Arvind Krishan is an Indian architect, urban designer, and planner, known for his
innovative and sustainable designs that integrate traditional Indian architecture
with modern techniques and materials. He was born in 1956 in Delhi, India.
Krishan received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the School of Planning
and Architecture, New Delhi in 1980, and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design
degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. He has worked on a
variety of architectural projects in India and internationally, including housing,
schools, hospitals, and hotels.
Krishan is also a noted urban planner and has been involved in several urban design
and planning projects in India, such as the Delhi Metro Rail project and the
redevelopment of Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi.
He is an advocate for sustainable design and has been involved in several green
building projects, such as the development of the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, a
government office building in Delhi that is LEED Platinum certified.
AS A PROFESSOR:
Krishan is a professor at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, where
he has been teaching since 1988. He has also been a visiting faculty member at
several universities in India and abroad. As a professor, he has played an important
role in shaping the education and training of future architects and urban designers
in India. He has been a strong advocate for sustainable design and has encouraged
his students to incorporate environmentally friendly design principles into their
Krishan has received several awards and honors for his work, including the Aga Khan
Award for Architecture and the HUDCO Design Award. He is the founder of Arvind
Krishan Design Studio, which is based in Delhi and specializes in architectural
design, urban design, and planning.
Here are some of his notable projects:
• Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, New Delhi
• Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
• The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi
• The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi
• Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad
• New Campus for AIIMS, Jodhpur
• Campus for Nirma University, Ahmedabad
• Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
• Amity University, Noida
• Delhi Public School, Gurgaon
• Chandni Chowk Redevelopment, New Delhi
• Delhi Metro Rail Project
• HUDA Affordable Housing, Faridabad