Graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology, Sandeep Ahuja became a researcher at Perkins + Will. After finishing her undergraduate degree in architecture, she is focusing her studies on high performance buildings. She recently explored electric vehicle integration for the Ford Motor Company and co-founded of the Energy Lab at Perkins +Will. She is pioneering the integration of energy analysis into the design process. She recently won an award for the Race to Zero design competition held by the Department of Energy. She is now teaching a Focus Studio there about performance driven design to achieve the Living Building Challenge in addition to her role as the CEO at Pattern r+d.