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Though we are rich in the depth of learning from past projects, each project is looked at as a unique event. The design process evolves from thoroughly examining the project’s specific context to creatively identifying the constraints and opportunities it presents. By context, we mean a wide range of issues amidst which the project happens: natural and built environment, climate, program and functionality, construction, cultural, and social (usage). The design thus creates possibilities and not constraints for its users.


‘Economy of means’ is fundamental to (our) design. Achieve more with less- not necessarily less money but less resources. We advise clients to make decisions considering overall life cycle costs and environmental implications of projects.
Sustainability, for us, is not an allied parameter or a technology solution we refer to but a living philosophy intrinsic to design. It permeates all design aspects: climate-responsive planning and architectural features, energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, eco-sensitive building material, promoting locally made material and know-how, alternative energy, and effective water and waste management.
We adhere to this approach well before the emergence of the worldwide LEED, BREEAM, HQE, and other such environmental ratings.


The ultimate purpose of a design intervention is to create beauty, an open and meaningful dialogue between the project and its users. We intend our interventions to be significant beyond the trappings of passing trends. The intention is to create a meaningful aesthetic experience rather than an ‘image’ dictated by a design idiom. This explains the eclectic plurality of our past projects. 


Creative solutions are not ‘experiments’ at the client’s cost. They are backed up with thorough design documents to ensure they are implemented within the estimated time and cost. Domain experts are roped in if the project requires it. This discipline and commitment to the job have allowed us to successfully deliver a wide range of projects and earn the confidence of a wide range of clients. It is here that the extensive experience of various projects over the past 20 years comes into play.


Rohit Shinkre

A practicing Architect and Academician. Starting as a trainee architect in Paris, France, in 1987 and establishing an independent practice in Mumbai in 1996, he has worked on a variety of projects, from planning to product design, in India, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for a variety of user groups from communities to corporate. This solid experience is the basis of our capability to undertake and deliver design and planning studies and projects in any context. His academic work started as a design studio mentor at his alma mater Ecole d’Architecture de Paris- La Defense, in 1991. He has been a vital faculty member at the Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture in Mumbai since 1996, where he is currently a Professor Design Chair, approved by the University of Mumbai. His work and articles have been published in India and internationally.



Arati Dhumaskar

Office Manager

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Amika Goyal

Junior Architect

Shruti Belhekar

Shruti Belhekar

Project Architect

Vinay Pingale

Vinay Pingale

Junior Architect

Archis Kowli

Archis Kowli

Interior Designer

Neha Kotian

Neha Kotian

Junior Architect


Komal Valanju, Sonal More, Pratima Dhaiphule, Dinto Chungath, Kavita Salvi, Saurabh Mhatre, Pooja Jain, Ashita More, Aneri Parekh, Shekoba Sanap, Shardul Patil, Nikhil Bhagwat, Om Jambotkar, Tushar Kokitkar, Arwa Godiwala, Falguni Sakpal, Vinay Deshetty, Vedant Khedekar, Komal Baheti, Rutuja Sawant, Abhishek Dhepse, Tanvi Pimple, Cinthia Khobragade, Mayuresh Chhapare, Pradnya Bairagi, Dolly Porwal, Kris Castelino, Viresh Desai, Shraddha Bardia, Amogh Mahimkar, Naveeda Naik



Appreciation Award from the Rotary Club of Thane, 02.12.2017
for outstanding services in the field of architectural education
Appreciation from the Consul General Republic of Turkey, 13.09.2017
for successfully directing the “Celebrating Sinan” exhibition at the University of Mumbai Fort Campus
Laureate, Institutional Architecture category, Delhi Architecture Festival, SPA Delhi, 2016
The Jeevanvidya Dnyanpeeth, Karjat
100 Architects of the Year 2016 work selected for a curated exhibition organized by UIA + KIA, Seoul
Single Family Weekend House
Felicitated by Rachana Sansad, September 2013
for Contribution to Architectural Education
Scientific Committee on ‘Rooms,’ a global collaborative research project led by Prof.
Davide Ruzzon, IUAV, Venice, Italy, to document the sensorial experience of architecture.
Inconclusive initiative for want of adequate funding.
Orientation Committee of RevueUrbanisme, 2011-12
eminent French magazine on urbanism and urban studies
Member Managing Committee of the Alliance Française de Bombay
since 2019
Editorial board for the Architecture section and content author for Marathi Vishwakosh, an online encyclopedia in Marathi language. Initiative of the Government Of Maharashtra. (2016–2021).
Contributed to the encyclopedic article on Le Corbusier. 
Board member of the Indian Chapter of the French NGO Architecture and Développement
2002-06. Key initiatives:
• Rehabilitation for the post the Bhuj earthquake in 2001. 
• Community rehabilitation housing post-tsunami housing in Veerabagupathy, 2004.
• Be Sharp, IEP between EU & India on the theme of sustainable built environment. Seminars in Mumbai and Paris, student exchange internships, 2005-06. 
Travel grant for architectural documentation in the Sahel region of Central Africa, September 1989. 
Under the cooperation budget of Ville de Dourdan


Metro by Rachana
Maharashtra Times, November 25, 2019
One Mumbai, one Dadar
mid-day, September 12, 2018
BMC working on cut-off date for regularisation of hawkers
dna, August 17, 2014
Hawkers' Bill Herculean task for BMC
dna of mumbai, February 22, 2014
Get ready to pick your way through 100,000 more hawkers; BMC meets issue with panels
dna City India, September 24, 2013, page 1
Vendors Bill to roll out red carpet for 1 lakh more hawkers
dna mumbai, September 24, 2013
City students to shine at solar meet
Hindustan Times, Mumbai, June 3, 2013, page 4
Policy should cater to all sides
metro special, Hindustan Times, Mumbai, February 21, 2013, page 2
A policy of authorizing hawkers instead of paving sidewalks
Loksatta, Mumbai, February 18, 2013
BMC to find more places for hawkers
Hindustan Times, Mumbai, February 16, 2013, page 4


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