Pavitra Sriprakash is an architect and urban designer with a focus on Sustainability. She is the Chief Designer and Director at The Global Design Studio of Shilpa Architects which is an acclaimed design house that draws inspiration from cultural values that are distinctly rooted in the sub-continent, fusing vernacular methods with modern design and construction practices. Having practiced urban design and planning in New York and Chicago, Pavitra’s work has been India focused since 2008.
Pavitra is the Co-Founder and Director of SGBL Studio, an international Architecture and Urban Design firm, with offices in Chicago, New York and Seoul. This company has executed projects in the US, Belgium, Norway, China, Japan and Kuwait. Shilpa’s International Urban Design Studio. She is an expert in sustainability and has completed research in Columbia University on “Sustainable Programmatic Landscapes” and the interface between architecture and landscape design in planning robust urban spaces.
She has been invited as an expert speaker by University of Tuebingen (Germany), CII, The Indian Green Building Council, The Economic Times, Indian Institute of Architects, Design Mission India, Hospitality India Summit, and various forums to address groups about her perspectives about Green Buildings and Sustainability.
She has a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University.
She is an accomplished Bharathyanatyam Dancer, columnist on Sustainability, an RJ & an artist.