Bijoy Jain: Thinking | Making

Department of Architecture Lunch Lecture Series

Bijoy Jain was born in Mumbai, India in 1965 and received his M.Arch. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990. He worked in Los Angeles and London between 1989 and 1995 and then returned to India to found his practice, Studio Mumbai.

Studio Mumbai is a human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly. Gathered through time, this group shares an environment created from an iterative process, where ideas are explored through the production of large-scale mock-ups, models, material studies, sketches and drawings. Here projects are developed through careful consideration of place and a practice that draws from traditional skills, local building techniques, materials, and an ingenuity arising from limited resources.

The essence of the work lies in the relationship between land and architecture. The endeavor is to show the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialog, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination, intimacy, and modesty.

Food and beverages will be served.