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Shefali Balwani

Director
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Born in Mumbai, India, Shefali Balwani studied at the renowned School of Architecture C.E.P.T in Ahmedabad. After completing her thesis on the Architecture of contemporary mosques she moved back to Mumbai to work with Rahul Mehrotra. In 2004 she joined the office of Channa Daswatte in Sri Lanka where she was responsible for a variety of projects such as the part refurbishment of Geoffrey Bawa's Lighthouse Hotel.

Robert Verrijt

Director
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Born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Robert Verrijt's passion is traveling. Much of his summer holidays were spent exploring Mediterranean villages and cities. After being awarded  2nd place at the Dutch Archiprix for his masters thesis in Architecture at the TUDelft he moved to Sri Lanka where he joined the office of Channa Daswatte, one of Geoffrey Bawa's protégés. His work here included renovations, houses, high end condominiums, boutique resorts and hotels. In Mumbai he has taught part time at the KRVIA school of Architecture, and the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture.

Priyanka Srikrishna

Architect
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Born and brought up in Bangalore, Priyanka graduated from BMS College of Engineering. After completing her final year thesis titled 'Centre for Marine Conservation and Rehabilitation' that deals with the challenges of building in a sensitive habitat, she moved to Sri Lanka to intern with Amila De Mel and continued to work for 2 years thereafter. She had the opportunity to work on commercial, residential, landscape and community development projects and enjoyed designing in the tropical context. On her return, she joined Architecture BRIO to further develop her interest for detailing and hopes to explore unconventional materials, building methods and design.

Aishwarya Shankar

Architect
aishwarya[at]architecturebrio.com

Born and brought up in Pune, Aishwarya completed her Bachelor of Architecture from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. During her internship at M/s Prabhakar Bhagwat in Ahmedabad, she worked on various architecture and landscape projects and was majorly involved in the designing of a public park in Mumbai. She also had the opportunity to research and work on a travelling exhibition called "Indian Landscape Design: Tracing Narratives", the first of its kind, that speaks about the story of landscape architecture in India. She completed her thesis on "Expression in Mughal Architecture" that focused on developing a new vocabulary for Mughal architecture with a relevant typology within Agra's context. She joined Architecture BRIO to have a hands on experience on a variety of projects that would sharpen her understanding of context based design, detailing and sustainable building materials.

Neethi Dorairaju

Architect
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Born and brought up in Chennai, Neethi did her Bachelors from Measi Academy of Architecture, where she completed a dual degree course in Architecture and Interior Design. As part of her course, she interned for a year at Kamat and Rozario Architecture in Bangalore, where she had the opportunity to work on both architecture and interior projects of varied scales - right from product design to multiple residential and commercial projects. She has travelled extensively and this passion for travel and creating memorable experiences inspired her to design her thesis project around an exclusive chocolate experience in Ooty. Soon after graduating, she moved to Mumbai to work at Architecture BRIO to increase her exposure and knowledge on building with natural materials, fine detailing and sustainable design.

Harsh Soneji

Architect
harsh[at]architecturebrio.com

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Harsh finished his Bachelors in Architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. He completed his thesis and research on community housing for Kumbharwada in Dharavi, After graduation he Interned with Studio Mumbai Architects and continued to work for a year. He had the opportunity to work on commercial, residential and modeling prototyping where he enjoyed on hand site experience. He is inspired by traditional style of architecture and wishes to perpetuate this art-from through his work. He joined Architecture BRIO with a keen interest to learn and explore the varied use of materials in a context based design.

Sakshi Minocha

Architect
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Madhura Joshi

Architect
madhura[at]billionbricks.org

Born in Aurangabad, Madhura did her MA in Architectural Regeneration from Oxford Brookes University, UK where she researched on "adaptive reuse of medieval irrigation systems in contemporary urban development". She worked with Abha Narain Lambah Associates, Adarkar Associates in Mumbai and Aidan Lynch, Oxford, UK where she worked on conservation, heritage listing and adaptive reuse of urban scale projects.She has a keen interest in traditional art and craft.  Madhura is the architectural design associate for BillionBricks, a non profit organization working in association with architecture BRIO for homeless people.

Aarti Dhingra

Architect
aarti[at]architecturebrio.com

Born in  Delhi, Aarti graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Her undergraduate thesis explored the spatial dimensions of juvenile delinquency to design a sensitive and benevolent environment for children. Later, she worked for more than a year with architect MN Ashish Ganju on the New School of Learning at the Dolma Ling Nunnery in Dharamsala, a project which explores sustainable building practices in the foothills of the Himalayas. She also worked at Greha on urban renewal projects and issues like urban sanitation in the informal settlements of Delhi. Her fascination for building in the mountains is what brought her to Architecture BRIO. She is currently living and working in a small village in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas at the building site of an upcoming project

Dipon Bose

Architect
dipon[at]architecturebrio.com

Dipon graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi. He did his undergraduate thesis on the design of a crematorium cum memorial complex in Kolkata for which he was awarded the "Student of the Year award for 2016" by the Council of Architecture, India. He did his academic training at Shatotto under architect Rafiq Azam in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He worked earlier with Didi Contractor in Himachal exploring earth and bamboo construction. Dipon loves travelling, exploring various communities and their practices. He has led a community driven pro bono project for post earthquake reconstruction of a school in Nepal and has a keen interest in sustainable and contextual architecture practices. He joined architecture BRIO to get his hand on varied projects and exploring with different materials and construction techniques

