A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

International Smithie to receive honorary degree

Brinda Somaya M.A. '73. Photo courtesy of snkindia.com.

This weekend Smith College will award 652 baccalaureate degrees and 80 advanced degrees.  The college will also award honorary degrees to Commencement speaker Jane Lynch, Haitian novelist Edwidge Danticat, pioneering financier Muriel Siebert, atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon, and architect Brinda Somaya M.A. ’73.

Brinda received a Bachelors of Architecture from Mumbai University in India and, in 1973, earned a  Master of Architecture from Smith College.  After returning to Mumbai, Brinda opened an architecture firm—Somaya and Kalappa—with her sister.  She believes “that development and progress must proceed without straining the cultural and historic environment,” and that “the Architect’s role is that of guardian—his is the conscience of the built and un-built environment.”

Congratulations, Brinda on all of your achievements!

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>