B.V. Doshi is a name that resonates in the Indian architecture fraternity with high regard. He is a pioneering architect, a teacher and an influential architectural thinker of modern India who blends tradition with modernism. He studied at the J. J. School of Architecture, Mumbai. His studio, Vastu-Shilpa (environmental design), was established in 1955. Doshi has worked closely with great architects like Le Corbusier in Paris, Louis Kahn and Anant Raje, In 1958 he was a fellow at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He then started the School of Architecture (S.A) in 1962!
Doshi is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has been on the selection committee for the Pritzker Prize, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He is also a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects.
His buildings include NIFT Delhi, IIM Bangalore, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Amdvad ni Gufa and many more.
He has been awarded the Padma Shri, Honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and France’s highest honour for arts the ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters‘, 2011.
Watch him sharing his ideas at TEDxNirmaUniversity on “Create, Explore and Love Your Life“.