Partner, Morphogenesis New Delhi
Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and The Architectural Association (London) with a graduate diploma in Housing and Urbanism under Jorge Fiori and a second graduate diploma in Graduate Design (DRL) under Jeff Kipnis, Sonali is Founder Partner of Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices. 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 practice is the recipient of over 80 awards which include being India’s first WAF award winners, 5 IIA Awards, and 2014 Laureates of the Singapore Institute of Architects Getz Award. Her works have featured in over 600 publications, both International and National. The literature of ‘History and Theory’ of architecture is of profound interest to Sonali. She lectures and writes extensively, having spoken at the Brown University Arts Symposium and the Design Leadership Summit, New York, amongst others. Sonali has also co-authored Morphogenesis’ first monograph ‘Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context’, published by Images Australia under their Master Architect Series. Working across a diverse canvas ranging from architecture to urban design, landscape and interior design, Sonali is passionately interested in the materiality and craft in architecture, and is deeply invested in the detail of building. A strong proponent of the arts and crafts, Sonali is a founder member of Manthan, a platform for creative individuals who seek to share, discuss, engage with and evolve concepts and ideologies. A Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK), she also extends her impact on the built environment as a council member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission.