Ar. Taha Padrawala

Architect, City Designer, Rural Planner, Academician

Taha Padrawala (b.1989) is an architect, urbanist and educator who is the Founder Principal of Al-Taha Architects and is Assistant Professor at College of Architecture, SVIT, Vasad. Taha has designed projects that range from recycling urban land and master planning in Vadodara to the design of art spaces, boutiques, weekend houses, factories, social institutes and office buildings across India – thereby engaging diverse issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales: from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation and planning.

He studied at the College of Architecture, SVIT, Vasad graduated (2012) with a Master’s Degree in Masters of Planning (Rural Planning and Management) with distinguished Student Award from the CEPT University at Ahmedabad (2014). Apart from his engagement with the design of buildings, taha has been actively involved in civic and urban affairs in Vadodara, having served on commissions for historic preservation and environmental issues, with various neighbourhood groups. He is the Executive committee member of IIA Baroda Centre (since 2015).

Taha has written and lectured extensively on issues to do with architecture, conservation and urban planning in Vadodara and Ahmedabad.


  • Received “DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD” from CEPT University on 7th Feb. 2015
  • Received SDG Certificate of Proficiency from Prof. Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University for Completing Course on “The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development”
  • Certificate of Merit for working as E.C. Member in IIA Gujarat Chapter at NATCON -The largest annual convention of the Architects in India organized by the Indian Institute of Architects – IIA Odisha Chapter in the capital city of Bhubaneswar.

Professional Participation

  • Diploma Course in AutoCAD (With 74%) (2D Designing, Advance Commands, 3D Modelling with Project), HyperSoft, Vadodara
  • Associate Lifetime Member of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Vadodara Chapter.
  • Associate Lifetime Member of The Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI)
  • Elected as General Secretory in Council of Planning Students of Masters of Planning, CEPT University, Ahmedabad (2013-14) Batch.
  • Elected as EC Member of Baroda Center - Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
  • Founder /President of SAAA (SVIT ’s Architects Alumni Association)