Pria Ranganath has over 20 years of experience in the housing, climate, energy and sustainability construction industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture accredited by the Canadian Council for Architectural Evaluation, a master’s degree in Architectural Housing from McGill University’s Mimimum-Cost-Housing program with a focus on Shelter provision in the aftermaths of Natural Disasters and an additional certificate in Residential Inspection from Algonquin Centre for Excellence in Construction, Ottawa.
She is a LEED accredited professional (2004), BREEAM Licensed (2005) and a published academic (World Bank and University of Colorado) recently accepted into a masters program at the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford for Fall of 2020.
Her passion for local communities has caused her to provide more than 5 full-time years and 20,000 plus hours of skills and knowledge -transfer to local stakeholders assisting with the provision of affordable housing in Canada, including residents of Ottawa south (Alta-Vista, Centretown, Glebe, South keys and surrounding neighbourhoods) as well as the southwest neighbourhoods of St-Henri, Verdun, Ville Emard. Notre-dame de Grace, Cote-St-Luc and Westmount in the Montreal region. She is currently a specialty associate with Home Depot Saint Henri location and a recent member of many grassroots organizations in Montreal, working in the area of heritage preservation, housing rights and citizens advocacy.
Since April 5, 2019, she is the director and principal of Lea & Pria – a women-led initiative that includes www.theShelterProjekt.ca and www.safehomes.ca, an early-stage collaborative platform for solutions in the area of housing, climate and heritage. She can be contacted at pria @ worldheritagefoundation.ca