Shefali Sanghvi AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwell Amb.
Shefali Sanghvi has over 15 years of experience working in sustainable projects, with an emphasis on resiliency, occupant health and comfort, and energy efficiency. An expert on urban Passive House projects, she is dedicated to designing buildings that are socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable. Shefali’s latest project, Vital Brookdale, is the first project in New York State’s Vital Brooklyn initiative – a program designed to improve low-income residents’ access to health, wellness, and housing in Central Brooklyn. The new two-building Passive House development is located adjacent to Brookdale Hospital and serves as an exemplary model of community-based housing plus healthcare.
As the firm’s Director of Sustainability, Shefali serves as a thought leader across Dattner Architects’ studios, and beyond, championing sustainability as integral to architecture. She establishes the direction of the firm’s research and leads the exploration and application of sustainability in-house by facilitating knowledge sharing amongst project teams, firm leadership, and internal professional development groups.
Shefali holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an active member of AIA Cote and a certified Fitwel Ambassador.