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Building A Nation

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Architecture has the power to influence, change and affect behaviour, whether we realise it or not. Every detail—location, layout, materials, purpose—of a particular project can transform the lives of occupants, a society and contribute to nation-building.

Forbes India ‘The Bold Club: India’s Top 30 Architects’ Powered by Kohler includes the journeys of prominent and influential architects making an impact in the country and across the globe in their own unique way. This annual initiative is an effort to recognise and promote bold leadership and foster authenticity and passion to inspire innovation.

The top 30 architects in India have a common desire to have a meaningful impact in a way that serves the people and creates positive change. The pandemic, global warming, need for adaptive design, and greater urbanisation are among the factors that have led to creative design and innovative methods to better build these environments we live and use. Some of the top architects in the country, who have long advocated for a change in the field, are working on designs to build structures that cater to our current needs, all while being mindful of nature and the resources of our planet.

The top 30 architects in India have a common desire to have a meaningful impact in a way that serves the people and creates positive change. The pandemic, global warming, need for adaptive design, and greater urbanisation are among the factors that have led to creative design and innovative methods to better build these environments we live and use. Some of the top architects in the country, who have long advocated for a change in the field, are working on designs to build structures that cater to our current needs, all while being mindful of nature and the resources of our planet. - By Darielle Britto

THE BOLD CLUB

Architect Hafeez Contractor

ARCOP Associates

Casa Paradox

CR Narayana Rao (Consultants) Pvt Ltd

Design Forum International

Designplus Associates Services Pvt. Ltd

Dipen Gada & Associates

DSP Design Associates

Edifice Consultants Pvt Ltd

FHD Consultants

HCP Interior Architecture Pvt Ltd

HPA (Hiren Patel Architects)

Kembhavi Architecture Foundation

Matharoo Associates

NA Architects

PG Patki Architects

RSP Design Consultants (India) Pvt Ltd

Sandeep Shikre and Associates (SSA)

Sangath Vāstu Shilpā Consultants

Sanjay Puri Architects

Sikka Associates Architects

Somaya & Kalappa Consultants

Space Matrix & Urban Frame Pvt Ltd

Studio HBA

Studio Symbiosis

SWBI Architects

Taamaesek Engineering Consortium

Ultraconfidentiel Design

Venkataramanan Associates (VA Group)

Vir.Mueller Architects

Methodology

The research process was two-fold:

A long list
of architects from across the country
was created.
Narrowed down to a ‘shorter longlist’ -
the names most likely to make it to
the top 30 architects.
The final list was decided on specific parameters —
duration in the field, achievements, prominent projects, contribution to the field, use of sustainable practices.

The top 30 architects will be featured over three editions, with each issue profiling 10 architects from the list. The entire selection process and research is driven by the Forbes India editorial team to ensure unbiasedness and transparency in the process. Kohler India did not take part in the selection of the Top 30 list.

About Kohler

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