Ar. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi
He is an Architect, Interior Designer, Urban Planner and avid Academician. He is a graduate of CEPT University – 1978 Batch, and did his Master of Urban Planning from HNGU, Patan. He is also a qualified LEED AP (BD+C) with USGBC since last eight years and LEED AP with IGBC, proposing and promoting sustainable practise, since last 34 years.
He spent formative years of his professional journey with the renowned architect Shri.Anant Raje, Ahmedabad, learning the basics of architecture. Established his own Architectural – Interior Design practice in 1990 in Ahmadabad. His projects involve wide variety of both Architectural & Interior Design projects such as, Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Healthcare, Institutional and Industrial projects.
He also got associated as Head / Principal / Chief Architect with top leading AEC giants of national & international repute i.e. VMS Engineering, L&T ECC, Shapoorji Pallonji, Jacobs Engineering & Mott MacDonald. He was involved as Design Lead on very large scale prestigious projects like, IIMA Faculty Building Annexe-Ahmedabad, Langage Energy Centre - UK, Eden Garden Stadium - Kolkata, Garima Park, TCS - Gandhinagar, NTCB – Shell R&D Centre - Bangalore, Dandi Kutir, Museum on Gandhiji - Gandhinagar, Sinermas Oleo Plant, Jakarta - Indonesia, Comfort-Inn Hotel, CT - USA. This exposure and experience led to develop expertise and excellence in prevailing Indian and International architectural and construction practise
Before joining P P Savani University, he was involved as visiting faculty with the leading Architectural Institute i.e. CEPT University and as Associate Professor with NIRMA university. He is visiting various institutes i.e. CEPT University, Anant Institute of Architecture, LJ Institute of Architecture, SAL Institute of Architecture and ITM Baroda as Jury member and also as external examiner from GTU.
He has joined P P Savani University School of Architecture and Interior Design with clear objectives of implementing an integrated and disciplined approach to design education. He advocates the most appropriate, advanced and innovative teaching methods, comparable to the best in the world. With a very strong industrial experience and exposure, he believes in extending the class room exercise and activities to the field. He believes in inspiring students to be active learners and explore and experiment endless possibilities in the world of architecture. He has a vision to give the best to the society by promoting and producing the competent and confident professionals in today’s competitive world.
Ar. Ashvin Modi
Ar. AshvinModi is the Principal of School of Architecture in P P Savani University.
He is a graduate of CEPT University Ahmedabad- 1975 batch.
After working with reputed architects on various large scale projects in initial years, he embarked upon his private architectural practice in 1983. AshvinModi Architects, the 34 years long practice encompasses huge array of large to small scale projects in the tune of 200+, varying from residential, institutional, industrial and corporate sectors. The firm has always attempted a contextual, dynamic & innovative approach for all of their projects. Though a practicing professional, he has always been an avid academician. He has been a visiting faculty, final year thesis guide and examiner with many prestigious universities like M.S. University- Vadodara, APIED - VallabhVidyanagar, SMAID - VallabhVidyanagar and SVIT College of Architecture – Vasad.
He has joined P P Savani University School of Architecture with a focused objective of implementing an integrated approach to design education. He has a vision to produce the best quality graduates from both the departments of Architecture and Interior Design. He is optimistic to utilize the most advanced and innovative teaching methods, comparable to best in the world. He envisages to bridge the gap between the theoretical knowledge and on ground practical skills by leveraging upon his own industry experience. He believes in inspiring students to be active learners and explore the limitless possibilities in the world of architecture.
He has been the Founder Chairman and member of Indian Institute of Interior designers, Bharuch, Member of Council of Architecture, Member of Indian Institute of Architects, Vice President of Bharuch District Traffic Education Trust, Member of Rotary Club of Bharuch since 1989 and President in the year 1992 ,with many significant awards till date.
Ar. Girish Panchal
Mr. Girish Panchal is the Head of the Department of the School of Architecture. He is Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from Sir J.J. School of Architecture Mumbai and Diploma in Project Management & Project Planning.
He was a visiting faculty at International Institute of Fashion & Interior Design (Mumbai), and Thakoor Polytechnic Mumbai. He is an energetic architect professor who has an interactive approach to teach the art of architecture subject.
He is adept at developing comprehensive lessons and communicating directly with students to improve their grades and creating unique projects which allows students to develop their competencies.
In his entire carrier he has been associated with well-known firms like Premnath& Associates, ABM Architects and RatanJ.Batliboi Architects, Mumbai on projects like Hotel Windsor Manor, Hotel Ambassador, Hotel Bawa International, Hotel Horizon, Corporate office for Grindlays Bank, Patspin India Ltd and GTN Textile Ltd.
He has been involved with Al Murooj Complex, Jumaira Lake Towers, Jumaira Beach Residence, and New Gold Souk near BurjKhalifa Dubai as a Project Coordinating Architect.
