Ar. Neelam Manjunath

Architect | Planner | Scientist | Activist | Theoretician

“An architect is a catalyst of change in society, setting the stage for all human activities on earth. As architects we challenge ourselves to achieve a balance between Responsible Creativity and Creative Responsibility in all our projects to arrive at holistic solutions.”

-Ar. Neelam Manjunath

She is an Architect, Planner, Activist and Theoretician. Having started her private practice in Jan 1991 in New Delhi, the practice shifted to Bangalore in 1994. She has designed and constructed numerous reputed projects in India and abroad.


1980 – 1982 – -REI College, Dayalbagh, Agra.
1982 – 1987 – B.Arch -Govt. College of Architecture, Lucknow.
2008 – 2009 – PG Diploma in Theology -Dayalbagh University.
2010 – Summer executive programme on” Media Architecture” at Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2010 – “Charrette Training” at Graduate school of design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2021 – Circular Economy and Sustainable Strategies, University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Her work on sustainability and Bamboo has been published and Presented widely.

  • Published 200+ Lectures
  • 100+ Publication in 20+ Countries and 10+ Languages
  • 200+ Delivered talk
  • 100+ Workshop
  • Written Books also: Bamboo Symphony and Let’s Build with Bamboo

Professional Experience

  • Principal Architect and Proprietrix of Manasaram Architects (1991 to till date)
  • Delhi (1991-1992)
  • Nagpur (1992-1993)
  • Bengaluru (1994 to till date)

Consultant to DEI (Deemed University), Agra, for university buildings (1991 to till date)

Board Members and Committees

  • Member Sub Committee on Bamboo, Niti Ayog

  • C40 Women4Climate Bengaluru Cohort

  • World Bamboo Ambassador  WBO
  • Key Expert Bamboo Const Task Force, INBAR
  • Sustainability & Bamboo Consultant DEI, Dayalbagh, Agra
  • Convenor WC-ADCE, BSI
  • Member NGC & Chair, Bamboo Society of India

NITI Aayog


C40 Bengaluru


Women4Climate, Bengaluru


World Bamboo Ambassadors

World bamboo organisation

World Bamboo Organisation

World Bamboo Congress

Bamboo const Task Force, INBAR


Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra

9. Bamboo Society of India

Convenor, Bamboo Society of India


Member, INTACH


Member, Indian Institute of Architects

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CEO, Founder and Managing Trustee, CGBMT

Council of Architecture​

Member, INTACH

The Indian Institute of Architects

CEO, Founder & Managing Trustee, Centre for Green Building Material & Technology, Bangalore​

Member, World Bamboo Organisation

  • Adviser, Bamboo Affairs, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra

  • Consultant Architect, Sustainability, DEI, Dayalbagh, Agra
  • Member, National Governing Council, Bamboo Society of India

  • Chairman, Karnataka Chapter, Bamboo Society of India – 2018

World Bamboo Ambassador, World Bamboo Organisation 2018


Member, International Technicle Committee, World Bamboo Congress