• 24Days
  • 24Hours
  • 24Minutes
  • 24Seconds


Stephane Paumier arrived in India in 1996 for a voluntary civil service after his architecture graduation from the School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville, under Henri E. Ciriani.

He won the international competition for the Alliance Francaise de Delhi in 2001 in collaboration with Architects Anupam Bansal and Rajesh Dongre (ABRD Architects). This strengthened the long-standing association which helped realize several projects like the French Institute of Pondicherry , the French Information Resource Centre in Delhi and secure the 2nd prize for the open national competition of Minto Hall Convention Center, Bhopal etc.

In 2005 Stephane Paumier founded SPA Design Pvt.Ltd. as a principal, with Anupam Bansal and KrishnachandranBalakrishnan as co directors, both graduates from School of Planning and Architecture Delhi and Master respectively from Kansas and Berkeley University.

The practice focuses on developing contextual skills for each project. Since 2005, the firm has conceived and realized many notable projects like the TarunTahiliani headquarters (nominated for the AGA Khan Awards 2010), the Triburg headquarters, the O.P. Jindal Global University. It recently won the international competition for the first Franco-German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is currently designing the Coimbatore Convention Center and the Coimbatore Center for Contemporary Art (CoCCA).

click here.