Ecologic is small collaborative and creative practice led by Sumita Singha. By following agile and innovative ways of working, the practice has been able to work on small and large projects in the UK and elsewhere- and produced a diverse range of works from commissioned art to books.
The common threads through the projects have been the integration of sustainable design and the public engagement.
Ecologic has worked on projects in the UK, Spain, France and India. Ecologic has presented its work at the RIBA, through architecture journals and popular magazines- and exhibitions such as Grand Designs.
Public Sector engagement
Sumita is also a non-executive Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she chairs its People and Culture committee and sits on the Capital Investments Scrutiny and Quality & Safety committees. She is also part of the Sustainable Development Unit at Public Health England. She is the co-founder of the Seacole Group that looks at BAME issues within healthcare. The Covid19 pandemic has given her an understanding of how manage staff and risks to the organisation.
Sumita was part of the judging panel for a major hospital design competition run by RIBA and was able to use her expertise to guide the process. Her work in healthcare feeds into a holistic understanding of the role that architects can play in the public sector and how that can be enhanced, resulting in the book, Future Healthcare Design. She currently working on another book about a design guide for a post-pandemic world, tied in with the RIBAJ competition RETHINK 2025.
Sumita is an award-winning architect, academic and author with her own design practice, Eco=logic. She has worked internationally. Her awards include the UIA:UNESCO International design award, Women In Business award at the House of Commons and AJ Atkins Inspire award for Architecture. Sumita was included in an exhibition about 28 women who had made a difference to the life and culture of Britain. She also works a commissioned artist- her mural for an Indian school was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and she has also exhibited her paintings.
Sumita set up Architects For Change, the Equality forum at the Royal Institute of British Architects and is past Chair of Women In Architecture. She was elected to the RIBA Council (2011-14) and has served on many RIBA committees for over twenty years. Sumita is a trustee of Architects Benevolent Society where she sits on the Welfare committee and a member of the Board of the Commonwealth Association of Architects. She is a fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.
Sumita has taught architecture in the UK and abroad. Sumita is the founding director of Charushila, a design charity for community projects. Sumita has appears frequently on social media, television and radio. Her practice based research and advocacy for the profession has resulted in four books- Architecture For Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (Routledge, 2012) and Autotelic Architect (Routledge, 2016), the four volume Major works: Women In Architecture (Routledge, 2018) and Future Healthcare Design (RIBA Publishing, 2020).