Sumit Ghosh graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (then Delhi Polytechnic) in 1963 to receive the Fulbright scholarship and pursue his Masters in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. As a student of Louis Kahn, at U.Penn, much of Sumit Ghosh’s design sensibilities were shaped by his teachings founded in an almost spiritual approach to the ‘thoughtful design’ of spaces. After working for several years in the United States and Germany, Sumit Ghosh returned to India to work with Joseph Allen Stein in New Delhi who has perhaps been the most influential architect to have shaped the landscape of Delhi after Edwin Lutyens. Sumit Ghosh’s five years with Stein, along with several collaborative efforts on projects thereafter, helped mold the firm’s vision for an architecture for India that was both modern and yet carried the flavor of history and tradition. The firm’s designs for the Dakshin Delhi Kalibari that explores an Indian modern within the Hindu Temple and the Sitaram Bhartia Institute for Science and Research that begins to question the hospital building type, have won critical acclaim and have been published widely. He, along with Suchitra Ghosh, won numerous national awards including the Architect of the Year Award in 1994.
Sumit Ghosh has remained connected to academia, teaching design at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and as part of the jury panel of several schools of architecture within India and abroad. He has served on the board of several national committees such as the Advisory Panel of HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) and the DUAC (Delhi Urban Arts Commission. He is also associated with several socio-cultural institutions such as the India International Centre and the Rasaja Foundation where he remains actively involved in the promotion of the arts and culture.