World Habitat Awards, 2018 

Our project Co-creating Construction Labour Communities received a Commendation from the World Habitat Awards 2018 committee.  World Habitat seeks to identify and promote outstanding work internationally in furthering the right to housing. 

The Merit List, 2016-17

Our Project Suitcase and B.U.S were short listed for The Merit List 2016-17 cycle.

The Merit List  [TML] is an initiative by Matter to recognize projects of critical relevance in terms of design and thought in the context of contemporary Indian architecture.

MSDS Award, 2011-2015

Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani presented the Sadguru Gyanananda fellowship to 

Akhila Ramesh in appreciation of her pioneering effort to establish Nivasa.

Neighbourhood Partnership Challenge, 2015

Our Project : Suitcase was selected to receive a grant award. Hosted by Citizens for the City, the brief was for projects to include community involvement in solving neighbourhood issues. 

Twelve winners were chosen from 86 proposals sent over two rounds of presentations. We have set up 6 units at Girinagar slum, Bangalore from the grant received.

Indo-Dutch Conference, 2014

Three of our projects were selected among entries from fifteen countries world over in this conference organized by IISc, Bangalore & Delft University, Netherlands, on Design for Sustainable Well being and Empowerment. 

CSIM Fellowship, 2011

Akhila Ramesh was the first recipient of CSIM’s financial award for social entrepreneurs. This supported Nivasa during our first year of inception.


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