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Architecture Firm Name: EssTeam Design Services LLP

Website: www.essteam.in

Firm Location: 4th floor ‘Samanvay’ Near Chandni chowk, Piplod, Surat, Gujarat-395007

Founding Year: 2002

Design Team: Snehal Shah, Saloni Shah, Nishith Jariwala, Jigar Dalal, Nikunj Patel, Ankur Desai, Ketna Padhar Morker, Payal Shah, Mayur Chahwala

Snehal Shah

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & MD – ESSTEAM Design Services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
Study at TU DELFT, the Netherlands (1996)
GD Arch.: CEPT, Ahmedabad (1999) Gold Medal
PGD Urban Design: CEPT, Ahmedabad (2001) Gold Medal

He started his professional journey since 2001. His firms ESSTEAM Design Services LLP, Urban Initiatives and ESSACT Project Management LLP, have successfully completed over 650 projects of varying scales at Delhi, Mumbai, Sangli, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Bahraich, Bardoli and Pune in the last eighteen years across the diverse sectors. He has strong inclination towards Green Building and sustainable design, micro-level design issues, energy efficient design, space optimization, mass housing & project implementation strategies. He is actively involved with NGO ‘Oasis’ since 2003 working in the field of character development and education and SCET architecture college.

Saloni Shah

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner-ESSTEAM Design Services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
Study at ETH ZURICH, Switzerland (1998)
GD Arch-CEPT, Ahmedabad (2001)
M Plan- Urban and Regional Planning-CEPT, Ahmedabad (2003)

Her professional journey started since 2003. She is currently heading a 13-year young design firm called OBL/QUE (A unit of ESSTEAM Design Services LLP) which is primarily involved in designing and making customized artworks as well as products, primarily in metal. She has Inclination for history and theory of art and architecture, also in the fields of Urban Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Art and Graphics. She has gained valuable experience having worked with eminent architects and firms such as Charles Correa Consultants, Mumbai (1997), Schnaebli Amman Menz (S.A.M.) Architects, Zurich, Switzerland (1998), and Mr Bimal Patel, Environmental Planning Collaborative, Ahmedabad (2000 – 2001). She is actively involved with NGO ‘Oasis’ since 2003 working in the field of character development and self-leadership education.

Nishith Jariwala

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & Project Lead: ESSTEAM Design services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
B. Arch.- SVIT, Vasad (2007)
IGBC AP (Accredited Professional)

His Professional journey started since 2007. He is a partner of ESSTEAM Design Services LLP since 2014. He is inclined towards Green concepts of building. He has worked on projects of varying scales at Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad, also on a variety of Industrial, Residential, Institutional and Commercial projects of diverse scales dealing with all the issues of architectural design from conceptual design to execution management. His strength lies in his sincerity, commitment and persistence to resolve the issues to the utmost level thereby bringing out the spirit of the design.

Jigar Dalal

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & C. E. O. – ESSTEAM Design Services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
B. Arch.-SCET, Surat (2003) Gold Medal
IGBC AP (Accredited Professional)

His professional journey started since 2003. He is partner of ESSTEAM since 2013 He has worked on multiple projects of varying scales at Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jamnagar, Baharaich, Navasari, Billimora and Pune. He has successfully handled major projects that include large Diamond factories, Jewelry factories and Mass Housing other than independent private Residences, Institutional and Office buildings. He has strong inclination towards Green and Sustainable Built Environment and has delivered India’s Greenest office interior (IGBC Certified Green Platinum rated Interior).

Nikunj Patel

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & Project Lead-ESSTEAM Design Services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
B. Arch.-SCET, Surat (2003)
IGBC AP (Accredited Professional)

His Professional journey started since 2003. He is a partner of ESSTEAM Design Services LLP since 2013. He has keen interest towards micro level and detailing related issues in Architectural and Interior Design. He has ability to lead the team and has persistence to resolve the issues to the utmost level, thereby bringing out the spirit of the design are his strengths. He has handled a variety of Industrial, Residential, Institutional and Commercial projects of diverse scales. He has won Regional Runners Up – Surat Chapter-Indian Green League by IGBC 2019.

