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Crafting Transformative Spaces 

SJK Architects is an                                                                and masterplanning                     founded in 1990 by Shimul Javeri Kadri, and led by her and Partners, Vaishali Mangalvedhekar, Sarika Shetty and Roshni Kshirsagar. They design spaces for a rapidly urbanising India, meticulously crafted from a study of climate, culture, history, and technology – each unique to the place and its people. A Mumbai-based                    
of 30+ built environment professionals, they work with clients and collaborators all across the 

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Some of the SJK Architect's notable projects include the Nirvana Films’ Studio (2011) in Bangalore, which won at the World Architecture Festival held in Singapore in 2012; the Leaf House (2012) in Mumbai, shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival, 2012; Automobile Design Studio (2015) for Mahindra and Mahindra; multiple-award-winning projects for Marasa Hospitality, including the Dasavatara Hotel (2015) in Tirupati, a holy city for Hindus and home to many historic temples, and the Hotel in Bodh Gaya (2020), one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world; the Apartment Building at Boat Club (2020) in Chennai; the Rural Multi-speciality Hospital (2021) for the JSW Foundation in Alibaug, near Mumbai. Upcoming projects include the Museum for Jain Heritage in Koba, near Ahmedabad; the Public Pavilions in Palitana, a major pilgrim town for the Jain community in Gujarat; and the on going expansion of SR University in Warangal, Telangana.

Our work has accrued considerable Indian and international acclaim, receiving many distinctions such as the World Architecture Festival Prize (Singapore) in 2012, the Futurarc Green Leadership Award (Singapore) in 2012, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design (USA) in 2016, the Prix Versailles Award (France) in 2016 and 2022, The Merit List in 2021, JK AYA Award in 2023 and nine awards from the Indian Institute of Architects and Indian Institute of Interior Designers. One of our projects has recently been selected for the UIA Guidebook for the 2030 Agenda for advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The practice’s work has been featured in many eminent international publications including Domus, Dezeen and the Future Arc Magazine.

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