Dr. Krishna Bharathi (b.1975 Tirunelveli, India) is an artist and registered architect (WA #9722, NCARB #67149, SIA #234158) who draws on experience gained from working as both a lead designer and field architect in multiple building typologies and planning scales in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Krishna holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Chicago (1997, Honors), a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington (2004, Tau Sigma Delta), and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture within the Faculty of Humanities (2014).
From 2010-2014 Krishna worked as a doctoral research fellow in Scandinavia and Switzerland addressing topics of sustainable development implementation within its socio-technical and political contexts. Additionally during this time, Krishna was an exchange researcher to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) under the EU Erasmus Program in 2012, and later in the Fall of 2013 was a visiting scholar to Columbia University by invitation from Professor Kenneth Frampton.
Currently, she is a team member of ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE (Centre for Research on Architecture, Society & the Built Environment) and the Chair of Dietmar Eberle at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture. She lives in Zürich.