Ashok "Bihari" Lall
Ashok B Lall, the principal at Ashok B Lall Architects, is committed to an architectural practice based on the principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. He has been engaged in architectural education since 1990 and has developed curricula and teaching methods to address environmental issues. He is presently Design & Technology Chair at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA)], Mumbai. His current interest is in developing strategies for sustainable urban development in the context of rapid urbanization.
Early life and education
Ashok B Lall Architects
The firm Ashok B Lall Architects was established in 1981. The practice has executed projects for educational research institutions in India and specializes in low energy sustainable architecture. The company is engaged in the development of the architectural curricula for the Indian context and contributes regularly to national professional journals for architecture. Recent projects include the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur; S M Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon, and Development Alternatives World Headquarters, New Delhi.
Works include the Master Plan and Tissue Culture Pilot Plant for TATA Energy Research Institute Campus, Guragaon; the Master Plan and Campus Development for the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur; and the Transport Corporation of India Headquarters, New Delhi.
Other professional activities
Invited by Charles Correa, Ashok B. Lall was convener of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission Work group on Energy, and coordinator of an EU-funded program for the development of a controversial web-based teaching package for low-energy architecture.
Just like his firm, which specializes in low energy sustainable construction, Ashok B. Lall is an active advocate of sustainable architecture in India.
He was a member of the regional jury of the Holcim Awards competition for Asia Pacific in 2005, and a member of the global jury in 2006 and will be head of the regional jury of the Holcim Awards competition for Asia Pacific in 2008.
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