Amit Khanna is the Founder & Design Principal at AKDA, a design firm that integrates the disciplines
of architecture, interior design, furniture, lighting and product design. He
graduated from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi in 2002. He
heads the design studio at AKDA, combining day-to-day involvement in design
with his primary responsibilities for the strategic direction of the practice.
Established by Amit Khanna
in 2004, the studio philosophy is to make regional specificity and
sustainability intrinsic to the design process and product. Every object
produced at the studio, be it a 60,000SF office building
or a 0.5SF light fixture, undergoes the same scrutiny of process and
exactitude; A process that is founded in suitable materiality and innovation,
irrespective of appearance.
Amit Khanna teaches at his
alma mater, the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi with diverse
responsibilities related to design, research and theoretical exploration. Through
his initiatives in education, he engages in research as a tool for design
innovation to craft buildings that work with the local environment, both at the
school and the studio.