Alok Shetty | 27
Principal architect and founder, Bhumiputra Architecture
Alok Shetty designed a multi-specialty hospital at just 20, even while studying architecture in RV College, Bangalore. He is also the youngest recipient of the Lucille Smyser award for Design Excellence at Columbia University for his design of the Black Box Theatre—an idea that transforms shipping containers into auditoriums.
Raghava KK, artist-thinker-technologist based in New York, says, “The amazing thing about Alok’s work is his ability to hide the tremendous thought, engineering and design effort he has put into something to make it look magically simple. This complex-simplicity is also reflected in his personality. For me, that is a sign of mastery and maturity.”
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(This story appears in the 21 February, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)