Gayathri Unnikrishnan

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Gayathri Unnikrishnan

Director, Standard Development

Light Concept Lead
International WELL Building Institute
Works in
New York, New York
WELL Faculty

Gayathri Unnikrishnan is responsible for managing the Alternative Adherence Path (AAP), Innovation, and Equivalency processes. These processes enable project teams to develop novel paths to achieve the intent of the features in the standard and to use programs and regulations that are locally relevant to their project. As the subject matter expert in lighting for IWBI, Gayathri focuses on the importance of natural and electric lighting on the well being of occupants in the built environment. Gayathri has held various roles in the field of lighting in the built environment. Prior to IWBI, she was working as an independent lighting consultant in India and the Middle East. Before that, she served as subject matter expert for lighting and managed the luminaire manufacturing vertical at Sobha LLC, a well-known real estate developer in Dubai. Gayathri holds a Master's degree in Architectural Lighting Design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. In her free time, Gayathri enjoys exploring new places, as well as hanging out with her super friendly coonhound, Luna.

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