Want to learn more about the intersection between architecture, culture and community? Look no further, because renowned Indian architect Sanjay Puri will speak at Architizer Future Fest this September!
As the lead architect of multiple A+Award-winning projects in the past decade, Sanjay will take to the Future Fest stage to present his ideas on the future of architecture and culture in his talk “How Cultural Architecture Can Connect Communities”. The virtual live talk is scheduled to take place on September 16, and is 100% free for attendees. Register to attend Sanjay’s presentation during our biggest ever celebration of architectural innovation:
Sanjay Puri is the co-founder and Principal Architect at Sanjay Puri Architects. Since the firm’s founding in 1992, Sanjay has spearheaded dozens of award-winning projects, including everything from townships, schools, hotels, retail and office buildings. He has been at the forefront of creating innovative design solutions that are sustainable on a large scale.
Sanjay has also been a judge at The World Architecture Festivals in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Singapore and Berlin; on the jury of the Architectural Review Awards, the Plan Awards, Inde Awards; and has been a speaker at multiple architecture conventions worldwide. Before founding his firm, Sanjay worked with Architect Hafeez Contractor, India’s largest architectural firm, from 1983 to 1992, eventually becoming a Senior Associate. He graduated from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 1988.
Sanjay Puri Architects has been widely recognized as one of the best architecture firms of the past 30 years. With projects spanning nearly every continent, the firm has won over 300 awards, including 207 International Awards and 99 National Awards in India. Sanjay Puri Architects has been listed as one of Architizer’s top 130 architecture firms worldwide and was voted the Best Residential Firm of the Year at the 10th Annual A+Awards. The 72 people-strong firm strives for design solutions that are environmentally and culturally contextual, while also finding innovative new ways for people to experience these spaces.
During his presentation, Sanjay will touch on crucial questions architects need to ask themselves when designing a community-oriented project. What role does contemporary architecture play in preserving the culture of a local community? Can architecture build upon culture in a meaningful way? How can technological and architectural innovation contribute to creating a sense of identity? Will that relationship change in the years to come? Sanjay will seek to answer these questions and many more, drawing from some of his firm’s A+Award-winning projects of the past few years.
For a running list of speakers and more information on upcoming events, check out the Future Fest website, and register to receive invitations to each live talk in September:
Top image: STUDIOS 90 by Sanjay Puri Architects, Nokha, India, 2022 A+Award Popular Winner in the Concepts – Architecture + Color category; photo by Sanjay Puri Architects