Studio Background

NilaA Architecture and Urban Design is a design agency specializing in innovative projects and initiatives in architecture and urban design. It was established in Boston in 2009 led by Nishant Lall and relocated to New Delhi in 2010.

He has extensive expertise in international urban renewal and regeneration projects and other city wide urban initiatives for improving urban spaces.

Nishant Lall is an architect & urban design professional with more than 18 years of experience in architecture and urban design projects worldwide. He is currently a visiting faculty to the Department of Urban Design at School of Planning and Architecture. He has also taught earlier at Boston Architectural Center in Boston for two years and been on several juries in Boston area colleges. He has also published many articles and currently advisory panel for Landscape Journal, journal of Landscape India. He has founded the design studio in Delhi since 2009 after working in renowed firms in Boston and Los Angeles from 2000-2009.

His additional engagements at professional groups include:

Urban Design Advisor, World Bank India, Urban Resilience and Disaster Risk 2016-2023

-              Visiting Professor, Masters Studio in Urban Design, SPA Delhi, Since 2009

-              Urban Design Expert Panel, Rastrapati Bhawan Conservation Scheme / Lutyen Delhi Zone with INTACH and IUDI , 2013-2015

-              Member of Executive Council, Institute of Urban Designers, IUDI India since 2011- 2017

-              Advisor, Transit Oriented Districts Committee, UTTIPEC, Delhi Development Authority 2011-2013

-              Advisory Panel, Landscape Journal of India, Since 2014-2017

He has been a key member of award winning projects including:

Patna Riverfront Project/ 2A Asia Architecture Award 2016/ Vienna

-              Rajaswa Bhawan/ Finance Minstry + Income Tax HQ Proposal, Ministry of Finance India/Honor Award 2012

-              School of Architecture proposal, Bhopal (finalist award) Ministry of HRD, India 2012

-              North Point Master Plan, Cambridge, USA  (With CBT Architects) 2005

-              Penn Connects/University of Pennsylvania Plan, USA (With Sasaki Associates) 2007

-              798 Arts District, Beijing (With Sasaki Associates) 2008

Approach to Urban Projects

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