Sheila Sri Prakash, Founder of Shilpa Architects Planners Designers which is a 38 year old Architectural firm head quartered in Chennai, India was recognised and awarded the “Bene Merenti” Medallion and Citation by the Senate the of Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania and the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, Bucharest on 22nd of March 2017.

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This Citation is given by the University established in 1952, in recognition of outstanding services rendered by people to the practice and study of Architecture and Urban Design and their continued collaboration with the renowned University. The Rector Prof Dr Arch. Marian Moiceanu of the Ion Mincu University, conferred the title on her in the presence of the President of the Senate Prof. Dr. Arch Dan Corneliu Serban.

Sheila Sri Prakash is known for her teaching activity at renowned universities. She had an inspirational conference at “Ion Mincu” Architecture and Planning University in Bucharest sending a message to Romanian students: “One thing that I find interesting about architects is that we are all creatives and we seldom work together. The challenge is therefore how to work together in spite of being creative because we need to collaborate for a cause. That is my agenda: to see that the younger generation gets together.”