Dr Harpreet Seth is Head of Architecture, Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University Dubai in the School of Energy Geoscience Infrastructure and Society (EGIS). An Architect and Urban Designer with 25 years’ architectural education experience in the MENA region. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA, UK) and holds a Doctorate and M.Arch in Urban Design and Architecture. She is the co-founder of Intarch International, Urban Sketchers Dubai (USD) and Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID). Her research focusses on Iconism as signs and symbols and the soul of Architecture. She is well known for her studio project-based teaching and learning approaches and her innovative learning and teaching strategies in Architecture has won her many accolades. These include HWU Global Values Award, EIGS Graduate Award and Learning and Teaching Oscars from Heriot Watt University. She completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Heriot Watt University, UK. She is a member of the Council of Architecture in India and Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) in UAE. She has been an avid sketcher and her sketches have been exhibited at Sikka Art Fair (Dubai Culture Authority), Dubai Design Week and Sandscapes in Dubai. A certified yoga teacher for Himalayan Kriya Yoga, she practices and teaches the art for a more holistic fulfilling living.