation on ‘Role of Project Managers and Architects in ensuring sustainable construction industry’ for which she obtained a full-time scholarship from the School of Civil Engineering, UoL.

In addition to that, Harshita has had the experience of working on various residential, institutional and high-rise building projects as an Architect in India. She has also worked as an employee in various Indian firms and gained an insight into managing and planning multiple tasks of the project. She is a member of the Council of Architecture (COA) and the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Research interests

Harshita’s research entitled “Development of prefabricated smart building for a resilient, adaptable and sustainable construction industry” emphasised on implementing the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Structural Health Monitoring in the precast concrete vertical structures to ensure the in-service performance of the precast construction industry. Further, the research focuses on the life cycle cost analysis of the structures to forecast cost-effective concrete performance while in-service.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. (Eng) International Construction Management and Engineering, University of Leeds (Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India (Distinction)

Research groups and institutes

  • Cities and Infrastructure
  • Materials and Structures