Otium Planning Group appoints new Principal Consultant to NSW office
Otium Planning Group has announced the appointment of a new team member, Aditi Karande, who has joined its NSW office as a senior consultant.
Karande started his career as an architect, studying and working in architectural firms in India and gaining experience in all aspects of the profession.
However, she discovered that although architecture focuses on the building itself, her interest has grown in urban design and the spaces and areas in and around the building – the neighborhood, the landscape of street, the character of a neighborhood and the way streets tell a story about how they have evolved.
This passion brought Karande to Australia to study urban planning, allowing her to combine design and planning and develop a global vision of a territory, whether local, regional or a city. She also felt it was a great opportunity to learn about global trends outside of her home country. After graduation, she worked in local government, with roles in urban analysis and social infrastructure planning. Prior to joining Otium, she worked as a leisure and open space planner for Liverpool City Council.
Karande (Photo) believes that urban planning provides a strategic perspective to current and future land use as well as the conservation of our built and natural environment, and that understanding the existing and future community is essential to all aspects of design and urban planning.
Announcing the appointment, Otium Planning Group Managing Director Kate Maddock said: “We are delighted to welcome Aditi to our team and look forward to building and growing relationships in the sports and leisure industry. in New South Wales. With experience in local government, education and private practice, Aditi brings to our team extensive skills in the design and planning of urban infrastructure, open and social spaces.
On joining Otium, Karande noted “having worked with Otium team members on projects in my previous role in local government, I was drawn to Otium because of the importance the team places on research and understanding of trends and the impact this has on a project.and across the open space planning and leisure industry as a whole.I am very grateful to now be a part of this highly valued organization. qualified.
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