Sunny is a PhD student in Metropolitan Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of Utah. Her research is focused on sustainable retrofit strategies for historically significant buildings, specifically the Brutalist style buildings of the former Yugoslavia.
Prior to expanding her topic of research at the University of Utah, she has completed a full year of a PhD program in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Building Technologies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she has also worked as a Research Assistant.
Sunny has 10 years of experience working in large- and small-scale architectural design firms in Chicago (Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Hirsch MPG, and Perkins and Will). She has a Master of Architecture degree from University of Cincinnati, and Bachelors of Science degree in architecture with High Honors from University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.