With a Masters in urban studies from MIT, a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from SPA, and experience spanning almost two decades in leading firms of the US, Kiran Mathema brings a distinct cross-disciplinary expertise in the fields of planning, architecture, and product design. His award-winning projects span the globe, including major cities in the US, Germany, Singapore, China, India, South Korea, and Nepal.
The common thread that ties his wide range of work is his environment-sensitive approach, and the rigor with which he designs to smallest details. Much of his work has evolved through a deep understanding of climate, and balanced together with R&D, to inform materials and building technology.
Before establishing MAP, Kiran served as Design Director at Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn Architects in Washington DC (now part of Perkins Eastman Company), spearheading the firm’s key projects in the US and overseas. Prior to that, he was Assistant Director for the Urban Planning and Design Group at Michael Baker Jr. Inc., and led several citywide initiatives in Washington DC.
In addition to his professional practice, Kiran continues to be involved in academia. He served as lecturer, visiting faculty, and teaching assistant for numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in architecture and urban design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge MA) and Catholic University (Washington DC).