AIIA, G D Arch, M S Arch & U D (USA) Ph D (Hon) Arch, Ph D (Hon) Housing, Awarded Padma Bhushan by the President
Hafeez Contractor, AIIA, G D Arch, M S Arch & U D (USA), Ph D (Hon) Arch, Ph D (Hon) Housing, Padma Bhushan Awardee has impacted the skyline of much of the built environment of metropolitan India, with an unmistakable identifying stamp. He set up practice in 1982 with a dedication to design excellence, efficient delivery and sophistication in building technology. Today, Hafeez Contractor heads the largest architectural firm in India, with over 550 team members, comprising of architects, urban/town planners, interior designers, landscape artists, civil engineers, CAD operators and 3D and graphic designers. The firm has to its credit over 2500 clients and 7.2 billion square foot of ongoing projects in 100 cities and 5 countries.
Hafeez Contractor was born in Mumbai and studied at Boy’s Town Boarding School, Nasik. He completed his architectural studies from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and graduated from Columbia University, New York, in 1976-77.
He is the winner of over 75 National and International Awards for excellence in contributions to architecture including CWAB Architect of the Year (2006 to 2013), A+D Hall of Fame for the Decade Award. He has twice has been included in India Today’s Most Powerful Indians List in last decade and has won innumerable awards for best residential, commercial, educational and hospitality projects across India. Ar. Contractor’s passion is to create structures that exemplify functional and aesthetic qualities and has shaped and changed the urban built landscape of the country through provocative, unpredictable and revolutionary ideas while executing a wide range of architectural projects. His work spans the gamut of possibilities of the constructed space: bungalows, residential developments, hospitals, hotels, corporate offices, banking and financial institutions, commercial complexes, shopping malls, educational institutions, recreational and sports facilities, townships, airports, railway stations, urban planning, civic redevelopment and infrastructure projects and low cost housing. The impressive chart of work that Ar Contractor catalogs, includes some of the tallest structures on the subcontinent, The Imperial Towers, Mumbai; one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, 23 Marina, Dubai; has moderenized the two busiest airports of the country, Mumbai and New Delhi; and one of the best cricket stadiums of the world, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.
Hafeez Contractor has also worked on solutions for the issue of slums plaguing Mumbai, along with officials of the urban development department and senior authorities, by introducing a Slum Rehabilitation Scheme. He is currently empanelled and working with the housing boards of several Indian states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and others. , Ar. Contractor has also worked with a leading Gurgaon-based developer to influence government that high-rise development has more advantages in terms of quality life versus intense low-rise structures dotting the landscape.
Mr. Gian P. Mathur is a leading consultant in the field of design and one of the few Indian architects who have expertise in designing varied industries and large scale, lavish commercial-retail space. He has been repeatedly working with large corporate houses, major builders and industrial houses in India and is leading consultant in the field of design of retail and entertainment areas presently working on more than 50 projects in an around NCR.
A Gold Medallist from the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, University of Delhi, he was inspired to start an independent practice and in 1992, incorporated as Gian P Mathur & Associates Pvt. Ltd. (GPMA). He is an Associate Member of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) and a Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Valuers
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An I.I.T Roorkee alumnus Architect Deepak Mehta’s prolific 28 year career is synonymous with a futuristic architectural vision, sound technical knowledge and effective time management.Having established his own firm in Delhi in 1987 and by dint of sheer hard work he has handled more than 100 projects which include multistoried Group Housing, Commercial, Institutional and Town Planning projects.
He, along with his team has won several competition projects and is empanelled and working for various Urban Development Authorities, Housing Boards in various states and is also working for several banks.
In recognition of his pioneering sustainable work he has been awarded with numerous prestigious awards both nationally and internationally. His list of awards includes - Mahatma Gandhi Samman presented by Minister of Climate and Energy U.K. at House of Lords,London, Eminent Architect 2014 Award presented by Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand at Bangkok, Best Residential Architectural Firm in Delhi/NCR organized by World Wide Achievers, Architectural Firm of year by ABP News Real Estate Awards, Architectural Firm of the year (North) 2014 by Real Estate Excellence awards, Most Awarded Architect of 2014 at Asian Award for Excellence in Architecture,Best architectural firm in Delhi/NCR by Assocham and many more…
Apart from these awards his articles have been published in several Real estate Magazines and his professional work has been covered by media extensively.