Founder and Chief Architect, Shilpa Architects (Chennai)
In a career spanning more than three decades, architect Sheila Sri Prakash has made an impact on nearly every aspect of the architecture and design industry. Architect Sheila, who began her career in 1979, became the first Indian woman to operate her own architectural practice. Since then, through her firm Shilpa Architects , the legendary architect has completed more than 1200 projects, singlehandedly creating a roadmap for sustainable architecture and development in India. Credited with introducing culturally relevant and vernacular techniques in contemporary architectural design, architect Sheila has also been internationally acclaimed for her contributions by various renowned universities and organizations all over the world. She talks to our magazine about the evolution of her practice and the importance of sustainability.
Partner & Principal Architect, IMK Architects
Architect Rahul Kadri is a partner and principal architect at IMK Architects. His work over the years has delivered some of India’s most sophisticated buildings by adopting the wholesome approach of Biophilic Architecture. For more than two decades, Kadri has led several architecture and town planning projects. e has designed townships for Tata’s, Jindal’s & Reliance, Hotels & Resorts for Taj & Club Mahindra, College Campuses for Symbiosis & The Supreme Court Of India and more. In an exclusive interview with our magazine, her talks to us about his architectural journey and how he took over the reigns from his father, the legendary I.M. Kadri, which redefined his current practice and it’s philosophy.