Meet the Team

1. Owner

Kiran Kapadia

Owner

Kiran Kapadia is an architect, urban designer and founder of KAPL. He is an alumnus of School of Architecture (CEPT), Ahmedabad where he studied under masters like Prof B. V. Doshi and Prof Anant Raje. He then went on to pursue a Master of Architecture (Urban Design) from Harvard University, USA. After three years of working abroad he returned to Mumbai and founded Kapadia Associates in 1992. Over the years Kiran has guided and nurtured the practice, which has grown from 2 persons to over 90 persons in 2014.

Kiran is actively involved in academics. He has served as visiting faculty at Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and CEPT, Ahmedabad. He is currently a member of the Academy Council at the School of Environment and Architecture Mumbai. Kiran is passionate about cricket and an avid marathon runner. He regularly competes in major national and international marathons and completed the New York Marathon 2014 with a time of 3:53:47.

Education Details
School Of Architecture (Cept), Ahmedabad
Bachelor's Degree
Harvard University, Usa
Master Of Architecture (Urban Design)

2. Director

B.Suryanarayan (Prasad)

Director

Prasad is one of the stalwarts of Kapadia Associates, joining the firm in 1992 and is in charge of administration and technology within the organization. Before joining Kapadia Associates, Prasad worked with the Remi group, where he specialized in general administration and system organization. Prasad's role has grown with the growth of the firm and he has chameleon like qualities to play a wide array of roles from administration to system organization and human resource activities.
Dayanand Poojari

Director

Dayanand Poojari received his Bachelor of Architecture from J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai University in 1993. He joined Kapadia Associates in 1995 .Since then he has handled a number of signature projects including Large IT parks, corporate campuses, residential townships and hospitality projects. He has also been playing a significant role in the growth of the firm. Dayanand is an extremely sensitive designer with a keen eye for detail and fantastic sketching skills. His sketches have become the hallmark of the firm. He has unselfishly guided a number of architects in the firm with his sharp design skills and experience. He brings to the firm an experience of 19 yrs.
Education Details
Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
B.Arch | 1989 - 1994
Riyaz Vasowala

Director

Riyaz Vasowala, B. Arch graduated from Sir. J.J College of Architecture in 1994. He joined KAPL as a trainee architect in 1993 and has been working on several significant architectural & interior projects. Being a Senior Associate he has been instrumental in designing a wide range of projects from large scale IT Parks to large scale Residential Complexes to Shopping Malls. His prominent projects include Crossroads Mall at Mumbai, ITTC IT Park at Kanjurmarg and CASA Bella & CASA Bella Gold at Dombivali. He has unselfishly guided a number of architects in the firm with his sharp design skills and experience.
Education Details
Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
B.Arch | 1989 - 1994
Sanket Jayakar

Director

Sanket Jayakar received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai. Sanket worked with Hussa & Kassaring in Austria and traveled in Europe before joining Kapadia Associates in 2000. Sanket spearheads the retail projects in the practice and is currently handling a number of large mixed use retail projects. He brings to the firm an experience of 10 years.

Sanket has an interest in academics and has served as visiting faculty at Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai.Apart from his professional responsibilities, Sanket also organizes the firm's annual retreat and other social events. Sanket is passionate about cricket and music.

Education Details
Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
B.Arch
Suvidh Shukla

Director

Suvidh Shukla is an architect from D.Y.Patil College of Architecture, Navi Mumbai. After working with Ratan J. Batliboi Architects for a period of three years, he joined Kapadia Associates as an architect in 2004 and was promoted to an Associate in 2007. Suvidh is extremely passionate about design and has a strong interest in working on large architectural projects. His experience includes mixed use, large IT parks, residential and commercial projects.

Suvidh has a strong interest in computer technology and plays a significant role in the firm's computer systems which include up-gradation and training. His significant projects include Lodha Bellissimo, Tata Aveza, Tata Prive, Mindspace Gandhinagar and Master plan for Runwal at Dombivali.

3. Other

Bimlendu Prasad

Cluster Manager

Prasad is one of the stalwarts of Kapadia Associates, joining the firm in 1992 and is in charge of administration and technology within the organization. Before joining Kapadia Associates, Prasad worked with the Remi group, where he specialized in general administration and system organization. Prasad's role has grown with the growth of the firm and he has chameleon like qualities to play a wide array of roles from administration to system organization and human resource activities.
Education Details
Ishan Institute Of Management And Technology
Pgdm, Retail Management | 2008 - 2010
Dayanand Poojari

Architect

Dayanand Poojari received his Bachelor of Architecture from JJ. College of Architecture, Mumbai University in 1993. He joined Kapadia Associates in 1995 and- has played a significant part in the growth of the firm over the years. Dayanand has handled a number of significant projects at Kapadia Associates including large IT parks, residential townships and hospitality projects. 
Dayanand is an extremely sensitive designer with fantastic sketching skills. His sketches have become the hallmark of the firm. He has unselfishly guided a number of architects in the firm with his sharp design skills and experience. 
Education Details
Sir J.J College Of Architecture
Bachelor Of Architecture (Barch), Architecture Design | 1989 - 1994
Kalyani Shroff-Gupta

Kalyani Shroff-Gupta graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture, Mumbai. After working with smaller architecture ft interior design firms, she joined Kapadia Associates in 2003. Kalyani's strong interest is to bridge the gap between architecture and interiordesign. Herfocus in the firm is on high end residential and hospitality projects. She has contributed significantly to a number of very successful projects for the firm including Vasant Vilas and Clover Technologies.
 
Kalyani is also responsible for organizing - "Small Talk" - an internal lecture series for Kapadia Associates which is held on the last Friday of every month.
Education Details
Kamla Raheja Institute Of Architecture, Mumbai
Bachelor Of Architecture
Riyaz Vasowala

Associate

Riyaz Vasowalla graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Sir JJ. College of Architecture, Mumbai University in 1994. He joined Kapadia Associates as a trainee in 1993 and worked for the firm until 2000. He was the project architect responsible for Crossroads, Tardeo which was completed in 1999. He left Kapadia Associates- to start his own design firm based in Navi Mumbai in 2000. In this capacity he completed a number of significant interior projects which included corporate interiors & residential projects. He rejoined Kapadia Associates in 2006 to work on more challenging architectural projects. 
Since rejoining the firm, Riyaz has been responsible for a number of large projects including Lodha I-Think Kanjurmarg, Inorbit Mall Pimpri.and a number of large residential projects. Riyaz brings to the office a professional experience of 14 years in the profession.
Education Details
Sir Jj. College Of Architecture, Mumbai University
Bachelor Of Architecture Degree
Sanket Jayakar

Sanket Jayakar received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai. Sanket worked with H ussa ft Kassaring in Austria and travelled in Europe before joining Kapadia Associates in 2000. Sanket spearheads the retail projects in the practice and is currently handling a number of large mixed use retail projects. Sanket has an interest in academics and has served as visiting faculty at Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai. Apart from his professional responsibilities, Sanket also organizes the firm's annual retreat and other social events with an expertise of a professional event manager. Sanket is passionate about music & singing.
Education Details
Rizvi College Of Architecture, Mumbai
Bachelor Of Architecture
Suvidh Shukla

Associate Architect

Suvidh Shukla is an architect from D.Y.Patil College of Architecture, Navi Mumbai. After working with Ratan J. Batliboi Architects for a period of three years, he joined Kapadia Associates as an architect in 2004 and was promoted to an associate in 2007. Suvidh is extremely passionate about design and has a strong interest in working on large architectural projects. His experience includes large IT parks, residential and commercial projects. 
Suvidh has a strong interest in computer technology and plays a significant role in the firm's computer systems which includes up-gradation and training.
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