Sonal Sancheti is an academician and also the co-founder of a multidisciplinary design practice, OPOLIS, in Mumbai. She obtained her architecture degree from CEPT university and went on to do her masters at sci-arc. Los Angeles. She has worked with Fumihiko Maki in Tokyo and also Jerde partnership in LA. She has also worked in the Netherlands as an exchange student and traveled extensively in Europe, Japan and America.