As a LEED Accredited Professional, Swarupa is strongly committed to sustainable, sensible design, achieving LEED Level Silver status for the new $133 million Camden High School and LEED Gold certification for the new $32 million School #16 in Paterson. She also managed the completion of Dinas Dwellings, an award-winning supportive housing project for survivors of domestic violence, in her hometown of New Brunswick.
According to Jeff Venezia, CEO, Swarupas continued success and leadership in the K-12 market and her strength in serving large public agencies, such as the NJ Schools Development Authority and the NYC School Construction Authority, led to the owners unanimous support of this well-deserved promotion.
Swarupa has over 25 years of experience as an architect in both the United States and India and serves as a mentor to the firms emerging young architects to help them grow professionally. She holds a G.D.Arch from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, India, is a licensed architect in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and a member of Professional Women in Construction-NJ Chapter.
ABOUT DIGROUP ARCHITECTURE:
DIGroup Architecture is a certified Minority-owned, Disadvantaged, and Small Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE/SBE) specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and environmental graphics, signage and wayfinding services for Senior Living, Education, Healthcare and Civic clients. The company takes great pride in its ethnically and culturally diverse staff who are passionate about architecture.
DIG originated as a consortium of several small architectural firms who formed an alliance to collaborate and compete for large projects issued by the NJ Schools Development Authority that revitalized the states most under-served public school districts. This collaboration became so successful at delivering many of the states most significant, community-centered design projects that the firms formally merged in 2006. The profound impact these projects had on the most basic human need of health and wellness, brought a whole new meaning and purpose to the firm. From that point forward, Architecture for Change became our story, design philosophy and commitment to clients to re-imagine structures and environments to unite people, enhance well-being and enrich communities.
DIGs successes have not gone unnoticed; in 2022, the firm was an award winner for the Top Education Project for their design of the UNITI Cultural Center at Stony Brook University located in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY by Long Island Business News in their prestigious 2022 Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering competition; in 2021, the company was selected as one of the 2021 Leaders in Real Estate, Construction, and Design in the Architecture category by NJBIZ, and was ranked among the top Minority Businesses and Architectural firms by both NJBIZ and Philadelphia Business Journal.
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Today, DIGroup Architecture is exponentially growing, its reach spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. For more information on the firm, please contact: Debra Koehler at dkoehler ( @ ) digrouparchitecture dot com or 732 dot 249 dot 6242 X110 dot
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