He has designed many international exhibition stalls, car showrooms for Toyota, Renault, Volkswagen, Lexus, Television Studio, National Bank of Oman, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and Army Museum in Muscat, Oman.
Ar. Alpesh Golakiya
Ar. Alpesh Golakiya is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture in P.P. Savani University. He has done Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from Faculty of Architecture, SCET; Surat. He is an alumnus of P. P. Savani School.
He has used his sound management skills to give shape to his entrepreneurial ambitions. He runs his own Design institute and Architectural firm called “A. GOLAKIYA Architects” in Surat. He is an associate member of IIA and IIID. He has been a successful mentor to many students aspiring for careers in Design and Architecture.
He has worked in many residential high-rise and commercial projects with Raghuvir Developers in Surat. Having an intrinsic interest in Green Building/ Energy Efficient architecture, he has worked as LEED green building architect for Surat’s most famous residential project “Raghuvir Shell”.
He was involved as a Planner in “Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana” for Mr. Vallbhbhai Savani’s (Founder of P. P. Savani group) Village named “Ranparda” at Palitana, Gujarat.
Ar. Janak Kaur
Ar. Janak Kaur is an Assistant Professor at School of Architecture in P. P. Savani University. She has pursued her Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) from Rajiv Gandhi ProdyogikiVishwavidhyalaya (R.G.P.V. University), Bhopal and has received the Gold medal for being the topper of the University.
She has done Masters in Environmental Planning (M.Plan) from C.E.P.T. University, Ahmedabad.
She is an Associate member in Institute of Town Planners, India (I.T.P.I.).
During her course of studies, she has achieved various awards that include Award for best thesis in Architecture by IIA (2011), Pidilite Award for excellence in architectural studies, Chancellor Gold medal, for being the topper of the university and award for Best Presentation Techniques in Showcase-2010. She has shown exceptional leadership qualities while remaining president of the student’s council in her college.
She has more than 4 years of professional experience in the field of Architecture and Planning wherein she has worked in various scales of projects including residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and urban. At city level, she has made subsequent contribution in preparing Area Development Plan and Street Design Guidelines in T.O.D Master Plan for 5 cities of Madhya Pradesh and for framing objectives of Indore Smart City Development Project.
She has also worked as a freelancer.
Ar. Ruchi Gandhi
Ar. Ruchi Gandhi is an Assistant Professor at School of Architecture in P.P. Savani University. She has pursued her Bachelor from Sarvajanik College of engineering & tech., Surat, Gujarat.
She has been awarded a gold medal from Indian Institute of Interior Designs, Surat Regional Centre (2012) for the overall best performance in Academics and also received Scholarship from Landscape Institute of India (2012).
She has done Masters in Architecture from Sarvajanik College of engineering & tech., Surat, Gujarat and was top 10 shortlisted winners of COA National Awards for Excellence in Post-Graduate Thesis in Architecture (2017) and thesis project was – Reinvigorating the City Center of Dudhiya Lake, Navasar, Gujarat.She has more than two years of professional experience in the fields of Interior designing and Architecture wherein she has dealt with residential, commercial, institutional scale projects.
Ar. Steffi Mathias
Miss Steffi Mathias is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture of P PSavani University. She has done B.Arch. from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU), Surat.
She has experience in working with Ar. KalapiBuch and MaitriBuch at Sfurna Designs, Bharuch. She also had a stint in teaching at Sfurna Design School.
She did her training under HCP, led by Ar. Bimal Patel in Ahmedabad; there she received value added exposure to Urban Planning and various other aspects of project management.
She has also worked with other architects in different exhibitions and research projects in the field of Architecture.
She has demonstrated leadership skills in her college, where she worked as a core committee member in heading the National Association of Students of Architecture.
She is an enthusiastic individual and is passionate about sports and music.
Ar. Maitri Buch
Maitri studied architecture at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She did her training at the Auroville Earth Unit chaired by UNESCO, under aegis of Architect Satprem Maini at Auroville. She joined Ar Kalapi Buch in 2005. She since has been responsible for several architectural, landscape design and interior design projects. She also innovated ‘Mind Sketch’ a system of analysis to know the person of an individual and there by suggesting the kind of space that will be appropriate for them. Besides se had been visiting faculty at APIED, VDA, SDPS Indore, P P Savani University. She has guided many thesis students of various different collages. She is also called upon as a juror to various institutes. She has conducted numerous workshops and presently she is an integral part of a very innovative and new concept to explore architecture fusing the Indian Classical Music called “Muzitecture”.
Maitri has co- founded Sfurna Designs in year 2011.
Maitri has co-founded a design School named Sfurna Design School in Bharuch in year 2016. It presently runs the course of Interior Design.
