Sarosh Anklesaria

Sarosh Anklesaria (M.Arch. '10) is an architect and educator with more than 15 years of teaching and practice in India, Switzerland, and the U.S. He has worked as a senior architect on The Shed at Hudson Yards with Diller Scofidio and Renfro, New York City; on the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art with Herzog and de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland; and with Sangath, the office of Balkrishna Doshi in Ahmedabad, India. Anklesaria has taught design studios at The Pratt Institute and at Syracuse University where he developed a thesis research studio around urban informality in Latin America and India. Anklesaria's research interests lie at the intersection of architectural agency, typological inventiveness, and public space. His research considers the role of temporal, hybrid, and networked architectural strategies in generating spaces of empowerment.

Anklesaria was born and raised in Ahmedabad, India. He has received a diploma in architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, and an M.Arch. from Cornell University. He has been a member of the Architecture and Design panel at NYSCA and was founding partner of the collaborative architecture studio Anthill Design. His work with the artist Vasudha Thozhur has been exhibited at the Kunst museum in Berne.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3308 Special Topics in the Theory of Architecture IThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Theory of Architecture. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .
  • ARCH 5115 Core Design Studios V: Expanded PracticesThese studios use an expanded form of design practice to address meta-issues in global urbanism. They recognize that architectural production is becoming increasingly heterogeneous and networked, and that real-world projects are seldom defined by site boundaries, or the work of a single profession. On-site design research and speculation are used to situate projects within larger social, political and environmental systems, creatively engage the perspectives of other actors shaping the built environment, and opportunistically orchestrate real world processes and interactions.  

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • "When is Space: Conversations on Contemporary Architecture in India," Jawahar Kala Kendra, Bhopal (2018)
  • "Currents in Indian Architecture," the Preston Thomas Memorial Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca (2016)

Publications (Selected)

  • "An Architecture of Place in an Age of Placelessness." The Architects Newspaper, March 2018.
  • "Anthill Design, Pavilion." Domusweb, April 2014.
  • "Pavilion of Incremental Form, Anthill Design." Indian Architect and Builder, March 2014.