Asha Sairam

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Asha Sairam is a Principal at Studio Lotus, a New Delhi-based multidisciplinary design practice founded in 2002. Spanning the domains of Master planning, Architecture, and Interior Design, the work of the award-winning practice is grounded on the principles of Conscious Design—an approach that celebrates local resources, cultural influences, an inclusive process, and keen attention to detail.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi), Asha worked as a set and graphic designer for several years before joining Studio Lotus. Her portfolio comprises a diverse range of projects—including retail and brand identity development, hospitality and F&B experiences, corporate interiors, exhibitions, and installation design. 

Presently, Asha leads the Hospitality Design vertical for the practice. Some of her most significant projects include the design of Masti Cocktails & Cuisine, a restaurant in Jumeirah, Dubai—the studio’s first international hospitality project, which has won several accolades; the adaptive reuse of an 18-century palace into a contemporary hotel at RAAS Devigarh, Udaipur; the corporate interiors for the Indian law firm Trilegal in Gurugram, which explores how craft can breathe new life into the design of workspaces; and the recently completed flagship store for the lifestyle retail brand Jaypore in Bengaluru. 

A 40 Under 40 honouree at the Perspective Global Design Awards 2019, Asha is an active member of the Indian design fraternity and regularly participates in panel discussions and conferences to represent the practice globally. 

Notable Awards

  • AD100 2022 | Architectural Digest India | Studio Lotus is a part of AD100 – the definitive list of the Top 100 most influential architects and designers
  • Shortlisted, Commercial Design Awards 2022 | Trilegal, Gurugram
  • Longlisted, Dezeen Awards 2022 | Architecture Studio of the Year
  • Winner, Baby Blue Elephant Award, 2021 |  Large Workplace Interior category | Trilegal, Gurugram
  • Winner, Restaurant & Bar Awards, 2021 | Masti Cocktails & Cuisine, La Mer, Dubai
  • Winner iGen 2020 | Architects and Interiors India, 2020
  • AD100 2020 | Architectural Digest India | Studio Lotus is a part of AD100 – the definitive list of the Top 100 most influential architects and designers
  • Top 50 Architects | India Today Home, 2020
  • Winner 40 Under 40 honouree | Perspective Global Design Awards, 2019 | Interior Design Category
  • Winner, The Blue Elephant | Kyoorius Design Awards, 2018 | Cousu d’Or
  • Finalist, Emerging Interior Designer | WADe Award, 2018
  • Finalist | Restaurant & Bar Design Awards UK, 2018| Masti Cocktails & Cuisine, La Mer, Dubai
  • Special Prize (Interiors) | Prix Versailles – World Architecture Awards, 2018 | Masti Cocktails & Cuisine, La Mer, Dubai 
  • Gold | VM&RD Retail Design Awards, 2018 | Kohler Experience Centre, Delhi at the

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