Architecture is known as a creative profession that is able to help people build some amazing structures. There are many designer firms in India, who have been able to get a lot of recognition thanks to their talent and skill. Whether you work as an employee or a freelancer, you will definitely be able to build your projects completely from scratch to the final rendered product along with walk-throughs.

1. Hafeez Contractor

He is the man behind several noteworthy projects across the country. 

His projects include Hiranandani Gardens and Morya Regency in Mumbai, Infosys GEC & SDB 4, Mysore, and 23 Marina, Dubai, which is also known as the world’s tallest all-residential building. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. 

Some examples of his work:-

Main 42 in Kolkata

23 Marina, Dubai

2. Brinda Somaya

She is someone who believes that development and progress must proceed without straining the cultural and historic environment. Some of her most famous works include Mumbai and Holiday Inn, Bangalore. She was awarded the Indian Institute of Architects – Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Also, she was named an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University in 2017.

Some examples of her work

Tata Consultancy Services Indore

The Kensington Club, Nasik

3. Raj Rewal

His approach to architecture responds to the complexities of rapid urbanization, the demands of climate, cultural traditions, as well as building crafts and technologies. His works include a wide range of building types, including The Nehru Pavilion, Scope office complex, Central Institute of Educational Technology, World Bank building, etc.

Some examples of his works 

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Hall of Nations, New Delhi

4. B.V.Doshi

The Pritzker Prize jury chose Doshi as the 2018 Laureate. From 1951 to 1955, B.V. Doshi worked directly for Le Corbusier as an architectural apprentice in his Paris atelier. Doshi served on the Pritzker jury from 2005 to 2009. The studio he designed in 1979 – 81 shows the progression of Doshi’s attempts to meld modern tendencies with traditional Indian methods. For Sangath he employed a local tradition of mosaics made of recycled ceramic tiles.

Some examples of his works

Atira Housing, Ahmedabad

IFFCO Township, Kalol

5. Charles Correa

In the realm of urban planning, he is particularly noted for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials. Charles Correa designed almost 100 buildings in India, from low-income housing to luxury condos. He rejected the glass-and-steel approach of some post-modernist buildings and focused on designs deeply rooted in local cultures, all the while providing modern structural solutions under his creative designs. His style was also focused on reintroducing outdoor spaces and terraces.

Some of his works

Jawahar Kala Kendra

Kanchenjunga Apartments

6. Sheila Sri Prakash

She is the founder of Shilpa Architects and is the first woman in India to have started and operated her own architectural practice. She is the founder of the Reciprocity Wave Movement, which is an art and design competition to raise awareness about holistic sustainability. Her research findings are particularly relevant in high-density rapidly developing economies.

Some of her works

L&T Chennai

Shilpa Architects- Global Design Headquarters

Mahindra World City, Chennai

7. Anupama Kundoo

Her approach to building design is based on material research that minimizes environmental effects. Her basic design approach is to use “waste materials, unskilled labor, and local communities”. Kundoo established herself as an architect in Auroville in 1990 where she designed and built many buildings with “energy and water-efficient infrastructure” adaptations. She worked here from the middle of 1990 till 2002.

Some of her works

Wall House, Auroville

The Samskara, Delhi

9. Rahul Mehrotra

He has been one of the activists behind the declaration of urban precincts as conservation areas in Mumbai and one of the founder members of the Kala Ghoda area rejuvenation movement, the restoration of the Oval Maidan, and the formulation of several citizens’ associations in the historic Fort District in Mumbai. He was also executive director of the Urban Design Research Institute (1994-2004), where he is now a trustee. He is also a founding board member of the Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS).

Some of his projects

Hathi Gaon,Jaipur 

House in a Tea Garden, Coonoor

9. Shimul Javeri Kadri

She and her firm have won multiple international and national awards including the Prix Versailles Award (2016) and the World Architecture Festival Award (2012).SJK Architects has also been named one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 (AD 100)[4] and Top 50 (AD50)that features the most influential architects and interior designers in India. Kadri has a philosophy of building in harmony with nature— using natural elements, sunlight, wind, natural materials, and cultural contexts. Her projects include museums, hotels, office and industrial buildings, educational institutions, and bungalows.

Some of her works

The Dasavatra Hotel, Tirupati

Nirvana Film Office, Bangalore

10. Chitra Vishwanath

 She is based in Bengaluru who works on themes related to ecology and architecture. She has been running her own architectural firm since 1991, working with other architects on many projects in India and Africa. She is now the Principal Architect and Managing Director of BIOME Environment Solutions Private Limited, which has 30 employees. She has been involved in more than 500 projects encompassing construction of buildings of all sizes and water harvesting and sanitation structures with specific relevance to the ecology of the sites. With earth as a basic material input in construction, she has designed and built many structures.

Some of her works

Residence for Charis, Bangalore

Action for Social Advancement Head office, Bhopal