Pavitra Sriprakash

Pavitra Sriprakash

Pavitra Sriprakash, is an architect and urban designer with a focus on Sustainability. She is a USGBC certified LEED Accredited Professional and has designed projects across India, and abroad. As an expert, she has been invited to speak at CII, IGBC and other forums on Green Buildings and Sustainability.


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, Pavitr's work has been India focused since 2008.

She has designed projects across India, and has also delivered on projects in the United States of America, Norway, Japan, China and Kuwait as part of SGBL Studio, 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 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 The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from The School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai. She is currently the head of The Chennai Chapter of Columbia University's Alumni Association. She is an accomplished Bharathyanatyam Dancer & an artist.

Work Experience

Chief Designer And Director

Education Details

Columbia University in the City of New York
Architecture and Urban Design | 2002 - 2003
Anna University
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Architecture and Related Services | 1997 - 2002

Personal Details

Pavitra Sriprakash
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India