Shankar qualified as an architect from Measi Academy of Architecture, Anna University, India and completed an M.Arch in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London. After graduating, Shankar worked for Srinath Advani and Zaha Hadid Architects. Shankar joined Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd in 2012, working on public spaces, country gardens and small & large city gardens. He became an associate in 2019. Shankar’s other interests lie in urban and social manifestations of digital design whilst working closely with traditional craftsmen and materials - sk-id.com.