Dr. Sangeeta Bagga Mehta is Professor at Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), Chandigarh, and also the first woman Principal of the CCA. An alumna of CCA, she is an Urban Designer from SPA New Delhi and a PhD from Panjab University, Chandigarh with a special interest in the conservation of modern heritage buildings and ensembles. She has conducted multiple collaborative student workshops with universities including the Bezalel University of Art & Design (Israel), the Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA and the Technical University at Delft (Netherlands), University of Brisbane, Queensland. Her work and these collaborations are centred on the examination of urban landscapes, environmental design and social issues within Chandigarh.

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Counsellor of National Scientific Committee on 20th century heritage- ICOMOS India from 2017-2020, she is now Expert Member of International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage . In April 2015 she was invited as an international Jury Member and panelist for the Urban Edge Prize seminar, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and thereafter co-curated the Urban Edge Exhibition on the Urban Villages within and around Chandigarh, exhibited at the Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh. An outcome of the exercise is the book ‘Chandigarh Rethink’ launched on January 5, 2018 at the CCA on the city’s natural and manmade edges. She is also a juror to the Berkeley Student Essay Prize, University of Berkeley, USA, since 2012. She curated a student exhibition, generously supported by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada, ‘Commemorating the legacy of Pierre Jeanneret -- the Foot Architect of Chandigarh’, (on view) at the Chandigarh College of Architecture with a symposium to mark the 50th death anniversary of Pierre Jeanneret.

She recently completed a week long residency on Pierre Jeanneret at Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada engaging in revisiting the archival works of master architect within and outside Chandigarh from over 700 documents, images, maps and photographs at the archives in June 2019.

In continuation of her role as Nodal Officer, UNESCO World Heritage Nomination of the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh 2015, she has curated several heritage walks on the heritage ensembles of the city including the Panjab University, Jane Drew villages, among others.

Spearheading the recently launched Masters in Architecture program at Chandigarh College of Architecture (in 2018), Dr Mehta engages in studios, summer – winter schools, and co-curricular activities with equal passion of which the latest has been the RIBA Presidents Medal exhibition and Symposium hosted at CCA in September, 2019 , followed by launch of the capacity building institutional the Pierre Jeanneret Le Corbusier Forum in 2021.

Dr. Mehta is leading the team for the Preparation of State of Conservation Report for UNESCO World Heritage Site Capitol Complex, Chandigarh.