Dhruv Mehta is a licensed architect, researcher, and furniture designer from India. His work is invested in architecture's complex relation with theory and its role in the contemporary world. Over the last few years, Mehta's design work has explored themes of formalism, satire, non-linearity, and politics.

Mehta graduated with an M.Arch II from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was the cohort representative and chair of the South Asia group. In 2023, along with his team, he conceptualized and built the winning entry, Turtles All the Way Down at Gund Hall. He was also the design intern for Machado Silvetti's Unprecedented Realism exhibition in the Druker Design Gallery under Mark Lee's curatorship.

His practice in India works on residential projects and furniture design, which deal with ideas of labor, interiority, and total design within a complex context. 

Mehta has held multiple research positions, notably with Rahul Mehrotra and Eric Howeler, exploring contemporary construction and design internationally and in South Asia.

He is currently an adjunct faculty at the Wentworth Insitute of Technology, teaching undergraduate architecture studios, and has previously taught for the Design Discovery program at Harvard.


dmehta@gsd.harvard.edu dhr.meht@gmail.com