Devi Dutta-Choudhury is a licensed architect (CA) with Masters Degrees in Architecture from both UCLA and Tulane University. She founded her own studio Devi Dutta Architecture Inc. in 2008 as a response to a growing need for architecture that was both modern and casual, affordable and accessible.

Having grown up in environments as varied as the rural foothills of the Himalayas to the suburban American South, Devi is attuned to the varied lifestyles of her clients and seeks to create spaces that reflect and enhance daily life. She creates innovative, integrated design solutions to both the mundane and extraordinary problems of privacy, natural lighting, storage and access to the outdoors.

Beginning her career in New Orleans, Louisiana, Devi developed an appreciation for the cultural implications of space. After moving to San Francisco she continued to develop her interests through working on a range of project types from mixed-use urban projects to public schools to custom homes.

Devi has also provided pro-bono design services to non-profits throughout the Bay Area, including the Youth Credit Union Program in San Francisco’s Mission District and the Film Arts Foundation in SOMA. She has taught design and architecture at the California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and continues to serve as guest critic. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Orleans.