Charu Kokate


As a Partner and Director of Safdie Architects’ Singapore office, Charu leads the firm’s efforts in Asia. Working closely with Moshe Safdie and a core team of leaders, she is a collaborative and influential point of contact for clients, contractors, and consultants—from project inception through completion. A true advocate for high-level construction practices, Charu is integral to delivering projects that embody their original design intent.  

Notable experience includes the iconic and complex structures of Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Sky Habitat Residential Towers, and Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. An active mentor of young professionals seeking careers in architecture, she shares the work of the firm as a panelist, keynote speaker, lecturer, and design judge both internationally, and in Singapore where she is based. 

Prior to joining Safdie Architects, she was a Project Architect at Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, where she worked on healthcare and higher education projects across the US. Charu earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pune in India and Masters in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.