Somi Chatterjee is an architect from the Bengal Engineering College (Bengal Engineering and Science University), Shibpur and has done her specialisation in Architectural Conservation from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, with a gold medal. Since her post-graduation in 2009, she has worked in projects both in India and abroad.
She began working as a project architect, revising competition entry for Designing of the Sanchi Museum and went on to work with Prof Nalini Thakur as a project architect and a research assistant. With Prof. Thakur, she was exposed to a more comprehensive overview of the varied cultural resources in India. With her, Somi worked on the World Heritage Sites of Hampi and Khajuraho and other heritage sites like the Radha Kanta Math, Puri which was also a CSR project. She started as an independent consultant since 2010 with the framing of the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Hampi World Heritage Site, done as a team of two (with Saparya Varma). The CCP was intended as a plan document to provide guiding framework for all interventions and decision-making processes pertaining to all cultural resources of Hampi. As an extension, she was involved with framing the Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Values and assisting in Periodic reporting for Hampi World Heritage Site. After her stint with Hampi, she project consultant for INTACH Delhi Chapter for Statistical support and Data analysis pertaining to Visitor Management for nomination of Delhi as a World Heritage City.
Based on her experience at the Romiri Project, Greece (organised by the DIADRASIS, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, ICCROM and University of York) and other exposures she is now executing the project – Conservation and Development of Ahom Monuments, Sibsagar, Assam India.
Apart form work, she enjoys photography and traveling.
INTACH, Delhi Chapter, New Delhi, IN, Consultant Conservation Architect
Phase I- Scope of work includes data collection and compilation of tourism footfall, experience, capacity and variations in Delhi, as a tourist destination.
Phase II- Assisting in preparation of Visitor Management Plan for Delhi.
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, New Delhi, IN, MArch, Architectural Conservation
Gold Medal, 1st Place
Gold Medalist as Departmental Topper for the session 2007-09 at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.