Sustainable Mountain Architecture is pro-people, pro-ecology and pro-local. Our award-winning team consists of a dynamic network of architects, planners, interior architects, bio-diversity specialists, landscape architects, conservation architects, structural designers, model makers, project managers, graphic designers, foremen and craftspeople.
Within the international team, the key members who work with Prof. Anne Feenstra and Himanshu Lal on the vision, the architectural design, the landscape design and implementation of the Sagarmatha Next project, are Sapana Shakya, Alisha Adhikari and Aman Raj Kathakho. Each member brings her (or his) unique experience, skills, energy and passion to the design process and to the building site.
We choose to work on a regular basis with salvaged material. This only increased after the two devastating 2015 earthquakes we had in Nepal. In multiple projects in South Asia, the team has demonstrated scrap and solid waste can be successfully up-cycled into building material. Passive solar energy is part of our design methodology.
Together with Himanshu Lal, Bikash Palikey and Rumi Singh Maharjan, SMA was established as a non-profit in Nepal 2013/2014 by Prof. Anne Feenstra –Laureate of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2012 (Paris)- who had shifted to Kathmandu, after 10 years of making sustainable & inclusive architecture for the mountain people of Bamyan, Wakhan, Uttarakhand, Ladakh and Sikkim. SMA has professional and academic affiliations in New Delhi, Amsterdam and Colombo.
SMA’s Team Members
|2||Aman Raj Khatakho||Nepali|
|24||Prateek Ratna Shakya||Nepali|
|25||Rumi Singh Maharjan||Nepali|