Neha Vin

Assistant Professor, School of Design
BArch, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Neha Vin, an Assistant Professor at Anant, is a residential and retail design expert, blending theory with practical application to craft distinctive projects. Her research focuses on exploring spaces for health and wellness, with a keen interest in integrating biophilia into design to enrich these environments. Additionally, she delves into the design of educational spaces, examining how different education philosophies and pedagogies can influence their design for optimal learning experiences.

 

At Anant National University, Neha currently serves as the Capstone Project Coordinator for Space Design, overseeing students’ progress in their final year projects. Her teaching passion revolves around bridging theoretical concepts with their real-world applications in design. Through her guidance, students gain valuable insights into how theory informs practical design solutions. Neha has led numerous design studios that employ this integrative approach while imparting knowledge in subjects like History, Research Writing and Design in Practice. Her multifaceted approach to teaching ensures that students not only grasp theoretical foundations but also acquire the skills needed to excel in practical design scenarios.

 

Neha holds a BArch from the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UNITEC New Zealand and a Bachelor of Interior Design from Sardar Patel University, School of Interior Design, APIED, Vallabh Vidhyanagar. An ace student in her formative years, Neha won the Shri Jashbhai V. Patel Gold Medal for securing the highest aggregate marks in all the subjects during her five years of study in Interior Design. Besides, she also won the Shri Suryakant Patel Award for securing the first position in ‘Design Studio Ten’ for her Dissertation on Adaptive Reuse of Baronet’s Bungalow (2002-2003).

 

Neha began her academic journey in 2014, joining Anant as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2017. Before joining Anant, she was a visiting faculty member at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, in 2019. She interned at Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai and later worked for several firms in Ahmedabad, including Abhikram. She is also pursuing freelance Interior Design projects.

 

Outside of academia, Neha is an accomplished swimmer. She is a travel enthusiast and explores diverse cultures, indigenous crafts and heritage worldwide. She can be found packing her bags for her next excursion when not at work.

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