ABOUT

Founded in 1970 as “G.K.Vanwari Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.”, this architectural firm metamorphosed into a multidisciplinary design studio in 2010 and was renamed “Vanwari Architects”. Since its inception, the office has completed over 800 buildings and many urban projects that range from residences and large housing schemes to office complexes and public spaces.

Based in Mumbai, the office is located in the heart of the city with 4000ft² of office space. Feeding of the dynamics of a bustling megapolis the office uses it as a platform to form a vibrant practice that engages with projects of multiple scales; transversing the disciplines of interior, architecture, landscape, urban design and planning.

THINK TANK

Today the firm is apprised by a thinktank, which consists of both young architects that bring a fresh approach to design issues as well as experienced professionals that help provide vast expertise. Together the office is committed to evolve a language of architecture that is ambitious and innovative in its conception yet practical and efficient in its execution.

For us, architectural form emerges through design decisions that can be either highly rigorous or purely intuitive. To streamline this process, the office constantly strives to go beyond its role of a consultant by providing a high level of engagement with the projects that doesn’t compromise on design quality. This approach helps us create distinguished Architecture and Urban Design with inspired clients.

G.K. Vanwari

G.K. Vanwari has a Diploma in Architecture from Bandra School of Art, Mumbai. He is a registered architect in India, member of the Council of Architecture and a fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects. In 1970, he founded G.K.Vanwari Architects that later became Vanwari Architects: a noted architecture firm in Mumbai. With over 40 years of experience he has completed more than 800 buildings. Taking on the mentorship role for the office now, he still keeps pushing everyone to create better buildings.

Manas Vanwari

Manas Vanwari has a Bachelor of Architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). He is a registered architect in India and a member of the Council of Architecture. He is also a visiting design faculty at KRVIA. Before he became director at the firm in May 2007, Manas worked with Charles Correa Associates in Mumbai, India. Here he played an active role for the design of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. He also worked on other significant projects like the Aga Khan Ismaili Centre, Toronto; an Urban Design Vision Proposal for the City of Mecca, Saudi Arabia; and Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai, India.

Nidhi Arya-Vanwari

Nidhi Arya-Vanwari has a Bachelor of Architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai and a Master of Architecture from PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a registered architect in India and a member of the Council of Architecture. She is a director at the firm since 2010, Previously, she has worked for a period of two years with Sen Kapadia Architects + Planners in Mumbai on various projects including: an artist’s studio, Mumbai; the National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar and a Cultural Center in Mumbai. Here she also worked on competition entries including the AEC competition for a vertical neighborhood and a New Phase Complex for National Institute of Fashion Technology in Mumbai.