Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian born Los Angeles based World Builder and Designer. He received a Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies with honors from the University of Southern California where he was the recipient of the S. Kenneth Johnson Memorial Scholarship and a Gesundheit travelling fellow. His Master's thesis project was advised by Alex McDowell, Wes Jones and Golden Globe nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. Joshua first received national recognition through reputed architectural publications at the age of 18 for his project titled the 'Bamboo Habitat' and has since been widely published and exhibited . He has been acclaimed by architectural media, including ArchDaily, Designboom, Design Indaba and Domus magazine and his work was recently screened in the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
Joshua has been trained by famed Indian Architect Balkrishna Doshi on the extension to Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan and Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell in the practice of World Building.
This combination has led his work to explore the space between architecture and speculative design fiction, by re-imagining the built environment through interdisciplinary design thinking and Narrative Visualization.