Tanya Khanna began her lifelong obsession with architectural discourse in 2004 at Architecture+Design (a+d), India’s oldest and most renowned architecture and design journal. Subsequently, post her Master’s degree from University College London, she worked briefly for Allies and Morrison (London), and then for Sidell Gibson (London), where Ron Sidell encouraged her to pursue her instinctive, insightful assessment of design content. Returning to India in 2008, as Head- Communications, she helped establish one of India's leading architectural firms on the world stage, successfully developing and implementing a long-term communications strategy. As an independent researcher, Tanya has been involved with the Urban Age Department at the London School of Economics.
Since then, she has helped countless architectural and design firms (both in India & the United Kingdom) in curating their content and encapsulating their communications vision through publications, exhibitions, books, lectures and awards, primarily through a larger outreach strategy. Indian architects, designers and design practices traditionally steered away from communication and marketing activities, persisting instead in modest & reclusive brilliance. Tanya has sought to change this, putting India’s architectural talent on the global map, creating worldwide opportunities for deserving practices, by equipping them with competitive tools. She has been a strong influence in the field of design education in India as well. Tanya was instrumental in conceptualising the academic agenda for the Sushant School of Art & Architecture, spearheading the management initiative that helped secure University status for the school. In recent years, she facilitated the setting up of TDV The Design Village, an emerging school of design, where she has also lectured and formulated the curriculum for Communications. Additionally, she has taught at the School of Planning & Architecture and The Sushant School, where she spearheaded the management consultancy driven towards its current university status. In her role as a GRIHA certified Evaluator, she exhibits a strong commitment towards recognising sustainable design expertise, has been part of various academic/professional design juries and key industry events.
She has written extensively for Indian & International media, with academic insight and communicative breadth alike. She has also co-authored, and editorially directed a wide range of architectural books and monographs, and has been the Editor for the Fensterbau Frontale India Tabloid, focused on Facade and Fenestration Design in India, since 2014. Most recently, she has been advocating #talkingarchitecture, part of a lifelong investigation that she continues to explore. Tanya comes from within the design industry and brings with her an intrinsic understanding of what businesses need to succeed, and her holistic advice continues to help design brands, studios and large practices alike. Through her role at Epistle, she has laid the foundation of what is a one-of-its-kind agency in India, facilitating good design and bringing it forth on a global platform.
Director - PR & Business Development
Designer | Publicist | Stylist
A design enthusiast who wants to keep it simple, but make it significant. In the process of reimagining and rediscovering the various facets of design through her experience, Sana is a believer in the accessibility of design as essential.
Known for | Sketching , Art & craft, Reading, Doodling, Travelling
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Suneet Zishan Langar
Director - Editorial & Brand Strategy
Suneet is an architect whose primary interest lies in the intersection of architecture and journalism. A concurrent interest in brand positioning and design communication brings him to Epistle. Suneet gravitates towards architecture that is socially inclusive and ecologically sensitive.
Known for | Creative Writing, Design,, Photography
Director - Strategic Partnerships
Trained as an architect, Mariyam believes in using the creativity of writing to communicate about architecture to the world. Skilled in brand building and strategic communications, she tries to explore the possibilities of the language and words in the design world. She strongly believes that there is always a hidden narrative behind every design, a story that helps its creator #beknown.
Curating books, drawn-out as her medium to disseminate and communicate architecture to the society; she aspires to change how the common man sees buildings around them.
Known for | Events
Senior Design Manager
Known for: Websites, Social Media.
Kushagra is a logophile who studied architecture. At Epistle, he combines his passion for words and buildings to drive editorial, branding, and outreach strategies for a host of design practices. Kushagra finds beauty in simple things for inspiration. His varied interests — from birdwatching and ferroequinology — to learning about skyscrapers fuel his creative spirit and unremitting optimism to effect positive change.
Known for | Writing, Photography, Love of Life and all things America
Senior Communications Manager
With a diverse experience in branding and communications across the hospitality, fashion, lifestyle, and F&B segments, Rhea’s core interest at Epistle lies in maximizing outreach for the architecture and design community through strategic messaging, PR and digital communications. She enjoys planning fun games and weekend activities to bring the Epistle family together.
Known for | Public Relations,
Team Building, Party Planning
With a background in Fashion & Lifestyle, Shivanjali joined Epistle Communications for her passion for the design industry. In the process, she constantly learned and acquired new skills. With an eye for detail and creativity, Shivanjali is focused and driven by challenges.
Senior Communications Manager
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