Studied architecture at the School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad. Before embarking on his independent practice he worked with architects Geoffrey Bawa (Sri Lanka) and Rahul Mehrotra (Mumbai), and designer Andrea Anastasio.
Quaid’s interest in the visual and spatial experience of Mumbai’s urbanity has involved the DCOOP studio at many levels. This engagement has evolved from a simple documentation project to multiple media explorations including film, publications, exhibition panels, and most recently, an art installation.
Quaid is visiting faculty at the Kamla Raheja Vidyaneedhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA) in Mumbai and has been a member of the jury at several architecture colleges in the country.
Trained in Architecture at CEPT, Ahmedabad and did her M.A. in Cultural Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Since the time she cut her teeth as a junior architect at Rahul Mehrotra Associates, Shilpa has enjoyed being simultaneously involved in design and research projects.
She is an Associate of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research) and has been involved with the seminal Gender & Space Project (www.genderandspace.org).She has co-authored a book ‘Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets’, Penguin, 2011.
Shilpa’s writing on architecture and on gendered spaces has been published in various books, academic journals and professional magazines. She has taught architecture and humanities courses at various colleges in the city.