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Sheila Sri Prakash

Sheila Sri Prakash Biography

Architect


ABOUT
The first woman in India to own and operate her own architectural firm, the Chennai-based Shilpa Architects. Her designs comprised more than 1000 completed projects.
BEFORE FAME
She attended the Anna University School of Architecture and Planning and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She developed a passion early on for sustainable design.

FAMILY LIFE
She was born in Bhopal, the capitol of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Her parents were interested in training her artistic instincts early on, and she began studying classical Indian dance, music, and other fine arts at a young age.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She and Maya Ying Lin both became prominent female architects.
TRIVIA
She addressed the need for low-cost housing as an urban planner and obtained two patents for low-cost building products.

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