Ar. Deepa Mathai Principal Architect of Arkind Architects, leads the practice with her 20 years of experience. A Registered Architect with the Council of Architecture India, Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and Architect Member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, she is also one of the few RIBA Chartered Architects in India. Working on projects across countries of diverse scale, ranging from 92 storied towers to spread out developments with varying character, functional brief, climatic and geographic conditions, socio-economic strata, culture and history, construction technology, urban fabric, laws, development control and regulations has given her the privilege of viewing the profession in a wider spectrum. Specializing in design processes in her Masters Degree thesis, she has applied the same at Arkind Architect's design studio - leading to a TQM, Customer Focus and Life Cycle Design based approach.
Ar. Deepa was also the project Architect of famous Dubai Etisalat , Sh. Zayed University and Al Ain Souk prior to her involvement in Arkind. Her portfolio includes Architectural and Interior Design projects in the domain of Health care, Residential, Retail, Tourism, Public structures, Educational and Commercial. Her designs have won International Accolades and Awards in the categories of Environmental Design, Tourism & Leisure Led Developments, Educational Buildings, Community Culture and Tourism Developments.
Mr. Mathews George is the Master Planner and Infrastructure Consultant is leading our sister concern Arkind Consultants Pvt. Ltd since 1998. He is one of few, Chartered Town Planner of Royal Town Planning Institute of U.K in India. Mr. George with an Urban & regional Planning, Agriculture Engineering back ground has done projects in various countries. These include Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Landscape- Irrigation&-Green Water &Water Master Plans, Dubai Festival City, Abu Dhabi Airport East Mid Field, various parks(50+)- various fountains (80+)- Central Control Systems(10+) - various Highways & Roads in Al Ain& Abu Dhabi , Al Ain Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Al Ain Zoo, Sh. Khalifa Park, Zayed University, Ai Al Fayda, Abu Dhabi Cornishce, Equestrian Club, Abu Dhabi Airport Gold Course, Industrial Cities, 200 bar pumping system in UAE; Doha Cultural Village-Qatar Petroleum Facilities & Airport in Qatar; Developments in Sudan & Morocco and various town ships-resorts-schools- colleges- hospitals- property developments across India.
George is specialized in Sustainable Environmental Planning and Life cycle Cost based designs that account for Opex and environmental costs besides Capex. Projects done by George had won various awards & recognitions for Master Planning and Environmental Planning.
Arkind’s designs are guided by pursuit of total quality, innovation and comprehensiveness evolved from our years of Research, Global Design and Project Management Experience. Satisfying the client requirements is a duty where as meeting the client’s needs through ‘Design’ is the responsibility of Architects and Engineers. Arkind is further committed to formulate additional meaningful futuristic constraints and perfecting the design for added value, marketing and true sustainability, while bestowing justice to environment, regionalism and society. Each creation should be meaningful-revealing to the client the purpose behind it, not necessarily emanating from the designer’s prior perceptions and style.
Designs in Arkind are Total Quality Managed both in design processes and customer focus. Arkind provides the best value for investment with long-term sustainability and energy efficiency through apt merging of form, structure and services to reduce overall life cycle.