Mrs. Punde is a landscape architect and has studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and landscape design at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She is the co-founder of the design practice, Design Cell based in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bengaluru. At the Design Cell, she is the principal designer for landscape design and site planning projects. She has been practicing landscape architecture for more than 25 years and has a strong commitment to environmental research. She was awarded a Gold Medal in Landscape Architecture from SPA, New Delhi in 1984. She is also one of the founder trustees of the Society for Environment and Architecture, which this year has started the School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai.