Ajay Sharma

Ajay SharmaAfter graduating from University of Mumbai with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture & a gold medal from Rizvi college of Architecture in 1997, Ajay worked as a junior architect with Ar. Brinda Somaya, where he worked on various architecture and interior projects & hosted Women in Architecture 2000plus, a conference focusing on the work of women architects.

Branching out from architecture was a step taken towards Art direction in Bollywood, when he assisted Art Director Bijon DasGupta. He worked as an assistant art directors in movies like Dhadkan, Aashique, Ek Rishta and Haan Mainay Bhi Pyaar Kiya Hai along with the sets for various Ad films and shows.

Ajay was also associated as Consulting Architect at Ramoji Filmcity, Hyderabad, where he was involved in Designing and Art Direction for The Hollywood Theme Park in collaboration with American Art Director David Woody. He headed a team of 15 people comprising of junior architect, set designer, graphic artists, Cad Designers towards the developing of designs, presentation drawings, layout plans, working & detail drawings for execution .

Moving on from there he set up his design firm "studioADAPL" offering consultancy services in architecture, interiors & turn-key solutions for interior projects. The company specialices in designing high end residence projects, commercial & hospitality interiors. Projects have been executed in Mumbai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Nagpur, Jabalpur.

Along with practicing architecture, Ajay is also an academician. He teaches architecture in Rizvi college of Architecture, Mumbai. He mentors students for their final year thesis projects. He has been awarded the Best Teachers Award 2015 for Related Design Disciplines for Basic Design by Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture.

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