29 November - 1 December
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and The Architectural
Association (London) with a graduate diploma in Housing and Urbanism under Jorge Fiori and a
second graduate diploma in Graduate Design (DRL) under Jeff Kipnis, Sonali is the Founding Partner
of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices.
Morphogenesis has been ranked yet again, for the eighth time running, among the Top 100
Architectural Design Firms worldwide by Building Design Magazine, UK in WA100 2019. The practice
is the recipient of over 100 international and national Awards which include being India’s first World
Architecture Festival award winners, 5 Indian Institute of Architects Awards, and Laureates of the
Singapore Institute of Architects Getz Award. Her works have featured in over 750 publications, both
International and National.
The literature of ‘History and Theory’ of architecture is of profound interest to Sonali. She lectures
and writes extensively, having spoken at the Brown University Arts Symposium, the Design
Leadership Summit, New York and the World Architecture Festival, Berlin amongst others. She is the
Gallantly Dickson visiting Scholar at The University of Bath, UK. Sonali has also co-authored
Morphogenesis’ first monograph ‘Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context’,
published by Images Australia under their Master Architect Series. Working across a diverse canvas
ranging from architecture to urban design, landscape and interior design, Sonali is passionately
interested in the materiality and craft in architecture, and is deeply invested in the detail of building.
A strong proponent of the ‘arts and crafts,’ Sonali is a founder member of Manthan, a platform for
creative individuals who seek to share, discuss, engage with and evolve concepts and ideologies. A
Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK), she also
extends her impact on the built environment as a council member of the Delhi Urban Arts