Prof. Sapna Shivakumar has done B.Arch from Bangalore University and M.Arch (Urban Design) from Mysore University. She is GRIHA (Green Rating India for Habitat Assessment) certified evaluator. She has a Management Degree from Karnataka State Open University. With over 17 years of professional experience, her primary interest is positioned in Academics while also engaging in Design Consultancy in Architecture and Interior Design. She has taught at various Schools of Architecture and Interior Design in Bangalore and Mysore. Currently, she is working on a research on vernacular house forms of old Mysore region.