Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian born World Builder and Designer. He received a Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies with from the University of Southern California where he was the recipient of the S. Kenneth Johnson Memorial Scholarship and a Gesundheit travelling fellow. 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 mainstream and architectural media, including VICE Motherboard, ArchDaily, Designboom, Design Indaba and Domus magazine. His work was exhibited and screened in the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, A+D Museum Los Angeles and as part of the Emerging Speculative Designer Exhibition at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Joshua was recently felicitated among the IGen50 that celebrates "the top 50 young Indian architects and designers changing the country's skyline and lifestyles" and received the world premiere of his recent film at the Architecture Film Festival in Rotterdam.
Joshua has trained under Pritzker Prize winning Architect Balkrishna Doshi on the addition 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.