Preeti Goel Sanghi is an architect with experience in design, journalism, teaching, research, development and heritage issues. She worked with local urban authorities and non-governmental organizations, academia, established and grass root workers, the public and the private sector with a view to create information, awareness, participation and dialogue on these aspects. Preeti completed her Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1990 and her dissertation was on the ‘Visual Language of Cities: An analysis of Indian Cities’. Subsequently, till 1997, she worked as a consultant to the journal ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN. She then moved to Bombay and worked as Director Projects of the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) and taught History of Architecture and Architectural Design at the Academy of Architecture and Rizvi College of Architecture, Bombay.
In 2002 she shifted to Visakhapatnam where she worked as consultant to the Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and with an international NGO to promote sustainable built environments. In 2004 she went on to do a masters in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University on a Common wealth Scholarship. In 2007, she moved to Ahmedabad where she worked with HCP Design and Project Management Pvt Ltd as a Media and Publications Consultant. Since 2010 she is working at JSW Foundation, Mumbai and now heads its art, culture and heritage section. For the last four years under the Foundation she is also spearheading the upcoming unique experiential children’s museum project - The Museum of Solutions (MuSo).
Ar. Sanjeev Mehta
College name and year- L.S.Raheja School of Architecture (1994) Work experience - 26 years Awards and
Recognition- titled as times arch knights published along with Mumbai edition of the Times of India
march 2021, Design Matrix.
With passion and a bright vision in mind, a young heart had thought of EAA as a dream and have
worked hard on
it for more than 20 years with sheer dedication to make it a reality and we all can see the evidence
the team’s efforts.
He does not believe in a one size fits and we undertake every type of architectural projects and
is custom designed to suit. He likes Creating lively ambiances, which do not make the inhabitants
that they are trapped in an Era bygone. Even as he believes in architecture being the highest
art, it is an art to be experienced as well as enjoyed.
Ar. Parvez Charania
Graduated from L. S. Raheja School of Architecture in 1999 with a first class degree Nominated for best
of the year award.
Team head – G. Sen design trophy
Council of architecture – CA/2004/32770
PEATA – C-89/2607
Ar. Umesh Pachigar
Director at Umesh Shubha & Associates
Umesh Shubha & Associates in Mumbai is one of the leading businesses in the Architects. Also known for
Architects, Architects For Residential, Commercial Architects and much more. The firm of Umesh Shubha &
Associates in Khar West puts in a lot of thought and ideas into every project that is undertaken.
A meticulous process of planning, designing and implementation is followed for each and every
undertakes. It offers a myriad of architectural design and development services for bungalows,
hotels, corporate offices, banking and financial institutions, commercial complexes, shopping malls,
educational institutions, recreational centres, sports centres, airports, townships, railway
low-cost housing projects, and civil redevelopment and infrastructure projects.
Ar. Bhakti Sathe Palshikar
Arch. Bhakti completed her Bachelors of Architecture with first class in 2000 from Rizvi
college of Architecture, Mumbai. Later while working, she also completed her Diploma in
Advance Computer Arts with first class from CDAC, Mumbai in 2001. For the next few years
she continued her work on various Architectural and Interior projects with well-known firms
like Ratan J Botliboy, Sandeep Shikre & Associates, Edifice Architects Pvt. Ltd. & S+PS
She worked on & also handled many residential and commercial projects at various
levels, gathering detailed experience which covered many architectural as well as interior
projects spanning across India & abroad. In due course, she worked for varied known clients
like Tata consultancy, MMRDA, MIG Club, Kohinoor, S Kumars’, City Hospitals, Lake City
Lavasa, LIC Housing, Godrej, ICICI prudential, HCL Technologies, AMRI Hospitals,
Cognizant Tecnology, Wilco Group, Cap Gemini E&Y, Met-life Insurance, Patni Computers,
TVS, CNBC studio, Swiss Re-Insurance Company and Shopper’s Stop to name few.
Later in 2015, she completed her Masters in Environmental Architecture with distinction and
proudly secured second place in academics final year from Rachana Sansad’s Institute of
Environmental Architecture-affiliated to Yashwant Rao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.
