Sonal Sancheti studied architecture at CEPT in Ahmedabad and her Masters Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (SCI-Arc). She has worked with Fumihiko Maki in Tokyo and Jerde Partnership in Los Angeles before returning to India.She has been awarded gold medals for her undergraduate thesis titled “Tradition In Japanese Architecture and its influences on contemporary Architects-”. She has also worked in The Netherlands as an exchange student and traveled extensively in Europe, Japan and America.Sonal has done a short course in Film making and Art Direction and has been involved with Set Designing for movies and ad films. She teaches design as visiting faculty at the BSSA in Mumbai and has been a member of juries at various institutions in India. Besides designing, travelling, photography and painting are her keen interests.
Sonal set up OPOLIS, a multi disciplinary design practice with her partner Rahul Gore, in January 2001. OPOLIS has won several awards in the past years and have been published widely nationally and internationally.