Ashima Krishna, PhD
architect . historic preservation planner . educator
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Buffalo, NY // Image: Douglas Levere (University at Buffalo)
I am an architect and historic preservation planner whose research spans two principal domains: the management of historic urban landscapes and adaptive reuse of religious historic structures and landscapes. In particular, I focus on the intersection of historic preservation with community development and equity issues–and resulting policy challenges.
Recipient of the Butler Center’s 2022-2023 Research Project Grant
I was honored to receive Purdue University’s Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence‘s 2022-2023 Research Project Grant. This grant will fund my inaugural research project in the John Martinson Honors College, working with students to create a repository of documentation on Black heritage sites in the Greater Lafayette area. This research project grant for…
New article published in Change Over Time
Excited to share the publication of my recent article “The Evolving Role of Contemporary Conservation Architects in India: Beyond Traditional Professional Practice” in Change Over Time by PennPress. View article here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/807670
Our edited book is here!
Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial IndiaApproaches and Challenges Edited By Manish Chalana and Ashima Krishna Where to order your copy: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Heritage-Conservation-in-Postcolonial-India-Approaches-and-Challenges/Chalana-Krishna/p/book/9780367619947 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Heritage-Conservation-Postcolonial-India-Architectural/dp/0367619946 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heritage-conservation-in-postcolonial-india-manish-chalana/1137456656 Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/heritage-conservation-in-postcolonial-india/id1543780858?ign-gact=1 Google Books: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Heritage_Conservation_in_Postcolonial_In/3pAIEAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
B.Arch , School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
→ Historic Preservation Planner
MA in Historic Preservation Planning, Cornell University
PhD in International Studies in Planning, Cornell University
Over the years, I have worked on various projects dealing with architectural and landscape design, architectural and urban conservation, interior design, urban development, and adaptive reuse. My principal interests remain in the preservation and conservation of built heritage and how they interface with issues of management, local governance, equity, and community development, and especially how the management of heritage affects the way in which planners, architects, and policymakers shape the built environment.
Above: Working on window restoration at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary in April 2007. Photo: Addison Geary
Looking for historic preservation related journals? I have compiled a list of related academic journals. View them here.
krish191 at purdue dot edu