Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant
Founder and Principal Architect at Showcase Architects
Anna University (B.Arch, M.Arch and Urban Planning)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nea Maloo, AIA is the Founder and Principal Architect of Showcase Architects, an award-winning practice focused on environmental architecture, community planning and urban design. The firm’s design philosophy explores modern architecture through a spatial, material and contextual approach combining contemporary techniques with sustainable systems.
Nea brings twenty-five years of experience and leadership to a range of project types in the public and private sectors. Her expertise is providing innovative design solutions in complex technical projects.
Nea is passionate about environmental design and education. She has combined these core values in her architectural practice and the academic community. Nea began her studies at the School of Planning and Architecture in Madras, India and completed her Masters of Architecture. She went on to study and practice and is licensed in MD, DC and VA. Her technical expertise and background in sustainability design brings a unique perspective to design weaving architecture and education to the built environment.
Nea is also an educator currently teaching design studio, structures, environmental systems and professional practice classes at Howard University. She has also taught design and construction courses at the University of District of Columbia and Montgomery College.
Nea is active in the architectural and academic communities publishing and presenting several education and outreach based initiatives. She has also served on various panels to share her perspectives on topic related to environmental design.