Visiting Critic


Ajay Manthripragada directs an independent practice in California and teaches as Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard. He was previously a Wortham Fellow and Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Critic at Rice Architecture. He has also taught at UC Berkeley, RISD, and Cal Poly SLO. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, Harvard, IIT, and Cersaie Bologna and published in domusCiteInscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, among others. In 2018, Manthripragada was nominated for a Mies crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for best realized building in the Americas by an emerging practitioner.


  • M.Arch. Princeton
  • B.A. University of California Berkeley
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