Kiriti Sahoo was born and raised in the temple city of Bhubaneswar, India. Receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2005 from NIT Trichy and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 2008, Kiriti became a registered architect with Council of Architecture, India. During his time at CAPLA, Kiriti developed a wind tunnel for the School of Architecture. Kiriti's interests include architectural design, sustainable architecture, and natural ventilation design and has more than 12 years of experience in the green building industry. He has performed work on numerous consulting and research projects. The work performed has been shared with academic institutions where he is a visiting scholar, including NIT Trichy and Manipal University. He also works as an advisor to NIT Trichy developing curriculum, software and hardware upgrades, and as a mentor. Kiriti has presented his work at more than fifteen universities and research institutes. Kiriti's expertise centers around empirical and analytical assessments of building physics around natural airflow in buildings as well as assessing thermal comfort in non air-conditioned spaces. Currently, he is researching the the affects of humidity on naturally ventilated spaces at both the site and building level.