Charles Correa was born in Hyderabad, India in 1930. He studied at the University of Michigan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology after which he established a private practice in Bombay in 1958, Charles Correa Associates. He has taught at universities both in India and abroad, including Harvard, Penn, Tulane, and Washington Universities, and has been the Sir Banister Fletcher Professor at the University of London and the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor at Cambridge. Since 2000, he has been visiting MIT as Bemis Professor in the Department of Architecture.
Among his designs are the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at the Sabarmati Ashram; the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur; and the State Assembly for Madhya Pradesh public housing project in Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and other cities in India. For MIT, he collaborated with Goody Clancy, a Boston based firm, on the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. Correa’s awards include the Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects; the Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Architecture; the Gold Medal from the International Union of Architects; the Praemium Imperiale from Japan; the Aalto Medal; and The Aga Khan Award for Architecture.