Top 10 Architects in India

Lipika Pandey L

Introduction

Architecture is among one of the most rewarding professions in India. It gives creative fulfillment to professionals as they can help people bring their dream homes into reality. Various top architects in India have built a strong base in the field with their skills and talent.

Top 10 Architects in India

  1. Hafeez Contractor

After having completed his graduation from the University of Mumbai, he moved to Colombia university for his Master’s degree, after that he has only done strides towards success. He even has a chapter on his name in the NCERT textbook of 8th standard now.

He has been awarded Padma Bhushan for his extraordinary work in the field of architecture especially commercial and residential projects including Hiranandani Gardens, DY Patil Stadium, 23 Marina, Infosys Mysore, etc.

  1. Brinda Somaya

Being a committee member of environmental impact assessment of new construction projects and new industrial estate under the ministry of Environment and Forests, she has earned fame as a visionary architect due to her projects like Kensington club in Nasik & TCS Indore. 

She is an alumnus in BA from Mumbai University and holds an MA degree from Smith College, Northampton.

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  1.  Bimal Patel

Bimal Patel is one of the most favored architects in India who has experience of over 35 years in architectural designing, urban design, and urban planning. India’s new Parliament House is one such marvelous example to be seen. Dr. Patel designed various projects including institutions, industrial buildings, residences, etc.

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  1.  Raj Rewal

Being an Indian architect and urban designer, his way to deal with design, responding to the complexities of quick urbanization, the demand of climate, social customs, as well as building artworks and innovations.

His works incorporate a wide scope of building types, including The Nehru Pavilion, Scope office complex, Central Institute of Educational Technology, World Bank building, the Asian Games Village, as well as the Ismaïli Center in Lisbon, and many more.

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  1.  B.V. Doshi

Being one of the pioneers of Indian architectural design, B.V. Doshi is awarded the most prestigious award of architecture, the Pritzker Prize.

The historic Indian monuments, and the works of European American architects, have inspired his design work. Architectural marvels that as serious, follower of trends, has always been recreated by him. Some of his best works are IIM Bangalore, NIFT New Delhi, and IIM Udaipur.

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  1.  Christopher Charles Benninger

The American-Indian planner and architect, Christopher Charles Benninger left his post at Harvard and moved to Ahmedabad in 1971.

His work in the urban plan, city management, and town planning are much out of his shrewd urbanism thus he was perceived as one of the top ten designers in India by Construction World Magazine.

His mega projects incorporate the College of Engineering – Pune, IIT Hyderabad, Mahindra united world college of India, and Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies.

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  1.  Morphogenesis – Manit Rastogi and Sonali Rastogi

Manit Rastogi and Sonali Rastogi draw their designs from climatic specifications and socio-cultural contexts driven by careful research-oriented ways to deal with strategy, planning, design, and innovation.

Each design focuses on the rule of SOUL — Sustainability, Optimization, Uniqueness, and Livability. Morphogenesis acquires a worldwide perspective on architectural design in an Indian setting.

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  1.  Sameep Padora

Sameep is a practicing architect and principal designer of studio sP+a in Mumbai. His extraordinary interest is in typo-logical research and history that therefore lead his architectural abilities to a higher level. 25 architects in the studio works on projects ranging from small-scale urban designs to large-scale projects in India. His work has received various global honors, for example,

• The Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture Award in London

• The MARMOMACC International Award Architecture in Stone in Verona

• The WAN 21 for 21 Award for 21 Emerging International Practices for the 21st century.

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  1.  Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra is an architect and an educator who is the founder of his architectural firm, RMA Architects. He is even a Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

A portion of his notable projects includes – Hathigaon (Jaipur, Rajasthan), KMC Corporate Office (Hyderabad), Visitor Center at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Mumbai), Taj Mahal Visitor Center (with Taj Mahal Conservation Collaborative) (Agra), Hewlett-Packard Software Campus (Bengaluru), Campus for Magic Bus (Panvel), Extension to The Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai) and so forth.

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  1.  Sanjay Puri

Sanjay Puri Architects, which was established in 1992 by Ar. Sanjay Puri has received over 100 national and 160 international accolades. It has won architectural projects in Spain, Montenegro, Mauritius, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Montreal, Oman, and Dallas, as well as in 40 Indian towns. It keeps up with the objective to make new design solutions that are practical, and sustainable on a major scale, with a diverse portfolio of municipalities and townships, schools, hotels, retail, and office building. 

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