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Hotel at Bodhgaya

SJK Architects: An Award-Winning Architecture and Interior Design Firm

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SJK Architects is a 33-year-old architecture, interior design and master planning practice founded in 1990 and led by - Shimul Javeri Kadri, Vaishali Mangalvedhekar, Sarika Shetty and Roshni Kshirsagar. We are a Mumbai-based collective of professionals, working with clients and collaborators across the country. We design spaces that are meticulously crafted from a study of climate, culture, history, and technology – each unique to the place and its people.


SJK Architects works all over India, in both rural and urban contexts, in small towns as well as metros. Their portfolio cuts across scales and typologies, including residential, retail, hotels and resorts, museums and galleries, industrial and healthcare, amongst others. Some of the firm’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 ongoing expansion of SR University in Warangal, Telangana. 


SJK Architects has also undertaken many commercial projects, including retail interiors, office interiors and brand identities for clients such as FabIndia, Penguin Random House, Synergy Lifestyles, Taneira – a Tata enterprise, Orra Diamonds, Forest of Chintz and Reliance Portico. 

SJK Architects’ 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 Prix Versailles Award (France) for both Architecture & Interiors in 2016, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design (USA) in 2016, and nine awards from the Indian Institute of Architects as well as Indian Institute of Interior Designers. The practice’s work has been featured in many eminent international publications including Domus, Dezeen and the Future Arc Magazine.


 Since 1990 we have received (123) awards


Leisure project of the year,
Trends Excellence Awards 2021

For Hotel at Bodhgaya, India


Retail project of the year,
Trends Excellence Awards 2021
For Forest of Chintz, Mumbai, India

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Gold, Wade Awards 2022
Hospitality Architecture category
For Hotel at Bodhgaya, India

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Gold, Wade Awards 2022
Retail Architecture category
For Forest of Chintz, Mumbai, India




SJK on AD 100 list 2023

March 2023


Leading Indian Architects pick their Favourite building in India 

Shimul Javeri for Dezeen, 9 January 2023


Roshni Kshirsagar shares insights on her signature style

November 2022


Hotel at Bodhgaya
Bihar, India

Bodhgaya - where the Buddha received enlightenment; one of the holiest and oldest sites of pilgrimage for the Buddhist world. Our hotel – gently uses the vocabulary of brick details from the Buddhist trail - vaults to corbelled arches to stepped jambs that soften the edges of buildings and make them welcoming and timeless. Replete with courtyards and water bodies that play with the sunlight – stained concrete vaults and keyhole windows  create dancing shadows and a lasting emotion of serenity and surrender

Forest of Chintz
Mumbai, India
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