Principal, Spatial Synergy Studio
Meera is an Ohio registered architect with over twenty seven of experience in the building industry. She has worked on residential, commercial and institutional projects throughout her career. She is the architect for the first two gut rehab projects in the Children’s Hospital area that have received NSP funding under the City of Columbus’ and Franklin County’s AWARE program. She provided architectural services for a repeat client with projects totaling $3 Million for multiple low-income, single- family, highly energy efficient, green and accessible homes in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Projects include six single-family homes, a four-unit rental project, a two-unit rental project and a twelve-unit rental & single-family development.
She served as a Green consultant to design teams on commercial and multi-family residential projects. She has provided green affordable housing training to non-profit developers around the country. She was co-developer for Columbus State Community College’s certificate program in Sustainable Design and taught the first part of the course for two quarters in 2006.
In 2003, she founded the Central Ohio based nonprofit, Columbus Green Building Forum which has advanced the practices of sustainability through education and outreach efforts. Through her work with the Forum, Meera has collaborated with local governments, nonprofit and community-based organizations to make Green building practices mainstream in Central Ohio.
◦ Registered Architect, Ohio.
◦ NCARB (National Council for Architectural Registration Board) Certified.
◦ LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council.
◦ Past Co-Chair, City of Columbus' Mayor's Green Team
◦ Founding Chair, US Green Building Council's Central Ohio Chapter
◦ Founder, Columbus Green Building Forum
◦ 2008, American Institute of Architect Columbus' President's
◦ 2009, Twelve Women You Should Know, Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD)
◦ 2007, City of Columbus' Mayor's Certificate of Recognition
"Meera Parthasarathy served as the architect for our family's LEED Platinum (USGBC) certified home in New Albany, Ohio. She exceeded our expectations because of her broad spectrum of professional skills in all facets of the construction process. Most helpful was her consummate professionalism in communicating and coordinating with our city's building department, our contractor, and our landscape architect. Our new home is flawless in design and functionality because of our Architect, Meera Parthasarathy." - Bill Resch, New Albany, Ohio
"Meera is a wonderful architect with an extraordinary commitment to sustainability. She worked with us to realistically examine trade-offs between upfront development costs and our nonprofit mission to provide affordable, sustainable housing. We ended up with graceful, functional, high quality designs that delivered tangible results. She was a pleasure to work with and gave our project thoughtful attention, balancing our mission goals of long-term affordability and energy reduction. She was flexible while sustaining a genuine commitment to environmental stewardship. We are looking forward to working with her again on future projects." - Emily Siebel, Executive Director, Yellow Springs Home Inc, Ohio
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