Manjari Khanna Kapoor

Practising mainstream architectural design since 1994, Manjari has extensive experience in all kinds of Hotel projects as pure hospitality and mixed use developments supplementing retail, commercial and club activities. She especially enjoys residential and interiors projects with a passion for in-depth customization to the Client’s unique demands. She has a keen eye for detailing and constructional aspects of building projects. With a long list of successfully completed projects to her credit, spanning all scales from small residences to multi utility complexes spread across the country and overseas, her portfolio covers customised residences, corporate headquarters, multiple installation branding, budget hotels, luxury destinations, data centres and many workshops. Her affinity to traditional language in facades and detailing is almost her trademark. An academic bent and zest to be in the know, spurs her to have a fair grasp of most architectural softwares prevalent in the field. Her exacting standards push the team @ MSA to continually update their skills and produce nothing less than perfect. Her many years of experience with top architectural firms lends a confidence to take on any scale of project and build it to completion. She brings to MSA the best international practices in detailing and coordination with respect to HVAC, plumbing, landscape, structures and interiors. She has a firm grip on the building codes applicable, though there may be local variations. As a pioneer in the field of ‘security through architectural design’ she is the first in the country to practice concepts of CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design) and counter terrorism aspects through main stream architectural design. This is her focus and subject of doctoral research. She has authored a few papers on the same and the list is growing everyday. She has participated in many Indian and international conferences imbibing and contextualising all the knowledge for Indian benefit. Manjari keeps in touch with the latest developments in her field by her various affiliations within and outside India. Her tie-ups with institutions like SWI (Security Watch India), IES (Indian Eye Security) and BDO India LLP are all based upon the practical and commercial implementation of her research thrusts. It is a back & forth relationship, to further the interests of security through design in the Indian design and construction fields. Her passion for teaching and sharing her practical experiences with the next generation of architects has inspired many budding architects to undertake research in this brand new aspect of design in the national capital. Together with her team of likeminded youngsters, she is heading an Indian chapter of the International CPTED Association. This ‘Association for Building Security- India’ is a society predominantly thriving on the zeal of young architects, presided and guided by her.

  • 27
    Apr

    CORONA Prevention through Environmental Design – CPTED in the present times

    Day 31 of the ‘National Lockdown’ in India and we are already adapted to a new way of life. What seems so natural now, was daunting just 3 weeks...

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  • 10
    Dec

    # WOMEN’S SECURITY India Part 2

    The Residential development in the above picture is located in a prime locality of the National Capital. Do such houses (as in the above picture) enhance security or reduce...

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  • 09
    Dec

    WOMEN’S SECURITY IN INDIA: Part 1……by Dr. Manjari

       Last few weeks are seeing yet again an outcry against the rise in crimes against women ……. NATIONWIDE. Besides uniting the otherwise diverse country, we like to believe...

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  • 05
    Nov

    MPD 2041

    All Delhites and others residing in the National capital will surely agree that indeed, pollution is one of the most immediate concerns in our city. Planning to alleviate the...

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  • 22
    Dec

    The New Normal

    February 2015, during a visit to the Akshardham temple as part of an international delegation in Delhi, it was noticeable that all Indians (and those of Indian origin), submitted...

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  • 26
    Nov

    Security Conscious Buildings

    10 years ago, our worlds were shaken up……. 7 years after the world of building construction  and design (the civilized and progressive world) received its first jolt on this day,...

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  • 07
    Mar

    CHILDREN UNDER THREAT

    While we were busy shouting our lung’s hoarse for women’s security, the devil has found another target…… softer and even more precious. It all started with security concerns for...

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