Manit Rastogi

 
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Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and the Architectural Association (London) with Honours (Diploma school) and Distinction (Graduate school) in Energy and Environmental Studies, Manit is the Founder Partner of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices with over 75 international and national awards. Morphogenesis has been ranked yet again, for the fifth time running, among the Top 100 Architectural Design Firms worldwide by Building Design Magazine, UK in WA100, 2016. The firm has been published in over 500 international and national publications. He along with Sonali Rastogi, has recently been awarded Laureate of the Singapore Institute of Architects- Getz Award for Emergent Architecture in Asia, Singapore, 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.

 

Manit is a Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK). Manit has taught at various universities and been a director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture as well as the Sushant School of Design.  He has been a juror on several design and award juries. Manit is a founder member, The GRIHA Council. As a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of GRIHA, India’s own Green rating system, and as member, Resource Persons Group on Environment and Ecology- Lt. Governor’s Secretariat, New Delhi, Manit works with urban policymakers to spearhead initiatives with an emphasis on environmental sensibility and social welfare. 

Sonali Rastogi

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Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and The Architectural Association (London) with a graduate diploma in Housing and Urbanism and a second graduate diploma in Graduate Design, Sonali is Founder Partner of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices. Morphogenesis has been ranked yet again, for the fifth time running, among the Top 100 Architectural Design Firms worldwide by Building Design Magazine, UK in WA100, 2016. The practice is the recipient of over 75 awards and has featured in over 500 publications, both International and National. Sonali, along with Manit, has recently been awarded Laureate of the SIA Getz Award for Emergent Architecture in Asia, Singapore, 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.

 

Sonali is member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC), and Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK). She has been responsible for a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed projects. Issues related to the environment and sustainability are at the core of Sonali’s design attitude and her experience and expertise in Architecture and Design has been recognized by way of numerous awards and accolades. Sonali has recently been listed among the 10 icons of the design world by the celebrated Platform Magazine. She lectures globally, has been a part of various academic and design juries, and been a speaker at events such as The Design Leadership Summit 2014 (New York), GRIHA Conference 2014, India Design ID 2013 Symposium, Women Leaders in India Conference & Awards, Pecha Kucha (Sydney and New Delhi). Sonali is also a founder member of manthan; a cross-cultural platform for creative exchange, aiming to be the voice of the Indian creative community.