Shamoon Patwari studied architecture at the University
of Liverpool and London Metropolitan University,
graduating in June 2008. He worked at practices
including Waugh Thistleton and Brady Mallalieu
before joining Diamond Architects
Since 2006, Shamoon has been involved in the
research field of the Architecture of Rapid Change
and Scarce Resources (ARCSR), coordinating and
managing live projects with students in informal
settlements in India, in collaboration with local NGO’s.
These include a sanitation upgrading project in Agra,
cooperative resettlement housing in Delhi and quarry
classrooms in Navi Mumbaii. A research project in
Sierra Leone has led to the construction of a new
primary school in Freetown in 2011.
Shamoon regularly assists and curates exhibitions
and workshops and publications, and was part of
the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship 2008 research
team, which explored art, urbanism and architecture
in Bosnia and Herzegovina.