The KOHLER Bold Design Awards is a design competition for leading Architects and Designers in India. There has never been a better age for Indian design and architecture in India than now Indian professionals are building an impressive repertoire of models for contemporary design, creations and projects implemented not just in India but abroad The KBDA stands to recognize this talent.

This year the award ceremony will be held in Mumbai, India and will celebrate the region’s most outstanding projects in the design industry. This competition serves as a platform to showcase tomorrow’s best talents in the field of design and innovation. A jury of renowned international and Indian architects and designers will select the most outstanding projects. The awards ceremony is in November 2018.

The Golden Pencil isn't made of wood and lead but of steel and gold. And while it may not draw on paper it certainly draws the line between the ordinary and the sublime. Instituted to celebrate the vision of the brilliant few designers and architects who see more in a brick than just a brick, the Golden Pencil seeks to recognize the finest Indian talent which has redefined how one marvels at spaces and set a higher benchmark. Whose vision can inspire others, their work define a culture and their creations recorded as great historical events. It's one pencil they will all want to pick up when their masterpiece is done.

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The Visionary
This category celebrates individuals, who are specialists in cutting-edge projects, leaders of innovation, and are at the forefront of changing Read More
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The Extraordinary
This category honours architects who are looking at the future of design, taking bold strides while also making a positive Read More
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Life Time Achievement
This category recognises honours and applauds a noteworthy personality from the architecture and design community, known for their noteworthy contributions. Read More
 Lifetime Achievement Award
Raj Rewal
Category: Lifetime Achievement Award

Raj Rewal is an Indian architect and urban design consultant who studied architecture in New Delhi and London. His humanist approach to architecture responds to the complexities of rapid urbanisation, the demands of climate, cultural traditions, and building crafts and technologies. His built works comprise a wide range of building types, including the Nehru Pavilion, the Scope office complex, the Central Institute of Educational Technology, the World Bank building, the National Institute of Immunology, the Parliament Library, and the Asian Games Village, all located in New Delhi, India, as well as the Ismaïli Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. Mr. Rewal's commitment to housing is also central to his built works. In 1989, Mr. Rewal was awarded the Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Architects, and the Robert Mathew Award of the Commonwealth Association of Architects; in 1993, he was presented the Mexican Association of Architects Award, and is also the recipient of the Great Masters Award of the JK Trust. Mr. Rewal's works have been widely exhibited and published, with monographs in English and French; his most recent publication is entitled Humane Habitat at Low Cost. Mr. Rewal was a professor at the New Delhi School of Architecture and Planning, and has taught and delivered lectures at universities in Asia, America, and Europe.

Swarup Dutta
Joint Winner - Rebuild and Revive
Ankur Choksi
Joint Winner - Rebuild and Revive
Anubhav Gupta
Joint Winner – Rebuild and Revive
Tony Joseph
Winner - Environmental Conscious
Samir Raut
Winner - Material & Skill Adaptation
Smaran Mallesh
Winner - Commercial
Saurabh Pradeep Malpani
Joint Winner - Residential
Verendra Wakhloo
Joint Winner - Residential
Dhananjay Shinde
Joint Winner - Public Institution
Karan Grover
Joint Winner - Public Institution
Sanjay Puri
Winner - The big Idea
Ketan Jawdekar
Winner - Hospitality
Krishnan V & Parvez Charania
Winner - Retail
Abin Chaudhuri
Winner - Community Harmony