2022 Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant
Designer, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners
University of Cincinnati (M.Arch, Certification in sustainable landscape design)
New Delhi, India
Saakshi Terway, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, is a licensed architect from India currently working as a Designer at Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners, Washington DC. As an emerging professional, she has contributed to many featured multi-family, senior living, and affordable housing projects where she has been fully engaged from conceptual design through construction administration. After working in India for 2 years, Saakshi graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a master’s degree in architecture and a certification in sustainable landscape design. Additionally, Ms. Terway is the recent recipient of the 2022 AIA|DC Emerging Architect’s Award.
Currently, she is a board member for AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, serving as the Past Chair for AIA|DC Urban Design Committee, a Committee Advisor for the AIA|DC Emerging Architects’ Committee and an Educator at Architecture is Free Foundation. With her interest in responsible and sustainable architecture that has a social impact on local and global communities, and a passion for research and writing, she continuous to be the managing editor for the avenues journal, has served as a research team member for Mayor Bowser’s Resilient DC: A strategy to thrive in the face of change program+publication and has authored a chapter in the Immigrant Architects’ Collation Comprehensive Guide.