Arun Nalapat is an architect educated in India and the US with over 25 years of experience in Architecture and design. After graduating with a Masters in architecture, he worked with HDR Inc., Omaha, USA, one of the largest AE firms in the world and with BWBR Architects, St.Paul, Minnesota. In 1995 he founded Arun Nalapat Architects in Bangalore, focused on bringing world class Architectural and design practices to India. Under his leadership the practice has grown into a medium sized firm with projects across India and the Middle East. Nalapat also is a columnist / writer with interests in the built environment and the human experience, apart from dabbling in poetry, short fictions and translation.