Tushar Vasudevan graduated from UVCE, Bangalore in 1994 and trained under Gerard Da Cunha in Goa. While in college, he was awarded as the winning entrant in the annual NASA design competition in 1992, for designing an orphanage. He also won a commendation for the Otis elevators international housing competition for a housing project in Ahmedabad.
After graduating, he worked with Sanjay Mohe in Chandavarkar & Thacker for five years during which time he worked on projects such as Reddy Labs, JNC Jakkur, 11Sc (Indian Institute of Science), NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) and TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute).
He started Ochre in the year 2000. The firm comprises a team of seventeen architects and support staff and is credited with about eighty completed and sixty ongoing projects which include clubs, apartments, offices, interiors, colleges, housing development and residences. Ochre is associated with some of the leading developers in the country such as Brigade Group, Divyasree, Mantri, ND Developers, Oceanus and Navaz group.
Tushar has been a visiting faculty member in UVCE, RVCE and BIT colleges of engineering between 1995 and 2002. He has been involved in presentations in RV college of engineering, Jain college, Practicing Architect’s Association, Rotary club and Indian Institute of Architect’s in Pune. He has won awards including the Inside Outside Designer of the year 2008, JK Cements Young Architect of the year 2007 and A+D Spectrum awards Young Enthused Architect 2005.
The Brigade Woodrose Club which was awarded the best recreational space in India at the A+D Spectrum awards 2006 was a project awarded to him after winning a competition for young architects (under ten years of experience) organized by the Brigade group in 2002. More recently, he was chosen as the winning entrant in a closed competition for designing a multi-facility building at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore.
His work has also been featured in some of the leading national architectural magazines and newspapers such as Indian Architect & Builder, Better Interiors, Architecture + Design, Inside Outside, the Hindu and Mid-day.
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