About Vidyashankar Ramakrishnan
B.Arch, MCE, Hassan, University of Mysore (1985 – 90)
In 1991, he joined Span Designers, Bangalore, where he worked for a year. During this period, he worked on various residential and interior projects, and was involved in co-ordination of projects between the consultants and contractors.
In 1992, he joined VK Thyagarajan and Associates , Bangalore, where he worked till 1995. Here, he worked on various architectural projects in the residential and hospitality sector.
Vidyashankar established the design firm – Design Forum in 1995. The firm works on projects ranging from single residences, apartments, offices and institutional projects.
Vidayshankar has been a visiting faculty at USD Mysore. He is a visiting juror at various architecture schools in Bangalore.
Vidyashankar is a founder member of MASA–Design Matters (www.masaassociation.com ), which is an active design forum with the Bangalore’s architectural community. He is also the founder member of Design Foster ( Design Foundation for Study, Education and Research ), a trust that is setting up an architecture school at Mysore, India from the academic year 2015.
Anand Krishnamurthy is the recipient of the IIA Award for the year 2014 for “Excellence in Architecture” in the Commercial Building category and Archi-Design Award 2007 for “Best Sustainable Architecture – South”.