Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian-born, award-winning filmmaker & designer based in Los Angeles. He received a Master’s in Advanced Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of the S. Kenneth Johnson Memorial Scholarship and a Gesundheit traveling fellow.
He trained under Pritzker Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi as well as Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell, founder of the World Building Institute at USC. This combination has led him to explore the crafting of alternative future worlds as an allegorical device to critically evaluate the present-day conditions of the built environment through cinematic visualization.  

Joshua has been featured in both mainstream and architectural media, including Vice Motherboard, Close-Up Culture, Director’s Notes, ARch-daily and Domus Italy. His work has been screened at renowned film festivals across the globe. Joshua was the recipient of the 2019 Jury Prize at the Academy Award-qualifying Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose.
In addition to serving as a design consultant on a number of co-productions in the film and television industry in Los Angeles through his independent design studio, Joshua is also a Narrative Visualization Specialist at the IBI Group’s Computational Design Team - Quantum. 
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