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Monica Chadha


Monica Chadha is the founder of Civic Projects Architecture. She leads all aspects of projects in the office and serves as the primary point of contact on projects. Prior to starting her firm, she served as founding director of Impact Detroit and led project teams at both Studio Gang and Ross Barney Architects. During that time, Monica was integral to the design of award-winning, civic scale buildings, such as the Champaign Public Library and the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Civil Engineering Building. Outside of Civic Projects, Monica has served as co-chair of the Sensible Growth Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Council, as a Strategic Consultant for Archeworks, and on the Board of the Delta Institute. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology 2007-17, engaging students in social impact design practices. She holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors of Environmental Studies in Architecture from the University of Waterloo, Canada.