Malini Srivastava, is one of the 18 Professionals to be honoured by AIA 2018 Young Architects Awards. The AIA Young Architects Award, an annual program now in its 25th year, honours individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. The recipients will be honoured at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City in June.
Malini Srivastava, a Bachelor of Architecture from Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai, is a talented architect whose elegant cutting-edge projects have garnered a number of significant awards. Srivastava’s prowess as a designer is rivalled only by her skills as a researcher and scholar, and she has been awarded more than $1 million in funding to investigate energy use in the built environment.
Presently, Malini is an architect and principal at Design and Energy Laboratory in Fargo, North Dakota. Malini is fundamentally committed to projects that achieve drastic energy use reduction while remaining as affordable as possible. Previously, as a senior project architect at Minneapolis Vincent James Associates Architects, she was part of the design team for the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans. The project, which received an AIA COTE Top Ten Award in 2008, transformed an inefficient building into a dynamic, sustainable university center. As a senior project architect at salmela in Duluth, Minnesota, Malini led the charge on projects such as Izzys Ice Cream Factory to construct an attractive small-batch ice cream shop on a vacant brownfield in downtown Minneapolis.