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Amit Khannagraduated from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi in 2002, followed by and Masters in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford. He is a recipient of the Moira Barrie Award (UK) & held the Kellogg Scholarship at the University of Oxford. He founded and is design principal of AKDA, a globally recognised multi-disciplinary architecture & design firm, based in New Delhi, India. He combines a deep involvement in design with his primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the practice.
The studio philosophy is to make regional specificity and sustainability intrinsic to the design process and product. Every object we produce, be it a 100,000SF office building or a 1SF light fixture, undergoes the same scrutiny of process and exactitude; A process that is founded in suitable materiality and innovation, irrespective of appearance. The quest for absolute quality implies we follow a unique system of design development; one in which we allow ourselves to learn and imbibe from the skills and experience of people who actually craft the buildings and objects that wedesign. Their early involvement acknowledges them as equal stakeholders in the process, and allows us as a studio to better predict construction outcomes and quality control. Our buildings are designed to be intrinsically sustainable.