Abha Narain Lambha

Abha Narain Lambha
Principal Architect, Abha Narain Lambha Associates

Abha Narain Lambah is a practicing Conservation Architect and a recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship (USA) 2002, the Charles Wallace Fellowship (U.K.) 1998, the Attingham Trust Fellowship 2007, the Sankriti Award 2003, Architect of the Year Award 2018 Architectural Digest and Architect of the Year Award CNBC Awaaz 2016. Her firm has been included in the Top 50 Architects List by Architectural Digest and Construction World for the last 5 years.

Abha’s architectural practice focuses on conservation and museum projects across the country and includes the restoration of 15th Century temples in Ladakh and Hampi, mosques, palaces, forts and caravan sarais in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, ancient Buddhist sites of Ajanta and Bodh Gaya, urban and regional conservation in Kancheepuram and Shekhawati and colonial heritage in Delhi, Nainital and Mumbai. She is a consultant to ICCROM, Global Heritage Fund and World Monuments Fund and has served on the heritage committees of both Delhi and Mumbai. Her practice has won 9 UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for heritage conservation.

For nearly two decades since the Heritage Regulations for Bombay in 1995, Abha has been involved with conserving many 19th Century Victorian landmarks and precincts. Some of her projects in Mumbai urban guidelines for Khotachiwadi and Dadabhai Naoroji Road and the restoration of Convocation Hall, Elphinstone College, Tata Palace (Deutche Bank), Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalay, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Sir JJ School of Art, Municipal Head Office and Crawford Market. She has advised on museum design for Indian Musuem Kolkata and Rashtapati Bhavan Museum Delhi, Prince of Wales and Mani Bhavan Mumbai, Bharatpur and Bangalore State Museums, Swaraj Bhavan and Anand Bhavan Allahabad and is currently working on the Nehru Memorial Library & Museum and the Lal Bagh Palace Museum in Indore for World Monuments Fund.

Abha has authored and edited a range of books including “Punjab: Land of the Five Rivers”,  “Architecture of the Indian Sultanates”, “Custodians of India’s Heritage: 150 years of the Archaeological Survey of India” and “Shekhawati: Land of the Merchant Princes” for MARG Publications. She has authored a range of books on Mumbai including the “The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai”,  “Kala Ghoda: Celebrating Mumbai’s Art District”,  “Through the Looking Glass: The Grade I Heritage of Mumbai” and co-authored “A City’s Legacy: The Indian Navy’s Heritage in Mumbai” and “Conservation After Legislation: Issues for Mumbai”. She has been an advocate for saving Mumbai’s heritage and prepared the successful nomination to inscribe the Mumbai’s Art Deco & Victorian ensemble as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.