Sudeshna Sen is an architect, urban designer and researcher from Kolkata, India. She completed her Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) with distinction and her B.Arch from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago.
Sudeshna currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and works at Sasaki as an urban designer. She has previously worked as an architect in several firms in New York - Weiss/Manfredi, Kohn Peterson Fox (KPF), and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). She has previously taught in the Design Discovery Program at the GSD as an Urban Planning and Design Instructor and assisted mapping and representational workshops as well. She has served as a research assistant for Prof. Sai Balakrishnan and at the Office for Urbanization at the GSD studying agro-urban formations in India and China respectively. Her master’s thesis, advised by Rahul Mehrotra, was an analytical and ethnographic research of the 100 Smart Cities Mission in India.