Amrita Shad

Architectural Assistant

Having recently graduated, Amrita is working towards qualifying as an Architect. She chose the Welsh School of Architecture for her Part 2 because the collaborative practice course combined academic study with working in industry. Through this, she gained practical experience on residential projects at various stages from feasibility studies, technical design, through to real-world problem solving on site.

Keen to gain a deeper understanding about housing on sensitive rural sites, in her fifth year of study she completed a thesis which proposed a sensitive habitat, allowing nature to reclaim its land whilst enabling the coexistence of humans and wildlife.

Joining GHA in 2022 she said “GHA's personal approach to clients and a sensitive approach to their projects appealed to me the most. I was looking for a practice that would prioritise its clients and personalise the projects according to their needs.”

Outside of the office, Amrita enjoys capturing architecture and open landscapes through her lens. She also enjoys cooking and exploring historic sites.