The Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
Tooba Jalal, Assoc AIA, is an Architectural Designer based in New York City, currently working at Cooper Robertson on Cultural and Institutional projects with a focus on Museum design. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Tooba completed her Bachelor of Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. Later, she graduated with a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. She began her career in Washington, DC where she worked on K-12 and Educational projects. During this time, she served as the Mentorship Advisor for the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee and an active member of the AIA|NOVA Women in Architecture Committee.
In March 2023, Tooba was elected as the Co-Chair for the Emerging New York Architects Committee by AIANY. She recently served on the Steering Committee for the WIA: Coast to Coast Exchange event at the AIA’23 National Conference in San Francisco. She is also a member of the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee and has been a Mentor at the Architectural League of New York since 2020.
Tooba strives to work at the intersection of arts, culture and human-centric design with an emphasis on creating spaces which promote inclusivity and equity both in the built environment and the workplace.