Mona Doctor-Pingel is an architect based in Auroville since 1995. She studied architecture at the Center for Environment and Planning (CEPT), Ahmedabad, and has a master’s degree in Appropriate Technology from Flensburg University, Germany . Her Studio Naqshbandi experiments with appropriate building technologies using local materials and craftsmen which incorporate principles of Building Biology. She has been actively involved in different planning bodies of Auroville. Currently she is also part of the five year Indo-US joint research on Building Energy Efficiency. She is the author of a monograph on Poppo Pingel, which forms a part of the series of monographs on the pioneering architects of Auroville.