Ketham Santosh Kumar is a practicing Architect, educator and researcher, native of Hyderabad, India. He is the founder and principal of studio Ketham’s Atelier and Thinking Hand NGO.
He postgraduated from Institute of Architecture (IOA) Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst Wien with distinction in Urban Strategies Excessive. His contemplation for new innovative ideas resulted in A.T Kearney scholarship, falling lab 2015, for his Research project “Breaking the Wall of Blind Mute Deaf” watch and was selected as world’s top 100 innovations of the year in the category of science and technology. He won various international awards such as ICARCH, Zaarour resort, CA2, IIA India and his works were published and exhibited in MAK Museum, Kunstal haus Vienna, Hinterland gallery, Architecture Festival U.A.U.I.M Romania and Vortex Architecture biennale Austria 2017 etc.
He is a design critic and Expert consultant at University of Innsbruck for the studio project E2- Energy efficient low cost construction India, Institute for Experimental Architecture, hochbau and a visiting faculty at various design schools in India. His endeavor to affiliate theories with real world challenges led him to establish an NGO Thinking Hand where the effort is to bring innovation for social welfare. He is a Invited juror for ICARCH international competition Austria 2017 and he was previously invited to deliver a lecture at University of Innsbruck.
Currently he is teaching at University of Innsbruck, Institut Für Experimentelle Architecture. hochbau, Austria.
“If we fail to design good buildings, it effects next three generations… And if we fail to do good planning, it effects next hundred generations……..”