Sanjay Prakash, B. Arch., A.I.I.A., is an architect with a commitment to energy-conscious architecture, eco-friendly design, people’s participation in planning, music and production design. Over the years, he has integrated all his work with the practice of new urbanism and sustainability in his professional and personal life.
He is Principal Consultant of his design firm, SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures Architects and Engineers Pvt. Ltd., and was a partner of daatand Studio Plus, firms that predate his current firm.
His name and work is mentioned in the twentieth edition of one of the main reference works in architectural history, A History of Architecture by Sir Bannister Fletcher.
Chitra Vishwanath is a senior architect and managing director of Biome Environmental Solutions (www.biome-solutions.com)
A multidisciplinary firm of 30 working in the field of ecological architecture and intelligent water and waste designs.
Born in Banaras to a sculptor father and a homemaker mother she did her schooling there. Moved to Nigeria in 1977 and studied Civil Engineering Diploma at Auchi Polytechnic.
After graduating from School of Architecture CEPT India in 1990,she started her practice in Bangalore in 1991.
Architectural practice for her has been a serendipitous flow where they at Biome try to make every challenge of material, ecology and requirements amalgamate into a design of an ecosystem.
She has been involved in teaching and design workshops too. She has conducted a design workshop at Archiprix 2017 in CEPT Ahmedabad, she was Charles Correa Academic chair at Goa College of Architecture in 2018 and a design mentor at NITTE Mangalore in 2019. Her latest academic project has been conducting the Monsoon semester at School of Architecture CEPT Ahmedabad in 2020.
She has also been a juror at 2A Continental Architectural Awards Madrid 2019 and the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020 conducted by Fundacio Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona.
Akshay Kaul specializes in the field of ecological planning, landscape and sustainable architecture and possesses more than 20 years of experience in India and USA. His is one of the only landscape architecture firms in India that has been doing sustainable landscape for more than 20 years in India. He received his Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, USA. He has worked for Peter Walker William Johnson and Partners, on international projects in Asia, Europe and USA.