Ainsley Lewis

Dean- M. Arch.


Housing in informal settlements Architectural Pedagogy Architectural Conservation Architectural Manifestation BInUCom Erasmus Plus Program


As an academician for over two decades, Ainsley Lewis has taught several design and technology courses at the institute. The pedagogic philosophy is to find a synergy between architectural research and the resultant manifestation. He believes in an iterative process of design that is anchored in semantics and phenomenological aspects of architecture.

He has been a juror for design projects at various architectural schools. He has lectured on Architectural Design, Informal Housing and Conservation and conducted teachers training programs for the Council of Architecture. Professionally, his firm’s primary concern has been the exploration of varied spatial nomenclatures, using three-dimensional studies, including large-scale models and computer-generated animation. Ainsley Lewis has his work published in professional architectural journals. He has won several awards nationally for architecture and interior design. The most recent being an international award, the UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Award of Merit, 2019.


UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Award of Merit 2019.
Indian Institute of Interior Design Regional Winner Award for Public and Social Spaces in West 1: Mumbai And Thane region. (Feb 2013)
‘Pubic / Institution award for design’ for the Archdiocesan Heritage museum at the Aces of spaces awards, Architect and Interiors India magazine published by ITP publishing group. (Dec 2012)
Award for best design at the “Notions of a Nation” design Competition hosted by Indian Architect & Builder and Tata Structura. (Aug 2007)
“The Recreational Architecture Award”. Architecture + Design & Spectrum Paints Architecture Award (Dec 2006).
“Institutional & Office Building Design” Award. Architecture + Design & Spectrum Paints Architecture Award (Dec 2005).
“Jindal Stainless steel innovation” awards Innovation in Interiors - Professional category - Runner Up (2004)
“Future of Kala Ghoda Precinct ” Invited Urban Design Exhibition hosted by UDRI & Indian Architect & Builder for the Kala Ghoda Festival. (Jan 2002).
“Unbuilt Future of India” Award in the Ideas & Experiments Category A Traveling Exhibition hosted by Indian Architect & Builder. (April 2001)
“Young Designer Award” for entry in the Office Design category. Competition hosted by Indian Architect & Builder. (February 2000)
“Aga Khan School at Vapi” Award. School Project Awarded by the Aga Khan Foundation - (March 1999).