Ashok Behari Lall has been leading the Ashok B Lall Architects since 1981. He is committed to environmentally sustainable and socially responsible architectural practices. With an interest and expertise in resource and energy efficient Affordable Urban Housing solutions for developing countries, Ashok has designed affordable housing projects and researched, published and advocated for appropriate building design strategies and planning regulations that would lead to low-carbon urban futures. Ashok has executed several projects for educational and research institutions and housing in India. He engages with developing architectural curricula for the Indian context and contributes to national professional journals for architecture.
Ashok’s works are widely published. His firm is currently working on type designs for affordable housing for all climatic zones of India. His engagement with academia started in the 1990s with developing curricula and teaching methods to address sustainable architecture. In the former TVB School of Habitat Studies in New Delhi, Ashok was the Dean of Studies.
Ashok’s career highlights include designing or developing the master plans of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (Jaipur), S M Sehgal Foundation (Gurgaon), Development Alternatives World Headquarters (New Delhi), TATA Energy Research Institute Campus (Gurgaon), and the Transport Corporation of India Headquarters, New Delhi. Invited by Charles Correa, Ashok B. Lall was convener of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission Workgroup on Energy and coordinator of an EU-funded program to develop a controversial web-based teaching package for low-energy architecture.
Ashok graduated from the University of Cambridge U.K. in Architecture and obtained the Architectural Association Diploma in 1970. He is based in New Delhi, India.