Architect, city planner. Dilip da Cunha is a principal of the Philadelphia-based landscape, planning and architecture firm Mathur/da Cunha. The firm's work emphasizes the nature of landscape as a shifting as well as culturally layered condition. The firm's research and design work was recognized with a 2000 Young Architects Award. Da Cunha has authored numerous publications including Second Nature (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000), Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (Yale University Press, 2001), and Deccan Traverses: the Making of Bangalore's Terrain (Delhi: Rupa and Co., 2006).