Academician, Ajeenkya DY Patil University
Kartik Vora studied architecture from CEPT Ahmedabad, Masters’ from UIC Chicago and PhD from MS University Vadodara. He was Chief Researcher for Charles Correa’s Vistara exhibition for the Festival of India Exhibition in India, Russia, Japan, and Germany; and Research Fellow with SOM Foundation in Chicago. Subterranean architecture and Topology grab his passion — particularly the three dimensional double labyrinths and their applications in Nanotechnology and in Space. He has been teaching and researching for over 35 years — integrating advanced Climate and Construction technologies in the Built Environment curriculum. At the present he is Professor Design-Chair with Ajankya DY Patil University, Lohegaon, Pune.
Architect, AGPS Architecture
Marc Angélil is a practicing architect at AGPS architecture, a firm with ateliers in Los Angeles and Zurich. He held the 2021 Kenzo Tange Visiting Professorship in Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University and is professor emeritus from ETH Zurich, conducting research on social and spatial developments of metropolitan regions worldwide. His publication Mirroring Effects: Tales of Territory, co-written with Cary Siress,
explores the socio-spatial impact of development-led urbanization on local habitats in different world regions today. His built projects include the IUCN headquarters in Geneva, Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, Portland Aerial Tram, Zurich International School, and midfield terminal at the Zurich Airport. The atelier has received international acclaim, recently for an off-the-grid ranch in California, including three recognitions from the Los Angeles AIA Chapter.
Co-founder , WOHA
Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989 and was awarded Master of Architecture from Melbourne’s RMIT University in 2002. He has lectured at many universities and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also appointed the Seidler Chair in the Practice of Architecture at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. With every project, the practice aims to create a matrix of interconnected human-scaled environments. These spaces foster community, enable stewardship of nature, generate biophilic beauty, activate ecosystem services and build resilience.
Co-founder, McCullough Mulvin Architects
Valerie Mulvin is a co-founder of McCullough Mulvin Architects, a Dublin-based practice focusing on the design of sustainable cultural, educational and civic buildings, with an interest in innovative contemporary architecture, place, and history. Valerie graduated from UCD School of Architecture in 1981 and spent a year in Rome on post-graduate scholarship.
She collaborated with Niall McCullough on “A Lost Tradition, the nature of architecture in Ireland”, a seminal book. As part of Group 91, designers of the competition-winning Temple Bar Framework Plan, she designed Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and Black Church Print Studio. Other award-winning buildings in Ireland and internationally include Ussher Library TCD, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Waterford Fire Station, Blackrock Further Education Institute & Public Library, St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum Kilkenny, and the Learning Laboratory in Thapar University, India.
Her latest book “Approximate Formality – Morphology of Irish Towns”, published 2021, discusses the origin, originality and potential of towns and town plans in Ireland. She is a member of Aosdána.
Founder, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture
Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture is Paris-based atelier founded by Lina Ghotmeh. Echoing her lived experience in Beirut, her office’s work is orchestrated as an “Archeology of the Future”: every project emerges in complete symbiosis with nature after a thorough historical and materially sensitive approach. These Projects include “Stone Garden”, a hand-crafted tower in Beirut; “Réalimenter Masséna”, winner of the call for innovative projects of the city of Paris; and the new Hermès Workshops, a low-carbon passive building under construction in Normandy.
Lina Ghotmeh is a Louis I Khan visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture, a Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto, and is a Member Professor at the IAA International Academy of Architecture. She has been awarded the 2020 Schelling Architecture Prize, the 2020 Tamayouz “Woman of Outstanding Achievement” Award, the 2019 French Fine Arts Academy Cardin Award, among others.
Co-founder, Sauerbruch Hutton
Louisa Hutton founded the practice in 1989 together with Matthias Sauerbruch in London before moving to Berlin in 1993. Louisa was a member of the Curatorial Board of the Schelling Architecture Foundation for thirteeen years, and was a Commissioner at CABE as well as a member of the first Steering Committee for Germany’s Bundesstiftung Baukultur. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. In 2014 Louisa was elected to become a Royal Academician, and was subsequently awarded an OBE in 2015 for her contribution to architecture. Further to Sauerbruch Hutton‘s endeavours, Louisa has taught at the Architectural Association and was a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Louisa herself studied at the University of Bristol and the Architectural Association in London.
