People

Ram Subramanian

Oakland

LEED AP BD+C, Council of Architecture

Colleges You’ve Attended and Degrees Earned
Bachelor of Architecture (Sir J.J. College of Architecture and University of Mumbai, Mumbai)
Master of Architecture (Texas A&M University, College Station)

Top 3 Places You’ve Traveled
Cambridge University, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park

Hobbies
Fine Art Photography, Indian Classical Vocal (Carnatic Genre), Karaoke (Old Bollywood songs)

Architectural Influencers
Renzo Piano, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando

Favorite Hangout Spot
Cheeseboard Pizza in Berkeley, and any place with a nice view

Car, Bus, Bike (or Feet)?
Feet, Bike, Train, Bus, Car—in that order!

Fondest Childhood Memory
My first plane ride from Mumbai to Kolkata all by myself when I was 9 years old

Favorite Nonprofit
Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders

Your Past (or Present) Nickname
Ram

Award You’ve Won
Individual – Best Student Award (Grade X and XII), Team – R&D Magazine Lab of the Year Award (CREATE, National University of Singapore)

Time of Day You’re Most Creative
Anytime—always open to receiving new ideas

One Thing That Would Improve Our City
Better public transit and more landscaping along city streets

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