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Ajay Vaidya

Urban Designer

Post completing his Masters in Urban Design from Cardiff University; UK, Ajay freelanced for a year before starting his own practice- Ecour Studio, in 2013. He has also been an active Partner in Aniruddha Vaidya & Associates (AVA) since 2013. Early on in his career, he worked with Janawani on Pune Metro Project and presented a detailed report of the analysis of the impact of Metro, to all the stake holders. He played an active role in structuring the Urban Design masters course for Symbiosis University and also has been teaching as visiting professor at various prestigious institutes in Pune. He is currently involved with housing projects of varied scales and pro bono urban design projects which include ‘rethinking streets of Pune’, ‘Activating public squares’  to name a few.

Beyond his passion for urban designing, he loves exploring new places and is curious about the way in which cities and environments offer cultural and architectural diversity from place to place. He enjoys playing the guitar and exploring digital environments in video games. He feels that both these passions make him a better designer. Ajay strongly believes in the power of design in making places better and strives for this through his interventions. In all, his journey so far is about enjoying challenges and living life in the pursuit of happiness.

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