Suparna Bhalla is the Principal Architect at Abaxial Architects Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. She graduated with a Master degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and has since been on the visiting faculty of various architecture schools in Delhi-NCR. She has been a regular columnist with ‘Business Standard’ and now writes for several design journals. She is also on the Editorial Board of ‘Green Life’ magazine and the advisory for the Future Institute. She is an Architect and Conservationist who has worked on a number of architecture, conservation and interior projects in India and abroad. She has been involved in the Adaptive Re-use and Renovation of Heritage buildings and palaces, as well as Urban Conservation and Renewal strategies. This coupled with her independent practice gives her strong insight into the various aspects of project conceptualization, design development and detail. She is currently working on projects in co-ordination with civic and regulatory bodies towards the establishment of an integrated framework for development and historic revitalization. Mrs. Bhalla is an active member of INTACH and a prolific writer. She has been a principal of Bhalla Ribeiro Bhalla since 1999.