Abhimanyu Prakash

Abhimanyu Prakash

New York, NY, US



Abhimanyu Prakash is an Urban Designer and Architect, currently based in New York. He hold a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, India and has recently graduated from the Masters program in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University, New York. 

His work across different parts of India and in Germany have been a combination of academic and professional exercises constantly reverberating his interests in Urbanism. His portfolio showcases multi scalar projects from master planning and urban interventions, to contextually responsive architectural work and also small scale interior and product design work. The passion towards urban design is complimented with keen interest in related fields of policy, economic viability and stakeholder participation which have been explored in his research and design activities at school and with social organisations. These interests have also guided his research works which reveal the interdependencies between the urban realm, financial cycles, public policies and public and private partners.

Over the years he has experimented with his creative skills across a palette of visual art mediums such as painting, pottery, graphic design and most importantly photography. The result of which is a travel blog, as an expression of his passion for cities, architecture and photography.



Part of the core design team for 2 competition projects. The Le Quartier Central project was a facade design competition for a residential development in Dusseldorf, Germany and I was involved in the concept, design development, presentation drawings and boards. The urban design competition project for a new downtown in Xianchen, China involved concept notes, master planning, 3D modelling and design development for the landmark buildings on site.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Swaniti Foundation, Kochi, IN, Research Fellow

Worked with Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Ernakulam, Kerala on urban growth challenges mainly involved with the issues of Urban Sanitation and Water Systems. Stakeholder studies, community interaction, bureaucratic learning and urban research were the major exercise undertaken for this purpose.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Ar. Anubha Fatehpuria, Kolkata, IN, Co-designer

Partnered with Ar.Anubha Fatehpuria for an interior design project for an 13000 sq.ft office space for the Jiwanram Sheoduttrai Group in Kolkata, India. The project involved, concept designs, design development, layouts, furniture and finishing design and selections, lighting layouts, interior decoration and also construction management for the project.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2011

Vastu Shilpa Consultant, Ahmedabad, IN, Intern

Experience was gained in multiple scales ranging from a small cricket pavilion for a college campus and building massing and facades to landscape oriented urban interventions. In the project for the pavilion at FLAME University Pune, I was part of a 3 member design team and produced design iterations, 3 D modelling and presentation drawings. The Smriti Van Earthquake Memorial Project helped gain urban scale skills and landscape strategies. Short exercises in multiple other projects helped gain an insight into working on multi-tasking and multi scalar thinking.

The Vastushilpa Foundation also engaged me in working with Ar. B.V. Doshi on his monographs for the CEPT University and IIM Bangalore Building. An exercise that provided the platform for graphic design and book layouts.

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2013 - May 2014

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2007 - Jun 2012


Lucille Symser Lowenfish Memorial Award, GSAPP, Columbia University, Award

Best Studio Project for the Medellin Studio


Mansingh Rana Gold Medal, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Award

Award for Outstanding Thesis Project


National Thesis Award, Council of Architecture, India, Award

All India Best Thesis Project


Academic Excellence Award, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, 1st Place

University Topper for the Academic Year of 2011-12


Ansal Gold Medal - Best Student Award, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Award

Best performance in academics, extra - curricular and conduct.


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