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Kayzad Rumy Shroff
Born (1979) in Mumbai, India, Kayzad R.Shroff is a registered architect in India. Kayzad has received his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees at Cornell University, where he was awarded a travel grant to represent Cornell at UrbanTyphoon, the Olive Tjaden Scholarships and the Mary Miller Lyons Graduate Award. Since graduating in 2008 Kayzad has been actively involved in academia. Presently as a design studio instructor at the Indian School of Design and Innovation / Parsons, in Mumbai, and having previously held teaching positions at Cornell University, NY, the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, NMIMS,Mumbai, and the Kamla Raheja Vidhinidhi School of Architecture and Environmental Planning , Mumbai. Professionally, Kayzad has over 8 years of professional experience having worked in the office Robert A. M. Stern in New York City collaborating on a number of projects, prior to starting his own studio, SHROFFLEóN in 2010.
Maria Isabel Jimenez Leon
Born (1982) in Seville, Spain, Maria I Jimenez-Leon obtained her Undergraduate education at Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla. Upon being awarded a research fellowship from the University of Seville, Maria attended Cornell University for her higher studies, graduating with a Masters in Architecture, specializing in the role of Digital Media within Architectural Urban environments. Since graduating in 2008 , Maria has been a visiting faculty and guest lecturer at various institutions around Mumbai. She is at present teaching at the Indian School of Design and Innovation / Parsons, having previously held teaching positions at the Kamla Raheja Vidhinidhi School of Architecture and Environmental Planning, the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, NMIMS, and Cornell University, NY. Maria has over 6 years of professional experience spanning three continents working at studio of Javier Terrados in Seville,Spain, Latin America and at Kudniki Bernstein in New York City, prior to starting her own practive, SHROFFLEóN, with Kayzad Shroff in 2010.