B. V. Doshi

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B. V. Doshi
Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi

(1927-08-26)26 August 1927
Died24 January 2023(2023-01-24) (aged 95)
Alma materJ. J. School of Architecture, Mumbai
AwardsPadma Shri
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Pritzker Prize
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
PracticeVastu Shilpa Consultants
BuildingsIIM-Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi OAL (26 August 1927 – 24 January 2023) was an Indian architect.[1] His best known designs are IIM Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, NIFT Delhi, Amdavad ni Gufa, CEPT University, and the Aranya Low Cost Housing development in Indore.[2]

In 2018, he became the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Prize.[3][4] He was also awarded the Padma Shri.

Doshi died in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 24 January 2023, at the age of 95.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi. Archived 2011-08-23 at the Wayback Machine ArchNet 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  2. "Balkrishna Doshi Named 2018 Pritzker Prize Laureate". ArchDaily. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. Top Architecture Prize Goes to Low-Cost Housing Pioneer From India, By Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, 7 March 2018.
  4. Rajghatta, Chidanand (8 March 2018). "B V Doshi 1st Indian to win 'Nobel' for architecture". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. "Celebrated architect Balkrishna Doshi passes away at 95". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 January 2023.