Author: Ruchira Sarin

Ruchira is an Architect with 17+ years of experience in design and softwares. A Gold-medallist from Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Ruchira has been associated with more than 5 renowned Architectural and IT organisations in India. She has been associated with diverse consultancy projects ranging from residential, cultural, institutional, hospitality and commercial for Indian as well as overseas clients. She is a member of Council of Architecture, India. She specializes in Universal design and leads the accessibility initiative at DEOC, a social enterprise. In this capacity, she has been associated with several prestigious organizations advising them on barrier-free built environment. She is a regular visiting faculty at Sushant School of Design, Gurgaon and has delivered lectures on Universal Design in several other institutions. As part of DEOC team she has been involved in an extensive study of National Building Code and other accessibility standards, to advise government bodies. Apart from this Ruchira is the Principal Architect and Founder of two design organizations - Ode-2-Design and Ode-2-Greens.
Universal design recommendations for the post-Covid workplace environment

Universal design recommendations for the post-Covid workplace environment

Social /Physical distancing is the new normal. Organizations are taking some short and long term measures – infrastructural , technological and policy based – to ensure safety and well being of their employees and customers. There have been reports of instances of some arbitrary changes at workplaces and other public places which are sometimes insensitiveRead more about Universal design recommendations for the post-Covid workplace environment[…]

The importance of an accessibility consultant when preparing a construction plan for your project

The importance of an accessibility consultant when preparing a construction plan for your project

This post is written by Ruchira Sarin. Accessibility / Universal Design Specialist has been recognised as a professional in the construction business/ project development team in the National Building Code of 2016. I got trained as an Architect 17 years back. As a young graduate from a premier architectural school, I felt I would conquerRead more about The importance of an accessibility consultant when preparing a construction plan for your project[…]

Frequently asked questions on Disability Access Audits for built environment

Frequently asked questions on Disability Access Audits for built environment

DEOC’s Principal Architect, Ruchira Sarin, who specialises in universal design, has answered  a few frequently asked questions on Disability Access Audits for built environment. What is Access Audit of a building? An access audit is a method of evaluating a building/infrastructure against pre-determined standards to identify the barriers as well as good features in itsRead more about Frequently asked questions on Disability Access Audits for built environment[…]