Founding Partner, Morphogenesis, India
Last updated: December 05, 2023
Manit Rastogi founded Morphogenesis with Sonali Mastogi in 1996. The firm focuses on all aspects of the context and arrives at an innovative response to the physical, geographical, and cultural conditions that address the user's brief, and ultimately aspiration.
Morphogenesis is an award-winning architecture and urban design practice with over 80 international and national awards which include being India’s first World Architecture Festival award winners, laureates of the Singapore Institute of Architects Getz Award (2014), and the FuturArc Green Leadership Awards 2020 for the Lalit Suri Hospitality Complex and Forest Essentials R&D Facility.
Manit Rastogi began his architecture studies at the School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi, then went on to the Architectural Association, London, where he graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Environmental Design program (1993) and the AA Diploma with Honors (1994). All three programs have influenced his thinking to date, to create a sustainable architecture through the framework of an evolutionary practice inspired by nature, with an emphasis on passive design.
Manit Rastogi lectures extensively, including at the Brown University Arts Symposium, International Green Building Council Singapore and the GRIHA Summits, and has published several research papers on zero energy buildings.
He co-authored Morphogenesis’ first monograph Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context (Images Australia, 2016). He was Director of the Sushant School of Art & Architecture and continues to serve on its board. As a founder of The GRIHA Council, India’s own green-rating system, Manit Rastogi works with urban policymakers to spearhead initiatives with an emphasis on environmental sensibility and social welfare.
Manit Rastogi was Chair of the Holcim Awards 2023 jury for Asia Pacific.