Profile of Romi Khosla Design Studio - RKDS, headquartered in India. Four projects submitted by Romi Khosla Design Studio - RKDS have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Romi Khosla is a celebrated architect whose buildings have been extensively published. Educated at Cambridge University UK and the Architectural Association London, he has designed large educational and recreational complexes. His boutique hotel operated by Le Meridian in Kathmandu has been featured in architectural books of Nepal. He designed the National Gallery in Bombay as well as Corporate headquarters for United Breweries in Bangalore. His prestigious reputation led to invitation to serve on the Aga Khan Award Jury as well as the Izmir City revitalisation Competition Jury in Turkey. Appointed as a Principal Consultant to UNDP, UNOPS, UNESCO and WTO, he has carried out extensive Urban Planning and revitalisation and Tourism Planning missions to the Balkans, Cyprus, Central Asia and Tibet. His design experience for educational buildings include a large 200 acre boarding School, University buildings as well as primary and secondary schools. He is currently designing large housing estates, corporate head quarters as well as private residences.
Martand Khosla graduated from the Architectural Association in 2001 before moving back and becoming a partner at Romi Khosla Design Studios. Martand started his practice with designing a number of event structures and set designs for theater, fashion and public events. Subsequently, Martand has designed a number of projects ranging from playgrounds for children, to eco-friendly mud architecture, low cost factory workers housing, high end villas in Delhi and Bhutan, as well as Institutional buildings and Corporate offices throughout India. Martand Khoslas' work has been extensively covered by the National as well as the International Media. His building, the students canteen in New Delhi has been featured in the UK as one of the best buildings of the 21st Century, and his first building – A Hospice for poor patients in New Delhi has won the WA award. Martand has lectured and presented his work regularly in India and Europe.