Founder Partner, Morphogenesis, New Delhi
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 the Founding Partner of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading awardwinning Architecture and Urban Design practices with over 95 international and national awards which include being India’s first World Architecture Festival Award winners, 5 Indian Institute of Architecture Awards to their credit, 3 AD50 and Laureates of the Singapore Institute of Architects Getz Award. 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 firm has been published in over 750 international and national publications. Known as an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of sustainable design, Manit lectures extensively, having spoken at the Brown University Arts Symposium, International Green Building Council Singapore, the GRIHA Summits, TEDx, the Dubai Design Week and the World Architecture Festival, Berlin 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. Having served as the Director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Manit is presently the Director of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Delhi Chapter. 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.