Founded by Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai works with a human infrastructure of skilled artisans, technicians, and draftsmen who design and build the work directly. This group shares an environment created from an iterative process where ideas are explored through large-scale mock-ups, models, material studies, sketches, and drawings. Through careful consideration of place and practice, projects draw on traditional skills, local building techniques, materials, and an ingenuity arising from limited resources.
Bijoy Jain was born in Mumbai in 1965 and received his M. Arch from Washington University in 1990. He worked in Los Angeles and London between 1989 and 1995, returning to India in 1995 to found his practice. The work of Studio Mumbai has been presented at the XII Venice Biennale and the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2014, the University of Hasselt, Belgium bestowed an honorary doctorate on Bijoy Jain. He has taught in Copenhagen, at Yale, and in Mendrisio.