An architect by profession, and a teacher by trade, Nidhip Mehta became a designer after trying his hand at learning to be a doctor, a civil engineer, and, finally, a ski bum. He holds a B. Arch. Degree and MS Arch. Degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which is not far from New York, where he grew up.
Nidhip shifted to India in 2009 and has been teaching architecture and design full-time since then. Initially a visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture and NIFT, both in New Delhi, he joined Pearl Academy as a permanent faculty in 2014. A practicing architect since 1997, he worked at several firms in the United States, eventually running his own practice. A major part of his career has focused on urban residential projects, besides commercial and institutional projects as well.
Like most architects, Nidhip has interests in art and design, such as art history, typography, graphic design, film, literature, and music. He strongly believes in the value of interdisciplinary design and attempts to bring these into his professional work and teaching. He enjoys travelling around the world and a lot of his current research is in the evolution of urban design, especially in relation to how cities and urban spaces are changing due to the impact of technology and transportation. He is also interested in how technology and modern life is changing design education.