Name Sonali Rastogi
|Alma mater Architectural Association School of Architecture|
Design talks by architect sonali rastogi featured in 50 amazing homes in india
Sonali Rastogi (born 2 Nov 1967) is an Indian architect and the Founder Partner of Morphogenesis (Company), a globally renowned Indian Architectural practice. She is a fellow at Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA), UK, and a member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission(DUAC). She is one of India’s most prolific architects and has numerous awards to her credit, including the Singapore Institute of Architects SIA Getz Award (2014).
- Design talks by architect sonali rastogi featured in 50 amazing homes in india
- Early life and education
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Early life and education
Born and raised in New Delhi, Sonali comes from a family of Architects. That, combined with her serious interests in reading, model making and observing the built environment made Architecture a natural choice for her. Sonali graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) in 1991 and then went on to the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London. There she studied Housing and Urbanism with George Fiori and at ‘The Design Research Lab’ with Jeff Kipnis, emerging with two Graduate Diplomas in 1995. While at the AA, she realized that there was very little discourse on contemporary Indian architecture, and returned to India in 1996 to co-found Morphogenesis with her partner Manit Rastogi. Over the course of its existence, the practice has become an award winning, widely published, global front for contemporary Indian Architecture.
Morphogenesis, which started out in 1996 as a two-person studio in a tiny room above a garage, has grown to be one of India’s leading Architectural firms with over 100 employees. Being an Indian living in rapidly evolving times, surrounded by a huge diversity of craft and different styles of working and materials, Sonali’s approach to architecture is greatly influenced by her environment and its history. To her, design is a result of different stimuli, ranging from climatic conditions, urban fabric, local traditions, and human activity. Sonali lectures extensively across the globe and has been a part of various academic and design juries including The New York Design Summit (2014), The GRIHA Conference (2014) and India Design ID 2013 Symposium. She has been invited as a speaker at various events such as Women Leaders in India Conference & Awards (New Delhi), Pecha Kucha (New Delhi) etc. Sonali is also a founder member of manthan; a cross-cultural creative platform for creative exchange, aiming to be a voice to the Indian creative community.
Sonali and Morphogenesis have gathered awards and accolades for the work done over the years, with numerous International and National awards. Most recently, Sonali has been awarded as Co-Laureate of the SIA Getz Award for Emergent Architecture in Asia, Singapore 2014, which seeks to bring recognition to Asian architects, who through their vision and commitment have made a significant contribution in shaping the changing landscape of Asia.Her other accolades include the YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year Award, and recognition as one of the 10 leading women architects in India by A+D (India’s leading architectural journal). Other magazines such as India Today, Femina and Elle Decor have featured her as a pre-eminent Indian woman architect.