Sridevi Changali

Principal Architect, Masons Ink Studio


With a passion for Heritage conservation, Sridevi Changali has a degree in the field from the University of York, UK. She has been associated with The Council for British archaeology and The York Archaeological Trust.

She worked with INTACH, Pondicherry chapter as project co-ordinator and played a key role in the revision of the Listing and Grading of Heritage Buildings Pondicherry. Their Heritage Wing at Masons Ink is headed by her and she is involved with several heritage initiatives in the country. Dealing with heritage both at city level as well as from a building level in terms of restoration and documentation of built heritage assets, she has carries with her vast experience working with both public and private sector clients in the field. Her other roles include preparing the Heritage Management Plan for the core historic area of the city of Bhubaneswar and being a consultant with IHCNF. She curates several outreach and awareness programs in order to increase community participation and engagement in the heritage sector. Along with her partner Rosie Paul, they have co-created a self driven initiative called Hands on Heritage that aims to create a positive impact in this sector.

Sridevi strongly believes that heritage has huge potential and if approached with the right intent can make a positive impact on the city as a whole. The practice that she has co-founded sets itself apart through its strong ideologies. Masons Ink is a people oriented design and construction firm specialized in sustainability and heritage conservation. The name itself is tribute to the hands that make the designs a reality. Mud and other natural materials are their primary material palette for projects by Masons ink. The firm believes that sustainability should no longer be a choice but the norm and is trying to remove the veil over it to make it more accessible to the common man. Founded and run by women, Masons ink is constantly trying to break stereotypes and push the boundaries empowering women in the construction sector. With a dream of achieving gender equality on the construction site they are looking into capacity building of unskilled labours (men and women) in alternate construction techniques. Knowledge - transfer being an important part of their agenda they conduct several awareness and outreach programmes on sustainability and heritage for ages 6-60 through collaborations with schools, colleges and certain NGO’s. The importance of making good design practices more accessible to the common man drives all of their outreach initiatives. Determined to reach a zero-carbon footprint in our projects, we focus on R&D in the use and innovation of natural materials in construction. The firm has been recognized internationally for their efforts in research and has represented India at various international scientific conferences.

    Firm Masons Ink Studio
    Profession Architecture
    Awards 1)Deccan Herald ChangeMaker - Deccan Herald 2020 2)Silver Winner Best Residential Villa - FOAID 2019 3)Finalist Best Public Building - 2ACAA International Awards 2019 4)The Merit List Shortlist - The Merit List 2019 5)Young Architect of the year - Vanitha Veedu Design Awards 2018
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