Christopher Benninger

Architecture for Modern India



ISBN: 9788857226873 Category:

Ramprasad Akkisetti


American born and raised, Christopher Benninger is one of India’s most highly decorated architects. His career spans four decades in prominent roles: as an institution builder, professor, United Nations and World Bank consultant advising many governments, pioneering expert in social planning and low cost housing for the less privileged in Jamnagar, Chennai, Hyderabad, and several other cities, and master architect, designing many modern institutions nurturing development in India. His award winning projects include the Mahindra United World College of India, Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, YMCA Camp Site at Nilshi, Suzlon One Earth, and his own studio residence “India House” in Pune. Graduating in architecture from Harvard University where he later taught, Benninger completed further studies in urban planning at MIT and settled in India in 1971, founding the School of Planning in Ahmedabad where he remains an active distinguished professor. His name appears alongside Geoffrey Bawa, Charles Correa, and Balkrishna Doshi as one of the few recipients of the Great Master Architect Award in India presented every three years.

Additional information

Weight 2796 g
Dimensions 25.6 x 30.3 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 10 June 2016
Number of pages 384
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Rosa Maria Falvo
Dimensions 25.6 x 30.3 cm
Weight 2796 g


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