Sonal Sancheti

Presented at India Arch Dialogue 2017
on Friday 10th / Saturday 11th February 2017
at Gallery 1AQ, Qutab Minar Complex

Sonal Sancheti

Company Name

Opolis Architects


Mumbai, India

Principal Architects

Sonal Sancheti & Rahul Gore

Sonal Sancheti studied architecture at CEPT in Ahmedabad and her Master’s Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles and has done intensive undergraduate research on the Traditional Japanese Architecture. After working with world famous architect, Fumihiko Maki in Tokyo.

She has recently co-authored a book “Scripting Destiny”. She has been invited as a speaker to various architectural institutions and has been a part of various panel discussions throughout the country. With her ongoing practice she is a visiting design faculty at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture in Mumbai.

Opolis is a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Mumbai, founded in 2001 by Sonal Sancheti and Rahul Gore. The design philosophy is that the most complex and beautiful solutions are often the simplest. Opolis is currently engaged with the Bihar Museum along with Maki and Associates, Tokyo and the Mumbai Museum Extension along with Steven Holl Architects, New York. It has won several national and international awards in the past years and is published widely.


  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011
  • RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Royal Fine Art Commission (RFAC)

Renowned Recent Projects by Opolis Architects

House at Jaipur

Sujan House

House at Aamby


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