Architecture for Dialogue is a research and design consultancy focusing on the built environment. We build partnerships across domains of climate, housing and urban habitat.

Since its inception in 2020, AfD has participated in projects across themes like sustainable mobility, agriculture, waste management and air pollution.

AFD is awarded the Godrej Design Lab Fellowship as part of their 2024 cohort


Abhimanyu Singhal
Partner + Research Lead
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Depanshu Gola
Partner + Design Lead
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Alankrita Sharma
Research Associate
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Salil Parekh
Hugo Pilate
Sanchita Mahajan
Pranav Gohil
Nikhil Jain
Akshita Arya

Aniruddh Sharan
Rakesh R
Kamya Khurana
Sonaali Bhatla
Nimisha Saraf
Niraj Pangarkar
Ashima Mittal
Ketan Dua
Archita Goyal


We work with urban local bodies to propagate participation in urban development

We work with development partners to together drive social impact through innovation

We work with institutional partners to contribute to public forums, build awareness and dialogue

We work with interdisciplinary collaborators to cultivate new approaches to architecture and urbanism

Networks we are a part of

Godrej Design Lab is a platform for practitioners in the architecture + design community to explore new frontiers in design and impact. The network enables a collaborative, knowledge sharing ethos under the patronage of Godrej & Boyce.

AfD is a part of Godrej Design Fellows Cohort of 2024.

AfD contributes to global placemaking conversations through Placemaking X — a global network of practitioners, citizen intermediaries and regional government administrators committed to healthy, safe, inclusive, and beloved communities.

The Gender and Climate Action Network is led by Asar Advisors for Social Impact and comprises development sector organisations committed to address gender-based inequalities in climate vulnerability.

AfD creates gender-transformative climate strategies in the network with a focus on housing & habitat.

India Clean Air Connect exists to bring together diverse air quality actors and build a thriving ecosystem.

AfD’s work on air pollution focuses on building pollution resilience in homes, neighbourhoods and streets. What role does our built environment play in protecting us?
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