Ketham Santosh Kumar a practicing Architect and educator, researcher, native of Hyderabad, India is the founder and principal of studio Ketham’s Atelier. Prior to founding Ketham’s Atelier, he won 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.

Contemplating for new innovative ideas resulted in A.T Kearney scholarship in Falling walls lab 2015 for his Research project “Breaking the Wall of Blind Mute Deaf” watch and has been part of world’s top 100 finalists in innovation of science and technology, his ideas and the results led him to establish THINKING HAND an NGO for innovation and welfare.

He postgraduated from Institute of Architecture (IOA) Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst Wien with distinction in Urban Strategies. His endeavor to affiliate theories with real world challenges of Architecture brought him an opportunity to delivery a Lecture also juror at University of Innsbruck and invited juror for ICARCH international competition Austria 2017.

He is design critic and a visiting faculty at various design schools, VSAP Hyderabad, SPA School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada and visiting expert faculty at NIFT Hyderabad.


“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……..”