Shankar qualified as an architect from Measi, Anna University, India and completed his M.Arch in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London. His interests lie in exploring the urban and social manifestations of digital design, whilst working closely with traditional craftsmen and materials. He has been associated with Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd since January 2012, his previous experiences have been with design studios of Zaha Hadid architects and Srinath Advani. In April 2018 he set up his own design practice in London -
He continues to collaborate with Tom Stuart-Smith and is presently leading the landscape design projects at Cannon Street & Whitechapel Masterplan in London and the Hepworth Wakefield Garden in Wakefield.