Sriparna Saha is an architect specializing in hill slope architecture projects typical of the Uttarakhand Himalayan region.
Her participation and exposure to various slope architecture projects in the Himalayan region – Sikkim, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand – has honed her capabilities and knowledge about the many intricacies in hill architecture.
The multi-dimensional nature of her projects, has needed her to don the hat(s) of a hill slope architect, resort/hotel/restaurant architect, landscape design architect, homestay architect and home interior design architect – all at the same time.
Architect Sriparna Saha is a strong advocate of ancestral old home renovation. She has evolved into home renovation expert with natural flair. She is passionate about renovating ancestral old pahadi homes into ethnic unique homestays which provide a natural source of income to “pahadi log” and helping the cause of heritage conservation in the Uttarakhand Himalayas. Her work requires her to travel and she synergizes this by doing a good amount of travel-writing.
She actively blogs on several technical areas – like home renovation and home remodeling, homestay architecture, landscape design, murals and wall paintings – to increase conceptual clarity among people interested in these areas.
Sriparna is also the Director, School of Architecture and Planning, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun. She runs programs on Heritage Conservation and Vernacular Architecture apart from other functional areas.
Sriparna is the Principal Architect and Co-Founder, Cephalor (Architecture) Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.
“Across all seasons, the Uttarakhand Himalayas have always beckoned to me. Be it the summer, the monsoons, the winter or the spring, it has a new look every time with a new story to tell. I consider myself fortunate and blessed by the mountain god to be able to a part of this rich and diverse ecosystem.“
Sriparna Saha, Principal Architect & Co-Founder, Cephalor (Architecture) Consulting