Stories of Architects

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Enjoy an hour of storytelling of local architects featuring Bhakti Bania, AIA & Bharat Baste, AIA! Presented by Diversity by Design.

Bhakti Bania, AIA is an architect as well as a LEED Accredited Professional with over 22 years of experience. She co-founded BBCO, an architecture and interior design firm, with her husband Bharat in 2009. In her current role as CEO of BBCO Design, Bhakti has relentlessly built a strong client base for the company by maintaining existing client relationships and developing new business. Bhakti is originally from Mumbai and completed her Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Mumbai. She moved to Columbus to pursue her Masters at The Ohio State University. She believes in volunteering her time and is on the Board of The Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Better Business Bureau and the Upper Arlington Community Improvement Corporation. She is also involved the Knowlton School Alumni Society as a Past President.

Bharat Baste, AIA is an architect and the COO of BBCO, an architecture and interior design firm which he co-founded with his spouse Bhakti in 2009. Originally from Mumbai, India, Bharat completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Mumbai. Subsequently he relocated to Columbus and received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University. He was also awarded the Henry Adams Gold Medal from the AIA for Excellence in the Study of Architecture in 2001.

April 8 at noon

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