Gita Nandan is co-founder of thread collective, a multidisciplinary design firm based in New York, whose projects include architecture, landscape and sustainable design. Working on a range of projects from a small town in south africa to commercial developments, to residential renovation, Gita brings an integrated approach to her work, addressing sustainabilty at every phase of the design. Gita is a registered architect in New York and New Jersey, and is a LEED-Accredited Professional. Recently Gita worked with the USGBC on the Green Codes Task Force to help create a comprehensive set of standards to transform NYC’s building code. In addition, Gita currently teaches at the Art Institute and Pratt Institute, where she brings sustainable issues to the core of her studio courses.