Meet the Team

1. Owner

Ambrish Arora

Founder,Design Prinicipal

In his working career of 29 years Ambrish has worked in diverse fields including boat building, cinema, museum & exhibit design. He founded Lotus in 2002 with Sidhartha Talwar and Ankur Choksi. The firm specializes in Architectural and Interior Design and has built up a distinguished corpus of work. Awards received include the World Holiday Building of the Year at WAF 2011,World Architecture News Hotel of the Year 2013 and a nomination in the Aga Khan Award cycle 2013, the Hong Kong DFA Grand Jury Award 2012, the IIID Design practice of the Year 2009 & 2011 among several others. 

Lotus -  multidisciplinary team of 45 highly committed individuals works on the principles of Conscious design - celebrating local resources, cultural influences and a keen sensitivity to the impact of the process on all stakeholders. Ambrish is a Fellow of the RSA, a member of the CII National Design Committee, on the advisory board of the Ansal University, and has served as a juror on several Awards / University panels. 
Ankur Choksi

Founder, Director

A Graphic Designer trained at NID, Ahmedabad, Ankur, the third director of Lotus has had a fascination for space and dexterity in multiple media from his diploma days. This led him to intern with Oriole Design in 1997 where he also designed his first exhibition. He subsequently went on to become the firm's principal Graphic Designer and later got absorbed as a Senior Design Associate with Design Habit, an Exhibit Design firm in Delhi. His interest in pure Graphic Design led him to venture into the Print medium for over a year with Itu Chaudhari Design. He has a wide experience in handling projects as diverse as Brand identities, Environmental graphics to Exhibitions & Museums. 
Sidhartha Talwar

Founder,Design Prinicipal

An Architect from TVB School of Habitat Studies, Delhi; Sidhartha started his career with the architect, Gautam Bhatia in 1998. His interest in exploring other mediums of spatial expression led him to join the exhibition design firm, Oriole in 96. Two years later he moved on to Design Habit as a Senior Design Associate. He is one of the founding directors of Lotus. Over the years Sidhartha has worked on & headed diverse projects including exhibitions, retail and corporate interiors, & thematic events, taking them from concept to execution. His core strengths lie in articulating space, project detailing & implementation. 

2. Other

Ananya Berry

Designer

Arun Kullu

Furniture Designer

A trained furniture designer from NID, Ahmedabad; over the past 6 years, Arun has designed lines of furniture for over 30 projects including hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces. For 3 years he collaborated with furniture manufacturing companies in producing designs for the export market in Europe and USA. With a keen eye for detail, his passion lies in merging industrial processes with tactile finishes. At Lotus he heads the team for detailing furniture and fixture 
Asha Sairam

Team Leader And Project Designer

Team Leader and Project Designer Experience: 6 years Scope of Projects: Restaurants & Hospitality, Retail Spaces, Corporate Interiors, Exhibitions & Events, Installation Design, Graphic Design, Set Design, Brand Identity Development Training: B.Des., Communication Design, NIFT, New Delhi Work Experience: Senior Designer at Scenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan's Studio for 1.5 years Design Consultant for Yoda Press 2 years Designer at Lotus for 4 years
Education Details
National Institute Of Fashion Technology
Bachelor Of Design, Communication Design | 2005 - 2009
Mother's International School
Schooling | 1992 - 2005
Kriti Gupta

Designer

Navin Jha

Graphic Production Head

Pankhuri Goel

Team Leader And Project Designer

Experience: 7 years 
Scope of Projects: Restaurants, Retail Spaces, Corporate Interiors, Advertising and Theatre, Hospitality 
Training: NID, Ahmedabad 
Work Experience:
Design Habit for 2 years
Designer at Lotus for 5 years 
Education Details
National Institute Of Design
Graduate Diploma In Design, Exhibition Design | 2001 - 2006
Delhi Public School Mathura Road
Schooling
Priya Jindal

Team Leader And Project Designer

Experience: 4 years 
Scope of Projects: Restaurants, Retail Spaces, Hospitality, Architecture 
Training: Interior Architecture from School of Design at CEPT, Ahmedabad Work Experience:
Interned at Ashwini Tandon (Muse), Bangalore
Designer at Lotus for 4 years 
Raman Vig

Designer

Raman has over 19 years of domain experience of handling a diverse range of architectural projects. He brings with him seven years of experience of working in corporate environment as associate director with RSP Design Consultants (India) Pvt.Ltd. (subsidiary of RSP Design Consultants, Singapore). There he had been involved with architectural and masterplanning projects that included IT buildings, commercial projects, group housings , institutional buildings and masterplanning on large scale projects located in North India especially National Capital Region.

After graduating from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1996, Raman has practiced architecture in Delhi as a design consultant for twelve years prior to getting associated with RSP design consultants in 2008. During this period, he has also been a visiting faculty of Architectural design at SPA, Delhi from 2004 till 2008. He has a keen interest in teaching and has also been imparting lectures in architectural lighting and acoustics and delivering talks on diverse architectural topics at various architectural colleges in NCR.

Education Details
B.Arch
Vedika Jhunjhunwala

Team Leader And Project Designer

Experience: 4 years 
Scope of Projects: Spatial Design, Curation, Publications, Signage, Product Design, Exhibition Design, Hospitality 
Training: Furniture and Interior Design at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore 
Work Experience:
Designer at Siddharth Das Studio for 2 years
Designer at Lotus for 3 years 
Yunus Maniyar

Architect

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