Hrishikesh Phadke is founder and Chief Cultural Officer of Newarch Landscapes LLP and Newarch Infotech LLP. located at Mumbai, India. His firm is involved in landscape design of projects ranging from various scales and spaces from podiums, complexes to master planning layouts. Clientele includes private developers, corporate houses, government agencies and institutes. Ar. Hrishikesh Phadke holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from L.S. Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture at New Delhi, India. With over 25 years of experience in the field as a practicing landscape architect, he is also actively involved in teaching landscape design courses as visiting faculty for 2 decades. He is an active member of professional organizations such as Indian Society of Landscape Architects (ISOLA), Mumbai Chapter and IDAC Mumbai
Nishit Mehrish is a professional Architectural Lighting Designer and Planner. He is the founder and owner of the firm Visive Lighting Design practicing from Mumbai, India. He is a graduate from University of Delhi in Computer Networking Engineering, studied Interior Design from Academy of Applied Arts, Mumbai. He is an Associate and Registered Member of ISLE (Indian Society of Lighting Engineers) and has an experience of about 20+ years in building industry. He has worked in Residential, Commercial and Hospitality in interiors and exterior lighting with prominent architects and builders. His practice aims at providing energy saving and economic solutions for Lighting projects.
Pragnesh Trivedi has 30+ years of professional and teaching experience in Real Estate and IT industry. He has experience of working in reputed corporate houses and have gained extensive insights on managing real estate development projects including land acquisition, design and marketing brief, construction, sales, project financials and development up to handover. In his IT/software stint with FTIL, he has worked on business plan and product development of online eCommerce platforms for construction industry. He has been associated with reputed institute like RICS, CEPT and Nirma University as visiting faculty and jury for courses of Real Estate MBA and BBA programs. Pragnesh has Bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology, Masters in Housing Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and MBA from IBS Mumbai. He is also an MRICS, UK.
Prof. Amit Kumar Bose , Director DDF Consultants Pvt. Ltd, a leading multi-disciplinary research and consultancy organisation is graduate from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). During his five decades of professional career, he has worked in India and other countries in diverse fields, ranging from teaching and research to development planning, policy planning and disaster management. He is a key resource person to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Institute of Disaster Management, Administration Training Institutes (ATIs) of various States. He is visiting Professor to IITs and NITs; and speaker to many national and international conferences. He has been involved in writing different Guidelines for National Disaster Management Authority.
Veena Sawant , has over 20 years of planning experience working as a Municipal Planner specializing in land use, redevelopment and master planning. She is currently Director of Planning / Township Planner at Township of Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA and Principal at VMC Planning LLC. She works closely with the governing bodies to help them achieve their vision for a balance of community development and preservation of the community's unique character through pro-active planning. Ms. Sawant holds a Bachelors in Architecture from Mumbai University, India and a dual Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Policy Making from New York University.
Meenal has over two decades of experience in research, design, development and execution of Climate Action Programs and Projects that informs policy and regulatory frameworks all through the lens of Decarbonization, Net Zero and Regenerative Design, Circular Design and Economy, and Social Impact. Her work pans across diverse sectors like the Building sector, Architecture and Design Education, Transportation and Agriculture.
Meenal is adept in providing solution based approaches to the critical challenges in the Building Sector, i.e High Performance Building Design, Post Occupancy Modelling, and grid interactiveness. She has also worked strategically in areas like Demand Flexibility and Demand Side Management as well as RE integration. She holds keen interest in developing, enhancing and forwarding innovative financial mechanisms and instruments that could mainstream climate action. In the past she has provided strategic leadership and governance to climate action projects as well as organizations. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Arizona. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, IGBC Accredited Professional and Assessor and an EDGE expert.
Milind Surve is an architect, urban planner, educator and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience. He is the co-founder and director of Alternate Angle Architects Pvt Ltd. His work experience spanning over various geographies including projects in USA to Rural India, gives him exposure to wide variety of clients and project typologies. He works on all stages of project from conceptualization to approvals up to completion of construction. Milind is also a passionate about teaching and sharing his practical knowledge through various means including being a visiting faculty to architecture colleges in Mumbai region to holding workshops, seminars and lectures at different avenues.
Snehal Jagdale-Surve is an architect and urban planner with 20+ years of experience. She is co-founder of Alternate Angle Architects Pvt Ltd. Snehal has international experience in project design, management and coordination working with reputed international design firms. Her stint with Larsen & Toubro as Principal Architect has given her exposure to large scale projects throughout India. She has worked on variety of project typologies from residential, industrial, institutional and infrastructure projects. Snehal is also a passionate educator and is involved as a visiting faculty and jury in architecture college in Mumbai region. Her professional knowledge is seamlessly transferred to her students through her teachings and mentoring.
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