As a director at Atelier Ten, Shanta has experience with the engineering and design of HVAC systems, as well as modeling and analysis techniques for optimizing energy efficiency of high-performance building envelopes, mechanical systems, and electrical systems. Shanta has worked on a variety of commercial, multi-use, university, and institutional buildings that are known for their efficient energy performance. Her projects include the LEED Platinum Kroon Hall at Yale University, the Museo del Acero Horno 3 in Monterrey, Mexico, the LEED-Platinum Tour Carpe Diem in Paris, and a high-profile corporate headquarters in Brazil.
Shanta is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, a LEED-Accredited Professional, an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), and a past member of the ASHRAE Building EQ Committee, Certification Committee and ASHRAE Publication and Education Council. She has studied at the Center for Energy Studies at the Ecole des Mines in Paris, holds a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado. In addition, she has taught environmental systems courses for the undergraduate program at Pratt Institute’s Architecture School, a graduate environmental studio at the Yale School of Architecture, an environmental technology course at Parsons School of Design, and Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture