Sanket Mhatre is a practising architect from Mumbai with a steady investigation into the diversity of nature and the built. His M.Arch. thesis (Theory and Design) was awarded the Louis Kahn Gold Medal by CEPT University. His practice motivates him to pursue these concerns through research on historic cities, natural environments and sensory qualities of a design. As a Nature enthusiast, Sanket does pursue a practice of photo-documenting nature which helped him in learning photography. The exceptional interest in photographing avifauna has featured across books, newspapers, magazines and related organization websites.
B. Arch. (University of Mumbai/IESCOA, 2010)
M. Arch. (Theory and Design) (CEPT University, 2013)
Notable Achievement, Publications and Projects
1. Re-emergence of the Vernacular: Material Aspirations and the Vanishing Continuum of the Immaterial; The Plan Journal (TPJ)Volume 6/2021 – Issue 2
2. Thresholds: a vital link between the worlds, (author) article for the book Between History and Memory (author: Prof Minakshi Jain and Prof Marcello Balzani), Maggioli Editore, Italy, 2019.
3. Visual Scripting, (author) article for the book Learning Architecture (author: Prof Kulbhushan Jain), AADI Centre, Ahmedabad, 2019.
4. Conserving Continuity, Presented paper for a conference on Architectural Heritage and town development, Yuntech University, Taiwan, 2018.
5. Reverberant Temporality of Mandu, Presented paper for a conference on Spatiality and Temporality, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, London, 2018.
6. Architectural Expressions: People – Time – Ideologies, (co-author), CEPT University Press, Ahmedabad, 2014.
1. Louis Kahn Award of Excellence for Best Thesis, CEPT University (Gold Medal), 2013.
2. Best photographer at Bird-o-thon, an event held by SAEVUS Magazine, 2012. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Scholarship, (Gate), 2011.
3. Girimitra Sammelan Photography competition, First Prize, 2010.
4. Ratan Tata Scholarship for Excellence in Under-graduate academics, 2006.
5. Kalavibhushan Award by Kalaniketan Art Institute, Aurangabad, 1999.