Construction is the largest industry sector in India. It is also the second-largest income generating sector in India after agriculture. There have been a lot of listed companies that have been shaping Indian architecture for the 21st century. In taking any architecture company to the top, a lot of scaling factors are involved like the scale of projects, the number of cities in which it has executed its projects, style, conceptual experimentation and a lot more.
More than anything though, at the core of contemporary Indian architecture is not only a respect for the the country’s vast history, culture, and religion, but a deep awareness of ecology and the importance of architecture and sustainability as it connects to its environment.
Some of the leading architecture companies based on the scaling factors have been listed below.
1. Architect Hafeez Contractor
Established in 1982, this architect firm has now grown to be a 500+ employee base over the years. Hafeez contractor who graduated from Columbia University has 75 national and international awards for his claim. The firm is known to have created some of the tallest eastern hemisphere buildings including Imperial Towers of Mumbai and 23 Marina in Dubai. It is also known to have renovated some of the important Indian sites such as the DY Patil Stadium.
2. C.P. Kukreja Associates
Established in the year 1969, the best known Indin architect C.P. Kukreja is also a pioneer of ‘environmental architecture’. The firm has redefined urban designs, landscapes and buildings. Apollo Hospital, Canadian High Commission and American High Commission are some of its most popular executions.
3. Somaya & Kalappa Consultants
The world-famous architect Brinda Somaya established this firm in 1978. Also known as SNK, this is the most diverse architecture firms in India. Having contributed to both slum rehabilitation and prestigious buildings alike SNK has created a name for itself. It is linked with the architecture of some of the most prestigious buildings in India like IIT Bombay, Bombay House and Kensington Club.
4. Oscar & Ponni Architects
Based in Chennai, Oscar & Ponni Architects was founded in 1995 by a husband-wife duo. Using eco-friendly construction material and natural light, the firm has made a mark in being an environment-friendly architect firm. They are known to have created one of the most popular government buildings like the Tamil Nadu Secretariat. Other markable projects include tennis stadium at Yale University, multiple SEZs among a lot many.
5. Kembhavi Architecture Foundation
This is one of the known family-run architecture firms that rose from the small town of Hubli in the 1970s. It has executed multiple green projects and has succeeded in being a popular environment-friendly architect firm in India. The Hubli Railway Station and Shri Ramakrishna Vivekanand Ashram are some of its renowned creations.
Founded in the year 1996 by Sonali and Manit Rastogi have become a worldwide known architecture firm. They have successfully executed projects in UAE, South Africa, Nepal Bhutan and many others. Safe, comfortable and sustainable architecture what the firm holds a firm hold on. Some of its markable projects include the British Council in Delhi, ITC Surya in Nepal among many others.
7. Abha Narain Lambah Associates
Established in Mumbai, the firm provides architecture, interior design and conservation services to its clients. It is known to have created Monuments, Educational Buildings, Museums, Palaces, Historic Homes and Public Buildings. It not only creates new buildings but is also known for renovating the old buildings meant for conservation.
8. Abin Design Studio
Established in Kolkata, it focuses primarily on architecture interior design facilities. It specialises in doing experimental, art-oriented, sculptural and contemporary works.
9. Adarkar Associates
Providing architecture, conservation and interior design facilities, Adarkar Associates are one of the most renowned architecture firms in Mumbai. All their projects are environment friendly and their interesting use of solids and voids makes their projects stand out.
Established in Delhi, AECOM has proved its efficiency worldwide. One of its most known creations is Charles W Cullen Bridge, USA. its style of work is contemporary and contextual and its scope of works lies in Landscape, Architecture, Urban Design, and Interiors.