Hitesh Mehta profile

Hitesh Mehta, a dual American/Kenyan citizen, has over 28 years’ experience, having worked and consulted in over 58 countries on six continents. Hitesh is a Landscape Architect, Architect, Interior Architect and Environmental Planner and is a multi-International award winning designer with Awards in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Creative Writing and Interior Design. Hitesh was in 2010 elected as the FIRST African and Indian Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and in March 2015, was elected as a Fellow of the Architects Association of Kenya.

His holistic multi-disciplinary firm, HM Design is currently working on socially and environmentally friendly projects in Ecuador, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Dominica, Tanzania and Australia. Hitesh is also an Adjunct Professor and the author of three books, including “Authentic Ecolodges” by world renowned publisher - Harper Collins. Hitesh is recognized by his peers in the Academic and professional industry as the world leader in ecolodge planning and design.

In July 2006, National Geographic Adventure magazine identified Hitesh as one of five Sustainable Tourism Pioneers in the world. In July 2005 he was named by Men’s Journal, a New York based Magazine as the "25 Most Powerful People in Adventure" in the world. He has been featured / interviewed / mentioned in over 130 international magazines, newspapers, books, newsletters and blogs.



Hitesh is also a Professional Photographer and a Hall of Fame Cricket Player from Kenya.