After gathering valuable knowledge and experience, she started her own design studio in 2012,
which focuses on design practice with an environmental touch. In the past few years, while
working on various residential, commercial and product designing projects she has gained
experience with clients like Future Money, Future Generally and many more. She also held the
position of Design Partner with Livspace for a few years till 2019.
Since 2016, she shares her experience in the field of design education as a visiting professor at
both L.S. Raheja and Rachana Sansad. She believes that students’ ideas require the touch of an
experienced eye and latest knowledge from the industry along with practical approach to take
it to next level. She enjoys working with students and understands that exchange of valuable
knowledge will always help our minds to work at its best.
Ar. Sejal Shah
Principal architect of Studio Kreate
Sejal Shah is an architect, working on primarily designing Interiors with a focus on residential
and commercial spaces. Her tryst with interior design began early on when she realized that she wanted
to be in
design field for a career. This translated into an architectural degree, but after working for
four years at an architectural firm she realized that her passion really lay in the interiors of
spaces which often interact with the user much more than the shell of the building.
Twenty years hence her firm Studio Kreate has handled a large variety of interiors. She is
passionate about creating spaces and environments that tell a visual story, take you on a
journey and portray character and personality. Her preferred design style is Modern + Artful.
A mix of modern classics and contemporary unique shapes and style of today.
Ar. Abhijit Sawant
Partner Architectural Associates
Architect from Sir J. J. School of Architecture with 25
years of experience and professional in the field of
planning and designing of Buildings, Corporate
Interiors and Exhibition Design.
Partner in Architectural Associates , a company
established in 1942 and the office over a period of years
designed in Sectors like Assembly Buildings, Municipal
Headquarters, Pharmaceutical buildings, Schools,
Auditoriums, Residential and Commercial buildings. The
Office is now actively associated with number of
Redevelopment project of private buildings and
societies of over 40 million Sft and executing several
Self Development Projects in Mumbai and Pune.
Education teaching as a visiting faculty and training of
students fresh graduates and contributing to the
profession forms part of the office culture.
Ar. Bhalchandra Walanju
I have been associated with a large architectural firm since almost its inception. I joined Edifice Architects – an architectural Consultancy practice- in Nov 1993. Since then, I have been with them till Oct 2013, for almost over 20 years. During this stint, I have worked on some very large scale projects as listed below:
1. Tata Consultancy Services – Yantra Park – Thane Mumbai – Over 8 lacs sft
2. Taj Gateway Hotel Brand for over 6 Projects
3. Designed Sayaji Hotel for DY Patil Group at Kolhapur
4. Mastek - software company’s Setup in Mahape
5. Patni ( Now Capgemini) – Software Company setup in Pune, Airoli, Seepz Mumbai- Over 10 lacs sft
6. Capgemini – Software company’s setup – over 8 lacs sft
7. Designed Novotel Hotel brands at 4 locations in India
8. Have been associated with large scale developers like Lodha, Seth, Adlabs ( Imagica) etc with regards Mumbai
9. Have been associated with Lavasa from inception with regards to architectural and Master planning assignment – from 1999 to 2004 . Led EDIFICE team on the development of this city.
Having designed and executed over 20million sft, operating through consultancy forey over the last 24 years. I have won one of the presetigious – Rolls Royce Design Awards for Sayaji Hotel at Kolhapur for DYPatil group.
Suvidh Rajendra Shukla
Founder + Partner I Architect & Planner I B Arch
Founding partner at Suvidh Shukla Architects and an architect with a passion for details, always strive for creating quintessential spaces. He has been working for almost 02 decades on residential and commercial projects, involving both architecture as well as interiors. His inclination towards the field of Art and Design, persuaded him to join the field of Architecture in the year 1997.
After completing his Bachelor of Architecture from Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, he joined Vivek Verma as an intern architect and was involved in prestigious interior design projects like Planet-M outlets all over India, for the Times Group.
