The partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects are pleased to welcome Bina Bhattacharyya to the partnership.
Since joining RAMSA in 2003, Bina has led some of the firm’s most transformative international projects. She brings a cosmopolitan perspective and artistic sensibility to her work, which lies at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and landscape design and ranges in scale from single-family houses and multi-family apartment buildings to large-scale mixed-use communities and urban plans.
Bina’s efforts on the award-winning and widely recognized Heart of Lake in Xiamen set a new standard for residential development and helped the project become a paradigm for subsequent developments in twelve other cities across China. In Hong Kong, she recently led the design of St. George’s Mansions on Kadoorie Hill and a series of apartment houses on Lung Cheung Road—both under construction—and is developing a new residential enclave on Hong Kong Island. Bina has also played a critical role in expanding the firm’s partnership with the Department of State, which recently tasked her with designing a new ambassador’s residence in Africa. A planned community in Almaty, Kazakhstan as well as a marina village and resort hotel in Bodrum, Turkey are on her drawing board as well.
Outside the firm, Bina is active in several professional organizations, including the Urban Design Forum, the Congress for New Urbanism, and the Urban Land Institute, where she previously served as Vice Chair of the Americas Community Development Council and is a member of the ULI New York Chapter Housing Council. She has also made the firm stronger as co-founder and chairperson of our Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance and by remaining active in academia, serving as a guest critic at the Yale School of Architecture, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Notre Dame, where she has also taught. Most recently, she served as a juror for 20th annual ULI Hines Student Competition, which called for urban design proposals by graduate students to redevelop a site in downtown Oakland, California to be more inclusive, vibrant, and pedestrian friendly.