Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian-born, award-winning filmmaker & designer based in Los Angeles. He received a Masters 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 and Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell. This combination has led him to explore the space between architecture and speculative fiction by re-imagining the built environment through interdisciplinary design thinking and narrative visualization.Joshua has been featured in Vice Motherboard, ArchDaily, Designboom, Design Indaba, Director’s Notes, and Domus Italy. His work has been screened at the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, at the A+D Museum Los Angeles and at the Architecture Film Festival in Rotterdam.
Joshua was recently the recipient of the jury prize at the Academy Award-qualifying Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose.