New Brunswick, N.J., – The Professional Women in Construction – New Jersey Chapter (PWC-NJ) has named Swarupa Samant, AIA, principal at DIGroup Architecture (DIG), to its Board of Directors. PWC-NJ is a professional organization dedicated to supporting, advancing and connecting women to promote diversity across the architecture, engineering, construction and related industries.
“Today’s professional women in construction – including the ACE fields of architecture, construction and engineering – are expanding upon the progress of their predecessors by widening the talent pool through greater, more diverse representation and career opportunities,” said Samant, who cited increased productivity, creativity, innovation and collaboration as just a few attributes women often bring to these industry roles.
“These women are succeeding because of their endless talent, unrivaled competence and high-caliber aptitude,” she added, “as well as a personal and professional commitment to increase awareness that construction careers are in high demand and an extremely viable career path for women.”
Based in Holmdel, N.J., PWC-NJ represents a broad spectrum of the construction industry, from general contractors, professional services and engineering to vendor suppliers/distributors/manufacturers and owners, developers and owner representatives. Membership is open to professionals of all genders, private companies, public agencies in construction and allied industries.
Since joining MBE/DBE/SBE-certified DIG in 2014, Samant has quickly risen through the ranks to the role of principal, managing $200+M in construction projects. She also holds the distinction as the firm’s first minority female to be named principal.
A LEED-accredited professional and a graduate of the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai, India, Samant is fully committed to advancing sustainable, sensible design – as well as her profession as a career of choice for women and people of color.
A licensed architect in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Samant is a 2023 PWC-NJ Women of Achievement Award recipient and a Class of 2023 Woman of Influence, a national honor. Her licenses and certifications include the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED AP designation.