Ar. Shahabuddin Contractor
He passed out Architecture from Allana college of Architecture, Pune in the year 2005 with a first class. During the course of studies, he has worked with prominent architects like Ar. Karan Grover on LEED projects. After passing Architecture, he spent three years in field in Surat as a project architect for multiplex, commercial and residential township projects. After that, he migrated to Saudi Arabia for project of ministry of finance in French company (Saudi Oger, based in Riyadh). Returning from Saudi, he opened his firm “Tameer” at Bharuch and practices various residentials, corporates and interior based projects in and around Bharuch. He is currently secretary IIID Bharuch, an active member of Rotary Club of Bharuch and is involved in various social activity cause making 13 years of successful professional career. Joined PPSU in year 2019 as a visiting Assistant Professor for CTS and Furniture Design Studio.
Ar. Vidita Parikh
Ar. Vidita Parikh has earned her Diploma in Architecture from Govt. Girls Polytechnic-Surat . She has pursued her Bachelor degree from Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology (SCET)- Surat. During the academic period she worked with renowned architects, Ar. Sanjay Joshee (Surat) and Ar. Hiren Patel (Ahmadabad). During her internship period itself, she started working on hands-on projects varying from small scale product design to large scale commercial projects. Landscape design for Magnet commercial hub by Ganesh housing in Ahmadabad is one of her well-known executed competition projects during her internship tenure.
She has a professional experience of five years in the fields of architecture, interior and landscape design. She has worked with Ar. Aniket Bhagwat, Ar.Vishal Shah & Ar.Vishal Desai where she worked in projects of various scales including residential, commercial, institutional & industrial. Also, she is the founder architect of firm the Little Studio. She is a professional member of IIA - Surat, IIID - Bharuch & BAUDA.
Ar. Sagar Desai
Ar. Sagar Desai graduated from SCET (Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology), Surat. He pursued Post Graduation from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He is also an IGBC-AP (Indian Green Building Council-Accredited Professional).With an extensive experience in academia & as a professional he has also contributed at Calcutta Riverside Project. As a researcher his area of interest is smart cities and published many papers on the same. He is actively involved in Institutional Consultancy Projects. He is also in the board of certain international institutes, for research paper reviews. He did his second masters in urban planning and has also completed his PG diploma in Environmental development & sustainability. He is in continues process of knowledge gaining and sharing through workshops and lecture series like GICEA. Beyond being an academician is also a very good chess player and swimmer.
Ar. Kruti Choksi
Ms. Kruti has completed her Bachelor Degree in Arts with Major in English Language in 2004, after that she perused her passion to learn foreign languages and cleared diploma in French language. That does not stop her, presently she is perusing to get certification in German and higher degrees in French.
Before joining PPSU Kruti partnered in setup of packaging manufacturing Unit in Bharuch and Vadodara which has a major client base in Pharmaceutical sector.Along with that she lives her dream as Language Tutor at PPSU and also conducts Weekly Training classes for Professionals. Moreover, she has keen interest to learn and teach, she is always ready to adopt new ways to make learning of foreign language easy and fun.
Ar. Eeshan Vairagkar
Ar. Eeshan Vairagkar Assistant Professor at School of Architecture P P Savani University. He pursued his bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture IPS Academy, Indore. Has done Masters of Architecture in Construction Management from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune Maharashtra. Did his second Masters (M.Sc.) in Real Estate Valuation from Annamalai University Chidambaram Tamil Nadu. Has an experience of more than 4.5 years in academics. He has also worked on various residential (Architectural and Interior Designing) projects in Indore. He keeps an interest in swimming and Indian Classical Music.
Ar. Urvi Jansari
Ar. Urvi Jansari is a faculty at School of Architecture at P.P. Savani University. She pursued B.Arch from Maharaja sayajirao University (MSU), Vadodara, Gujarat. She has been awarded by IIT Roorkee (2020) for the research paper which is based on river conservation. She has done Masters in Architecture from Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Tech., Surat, Gujarat. She pursued her thesis project on - Water conservation for water security, Mehsana. She has more than five years of professional experience in the fields of Interior design and Architecture wherein she has dealt with residential, commercial, institutional scale projects.
Ar. Kandarp Bhatt
Prof. Kandarp Bhatt graduated from CEPT, Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India) in 1983. He then pursued post-graduate from same institute in 1987. He is vastly experienced in industry in both capacities of architect as well as a planner. He had his own consulting firm for more than 15 years. He is also a renowned academician and has worked in different capacities at various institutes. He has total more than 15 publications/articles/papers to his credit 5 out of which are international.
Ar. Vibhuti Mhatre
Ar. Vibhuti Mhatre graduated from L.S.Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai. She is an experienced architect in various residential, commercial projects in Mumbai based firms. She has also worked as a freelancer as a 3D visualizer and designer. Apart from being an architect she also inspires to practise as a planner.