Sidhartha Talwar is one of the co-founders of and a Principal at Studio Lotus, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design practice based in New Delhi. Since establishing the practice with Ambrish Arora and Ankur Choksi in 2002, Sidhartha has overseen its Architecture & Master Planning initiatives, working extensively on large-scale developments for a diverse clientele, with a focus on Spatial Articulation, Environmental Planning, and Sustainable and Modular Construction Methodologies.
A graduate of the TVB School of Habitat Studies, Sidhartha started his career with veteran architect Gautam Bhatia; he explored various mediums of spatial expression — including Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design — in the following years, before founding Studio Lotus. As Principal, he has led the design initiatives for several of the studio’s acclaimed projects, such as the Krushi Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, a government facility that integrates governmental functions with direct community engagement and education. The project has won international acclaim — winning the Hotel and Leisure – Completed Buildings category at the World Architecture Festival 2021, receiving the High Commendation in the Office Buildings category at the World
Architecture Festival 2019, held in Amsterdam, and the SK Sharma HUDCO Design Awards 2019-2020 under the Green Buildings category. It was also the official winner and the people’s favourite in the Social Good category at the AZ Awards 2020 by Azure and longlisted at the 2020 Dezeen Awards in the Civic Building category amongst many other reputed publications and awards.