Ajay Manthripragada
Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Visiting Critic


Prior to coming to Rice as a 2017-2019 Wortham Fellow, Ajay Manthripragada taught at UC Berkeley from 2010 to 2017. He has also taught at California College of the Arts and Rhode Island School of Design. Manthripragada founded his own studio in 2014 and has completed several small buildings since its inception. The practice focuses on the relational qualities of form as a geometric, political and material project. 

Manthripragada's work has been exhibited at MoMA, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and the School of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. In 2018, he was nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize as an emerging practitioner. 


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