Co-founder, Sauerbruch Hutton
Matthias Sauerbruch founded Sauerbruch Hutton in 1989 together with Louisa Hutton and has since been directing the office. Matthias is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, a member of the Urban Design Council in Munich and on the board of KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and was Director of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Matthias has taught at the Architectural Association in London as a Unit Master. He has held tenure professorships at the TU Berlin as well as the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart.
He was a visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of the Arts in Berlin. Matthias himself studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and the Architectural Association in London.
Co-founder + Principal, Serie Architects
Christopher Lee is the co-founder and Principal of Serie Architects London, Mumbai and Singapore; and leads the design of Serie across all three offices. He is Arthur Rotch Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and the London Mayor’s Design Advocate.
John Ochsendorf is the Class of 1942 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at MIT, where he is the founding director of the Morningside Academy for Design, which aims to elevate design education and innovation globally.
A native of rural West Virginia, Ochsendorf earned his degrees in engineering at Cornell University, Princeton University and the University of Cambridge. He is known internationally for his work combining design of architecture and engineering with traditional construction knowledge. He has contributed to the design of a number of award-winning structures around the world, including the Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre in South Africa, which was named the 2009 World Building of the Year, as well as the Sean Collier Memorial on the campus of MIT.
Ochsendorf is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship to Spain (2000) and a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2009). He was named a MacVicar Fellow for exceptional teaching at MIT in 2013, and from 2017-2020 he served as the Director of the American Academy in Rome.
Architect, Jopoi De Arquitectura
Solano Benítez is an architect based in Asunción, Paraguay and graduated from Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (FAU UNA) in 1986. Over the years, he has founded different groups working towards developing professional activity. Currently, Solano works from Jopoi de Arquitectura. He has received numerous national and international awards and distinctions, within an individual and collective capacity. This includes the Decade Award for 1989-99 (College of Architects of Paraguay), BSI Swiss Architectural Award in 2008, Arquitecto del Bicentenario from the Asociación Paraguaya de
Arquitectos in 2011, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2016 and the 2021 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. He was also a finalist for the 2nd Mies van der Rohe Award for Latin America, is a Honorary Fellow at the American Institute of Architects (2012) and holds an honorary Doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (2021)
Educator, TU Delft
Nelson Mota is associate professor of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. He earned his doctoral degree from TU Delft in 2014 with the dissertation “An Archaeology of the Ordinary: Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza”. Nelson is author of the book A Arquitectura do Quotidiano (edarq, 2010), co-editor of Global Housing: Dwelling in Addis Ababa (JapSam Books, 2020), and co-editor of the academic journal issues Footprint 17 (2015), Joelho 8 (2017), and Footprint 24 (2019). At the TU Delft, Nelson coordinates the Global Housing research group and educational program. He is editor and member of the editorial board of the academic journal Footprint and the book series DASH- Delft Architectural Studies on Housing.
Founder Principal, RMA Architects
Rahul Mehrotra is the founder principal of RMA Architects. He divides his time between working in Mumbai and Boston and teaching at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he is Professor of Urban Design and Planning and the John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanisation. Mehrotra’s most recent books are titled Working in Mumbai (2020) and The Kinetic City and other essays ( 2021). The first, a reflection on his practice evolved through its association with the city of Bombay/Mumbai. The second book presents Mehrotra’s writings over the last thirty years and illustrates his long-term engagement with and analysis of urbanism in India. This work has given rise to a new conceptualization of the city which Mehrotra calls the Kinetic City.
Founder, Sean Godsell Architects
Sean Godsell graduated with First Class Honours from The University of Melbourne in 1984. In 1994 he formed Godsell Associates Pty Ltd Architects. He obtained a Masters of Architecture degree from RMIT University in 1999.
In July 2003 he received a Citation from the President of the American Institute of Architects for his work for the homeless. In 2006 he received the Victorian Premier’s Design Award and the RAIA Robin Boyd Award and in 2007 he received the Cappochin residential architecture award in Italy and a Chicago Athenaeum award in the USA, in 2008 he was a finalist in the wallpaper* International Design Awards and a recipient of his second AIA Record Houses Award for Excellence in the USA. In 2008, Kenneth Frampton nominated him for the inaugural BSI Swiss Architecture Award for architects under the age of 50 and his work was exhibited in both the Milan Triennale and Venice Biennale in the same year. In 2010, the prototype of the RMIT design Hub façade was exhibited in Gallery MA in Tokyo before being transported in 2011 to its now permanent home at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2013 he received the RAIA Victorian Medal and William Wardell Awards for the RMIT Design Hub and the Harold Desbrowe Annear award for the Edward St House. He is the recipient of the 2022 AIA Gold Medal.
