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Prasanna Lachagari, LEED GA, AIA Associate, COA, M.Arch'19
Prasanna Lachagari
LEED GA, AIA Associate, COA | M.Arch’19

Prasanna Lachagari earned her Masters of Architecture from The Boston Architectural College in 2019, where she received commendations of excellence for her Master’s thesis which investigated how architecture can help heal racism through self-reflection and promoting positive interactions. Today she is the Design Director at SDI Architecture in Boston, MA, as well as a Founding Partner of SDI Design India in her hometown of Hyderabad.

While attending the BAC, Prasanna opened a sister office of SDI Architecture in her home city of Hyderabad, SDI Design India, transforming a Boston firm into an international company. With the opening of the office, she became a partner at SDI.

Prasanna has been honored with; Forbes 30 Under 30 2022, Boston Architectural Alumni Emerging Designer 2021, Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 2021, and was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Real Estate and Construction at the annual WRECONF (World Real Estate and Construction Forum).

Prasanna is actively working to bring in projects for SDI, both in the U.S. and in India. She is heavily focused on working with nonprofits to develop projects that help communities. In the U.S., she is now working with the Idaho Heritage Museum to create the Idaho and Sports & Education Centre in Connecticut to encourage young students to explore different career paths. She is also a board member of, For The Children Academy Foundation, a nonprofit for developing schools around the world with the most recent in Kakinada, India. The schools offer underprivileged children a quality education.

As a young, entrepreneurial woman of color, Prasanna is grateful to be able to effect positive change. As she continues to grow within the industry, she is focused on improving her skills and finding new ways to express herself and continue to learn about the intersectionality of race and architecture, and do the most to help her communities.