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Harsh Varshneya

Harsh Varshneya is the principal architect at STHAPATI. He graduated as a triple gold medalist from the prestigious Sushant School of Art and Architecture in Gurugram before getting his master’s in sustainable tall buildings, accredited to CTBUH, Chicago, at the renowned University of Nottingham. With a substantial tenure at a leading European architectural firm in London, he significantly contributed to large-scale projects across the UK, Mauritius, New Zealand, and various urban developments in India. 

Currently, he leads various projects, including the prestigious redevelopments of major transport hubs across the country, comprising railway stations and airports, and the Government of India’s Technology-enabled Light House Projects in Lucknow, Indore, and Agartala. Harsh’s remarkable contributions earned him recognition, such as being featured in ’30 under 30: 2021′ by the Hindustan Times.

Vipul B Varshneya

Vipul B. Varshneya is one of the co-founders and principal architects at STHAPATI, a multidisciplinary architectural practice headquartered in New Delhi. Sthapati’s globally recognised portfolio spans a spectrum of building typologies, from individual dwellings to large-scale master planning and urban developments, including the Ayodhya Airport, set to launch in early 2024.  

Vipul is a proponent of heritage, a visionary urban planner, and a prolific author with over 150 articles published in national dailies, including The Hindustan Times. Under her stewardship, documentation of historical and culturally significant monuments has been completed and published by leading organizations.

Practice Ideology

Sthapati is a multidisciplinary architectural practice rooted in Indian values, forging a global legacy through the power of meaningful human connections. Their ethos centres on celebrating diversity through cultural integration while fostering a global outlook and achieving collaborative excellence. They believe in building beyond boundaries, ensuring that their architectural marvels resonate on an international scale. They understand that true excellence is born from collaboration, which is why architects, designers, and clients work seamlessly together to achieve outstanding results in every project.  

At Sthapati, the designers don’t just build structures; they also work on creating connections. With a focus on designing spaces that inspire, their goal is to use architecture to create a lasting impact on communities and the environment. Dedicated to creating landmarks and building connections, the firm is focused on breaking traditional boundaries, embracing innovation, and using sustainability to shape a brighter, more inclusive architectural future.

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