Founder Partner, Morphogenesis, India
Manit Rastogi commenced his architecture studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, then went on to the Architectural Association where he graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Environmental Design program under Simos Yannas, and subsequently, the AA Diploma with Honours, under John Frazer. The influence of all three programs have formulated and influenced his thinking to date, to create a sustainable architecture through the framework of an evolutionary practice inspired by nature, with an emphasis on passive design. Manit is Founder Partner of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices with over 80 international and national awards which include being India’s first WAF award winners, 5 IIA Awards to their credit, 3 AD50 and 2014 Laureates of the Singapore Institute of Architects Getz Award. Morphogenesis has been ranked yet again, for the sixth time running, among the Top 100 Architectural Design Firms worldwide by Building Design Magazine, UK in WA100, 2017. The firm has been published in over 600 international and national publications.
Known as an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of sustainable design, Manit lectures extensively globally, having spoken at the Brown University Arts Symposium, International Green Building Council Singapore, the GRIHA Summits, TEDx Talk, the Dubai Design Week and the World Architecture Festival amongst others, and has published several research papers with respect to zero energy buildings. Manit has also co-authored Morphogenesis’ first monograph ‘Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context’, published by Images Australia under their Master Architect Series. He has been the Director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, and continues to serve on its board. A Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK), Manit’s commitment to sustainable environments goes beyond the realm of architecture practice. As the founder member of The GRIHA Council, India’s own Green rating system, Manit works with urban policymakers to spearhead initiatives with an emphasis on environmental sensibility and social welfare.