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Alpa Nawre

Alpa NawreAssistant Professor
Landscape Architecture and
Regional & Community Planning

Edmonds I Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Curriculum Vitae


Alpa Nawre is Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning at Kansas State University and Partner at her design practice, Alpa Nawre Design. Issues pertinent to the design of urban water infrastructure, and resource challenges in the context of rapidly urbanizing developing countries inform her research, teaching and practice. Her writings have been published as books chapters and in journals such as Landscape Journal, Journal of Landscape Architecture, India and JoLA.

Her current research focuses on the land-water edges of ponds (or talaab in Hindi), rivers (ghat) and canals in India. The multifunctional use and adaptability of these culturally embedded landscape systems builds a compelling argument for rethinking the design of rigid, mono-functional and culturally disconnected contemporary urban water infrastructure throughout the world. She is the recipient of the inaugural Mellon Fellowship in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC.

Alpa holds a post-professional Masters degree in Urban Design from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor in Architecture from NIT, Raipur, India. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) and on the Alumni Advisory Board of Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU. Alpa is a licensed landscape architect in Kansas, a licensed architect in India, and a LEED AP, and has worked internationally in design offices in India, USA, UAE and Switzerland.