Principle Team
Sapna Advani

Sapna Advani is an urban designer and planner with more than a dozen years of experience working on successful and innovative urban environments in many cities. She incorporates a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach in all her work that includes research and analysis, strategic thinking, public stakeholder and community engagement. She brings values of equity and innovation to create innovative concepts and design strategies that lead to the development of functional and meaningful places and processes.

Runit Chhaya

Grain Collective is led by Runit Chhaya who has over a dozen years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design projects. He lives in New York City and has worked on public and private sector projects in the Northeast region of the US for the last ten years. Runit maintains involvement with every project of the firm and manages the day-to-day operations, maintains client contacts and provides quality control to ensure high excellence designs.

Kate Belski

Kate Belski is a landscape architect and horticulturalist with nearly a decade of experience working on successful and innovative landscape projects in New York City. Driven by a desire to cultivate relationships between urban residents and the ecosystem that they live in her work encourages people to participate in the outdoor environment by creating a diversity of unique experiences and perspectives.

Patricia Salas
Architectural Designer
Studio Team
Ziqing Chen
Landscape Designer
Xue Gao
Landscape Designer
Gea Ferrone
Architectural Designer
Andrew McHenry
Landscape Architect
Mitali Naik
Urban Designer
Xiang Zhao
Architectural Designer
Julian Kochek
Visual Designer
Dia Ager
Visual Designer
John Ludlam
Project Designer
Shweta Advani
Visual Designer