Sheila Sri Prakash is an award winning Architect and Designer who founded Shilpa Architects in 1979.
She has been invited as a keynote speaker at Bloomberg’s Brainstorm Green Conference and Global Green Summit in Singapore, the Milan Design Summit, the Kuala Lumpur Design Forum, American Institute of Architects Tokyo Chapter, and 361 Degrees in Mumbai. Upon invitation from The Honorable Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK, she led efforts to enhance the sustainability of the Infrastructure at the 2012 London Olympics. She chaired a panel of global experts to make recommendations to the UN’s Rio+20 Summit in Brazil.
She formulated the Reciprocal Design Index when she was a member of the Global Agenda Council for Design Innovation at the World Economic Forum, to establish, document and incentivize sustainable design in cities.
She was conferred the Honorable Architect award by The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). She was named to the 50 most influential names in Architecture and Design in 2015 by Architectural Digest for having “built a formidable legacy” and an “inspirational practice that designs societies and not merely buildings or cities”. She has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential” people in Architecture in the World today by the Italian design journal – Il Giornale dell’Architettura (Journal of Architecture).
She has been a performing artist, bharathantyam dancer, musician, sculptor and is a passionate patron of the Arts.
Sheila has a B.Arch from the Anna University School of Architecture and Planning and also attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.