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Biography

Gautam Bhatia

Education:

BA in Fine Arts, 1973 George Washington University, Washington, DC M.Arch., 1977, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Honours:

  1. Received Ford Foundation grant for Desh Ki Awaaz, a collaborative arts project, 2004
  2. Received grant from the Charles Wallace Trust for research on Colonial Architecture at the India Office Library, London,1997
  3. Received grants from the Graham and Fulbright Foundations for research on mud architecture at the Aga Khan Program at Harvard University and MIT, 1992
  4. Received Ford Foundation Grant for a Documentation of Mud Architecture, 1986
  5. Awarded 1977 Louis Kahn Fellowship in Architecture, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  6. Awarded 1976 Dales Memorial Fellowship for Architectural Study in Europe
  7. Awarded First Place Lisner Gallery Art Exhibition, Washington, D.C.

Architectural Awards:

  1. 2009 Winner National Architectural Competition for the Secretariat, Arunachal Pradesh
  2. 2007 Archi-Design Award for Country Inn, Corbett Park
  3. 2003 Hon. Mention Mahatma Gandhi National University, Wardha
  4. 2003 A+D National Award for Institutional Building
  5. 2003 A+D National Award for Housing
  6. 2003 A+D National Award for Hotels
  7. 2002 JK Architect of the Year Award for Monolith Resorts, Bhimtal
  8. 2001 Habitat Award, Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre
  9. 1999 Inside Outside Designer of the Year Award for Devigarh Palace Hotel, Udaipur
  10. 1998 JK Architect of the Year Award for the Childrens Retreat, Delhi
  11. 1994 First Prize Architectural Competition for the CRY-Oxfam Headquarters
  12. 1987 First Prize Architectural Competition for Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi
  13. 1986 Second Prize Architectural Competition for the Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts

Media/Communications:

  1. Guest Editor for Architecture + Design Monograph on the House in India, 1990
  2. Guest Editor for Shelter – A supplement to Inside Outside magazine, 1988

Books:

  1. Laurie Baker: Life, Work, and Writings, Viking, 1991
  2. Punjabi Baroque, Penguin, 1994
  3. Silent Spaces, Penguin, 1995
  4. Malaria Dreams, Penguin, 1996
  5. Punchtantra, Penguin, 1998
  6. A Short History of Everything, Harper Collins, 1998
  7. Eternal Stone, Edited, Penguin, 1999
  8. A Moment in Architecture, Tulika, 2002
  9. Comic Century, Penguin, 2004
  10. Whitewash, Viveka Foundation, 2007
  11. Lie, A Graphic Novel, Westland Press, 2010

Exhibitions/Research:

  1. Desh Ki Awaaz, A Collaborative Arts Exhibit, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi, 2009
  2. Nature of the City, Group Show, Religare Gallery, New Delhi, 2008.
  3. Indian Art. Group Show, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, 2006.
  4. Around Architecture. Group Show, Gallery SKE, Bangalore 2005.
  5. The Good Life? An Exhibition of Drawings, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, January, 2004
  6. Borderless Terrain. Drawing Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre, September 2002
  7. Looking Through Walls: Architecture in the Age of MacDonalds, An Exhibition of Drawings, Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre, August 2001
  8. Unbuilt India: Curated exhibition on Unbuilt Projects, Vis-à-Vis Design Centre, Delhi 2001
  9. Shelter in India: A 2-year research project on Indian house types. Sponsored by HUDCO, 1986
  10. Traditional Architecture: A study of mud buildings. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 1985
  11. The Mud House: Indigenous buildings in the Developing World, London 1992.
  12. A Place to Live: Housing Practices Exhibition at Rabindra Bhavan, 1987. Sponsored by HUDCO