12 March 2012, Bangalore
'Collaboration is about going beyond formal roles'
Sabina Reddy leads M Moser’s new Bangalore team
Leading M Moser Associates into one of the world’s fastest-developing cities is Sabina Reddy, Director and Head of Office for Bangalore.
During her long and varied career prior to joining M Moser, Sabina worked for a range of local- and foreign-owned architecture and interior design practices in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Latterly, she successfully headed the Bangalore office of a Singapore-based firm, building its practice and portfolio over an eight-year period.
“It was challenging in the beginning to get the team up and running, but by the end we were an office of about 40 people who had done some prestigious campus projects for the likes of Cisco and others,” she recalls. “It was a really satisfying experience.”
As well as adding to her already considerable skills as a designer, the experience endowed Sabina with a practical knowledge of how to build and manage teams, and how to meet client expectations for international-standard designs in the Indian market – abilities which have allowed her to ‘fit like a glove’ into her new role with M Moser.
“In India, delivering a project really has to be a collaborative process. You have to be prepared to go beyond your formal role, to step out of it and engage with all the factors involved – the client, the design team, the construction team. You integrate all the resources you have behind a single objective, which is delivering on the client’s needs,” she explains.
As the head of M Moser Bangalore – the firm’s 12th and newest office and its third on the Indian subcontinent – Sabina places great emphasis on developing the firm’s combination of global expertise and local knowledge.
“From the client’s point of view, that’s what makes M Moser distinctive and advantageous in this market,” she observes. “We can offer solutions that are the equal of those anywhere else in the world, but just as importantly, we can also implement them here to a similarly high standard of quality.
“In the coming months and years, we’ll be evolving our capabilities here to give our clients an even sharper edge.”