Ankur Desai

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & Project Lead-ESSTEAM Design services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
B. Arch.-SCET, Surat (2010)
M. Arch., Urban Design- CEPT, Ahmedabad (2015)
IGBC AP (Accredited Professional)

His Professional journey started since 2010. He is Partner of ESSTEAM since 2016. He has worked on projects of various types and scales, at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat and Valsad. Major projects handled by him include diamond factories, workshop and various public buildings other than independent private residences and office buildings. He has taken major interest in BIM and has given seminars on the usage of BIM and better use of software for smarter realization of a project. He has Strong inclination towards Green & Sustainable Built Environment He is also closely associated with Academics since 2016, and serving as visiting faculty in design colleges at Surat.

Ketna Padhar Morker

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & Project Lead-ESSTEAM Design Services LLP

QUALIFICATION:
Diploma in Arch. Assistantship – Girls Polytechnic, Surat
Diploma in Interior Design, Surat

Her professional journey started since 2005. She is a Partner of ESSTEAM Design Services LLP since 2019. She has an eye for minute detailing in interior design and persistence in project delivery. She has the capability to lead a team and a good hand- over problem solving. Her expertise is in residential interiors. She has completed a variety of projects in the Hospitality and Commercial sector with diverse scales. She develops amazing repo with clients and team members. She has a good sense of material palette selection using mainly green certified materials.

Payal Shah

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner & BDM-ESSTEAM Design Services LLP

QUALIFICATIONS:
BBA (Marketing)-BRCM College, Surat (2002)
PGD Management – Ahmedabad Management Association (2003)
Diploma in Interior Design, Surat

Her Professional journey started since 2005. She is part of ESSTEAM since 2008, and has been serving as Partner since 2019. She holds experience in working in the corporate sector (banking) before moving onto design field, and has a very different side to her as she also takes care of the buyout furniture and soft furnishings for most of the projects. She has good skill for Interior Design Project handover and also capable to lead general administration & management.

Mayur Chahwala

DESIGNATION:
Principal Partner-ESSTEAM Design Services LLP
CEO-M/s Amalgus (Unit of ESSTEAM Design Services LLP)

QUALIFICATIONS:
PGD Building Science & Technology-CEPT, Ahmedabad 2001.

His professional journey started since 2001. He has Worked with Corporate MNC’s & International Brand of Hotelier.He has based himself at Surat in the state of Gujarat (India) and has worked on projects of varying scales at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat and Mehsana. He has a hands-on experience in all forte of interior segments be it Turnkey Contracting, Architect and Interior Designer firm, representing on Owners behalf on couple of projects. His firm ESSACT Project Management LLP, have successfully completed all type of projects of varying scales in the last few years. These projects encompass in diverse segments: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Hospitality and Institutional projects. He has a special inclination and enthusiasm in executing projects with creative and challenging requirements.

 

Practice Ideology

(Text as submitted by the Architect)

Climate Change has woken up everyone and forced us all to rethink our models of growth and development. In the search of economic progress, we realise that we are depleting all our resources that make our existence possible.

​We are a team who loves this planet, and would love to serve our clients and help them in creating wonderful buildings, spaces & products that are sustainable, easy to maintain, joy to use and cost effective. Our insistence on excellence, technology integration and scientific approach help us achieve this, and all these keeping the growth of the People – our Team, our Clients and our Vendors at the centre!

​We C.A.R.E.

At EssTeam, we are committed to doing only Sustainable Development right from a small residence interior, to a giant Corporate House or even a large Industrial Park.

We believe in ‘Practice what you Preach’, and our office is the first platinum rated Green Interiors in Gujarat, and our founding partner’s residence, the first Platinum rated Green Home in our region.

​As an office, our concern for green is very evident since its mandatory for Architects joining the firm to become a Accredited Professional for IGBC, USGBC or GRIHA.

We have a Research Cell SUS10, which looks into analyzing the various green projects and create  practical knowledge which can be used for future projects.

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