DESIGN Team

Ar.Taha PAdrawala

Architect, City Designer & Academician

Bachelor of Architecture (College of Architecture, S.V.I.T., Vasad),

Master of Planning (C.E.P.T., University, Ahmedabad)

(Director)


Taha, heads the conceptual design function of the practice.

He approaches people, architecture and the environment as interlinking identities underpinned by the assumption that if a building logically belongs in its ecology, both environment and social, then the people that use that Architecture will feel they belong there.

He is a vivid architectural storyteller with a passion for contextual history and mythology and is a great advocate for Architecture that responds to this history, the landscape and sense of Place.

He is currently President of the (SAAA) "S.V.I.T, Architect's Alumni Association" & Assistant Professor at College of Architecture, S.V.I.T., Vasad. He is Associate life Member of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) & Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Vadodara Chapter.

Taha brings the following particular expertise:

  • The design of authentic sense of place
  • Proven ability in managing stakeholder relationships
  • Concept design – planning, spatial, urban design
  • Architectural Resource Consent documentation
  • Sustainability and green building
  • Quality Assurance
  • Development design
  • Material assessment and testing
  • Construction methodology
  • Interdisciplinary consultant coordination and documentation


Er.Amit Shah

Structural Engineer & Academician

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

(M.S.University,Vadodara)

Masters of engineering (Soil engineering)

(D.D.I.T. ,Gujarat University,Ahmedabad)

Master of Valuation (Real Estate)

(B.V.M. ,Sardar Patel University,V.V.Nagar)

[Senior Structural Consultant] &

[Govt. Regd. Valuer (Real estate)]

Er. Amit Shah takes the role of Project Lead for projects of varying size and complexity, from boutique retail fit-out, residential, and multi residential/commercial projects. His skills range across Concept and Developed Design, Design oversight throughout detail development and he has a special interest in materiality and pattern language.

He brings to the project the following particular expertise:

  • Architectural Resource Consent documentation
  • Development design
  • Detailed Design
  • Material assessment and testing
  • Structural concept design
  • Construction methodology
  • Interdisciplinary consultant coordination and documentation

Ar.Avani Mistry

Architect & Academician

Bachelor of Architecture (College of Architecture, S.V.I.T., Vasad),

(Associate Architect)

Avani heads research and development for the practice. She began working with Al-Taha Architects in 2014, after graduating with Gold Medal from College of Architecture,SVIT,Vasad.

Working across all stages of the design and construction process has honed her skills in delivering the beauty and clarity of an initial concept through to execution on site.

She takes the role of Project Lead for projects of varying size and complexity, from boutique retail fit-out, residential, and multi residential/commercial projects. Hes skills range across Concept and Developed Design, Design oversight throughout detail development and she has a special interest in materiality and pattern language.

Avani brings to the project the following particular expertise:

  • Concept design – planning, spatial, urban design
  • Architectural Resource Consent documentation
  • Development design
  • Detailed Design
  • Material assessment and testing
  • Construction methodology
  • Interdisciplinary consultant coordination and documentation
  • Research and development

Mr.Kurma Nadham

Artist & Academician

Bachelor of Art and Masters in Printmaking

(Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University,Vadodara)

(Associate Artist)

Working at Al-Taha Architects has allowed Kurma to work on some of Vadodara’s most iconic architectural projects, something he is very proud of.

He brings to the project the following particular expertise:

  • Developed Design Process Drawings and Models
  • Detailed Art and Installation of Masterpieces
  • Quality of Art & Design with its Material Management

Project TEAM

As a team united by architectural innovation, we bring our diverse expertise together to form a collaborative working environment.

A broad range of disciplines support our architectural work; including resource management strategies, model making and digital technologies, landscape architecture, sustainable design initiatives, urban planning and interior design. Our Project team include a mix of new graduates and experienced architects who have been at Al-Taha Architects for over many years.

The team structure has relatively few layers of hierarchy with the whole team contributing to the design process.