Vrinda Jariwala is working as a research associate at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. She is working on the third phase of the research on removing crude oil from cultural resources using surface washing agents, which is funded by the Inland Oil Spill Preparedness Project. She would continue the research to the fourth phase for which she has received a grant from IOSPP, Department of Interiors. Before joining National Park Service, she studied A.P.D. Technical Building Conservation–a Historic Environment Scotland run programme at the Engine Shed, for which she received the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship. With her interest in the preservation of historic materials, she received the I.N.T.A.C.H. research grant for ‘Exploring Araaish through archival & scientific investigations’. She also worked as a research associate for the study on ‘Architectural elements of Indian Style’ and as a research assistant for ‘Characterization of Lakhori Brick’. Jariwala did her Masters in Architectural Conservation from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Through her final year thesis, she explored ‘Araaish: Revitalizing of traditional knowledge systems for material and building conservation in Jaipur’, which exposed her to different techniques of Araaish from craftsmen to craftsmen and conservation practices on site. After she graduated, she taught as an Assistant Professor at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture for two-and-a-half years till 2016.
In her recent works, she worked on the facade conservation of the Embassy of France and the French Ambassador’s residence in New Delhi representing Agence Goutal, Paris as their local conservation architect. In Gwalior, she worked with Section CC Architects on two projects–Conservation of Kaneriked and Nimaji House at the Scindia School and Revitalization of Maharaj Bada as part of Gwalior Smart City Development Corporation. She has been involved in conservation projects such as Jaipur Smart City Projects; Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra – Mehtab Bagh; Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project-Conservation Plan for Badshah Halwai Temple, Jabalpur; Garud Temple & Shiv Temple, Gararu, Narsinghpur; and condition assessment of Chatta Bazaar, Red Fort, Delhi.