Prof. Charanjit Singh Shah
Founding Principal-Creative Group
The following excerpt is the recollection from an exclusive interview with industry pioneering force and architect Professor Charanjit Singh Shah, who shares his experience of over 50 years in the field of building and sustainable architecture.
Professor Charanjit Singh Shah has a 50 year legacy of practice in architecture, since 1970. He was practically born in a refugee camp in purana qila. His family migrated from a part of India that is now called Pakistan. His journey was such that his parents came barefoot to this beautiful land. He was born in the refugee camp and slowly studied his way to get into architecture.At the start of it, he recalls that his parents thought civil engineering was a good idea
Co-Founder & Director-Urban Frame (Space Matrix Group Company)
Anup Naik is a pioneering force in the world of architecture. Bringing design and design practice into perspective, this article is a recall of an interview conducted by the Best Creators. The entire conversation has been broken down into comprehendible portions loaded with information, that everybody in the fraternity, from all walks of life can surely benefit from.
To explore the people behind this wonderful industry, a set of questions were asked to the Anup, the Founder Director of Urban Frame Pvt Ltd.The pointers recorded were an eye-opening experience intended to be shared with the fraternity, to learn and grow from each other’s experiences Anup expressed the ever-evolving nature of thought, in an industry that is driven by the creative.
Founder & Principal Architect-ADEelite Design Consultants Pvt Ltd
In this industry, professionals have experienced the industry in a big way. At times, their experiences aren’t traveling to others in the industry that can solve many problems that many people face. Best Creators was born with the intention to bring in the best creators, architects, builders,turnkey contractors, designers and suppliers to share their experiences, philosophies and challenges that has helped them grow in the industry.
The following text is an excerpt from the Best Creators interview with industry leader Ashish Sachdev, Architect. He graduated in the year 2000, from Mysore University MCE Hassan.He started his journey into the world of architecture with Mathias Consultants.
Associate Director, Design-SWBI Architects
Rachita ’s story of her design career is a truly fascinating.She completed her architecture in India in 1999, after which she moved to Bahrain. The firm she was working for later posted her in New York, during the early stages of her career. It was during the Twin Towers incident, that she moved back to India. During, this time Rachita had children and settled in India as an architect and designer. For more than 20 years, she has been pioneering architectural design and philosophy at SWBI. The journey has been filled with challenges and the Best Creators were graced with her insightful views about the fraternity and the way forward. We have dissected the interview into key segments to shed light on the propensity and vigour required to excel at the top of architecture. Rachita credits her achievements to what this industry has taught her.
Studio Director, Associate, Design Synergy Leader–Gensler
Shivani Gour was born and brought up in Delhi. She was brought up in a joint family, that has a lot of influence in her connect with the social and cultural context of what she designs. It has come from the way she was brought up to pay close attention to what others require. She completed her schooling from a convent in Delhi and later went on to graduate from CEPT, Ahmedabad. She owes a great deal of her success to the formative years spent at CEPT that molded her approach towards Design. Her initial years in the professional world were exploratory, where she tried her hands on interactive museums, exhibitions, furniture design, and craft-based designs. She further moved on to a more core Interior’s practice in the Hospitality and Retail world.She worked She worked with firms like PSDA and HBA,
Director, Interior Design Services-Colliers
The following minutes are from the Best Creators interview with industry leader, Ashish Puri, Director, Interior Design Services at Colliers. He has over 19 years of experience, working in the industry as a designer. He states that experiences begin when you first walk into your first job office. He first started his career with Atelier, in 2004 afterward moving to Synergy. When Colliers acquired Synergy in 2019 September, Ashish Puri was part of every step of this evolution. He spent close to 15 years with Colliers and continues to lead at the forefront of design and architecture. His experiences shared with the Best Creators are a shining beacon for the rest of the fraternity, to impart learnings and strategize the path forward in the world of building and design.He first moved to Bengaluru when he secured a seat in architecture at the RVCE.
Entrepreneur and Former Director, Katerra
Sudheera Mure is an architect. She is a member of Council of Architecture and Indian Institute of Architects. She has 25 years of experience, where the first 5 years of her decorated career in architecture was with Kharche Associates in Chennai. She says that her 20 years plus experience is in interiors (with DSP/KGD/Katerra), a happening, high energy and fast paced domain. She is also a member of Wirenet. She states that design is one profession, you never get bored of. That’s the advantage of being in the creative field and her success is a mirror of this commitment. She believes creativity reflects in personal life, how you deal with things and how your personality is shaped over the years. She says, “Your professional life does reflect in your personal life. It will create a positive impact on your personal life.”