Founder & Principal Architect
Brinda Somaya is an architect and urban conservationist. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Architecture from Mumbai University and her Master of Arts from Smith College in Northampton, MA, U.S.A, she started her firm Somaya and Kalappa Consultants in 1978 in Mumbai, India. Over four decades, she has merged architecture, conservation and social equity in projects ranging from institutional campuses and rehabilitation of an earthquake-torn village to the restoration of an 18th-century Cathedral, showing that progress and history need not be at odds.’ With MAPIN Publishing and the HECAR Foundation, she has recently brought out the book “Brinda Somaya – Works & Continuities” covering four decades of her practice. Over the years, she has won numerous international and national awards.