Born in Hyderabad in 1930. He studied architecture at the University of Michigan and at M.I.T. In private practice in Bombay since 1958, his work covers a wide range, including the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at the Sabarmati Ashram, the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, the State Assembly for Madhya pradesh, as well as several townships and housing projects in Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabed and other cities in India.
One of the pioneers in developing low-cost shelter in the Third World, Correa has done considerable work on optimal patterns of housing for the poor.
In 1972, Correa was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India; in 1979 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He was awarded the 1984 Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects by the Prince of Wales, the 1987 Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Architects, the 1990 Gold Medal of UIA(International Union of Architects) and the 1994 Premium Imperiale for Architecture by the Japan Society of Art.