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Abhay Wadhwa, 38

Abhay Wadhwa, 38


August 11, 2010
This article first appeared in the 200901 issue of BD+C.

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Abhay Wadhwa, 38

Principal, founder

Abhay Wadhwa Associates (AWA), New York, N.Y.

EDUCATION

BArch, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, India

MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Founded AWA Lighting Designers in 2002; international design firm has 22 professionals, four offices operating in New York, Asia, and the Middle East.

Secured and maintains on-going relationships with major design firms, including KPF, FXFowle, HOK, Kiss+Cathcart, and Aedas.

Lighting design emphasizes creativity and energy efficiency; involved in 17 LEED Gold or Platinum projects.

RECENT PROJECTS

Dubai Sixth Crossing Bridge (world’s longest single-arch span bridge).

Peak Tower, Hong Kong.

Mumbai (India) International Airport.

EXTRACURRICULAR

Adjunct professor, Graduate Lighting Design Program, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Author, technical papers on lighting design for historic buildings; energy policies and regulations; fiber-optic lighting systems.

OFF THE CLOCK

Favorite food: BBQ Texas brisket and ribs at Blue Smoke in NYC.

SECRET LIFE

Whips up impromptu gourmet dinners using only what’s in the refrigerator at the time.

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