Esteemed Judges

Mr. Sudipto Ghosh

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  • Mr. Sudipto Ghosh is partner at the firm S. Ghosh & Associates since 2003. The forty-five-year-old award-winning firm started by his parents, Mr. Sumit and Ms. Suchitra Ghosh, have been at the forefront of adopting new technologies.

  •  Using Autocad since 1988 and Revit since 2003, the firm switched completely to BIM in early 2019. The firm believes that advancement in computing in the realm of habitat design is not just for the sake of productivity and communication, but also to bring stakeholders together in discovering new ways for design to emerge.

  • Having designed landmark projects such as the Sitaram Bhartia Hospital, the TV Tower in Delhi, Airport Terminals at Lucknow and Allahabad, A township for 5000 people in Odisha etc., the firm is presently working on hotels, museums and residential projects. Mr. Sudipto, who has worked in Zurich and New York before returning to India, is also visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture both in the undergraduate as well as the Master’s programs.

  • He is also cofounder of Poché Studio (www.thepoche.org), an interdisciplinary platform for learning centered on the Global South that questions the departmental silos of university learning. Poché explores the possibility of an endless campus: a digital labyrinthine space where walls have memories and infinite windows open to the past.

Mr. Raman Sikka

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  • Mr. Raman Sikka is Associate Principal at the firm Sikka Associates since 1993. Mr Sikka completed his B. Arch from S.P.A, New Delhi in 1991. After which he did his Diploma in Export Management from Indian Institute of Export Management in1994.

  •  In his initial years, he did his internship in 1991 from M/s. AD Consortium in Singapore. Then worked as Architect--in charge in M/s. Sachdeva Egglesston & Associates and M/s Sumit Ghosh & Associates. Afterwhich, from 1993 onwards, he is the Associate Principal in Sikka Associates.

  • Mr Raman Sikka is Member of Council of Architecture and is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects – 2012 and Associate of the Indian Institute of Architects – 1994. He has worked in various projects in India and Oman

  • He has worked in various projects such as AVIATION PROJECTS, INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS, OFFICE BUILDING PROJECTS, HEALTHCARE PROJECTS and RESIDENTIAL / HOUSING PROJECTS. Common Wealth Games Village at New Delhi, LNJP Hospital for Delhi Govt., Millennium Plaza – Office-cum-Commercial Complex at Gurgaon for M/s. Unitech Ltd. , IIIT Delhi, Domestic Airport at Jaipur Airport, Integrated Terminal Building at NSCBI Airport at Kolkata to name a few.

Prof. [Dr.] R. Chandrashekhar

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  • Dr. R Chandrashekhar is an Architect, graduated from Sir J.J College of Architecture in 1975. He holds a PG Diploma in Health Facilities planning from SPA, Delhi, WHO Fellow of Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU), South Bank university, London. He holds a Doctoral degree from BITS Pilani in the field of Medical Architecture. (He is the first Ph.D degree holder in this field in India. Participated in “ Building Design & Engineering Approach to Airborne Infection Control” Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Chairman IGBC Green Healthcare Rating

  • Consultant, World Bank 

  • Consultant, IUIH (Indo UK Institute of Health) 

  • Peer review Consultant NMDC Ltd. ( A Govt. of India Enterprise)…..& Govt. of Odisha & Tamil Nadu 

  • Former Chief Architect with Ministry of Health & F W ,Govt. of India  

  • Visiting Professor.. London South Bank university. UK

  • Vice President RFHHA ( Research foundation of Hospital & Healthcare Administration) 

  • Vice President IBIMA ( India BIM Association)

  • Vice President of IHE  ( institute of Hospital engineers) since inception

Mr. Kamal Sagar

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  • Kamal Sagar graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 1992, with a degree in Architecture. After a short stint with Omni Architects at Lexington, Kentucky, in the US, he returned to India and designed the Poonawalla Stud Farms at Hadapsar and Theur, Pune, and also built them out in a span of just 8 months, in time for the Asian Racing Conference on 27th January, 1995.

  • Kamal Sagar moved to Bangalore in 1995, and after working for 4 months with Mistry Architects, started his architectural practice, first in his own name, and then, in the name of Shibanee & Kamal Architects, along with wife and partner, Shibanee

  • Kamal Sagar’s work has focused on mostly on creating warm spaces and a high quality experience in high-rise housing projects, through homes that embrace nature. He was surprised to see how people all over the world could build large housing projects where homes did not have gardens – he felt that a garden was a very basic human need. Kamal introduced the idea of a garden with every home. In 1996, at his project Green is the Colour, Bangalore, he created gardens cantilevering in alternate directions on consecutive floors. When his customers refused to pay for these gardens, he decided to go ahead and provide them at his own cost. Over the years, he experimented with various different formats for these gardens, with most rooms in each apartment, opening onto these gardens through large wood frame sliding glass panels.

Dr. Manu Gupta

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  • Manu Gupta is Co-Founder of SEEDS, a not-for profit organisation that enables community resilience through practical solutions in the areas of disaster readiness, response and rehabilitation.

  • He has 26 years of experience in the sector spanning national and regional advocacy, mobilisation of community-led efforts in recovery and risk reduction, climate change adaptation and emerging issues such as humanitarian partnerships and accountability. Manu has worked with a wide spectrum of communities across Asia. In recognition of his tireless efforts, he has been recently elected as an Ashoka Fellow.

  • Manu has been at the forefront of championing and advocating for citizen-led initiatives. He brings ground realities to global perspectives and is actively involved in global conversations on humanitarian issues. He sits on the boards of nine global and regional organisations, including the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), an active network of NGOs from over 20 countries in Asia. He is part of the Leadership Council of NEAR, a global network of local and national NGOs who have come together in an attempt to restructure the global response to economic, human and environmental threats. He is also a member of the Global Steering Committee for UNDRR on the making Cities Resilient campaign.