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Contributing author, Le Corbusier, Chandigarh and the Modern City

This monograph on Le Corbusier is a collection of essays by international scholars including Kenneth Frampton, Charles Jencks, Charles Correa and Sandhya Sood. Housing in the City, Sandhya Sood's contributing analytical essay, evaluates several aspects of the urban housing for changes in functional use, cultural influence, spatial hierarchy and climate response through several decades; mid 1950’s onwards. Chandigarh, the iconic 'modern' city in India is associated with Le Corbusier, arguably the most eminent architect of the 20th century, has become an important model of modern city planning and architecture.

Press: Housing layout analysis diagrams by Sandhya Sood

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Julia Morgan: Architecture for Sustainability

Commissioned by Landmarks California’s for their Julia Morgan 2012 celebration, it is the first publication by a practicing architect that evaluates Julia Morgan’s sustainable designs and their relevance today.

Landmarks California is a collaboration of many preservation organizations that promote historic preservation of places of diverse histories and cultures state wide.

This article was first published by Landmarks California as "Sood on Green Morgan" on September 5, 2012

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Eye to Eye with Julia Morgan

For Women's History month, The Berkeley Daily Planet featured a short essay on alumna Julia Morgan (B.S. Civil Engineering 1894) by Sandhya Sood, AIA. Morgan was also recently inducted in the UC Berkeley Hall of Fame and was named one of eighteen honorees of the National Women's History project, March 2013.

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Julia Morgan: A Pioneer of Sustainability in Architecture

As a small tribute to Morgan’s talent and to announce Julia Morgan’s AIA gold medal award 2014, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation invited Sandhya Sood, AIA, to share some of the insights she has garnered from her research in the following article about what she calls Morgan’s "Architecture for Sustainability".

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Julia Morgan’s Asilomar

Julia Morgan’s Bay Tradition

To announce Julia Morgan’s American Institute of Architects Gold medal award 2014, Berkeleyside invited Sandhya Sood, AIA to share her thoughts on Morgan’s work and influence, January 2014.

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Julia Morgan's Wadsworth House

Julia Morgan, FAIA: California’s Gold

On the occasion of Julia Morgan’s posthumous AIA Gold Medal conferral in June 2014, AIA California Council invited Sandhya Sood, AIA, to present a tribute. Sood writes about Morgan’s true light and her contributions to California along with a slideshow of selected images of Morgan’s work.

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Julia Morgan's Merrill Hall

Celebrating Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

Sandhya Sood, AIA, writes about her inspirational experience at Uncharted for Urbdezine in October 2014.

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