Founding Principal, Studio Lotus

In the course of his working career of over 30 years, Ambrish trained and worked as a boat designer before moving to Spatial Design. He founded Studio Lotus in 2002 along with Sidhartha Talwar & Ankur Choksi. The studio is acknowledged as a thought leader in the country for their work in the domain of Architecture and Spatial Design.

The studio’s work is grounded on the principles of Conscious design, an approach that celebrates local resources, cultural influences, a keen attention to Detail and an inclusive process.

Its work has been Internationally recognized – winning among others; the World Holiday Building of the year at the World Architecture Festival & World Architecture News Awards, the Creative Re-use category at INSIDE Awards, the Grand Jury Prize at the Design for Asia Award, making the AD50 list for 4 consecutive years and a nomination in the Aga Khan Awards cycle 2013 among several others.

Ambrish has an active interest in Design Thinking and Research. He has lectured extensively at various International design forums and has served as visiting faculty and juror at Design Competitions & Institutes across the country. He is a member of the CII National Committee on Design and on the executive board of the Jawahar Kala Kendra, and is currently working on co-founding a new School of Design.