Bio and Contact
Dr. Vikramaditya “Vikram” Prakash is an architect, architectural historian and theorist. He is Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington with Adjunct appointments in Landscape Architecture, in Urban Design and Planning and in Digital Arts and Experimental Media. He is also Member of the South Asia Program in the Jackson School of International Studies.
Vikram received his B. Arch. from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Punjab University, India, and his M.A. and PhD in History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Vikram invests in transdisciplinarity. He works on issues of modernism, postcoloniality, global history and fashion & architecture. His books include Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India, A Global History of Architecture (with Francis DK Ching & Mark Jarzombek), Colonial Modernities (co-edited with Peter Scriver), The Architecture of Shivdatt Sharma, Chandigarh: An Architectural Guide and One Continuous Line: Art, Architecture and Urbanism of Aditya Prakash. A Global History is used as a textbook over 50 institutions and being translated into five languages.
Vikram is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Built Environments. He previously served as Associate Dean for External Affairs, Chair of Architecture and Director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He also directed Chandigarh Urban Lab, a series of interdisciplinary international studios.
Vikram is co-PI (with Mark Jarzombek, MIT) of three successive grants of $1.0 million (2014), $1.5 million (2016) and $1.0 million (2019) awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These resulted in the creation of GAHTC – a collective of over 200 teachers of global architectural history.
Vikram is host of ArchitectureTalk – a bi-weekly podcast based on curated conversations with invited guests. To date ArchitectureTalk received over175,000 unique downloads and has been reviewed by The American Scholar.
Vikram is co-design lead of the OUR: Office of Uncertainty Research. OUR is being exhibited in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, and also in the 2021 European Cultural Center exhibit, both in Venice.
Vikram was recognized as ACSA Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in 2021 for his career achievements.
Dr. Vikramāditya Prakāsh
208 Gould, Box 355720
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-5720
tel: 206 616 9091 fax: 206 616 4992
Office: Arch Hall 170H
- Chandigarh Urban Lab
- ArchitectureTalk Podcast
- OUR: Office of Uncertainty Research
- The Open Hand Symposium
- Mellon Grants $1Million for GAHTC
- Vikram at Harvard on Deruralization VIDEO
- Vikram at Brown on Deruralization VIDEO
- Deruralization of Niger Delta VIDEOGRAPHIC ESSAY
- A City is not a Painting
- Future of Corbusier’s City
- Designs for the Future
- CEPT University President Search
- A New Dawn
- Like Parent, Like Children
- Vikram at RISD
- Aditya Prakash, 85, A Prominent Indian Architect, Dies
- UVa India Initiative
- Expert Meeting Chandigarh
- House of the Month Jury
- What defines modern cities
- Vikram on FORA.tv
- Spirit of Modernism
- Young architects from USA study design pattern of city
- Architects on ‘City Beautiful’
- Who’s History
- In Modernist Hues
- UW students’ analytic model of Assembly video
- Chandigarh plans to be rid of shantytowns