Stephane Paumier, Industrial Designer & Architect from France came to India in 1996 under the French civil service programme to work as an architect for the French Embassy in Delhi, India. He stayed further on and won the competition for the French Institute of Pondicherry in 1999 and Alliance Francaise of Delhi in 2001 in collaboration with Architects Anupam Bansal and Rajesh Dongre.
In 2005 Stephane Paumier founded SPA Design with Anupam Bansal and Krishnachandran Balakrishnan. The practice focuses on developing contextual skills for each project. Since 2005, the firm has conceived and realized many notable projects like The Tarun Tahiliani headquarters & the Triburg headquarters (both nominated for the AGA Khan Awards in 2010 and 2012), The O.P. Jindal Global University (Awarded Tata Raise 2012 & INSDAG 2013) and the Franco German Embassy at Dhaka. The practice is now designing the Shiv Nadar School Faridabad and the Aakriti International School in Bhopal.
The studio brings local craft of construction in play along with the latest technological & material development advancement for the benefit of an ecologically responsive design. It gives credit to the existing local constructional techniques, local materials and traditional spatial planning. This provides S.P.A. Design with a good base of knowledge to develop each project as experimental in spaces, technology or materials.
Stephane Paumier has taught and lectured in Paris Belleville School of Architecture, Ecole Boulle Paris, CEPT Ahmedabad, SPA Delhi and MIT