Rinika Prince

Architect
rinika[at]architecturebrio.com

Born in Mumbai, Rinika graduated from Balwant Sheth School of Architecture. Her undergratuate thesis was on landscape urbanism understanding how urban growth in economic driven cities face a condition of divide creating isolated multi-nodal metropolis. She further did her internship with Junya Ishigami + Associates, Tokyo, Japan and Atto Atelier, Bangalore. She was a part of interior projects and facade design assignments during her previous work experience. Rinika loves exloring design through models and has a keen interest in photography. She joined architecture BRIO to help herself develop a deeper sensibility towards design and details in a given context

Shreya Nath

Architect
shreya[at]architecturebrio.com

Shreya was born and brought up in Bangalore and acquired her B.Arch degree from RVCE, Bangalore. Soon after graduating, she chose to work in Auroville under architects David Nightingale and Ganesh Bala where she developed a passion for sustainable design. She then went on to do a masters in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association, London to further her learning on the subject. Her thesis was focused on "passive cooling for the office typology in an urban context", an issue which she strongly felt needed to be addressed in her home town. She joined Architecture BRIO to further explore her interests in sustainable design and construction practices.

Pierre Lambrecht

Architect
pierre[at]architecturebrio.com

Born in Lindenberg, Germany, Pierre has graduated at the Bauhaus-University of Weimar. His mixed cultural background made him a globetrotter, with a special affinity for the asian continent. During his studies, he worked for the architecture practice of Eike Roswag in Berlin and further joined the Green Helmet Organization in the reconstruction of a school in northern Iraq. He completed his master thesis with the development and execution of a therapy center for the Jiyan Foundation of human rights in Chamchamal, north Iraq. He has joined Architecture BRIO to expand his experience on foreign construction terrain, while learning more about the fusion of traditional and modern aspects of architecture.

Denis Amirtharaj

Architect
denis[at]architecturebrio.com

Denis completed his Bachelors from McGan's Ooty School of Architecture, Nilgiris. He pursued his Internship at Han Awal and partners in Jakarta, Indonesia where he worked on tribal community projects and various public space designs. He is passionate about working with communities in need which inspired him to do his thesis on 'Transitional housing for the Rohingya refugees'. He joined Architecture BRIO to gain more knowledge on the influence of cultural aspects in architecture, work with various materials and detailing.

Shivani Mehta

Architect
shivani[at]architecturebrio.com

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Shivani completed her Bachelor of Architecture from KRVIA, Mumbai. Her thesis focused on the tribal communities within the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the city and exploring ways for them to become part of a forest ecosystem, which was awarded the KRVIA Design Dissertation 2016-2017 award. She completed her academic internship under esteemed architect B.V. Doshi at Vastu-Shilpa Consultants, Ahmedabad and joined architecture BRIO to explore nature oreinted landscape design and site architecture.

Ninad Naik

3 D artist


Born and brought up in Mumbai. Ninad has completed his Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects (Plus) from Maya Academy of Advance Cinematic (MAAC) in collaboration with University of Cambridge. He is rigorously skilled with over 7 years of experience in Architectural field, as a 3D Interior and Exterior Visualizer. He has worked with Adid - Architect and Interior Consultant as well as with Architype3D and has also undertaken various freelance Architectural 3D visualising and rendering projects. He is specialised in Photo Real Architectural and 3D visualization for commercial, residential and landscape projects. He has joined Architecture Brio to further develop his finishing touches to 3D studio max for more realistic output, using Photoshop.

Past Employees




2007

Saumin Lad
Tanja Meyle

2008

Shriya Parasrampuria                        

2009

Resmi Menon
Julie Especiel

2010

Anirudh Sood
Tushar Amin
Pankaj Chakraborty
Kritika Sharma

2011

Kristina Schultz
Sujata Chitlangia
Ryan Mcloughlin

2012

Shraddha Karkar
Sahil Deshpande
Ashwin Bharati
Divya Kapuria
Devanshi Dadia
Luis Santos
Nishita Kamdar
Anoushka Sivaraman
Christa Mueller

2013

Kavyashri Cherala
Shuba Shekar

2014

Philip Thomas
Jordan Magnee
Palak Mandhana
Prajakta Gawde

2015

Khushboo Asrani
Swati Seshadri
Priyanka Srikrishna
Rithik RC
Kulsum Shahiwala                               
Karan Bhat

2016

Neethi Dorairaju

Aishwarya Shankar

Kirti Makhija
Kiran Babu
Madhura Joshi
Samridhi Nalwa
Surabhi Banerjee
Ninad Naik
Sakshi Minocha
Aarti Dhingra
Harsh Soneji

2017 -

Asa Jonsson
Mona Jain
Rinika Prince
Alisha Raman

Shwetank Bhartwal
Denis Amirtharaj
Shreya Nath
Dipon Bose
Pierre Lambrecht
Shivani Mehta
Tanvi Deolekar
Karan Dalal
Darshana Dande
Antonin Henrard