Sameep Padora is the principal architect and founder of Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a), a Mumbai based architecture studio.
Sameep completed his undergraduate studies in Mumbai in 1996 followed by a Master's Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 2005.
He is a member of the Academic Councils of a number of schools and is a member of the National Technical Committee of Habitat for Humanity, India.
Amongst the many awards he has received in the recent past his practice received Wallpaper Magazine’s award for single-family house of the year as well as the World Architecture News, (WAN 21 for 21) Award for 21 Emerging International Practices for the 21st century and he has been a Nominee for the BSI Swiss Architecture Award. Recently his practice also received the HUDCO National Award for Affordable Urban Housing for 2018.
In 2016 he founded sPare, a research arm of the studio. sPare’s maiden project, a documentation and analysis of historic housing types within the city of Mumbai resulted in a traveling international exhibition entitled ‘In the Name of Housing’ and has written a book on the subject.
He is also co- founder of the not-for-profit, Bandra Collective, an organization of architects engaging with design of public spaces in the city of Mumbai.