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  • Art & Design

  • Sustainability Consulting

Seema Lisa Pandya is a Brooklyn based accomplished sustainability consultant and a multidisciplinary artist that explores the intersection between sustainability, art, and the built-environment with an aim of connecting audiences with experiential awareness of natural cycles. Her work ranges from sustainability consulting, certification coordination, public art, building integrated installations, artful community/ occupant engagement programs, and social 'happenings', painting, photography, bio-inspired forms, kinetic sculptures, and more.

Sustainable sensitivity influences Seema's process. With 10+ years of experience in the environmental building and design industry, she has an exclusive perspective into sustainability-oriented integrated creative solutions. The work is  informed by beauty, function, and deep context examination into how natural systems and art merge with the over all intent of creating a direct artistic experience of natural systems.

Seema's work aesthetically explores the interaction, biological fractal division, and the interchangeable boundaries between positive and negative space.  Many of her sculptures are designed with the audience’s changing perspective in mind, as they must move around pieces to fully grasp the form of the sculpted negative space. Her kinetic sculptures require audience participation to set the sculpted negative space in motion.


Current  Affiliations

  • LEED AP- BD+C since 2007

  • LEED reviewer - GBCI

  • Adjunct Professor at New York School of Interior Design - Introduction to Sustainability and the Built Environment

  • Adjunct Professor at FIT SUNY - State University of New York

  • Member of U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) NYC Urban Green chapter

  • Member of The Living Building Challenge’s NYC chapter

  • Curator – Co Founder FTP Art Salons, Brooklyn, NY

Past Affiliations

  • Executive Director- Brooklyn Raga Massive (music collective)

  • Co-Owner- Curator of Revoluciones Collective Art Space;1999 -2007; Denver, Colorado

  • Senior Sustainability Manger for YR&G, a sustainability consulting company 2007-2015; New York, New York

  • Technical Expert and Co-Author for LEEDuser, a LEED guidance tool developed in partnership with Building Green and the USGBC; 2009

  • Adjunct Graduate Professor at FIT SUNI College in NYC-The Future of Sustainable Interiors

  • Active Design guideline development with NYC Department of Buildings; 2011; New York, New York

  • New York Board of Directors Member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

  • Co-chair of the IIDA NYC Sustainability Forum

Select Art Exhibitions and Residencies:

  • Group Exhibition – FTP Art Salon, Brooklyn, NY 2019

  • Group Exhibition – Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY 2019

  • Animation Sound Installation – Leon Gallery, Denver, CO 2019

  • BRIC Arts & Media - Group Exhibition - November - December 2017, Brooklyn, New York

  • New York School of Interior Design - Group Exhibition - October - December 2017, New York, New York

  • Goddard College - Guest Artist in Residence - September 2017 Ft. Townsend, Washington

  • Public Sculpture - Wagner College; July 2017 Staten Island, New York

  • Public Sculpture in Park Slope - Art Slope - Seed of the Void; September 2016 Brooklyn, New York

  • Tabla Sculpture Series at Pioneer Works- Ragas Live Festival; July 2016; Brooklyn, New York

  • (SAW) Storefront Art Walk June 2016; Bay Ridge Brooklyn, New York

  • Figment Public Art on Governor's Island; 2014; New York, New York

  • Revoluciones Collective Art Space Solo Show; 2005; Denver, Colorado

  • Revoluciones Collective Art Space Solo Show; 2003; Denver, Colorado

  • Revoluciones Collective Art Space Solo Show; 2001; Denver, Colorado

Select Lectures and Speaking Engagements:

  • Moderator- Panel Lecture, Art, Environment, and Justice in a Changing World, Asian Arts Alliance, Brooklyn, NY 2019

  • Moderator- Panel Lecture, #Metoo and Power in South Asian Performing Arts, The Rubin Museum, NY,NY  2019

  • Featured Presenter, Creativity and Sustainability, FIT State University of New York, Sustainable Business and Design Conference NY, NY 2016

  • Panel Lecture, Regenerative Culture, MINDS, Treeline Pictures, Bitcoin Center, and US Dept. of Arts and Culture, People’s Xchange event, NY, NY, 2015

  • Guest Lecture, Art and Sustainability in the Built Environment, Pennsylvania State University, State College,        PA, 2015

  • Panel Lecture Facilitator, The WELL Building Standard, IIDA, NY, NY, 2015

  • Panel Lecture Facilitator, Beauty, Biophilia, and the Living Building Challenge, IIDA, NY, NY, 2014

  • Panel Lecture, Land Art Generator Book Launch, Arsenal Gallery Central Park, NY, NY, 2013

Select Sustainability LEED Consulting Projects:

  • National Audubon Headquarters; New York City

  • Delos Living Multi-family; New York City

  • Starwood Offices; New York City

  • Westmoreland Museum; Greensburg, PA

  • 199 Mott Street Mixed-Use, Multi-family; New York City

  • 14th Street Mixed-Use; New York City

  • Columbia University, School of Journalism; New York City

  • WestLB Headquarters; New York City

  • Trinity Real Estate Headquarters; New York City

  • City Bank Corporate Offices,111 Wall Street; New York City

  • City Bank Changi Business Park; Singapore

  • Barclays Corporate Offices; Toronto

  • ING Headquarters; New York City

  • Kings County Courthouse; Brooklyn, NY

  • The Flea Theater; New York City

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Headquarters; New York City

  • Jean Nouvel Residential Tower, 100 11th Avenue; New York City

  • WilmerHale Headquarters; New York City

  • Active Design Guidelines Developer Outreach; New York City

  • Inscape Showrooms; New York City



  • 2005 Competition 3rd Place National, IDEC Student Design Competition, Cradel to Cradel Eco Effective Design

  • 2004 Competition 1st Place, Fairchild Publications, Sustainable Design Concept, Denver, CO

  • 2004 Art Curatorial, Best Alternative Art Space, Top of the Rockies, Denver, CO

  • 2001 Art Curatorial, Best Gallery Award, Go-Go Magazine, Denver, CO

  • 2001 Art Curatorial, Best Gallery Award, City Editors Choice, Denver, CO

  • 2001 Art Curatorial, Valedictorian Award, Go-Go Magazine, Denver, CO

  • 2000 Art Curatorial, Editors Choice Best Gallery Award, City, Denver, CO

  • 2000 Art Curatorial, Audience Choice Best Gallery Award, City, Denver, CO


  • 2010 LEED Accredited Professional – Building Design + Construction, US Green Building Council

  • 2007 LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council


  • Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design/ Area of Specialization in Green Design Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, Colorado FIDER Accredited, GPA 3.8/4.0 Suma Cum Laude August 2003 - April 2005

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas September 1994 - August 1996

  • Certificate, Digital Fabrication Program in Subtractive Fabrication                                                                                        New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                                                      January 2014 – May 2014