Rituparna Simlai, India
Rituparna Simlai is the founding principal for a nascent architecture and landscape practice, ar.designstudio, based in Miami. She has collaborated with renowned architects on geographically diverse projects scaling from residential design to large master planning and infrastructure projects. With over 7 years of experience and a passion for planting design especially in the tropical region, she has worked on award winning international projects in Miami, India, Singapore and the Caribbean Islands. She received her Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, India and earned her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
Rituparna is an advocate for local building practices and the use of native planting palette. As an evolving practice, her studio is researching carbon neutral and biodegradable building materials as an alternative. She strongly believes there is an inherent need to establish a novel vocabulary within the design realm that can revitalize the engagement of local communities.