M.Sc. in Architecture (Urban Landscapes), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
M.Des (Industrial Design), Domus Academy + University Of Wales, Milan, Italy
B.Arch., Madras University, Chennai
Hariesh K. Sankaran is an architect and designer with experience in the fields of architecture, product design, furniture, urban landscapes and strategic design. He has collaborated with various firms and brands like Louis Vuitton, Dietiker, Swarovski, Sunstar, Mizar, Vietri, Paolo Pecora, Multiplicity lab, DARC, ALAD etc., spanning France, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, USA, UK, Austria and the Indian sub continent working on varied projects ranging from furniture, lighting, packaging, retail, lifestyle accessories, interiors, architecture and urban planning. He has also been involved as a design consultant for the World Expo 2015, Milan and the master plan of the new capital complex of Abu Dhabi.
After completing his undergraduate degree from India, Hariesh pursued his masters’ degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Italy. Furthering his interest in architecture he pursued a masters degree in Architecture, specialising in urban landscapes from the Politecnico di Milano. He is an award winning designer with his works and products exhibited at the Light+Building design expo ’06 (Frankfurt), Korean Design Expo ’06, Salone del Mobile ’07 (Italy), Opus design awards ’07 (Japan) and IBDC ’05 (Taiwan).
Currently, he is the Associate Director of the School of Interior Design at UID, Ahmedabad. Apart from his responsibilities at UID he runs a small practice in Chennai called “Beanbee” and hosts an online architecture magazine called “Descroll”. He is part of the jury panel at NIFT and on the board of studies at other architecture & design schools SRM, Sathyabama, VIT, MGR University etc.
Hariesh K Sankaran is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Interior Design from Karnavati University.