The Merit List 2022-23 is open for submissions and nominations.

To participate and submit your projects as an architect
/ firm / organisation for The Merit List.

To nominate / suggest / recommend projects by other architects
/ firms / organisations for The Merit List.

The Merit List [TML] is an initiative by Matter supported by Takshila Educational Society to recognise projects of critical relevance in the context of contemporary architecture of India.

The List

The Takshila Lecture on Architecture & Society




The TML process seeks to institute a line of inquiry that traverses typology to make place for exceptional ideas in design irrespective of typology and scale. With intent to evaluate each project in its own context and judge the merit of each against the programme it deals with, The Merit List intends to outline a set of critical discussion points as a reflection on the state of affairs in contemporary architecture.

The Jury

Profiles of The Jury

The 2022 Takshila Lecture on Architecture and Society


At Arthshila Ahmedabad
Sunday, 16th October 2022 | 6.30pm


Architectural practice today is pushed to the peripheries of society it claims to serve. After four cycles of rigorously reviewing contemporary architecture from a diverse pool of practices, The Merit List strives to bring forth pertinent discussions on critical issues to a larger audience. The Merit List Jury over the past cycles has been able to articulate some immediate and urgent concerns that the fraternity of Architects and Designers in India must confront.


The recipients of the 2020-21 cycle will deliberate on two critical themes that emerged in the jury process.

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Panel 01
Working in the Public Domain – Architecture of Civic Buildings
Bijoy Ramachandran, Anand Sonecha, Archana Saad Akhtar

Panel 02
Crafting the Built Environment – Paradigms of Materiality and Detail in Architecture
Asha Sairam, Eliza Higgins, Sarika Shetty, Roy Antony

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Ahmedabad Textile Mills Association (ATMA) Auditorium
10:00 AM onwards
16th October 2022 | Sunday

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