Ajay Manthripragada

Design Critic in Architecture

Ajay Manthripragada is Design Critic in Architecture at GSD and Assistant Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He was previously a Wortham Fellow and Smith Visiting Critic at Rice and has also taught at UC Berkeley, RISD, and California College of the Arts. Manthripragada received a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from Princeton.

Manthripragada founded his independent office in 2014 after working in architecture firms in Paris, Casablanca, New York, and San Francisco. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, Harvard, IIT, and Cersaie Bologna and published in domus, Cite, and Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, among others. In 2018, Manthripragada was nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize as an emerging practitioner.