Vikram Lall is an award-winning architect, educator, author, and patron of the arts. He has more than 25 years of experience in architectural practice and consultancy and is the principal architect and partner of Lall & Associates. With a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Design from Cambridge, Vikram has designed several landmark buildings, such as the Akshardham temple in Delhi and the Buddha Smriti Park in Patna. His deep familiarity with both international and local ideologies has enabled him to creatively bridge the increasing gap between local and global design conditions. He has been feted by the President of India, and his projects have been extensively covered in several national and international journals.
In addition to his professional practice, Vikram has conducted numerous lectures, workshops, and research projects in the field of art & architecture, conservation, history, and cultural studies. Vikram has taught at several architectural schools of India and abroad, and continues to be a Visiting Faculty at the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. His areas of research and interest include History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Conservation studies.
Vikram’s passion for the conservation and promotion of India’s rich cultural heritage led to the formation of a non profit organization called SAAR, Society for Art Appreciation and Research. For SAAR, Vikram has curated concerts and given presentations on literary, artistic and musical traditions of India in India and overseas. Currently, he is directing and anchoring a television series on the history of musical traditions of India for Doordarshan, India’s National Television broadcaster.
Vikram frequently appears on TV and in print media on themes related to art, architecture, and cultural practices. He was a featured expert in the BBC’s “Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World” documentary:
Below you can find a recent extensive TV interview with Vikram:
Buddha Smriti Park
Lall’s most famous project to date has been the creation of the Buddha Smriti Park in Patna, India. The park was commissioned by the government of Bihar and inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 2010.
More projects by Lall & Associates:
- The Akshardham Cultural Complex, New Delhi
- The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
- The Buddha Smriti Park, Patna
- The Peace Pagoda, New Delhi
- Nichgatsuzan Horinji Buddhist Temple, Sarnath
- Vaishali Mahaban Kutaghar Vihara, Vailshali
- Delhi Public Schools, New Delhi, Pune, Vadodara, Ludhiana, Patna, Surat
- APCCA Press and Office, Mauritius
- Commercial Complex, Bhutan
- The Collectorate Building, Ranchi
- Impact Gardens Township, Amritsar
- Housing for Tata Power, Jharkhand
- Tiger Resort, Maharashtra
- ITC-Maurya Towers Hotel, Patna
- Commercial Complex, Agra
- Apparel Export Promotion Council, Patna
Some of Lall & Associates’ educational architecture in the video below: