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 world-building and storytelling as a speculative fiction tool for architecture, re-imagining the built environment through interdisciplinary design thinking and cinema.
Joshua has been featured in both mainstream and architectural media, including Vice Motherboard, Close-Up Culture, Director’s Notes, 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 consulting 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. 
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