Abraham John & Alan Abraham
There’s no endorsement as powerful as repeat clientele. And Abraham John Architects have seen plenty of those since they set up shop in 1967. The practice has had a string of well-known clients over the years – TCS, Britannia Biscuit Co., Glaxo Laboratories, Canara Bank, United Phosphorous, YMCA, Oxfam International… Known for a contemporary perspective and attention to detail, both, founder Abraham John and his son Alan Abraham — who now co-manages the practice with his father — are registered architects with the Council of Architecture. Their oeuvre tells us of the duo’s penchant for balancing form and function, their interest in connecting spaces to nature, and their skill in optimising space. While the firm believes in being forward-looking — they transitioned to BIM, which allows them to do more in less time and focus on design rather than merely drawing — its principals are eager to give back to society, whether through work for calamity-affected areas of Latur, Rajkot, coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, or through close involvement in a series of urban renewal plans, collectively called The Bombay Greenway Project, that seek to rejuvenate areas such as such as Shivaji Park, Carter Road, Mahalaxmi, Saat Rasta, Juhu Beach… and transform the city.