The Seventeenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2015
Berkeley Prize 2015

Chandana Rajanna and Hanan Qureshi Bios

Chandana Rajanna is an undergraduate Architecture student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Born into a middle-class family in the beautiful city of Bangalore, architecture was a pleasant stroke of serendipity rather than a choice for her. She hopes to save the dying streets of Bangalore from a horrendous death by using her architecturally sensitised outlook. She loves to read and the meditative hours of swimming is when she finds her inner peace.

Hanan Qureshi is an undergraduate student of Architecture & Planning at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has lived most of his life in the valley of Kashmir, a conflict zone struggling amid the Indo-Pak rivalry. He, thus, has a keener approach towards reading, comprehending the nuances of the society, and articulating- through writing or speaking- his understanding of the world he was born into. The writing, however, seems to be waning and opportunities to have a constructive debate in the social-media age are becoming scarce. Poetry is the last solace.

Contact him at qureshi.hanan(at)

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