Top 50 iGENS 2017

04 Apr 2020
In a world crying out for change, these 50 innovative architects and designers who comprise our iGen 2017 hotlist, could make a telling difference.

Harsh Patel
Interested in solving logic puzzles, playing board games, cards and taking calculated risks, his initial dream was to become a more...
Ruchi Sharma Sabharwal
Acquiring a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from SIES, Mumbai, proved only to be a detour in her career. The final more...
Vyoma Patwa
Since childhood, Vyoma Patwa has been intrigued by how spaces work wonders on a person’s psyche. Her passion for travelling more...
Jatin Hukkeri
His innate affinity for keeping things organised – be it at school, home or otherwise – determined his career choice. more...
Sarab Marwah
Designing spaces like never before – is how Sarab Marwah defines innovation in the architectural realm. “It is like poetry; more...
Akshay Heranjal
Architecture happened completely by accident for Akshay Heranjal. “But like Master Oogway says, ‘There are no accidents’ – which means more...
Kalyan Chakraborty
It was his love for painting as well as mathematics that guided Kalyan Chakraborty to take up architecture as a more...
Sarika Shetty
The formative years at KRVIA, Mumbai, where Sarika Shetty was completing her B.Arch, allowed for self-expression in design while being more...
Amrita Guha and Joya Nandurdikar
For over a decade now, Amrita Guha and Joya Nandurdikar have been weaving together designs with an emphasis on Indian more...
Kanan Modi
Her passion for design goes back to her childhood fascination with structures. “I enjoyed making models, sketching and mathematics,” recalls more...
Saurabh Malpani
When an architect says that “the taste for innovation” led him to the profession, you know that he truly belongs more...
Anushka Contractor
She was born to the profession, hailing from a family of architects and interior designers. “You could say, it’s in more...
Kiron Cheerla
By defining innovation as “effective design through the simplest of means,” Kiron Cheerla provides a glimpse into his design philosophy. more...
Shailesh M Untawale
Choosing architecture as a profession came organically for Shailesh Untawale. Whether it was simply the playground, breathtaking historical sites or more...
Apoorva Sharma
Since her childhood, Apoorva Sharma was keen to pursue Fine Arts or Commercial Arts. But a visit to the studio more...
Kirtisagar Bollar
Childhood impressions fuelled his dreams and choice of a career. Kirtisagar Bollar rewinds, “Since I was four years old, I more...
Sheena Chhabria
Her passion and firm belief that design, creativity and visualisation are inbuilt, propelled Sheena Chhabria to this career. Her repertoire more...
Asif Ahmed PB
My passion for art and building as a profession prompted me to take up architecture,” says Asif Ahmed. This passion more...
Maitri Kalapi Buch
Although her career really took shape after her marriage – when she joined her husband’s firm, which was subsequently renamed more...
Shivani Sanghani
True to her young spirit, designer Shivani Sanghani sees every new assignment as a dream project. She also recognises that more...
Darshan Medhi
As a boy, Darshan Medhi spent time with his architect father in his workplace, then a corner of their home. more...
Mitesh Shantilal Antala
When he established his studio in 2005, Mitesh Antala had a mission: “to develop interior and architectural experiences that are more...
Shyam Sekhar Menon
Numerous site visits as a child along with his father and discussions on house design motivated Shyam Sekhar Menon to more...
Dhara Kabaria
Her initiation into design began while her father was building the family house in Bhavnagar when she was in the more...
Monarch Champaneri
A visit to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad  as a teenager with his father proved to be a more...
Siji Rehana
I have always been fascinated by the intricacies of form and shape of various things in nature, be it the more...
Dhaval Shellugar
Inspired at a very young age while helping out at his father’s automobile business, Dhaval Shellugar discovered that he was more...
Namrata Shah
The genesis of her interest in architecture and design was almost like a fairytale. Namrata Shah recalls, “My first brush more...
Snehal Shah
Coming from a family where almost everyone was a medical doctor (over 25 of them!), even as a ninth grader, more...
Dipal Kothari and Atrey Chhaya
One of the biggest challenges in the creative field is the need to constantly evolve, believe Dipal Kothari and Atrey more...
Pavitra Sriprakash
Having practically grown up under her architect-mother Sheila Sri Prakash’s drafting table, Pavitra Sriprakash was enamoured by the profession early more...
Suhail AK
It was the impact of architecture on living spaces that appealed to architect Suhail AK during his growing years. Once more...
Farah Agarwal
Fundamentally driven by instinct, Farah Agarwal’s trajectory has been replete with self-discovery. She realised very early her passion for designing more...
Pravir Sethi
The child is the father of the man – and this is true in the case of Pravir Sethi, who more...
Sujith GS
Growing up in Trivandrum, Kerala, a young Sujith was inspired by Laurie Baker. “His works were all around me...subconsciously it more...
Farah Ahmed Mathias
One half of a dynamic duo, self-proclaimed ‘type A’ interior designer Farah Ahmed Mathias follows a strict process of perfecting more...
Priyank Mehta
Having secured admission in leading medical and engineering colleges, Priyank Mehta was on his way to fulfill his family’s dreams. more...
Sushant Verma
Exploring design from the lens of technology, the work at rat[lab] is unlike any other. Research, Architecture and Technology are more...
Hadi Haris
Hailing from the ancient port town of Calicut, Kerala, Hadi Haris grew up in Kuttichira, one of the oldest urban more...
Prashant Kulshreshtha
Born on engineer’s day to an engineer father, Prashant Kulshreshtha always presumed that engineering was the profession for him. But more...
Trupti Doshi
Growing up in Mumbai near the Versova beach, Trupti Doshi found a mystique friend in its waves that eventually planted more...
Hari Krishna
Since I was born in a family of goldsmiths, I always had a creative bent of mind, an eye for more...
Priyanka P Mehra
A young child’s love for Lego blocks laid the foundation of her career in design. Priyanka Mehra remembers, “I was more...
Tushar Kothawade
Both Tushar Kothawade and Chiranjivi Lunkad, co-founders, Studio Infinity, were always good at art. But the initial push came from more...
Harsh Boghani
Paper planes – that’s what solidified Harsh Boghani’s passion for architecture. As a kid, he explored different ways of making more...
Raya Shankhwalker
It was the urge to break free from the rigid Indian education system that drew Raya Shankhwalker to architecture school, more...
Vritima Wadhwa
She grew up in a family full of creative people who always wanted to create and design something new. “This,” more...
Akshay Heranjal
Architecture happened completely by accident for Akshay Heranjal. “But like Master Oogway says, ‘There are no accidents’ – which means more...
Anshul Chodha
Serendipity perhaps played a role in determining Anshul Chodha’s career. As he recalls, “It’s almost as if architecture found me. more...
29 iGen 2020: ROHAN KHATRI
Good design is one that breaks the idea of conventional and monotonous design while retaining the client’s needs.”As a child, more...

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