Ajay Manthripragada is a Wortham Fellow at Rice University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He previously taught at UC Berkeley from 2010 to 2017. He worked in various architecture firms in Paris, New York and San Francisco before founding his own studio in 2014.

The office’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. Manthripragada 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 Amercias Prize as an emerging practictioner.