The Story Behind the Cover Story! - Vertica Dvivedi

The Story Behind the Cover Story! - Vertica Dvivedi

This Cover Story is very special to my heart. The story has a lot to learn from and to document for future. We do not see Partnerships often in the architecture & design field. So, when we came to know, after 31 years of managing SJK Architects, Shimul decided to get into a partnership with her three women colleagues, we were inspired to know more.

I know Shimul Javeri Kadri for years. My understanding about her is from my visit to her Mumbai office as well as our interactions during WADE ASIA in New Delhi and World Architecture Festival in Singapore. Without a blink I can say, this is one woman I love so much.


Clear-headed and strong are the words I use to describe Shimul. She agrees to the first but has a different opinion about the second. Hmmm... that's Shimul! We talked at length about Partnership, Projects, Leadership during crisis, Organic team building, Architecture Education, Women, Feminism and so much more.

During my interaction with other partners, Vaishali, Sarika, and Roshni, they found a common thread that connected them all. It was exhilarating for me to be a part of that special moment! Shimul and her women tribe set a tone for all ambitious women who want to make it big, take bigger responsibilities, and do not to forget to live a life along with work! Their long journey from being colleagues to partners is remarkable to know and documented in the special Cover Story by Surfaces Reporter Dec - Jan 2022!


Editor-in-Chief, Surfaces Reporter

Founder, Women in Design, Architecture, Art & Engineering - WADE ASIA


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