Gautam Bhatia graduated in Fine Arts and went on to get a Master's degree in Architecture. A Delhi-based architect and artist, he has written extensively on architecture and has received several awards for his artwork and buildings. Apart from the biography Laurie Baker: Life, Work, and Writing and various other publications, he is the author of Punjabi Baroque, Silent Spaces, and Malaria Dreams, a trilogy that focuses on the cultural and social aspects of architecture. Bhatia has participated in a number of one-man and group shows and exhibitions in India and abroad, and his columns have appeared in Outlook magazine, Indian Express, and the New York Times. He is currently working on 'Future Building: An Exhibition of Ideas for the Future City.