Mariam Issoufou Kamara
Founder , atelier masōmī
Mariam Issoufou Kamara is an architect from Niger. In 2014, she founded atelier masōmī, an architecture and research practice that tackles public, cultural, residential, commercial and urban design projects. The firm is headquarted in Niamey, with a design studio in New York. Kamara believes that architects have an important role to play in creating spaces that elevate, give dignity, and provide people with a better quality of life. The firm’s completed projects include the Hikma Community Complex, a library and mosque complex, which won two Global LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable architecture. Other works include the Dandaji Regional Market and Niamey 2000 Housing, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Kamara is a professor of Architecture Heritage and Sustainability at ETH Zurich.
Co-founder, Serie Architects
Kapil Gupta is the co-founder of Serie Architects and Principal of Serie Mumbai. He graduated with honours from Sir JJ School of Architecture in 1996, Mumbai followed by postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, London. Kapil leads and manages Serie’s project portfolio in India with projects ranging across housing, commercial and institutional sectors. He is closely involved with the development of projects from inception to completion.
He was a Director at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai between 2003 and 2008, where he led India’s first entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006. He has served as a visiting critic at numerous schools in India and been on several jury panels for competitions and design awards including Archiprix, Boston in 2010. He was the Charles Correa Design Chair at the Goa School of Architecture for 2020 and a design reviewer for the 2022 cycle for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He has written on the challenges of south Asian urbanisation and is currently involved with ecological and land regeneration strategies in India as a response to climate change.
He is a Registered Architect with the Council of Architecture, India.
Educator, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Mark Mulligan is an architect-educator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with projects completed in New England, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Japan. As a young architect, he worked for several years with Fumihiko Maki in Tokyo, and his engagement with Japanese architecture has grown to include research and design collaborations with Maki (Nurturing Dreams, MIT Press 2008), Kengo Kuma (Horizon House, 2013), the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (The Thinking Hand, 2014), and structural designer Jun Sato (Komorebi Pavilion, 2017). He has taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Oregon, and Hosei University in Tokyo, and is now Associate Dean of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Architect, Wolff Architects
Heinrich Wolff is an architect working in Cape Town, South Africa. He is in practice with his wife Ilze as Wolff Architects. Their practice is developing an architecture of consequence through the mediums of design, advocacy, research, documentation and art.
Heinrich’s work has been exhibited internationally, the most significant exhibitions being the Museum of Modern Art (2010), the Venice Biennale (2006 & 2010), the Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale (2005, 2007 & 2019), the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015 & 2019) and the South American Architecture Biennale – Ecuador (2008).
In 2011 Heinrich was selected as the Designer of the Future by the Wouter Mikmak Foundation (Netherlands). In 2007, he won the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Architecture. With his practice Heinrich received the Lubetkin Award in 2006 from the RIBA for the Red Location Museum of Struggle. He has won several other international and South African awards for excellence in design, most notably for public buildings such as schools and hospitals.
Heinrich has been guest professor at various institutions; IUAVenice (2013), ETH Zürich (2014-15), Washington University, St. Louis (2016) and the Goa College of Architecture (2017) as the foreign visiting Charles Correa Chair. He was an associate adjunct professor at the University of Cape Town and was an honorary research fellow at the same institution.
Dirk Van Gameren
Educator, TU Delft
Dick van Gameren is professor of housing design and dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the built Environment, TUDelft, Netherlands. He is founding editor of the bookseries DASH, Delft Architectural Studies on Housing. He is currently developing the Global Housing Study Centre for research and education on affordable housing in the Global South. He is a practising architect and partner of Mecanoo Architecten. In 2007 he received an Aga Khan Award, and in 2012 the Best Building of the Year Award of the Dutch Association of Architects.
Nondita Correa Mehrotra
Nondita Correa Mehrotra is an architect working in India and the United States. She studied architecture at the University of Michigan and at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and worked for over two decades with Charles Correa. She is a principal in the firm RMA Architects with offices in Mumbai and Boston. Ms Correa Mehrotra is Director of the Charles Correa Foundation, which is involved in research, publications and the facilitation of projects focused on the improvement of the built habitat and the debates around architecture and urbanism in India.
She has taught at the University of Michigan and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and continues to be a design critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She was a finalist for the design of the symbol for the Indian Rupee, an idea she initiated. She has been on the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, and has designed furniture and architectural books, and has curated several exhibitions.