Yeshi Samdrup, Executive Architect in the Division for Conservation of Heritage Sites has joined the office in 2012. His key working experience includes the cultural landscape approach of planning in Bhutan and has contributed to the institution and promotion of the cultural landscape concept in Bhutan. He also contributed to the formulation of the first-ever legislative document for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage in Bhutan. He is interested in the documentation of heritage sites, particularly the chronological development and typological variation of heritage sites in Bhutan. He was involved in first-ever research work on the traditional Bhutanese houses in collaboration with the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan. He handles the international collaboration work like UNESCO and promotes the cultural heritage conservation practices of Bhutan on an international platform. Apart from the varied professional tasks, he is interested in engaging the public through advocacy programs on the importance of cultural heritage, particularly the youths. Yeshi has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Madhya Pradesh, India, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Urban Planning at the University of Tokyo.

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