Prof. Miki Desai

Prof. Miki Desai was a Professor of Architecture at the CEPT University, India. After teaching in the Faculty of Architecture at since 1981, Prof. Miki Desai retired as the head of the Masters Program in Sustainable Architecture in 2014. He has taught Design Studios, Basic Design, History of Architecture and Urban Conservation. He is the author of Architekture in Gujarat, Indien: Bauernhof, Stadthaus, Palast (translated to German), an Exhibition Catalogue, The Rietberg Museum, Zurich: 1990. He is also the co-author of Architecture and Independence: The Search for Identity, India 1880 to 1980 Oxford University Press, New Delhi: 1997, The Bungalow in Twentieth Century India, Ashgate, the UK: 2012 and Architectural Heritage of Gujarat: Interpretation, Appreciation, Values, The Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar: 2012.

Prof. Miki Desai was a visiting studio critic at ETH, Zurich, MIT and University of California Berkeley, USA in 1988. He has taught short workshops at the Goa College of Architecture, (1998 to 2000) and at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, 2013. He has had an ICSSR Fellowship, the EARTHWATCH grant, a Fulbright Fellowship, the Graham Grant and the Getty Collaborative Grant. He was a visiting scholar in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley, 2014. He has had exhibitions of the Vernacular of India at the Rietberge Museum, Zurich 1990 and at the Sanskar Kendra, Ahmedabad, 2012, including contributing a chapter and a wooden model to an exhibition travelling to 6 German speaking countries.