She has been Project Co-ordinator for the Preparation of an Environment Management Plan for the proposed RTDZ, in the urban peripheries, a project that framed the issues of environment through questions of livelihood and local practices, through the Research and Design Cell of the Institute in a study for the MMR-EIS.
She was also the KRVIA co-ordinator for the UrbanLab+ an International network of urban laboratories addressing critical questions facing built environment education.
As a project architect at CRIT, she was involved in a study on redevelopment options for slums in Mumbai, through the case of Korba Mithagar as part of a series of pilot studies for The All India Institute for Local Self government.
She organised the exhibition Explorations in Representation at KRVIA, that was an extension of the work exhibited at the Turning Tables exhibit as part of the Urban Lab+ Collective at the Palazzzo Mora, Venice Biennale in 2012 .
Sonal writes on art and architecture and her writings have appeared in SPADE, Domus, The Mumbai Reader, The Urban Pamphleteer and several other publications