The author has been active since the mid-nineties in the field of performance-based architecture, applying principles and methodologies that are now known as Green. In 2002 he set up one of Asia's first consultancies dedicated to Greening. As interest in Green grew, his team advised developers and project teams across Asia. He has lectured and conducted workshops on the Green design process to audiences in Australia, China, Europe, India and Southeast Asia.
Dr Kishnani is presently active in research and consultancy. He has sat on several advisory panels in China, Singapore and Vietnam shaping policy guidelines that affect design practice. Collaborating with FuturArc and BCI Asia, he has created new platforms for reporting Green projects and forward-thinking ideas on sustainability in Asia. He is Editor–in–Chief of the FuturArc magazine and resident jury chair of two Asia-based design competitions – FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership Award – that he helped set up.
In 2007 Dr Kishnani accepted a teaching position with the National University of Singapore where, at the time of this publication, he taught sustainability at the Department of Architecture and was Programme Director, Master of Science in Integrated Sustainable Design.
FuturArc is the voice of Green architecture in Asia, seeking to advocate change in the building sector through publications, events and design competitions, each focused on Green design and sustainable development.
The FuturArc Journal is bimonthly publication, it recognises the impact of buildings on society and the environment, and promotes architecture that is socially and ecologically responsible. The Journal is mainly distributed in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Australia. FuturArc Prize and Green Leadership Awards are annual design competitions that seek out forward-thinking ideas and innovative built solutions for Asia.
FuturArc is part of the BCI Media Group. Helming the frontline of construction market information for more than a decade in Asia Pacific, the company has been bridging the gap between design professionals and suppliers in the construction industry. In collecting information and data over the years, the BCI Media Group has recognised early on the severe impact of building and construction on the natural environment.