Monica Chadha, architect, LEED AP, is the founder of Civic Projects a collaborative practice focusing on the design, development and engagement of community led projects. Beyond design, her practice is focused on the social, economic and environmental impact of a project. Monica brings a diverse background in social engagement and quality design to her work. Her work not only focuses on the quality of the built environment but on developing emerging practices. Through economic drivers such as pop-up retail and kitchen and business incubation she provides a platform for grassroots and underserviced economic development.