• Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

    Kalpasara Studio Receives Prestigious SONA Excellence Award for Interior Design

    ByJames Forsyth

    Nov 20, 2023
    Kalpasara Studio Receives Prestigious SONA Excellence Award for Interior Design

    Kalpasara Studio has recently been recognized for their outstanding work in interior design with the prestigious Society of Nepali Architects (SONA) Excellence Award for the year 2023. The award ceremony, commemorating the 33rd SONA Day, was held in Kathmandu, where Sita Gurung, the Minister for Urban Development, presented the award to Sushmita Ranjit, co-founder and certified hotel planner and designer.

    With a strong focus on creating modern architectural designs that preserve Nepali traditional art and culture, Kalpasara Studio has made significant contributions to the hospitality and educational sectors in Nepal. Their most notable project, Meghauli Serai-A Taj Safari, a luxurious five-star jungle resort in Chitwan district, garnered attention for its collaborative work with South African interior designer Jacqui Shapiro. Kalpasara Studio served as the local consultant for the project, ensuring the incorporation of local Tharu culture, traditions, and heritage.

    The Studio’s commitment to preserving aesthetic value and utilizing local skills and craftsmen played a crucial role in the successful integration of Tharu culture and heritage into the design. Sushmita Ranjit, CEO, and Co-Founder of Kalpasara Studio, expressed her dedication to maintaining the essence of Nepali art and culture in their architectural endeavors.

    With projects spanning across the country, including the upliftment of various educational institutions and corporate offices, Kalpasara Studio has established itself as a leader in the field of interior design. Their expertise, attention to detail, and ability to seamlessly blend modern and traditional elements have earned them high praise and recognition within the industry.


    Q: What is the Society of Nepali Architects (SONA) Excellence Award?
    A: The SONA Excellence Award is a prestigious accolade that honors outstanding achievements in the field of architecture and design.

    Q: What is the significance of the award for Kalpasara Studio?
    A: The award serves as recognition for Kalpasara Studio’s exceptional work in interior design, particularly in preserving traditional Nepali art and culture.

    Q: Can you provide examples of Kalpasara Studio’s projects?
    A: Some of their notable projects include the Meghauli Serai-A Taj Safari resort in Chitwan and the interior design of educational institutions like Naya Aayam Multi-Disciplinary Institute (NAMI) and Subhashree College.

    Q: How long has Kalpasara Studio been involved in interior design?
    A: Kalpasara Studio has been actively engaged in interior design projects since its establishment in 2012.

    Q: What sets Kalpasara Studio apart from other design firms?
    A: Kalpasara Studio’s commitment to preserving traditional art and culture, along with their ability to blend modern and traditional elements seamlessly, distinguishes them from other design firms.