His keen interest in Urban Design led him to join Ratan J Batliboi Architects in 2001. His three years association with RJBA helped me shape up two renowned projects, Rabale Railway Station & Kharghar Railway Station. In the year 2004, he associated with Kapadia Associates and was promoted as a director in the year 2007. For close to two decades, he had been associated with the firm & had the opportunity to contribute to number of Multifamily Residential, Retail, Urban Design and Mixed-use Projects. Lodha Group, Runwal Group, Godrej Properties, Tata Realty, Pidilite Industries, JSW Realty, Kshitij Group, Kalpataru have been some of his clients for more than a decade
Sameer Relan is a 2002 graduate from L.S.Raheja School of Architecture and also holds a Postgraduate diploma in Construction Management from NICMAR in 2010. With 19 years of experience in the field of Architecture, his primary strength lies in Client management, Technical expertise, Project Management and Construction Administration.
He has worked with Local and International firms giving him exposure to projects in India and across countries namely the USA, Canada & Middle East. His main focus & experience has been in Architecture & Master Plan development and has seen through several large scale and prominent IT Campuses, Higher Education Universities, Senior Living and Healthcare projects.
He has been part of the Project Management Elective Teaching Team with a dedicated weeklong effort for the Third year Architecture students of the School of Environment & Architecture (SEA) College of Architecture, Mumbai. He is an avid motorcyclist and is passionate about riding and has extensively traveled across India and a few neighboring countries.
Principal Architect & Associates
NirmalaBanajihas graduatedfrom L.S Raheja School of Architecture Mumbai. She combines her knowledge of textile design and business management to create thoughtful and seamless processes culminating in signature aesthetics for every design, which can be described as understated elegance, modern and proportionate.
Before joining Banaji & Associates a family business as an Associate in 1998 and as principal in 2015, worked for several distinguished architects including Somayya &Kalappaand Akbar Biwiji’s Design Studio. In her versatile role as founder, she oversees her multicultural team in the design and execution of a wide variety of projects. With attention to detail and focus on materials, the firm strives for excellence.
A member of Associate Indian Institute of Architects, Associate Life MemberIndian Institute of Interior Designers, Member PEATA. Alumni of L.S.Raheja & S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research
A visiting lecturer for Architectural Design at L.S Rajeha School of Architecture & Design, Mumbai.
Managing Director of “Sparkle Services Mumbai Pvt Ltd (Facility Management Services) Trustee for Learning Space Foundation” (A NGO working for providing education to the adivasis in Thane district)
Ar. Neeraja Deshpande
Neeraja Deshpande is an architect graduated from Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture in the year 2009. She has gathered an enriching professional experience while working with several well-known Architects & Architecture Firms like Ar.Anil Nagrath, Ar. Kishore Pradhan and Ar. Sachin Agshikar on a variety of projects ranging from residential, institutional and landscape. ...
She has been working on a range of projects independently since 2016 as a design consultant and has been associated with L.S. Raheja School of Architecture as a visiting faculty in F.Y.B.Arch & S.Y.B.Arch for the subject head- Architecture Design, for more than 6 years.
Ar. Rashmi Dabir
Alumni of Academy Of Architecture (batch of 2005).
She is the co-founder of ApeironArchitects, a Mumbai based architectural practice established in 2007. Having dabbled in a wide variety of projects, Residential & Commercial, including Retail design, her firm is associated with various brands over the last 16 years. Some of their work has also been published in VMRD, Home Review, LA magazines.
She has been passionately guiding B.Arch students since 2008 at Academy of Architecture & L.S. Raheja School of Architecture through Architectural Design Studios.
Ar. Ekesh Desai
Promoter and Principal Architect of his design company A.E.D.C.1.
Armed with a degree of Architecture from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, University of Mumbai and a post-graduation form National Institute of Construction Management And Research. He joined India’s premier Real Estate Development and Construction Contracting Company, Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. Ltd. He was involved in high value and prestigious projects ranging from residences, commercial projects, stadiums, factory buildings, car manufacturing plants, hotels, hospitals, institution buildings, data centres, etc. in India and abroad. In 2008, he took over the operations of the A.P.N.A. Design Company after having gained experience with companies like Tata Housing Development Company Ltd., and Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. He has been instrumental in the design and execution of many varied projects.
In 2015, Ekesh Desai formed Architecture & Engineering Design Consultants (A.E.D.C.1) and is currently promoting his own design firm. Ekesh has also experimented with Branding, Painting, Sculpture, Jewellery Designing, Apparel Designing, Product Designing, various Art forms, Interior Designing, Construction and Landscape Designing.