Amit has worked with high profile companies such as Morphosis, Gensler, Jones Studio, Richard and Bauer, Marwan Al-Sayed, The Construction Zone, Architekton in the USA, Aedas, DP Architects in Singapore and Anant Raje Architect in India on broad range of projects from Tall Buildings, Performing Art Centers, Border Station, Higher Education, US Consulate, Commercial/Retail to High-end residential.
He is licensed in the USA and India with over 27 years of experience.
He teaches as Adjunct Faculty at ASU graduate and undergraduate School of Architecture since 2002. He believes that, good built environment begins with solid foundations laid for students.
His projects have been on AIA, Contemporary Forum and Spirit of the Senses home tours, showcased on Dwell, Archdaily, Architizer websites and Arizona Republic, Inside-Outside publications. He has given talks about his work and travelogue at institutions of US and India such as University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Phoenix Art Museum, National Institute of Design, India and FEED Forum, PVP College of Architecture, India.
He was brought up influenced by the great works of Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad, India, such as Mill Owners Association, Sanskar Museum, Villa Shodhan and Villa Sarabhai by Corbusier and Indian Institute of Management that played a pivotal role in his upbringing.
He is passionate about meaningful work in Architecture that is responsible, sustainable, poetic and phenomenological.
Amit believes that, Architecture is a relentless pursuit of beauty and light.
Minimalism is not the goal, but a derivative of the process of reticence, similar to the minimalism at the core of the system of yoga focusing on the un-conditioning of the human psyche. Intrinsically both are monastic in nature. Both yoga and architecture are practices striving to attain inner and outer minimalism. Architecture, the art form as the extension of the human body and the human body as the extension of the soul while the space stays as the common denominator in both.
In his works, honesty of expression along with tectonics, dimensions of phenomenology, metaphysics and poetics are at the core that add a sense of meaning to his Architecture and play a pivotal role in captivating the human psyche. He strives to transcend the phenomena of Form and Function and to go beyond into the realms of Architectural Will. He believes that, Form is a wrapper of Space within Space. Space itself being formless is then potent to manifest into infinite forms using elements such as earth, water, fire and air.
He finds, Architecture today has been seriously compromised by many factors that are apparent in Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa’s quote below:
"In the current culture of affluence and abundance, materialism and obsessive consumption, quasi-rationality and nostalgia, architecture has become a threatened art form. The authentic art of building is curiously marginalized by two opposite tendencies; instrumentalization and aestheticization. On one hand, buildings are regarded as mere instruments of simplistic functional performance and shrewd profit making and on the other, as objects of visual seduction flirting the conservatism of taste, or projecting images of superficial novelty. In today's world of instant imagery, architecture seems to be turning into a device of momentary persuasion through the process of aestheticization. This is a strategy, by which even cynical politics and wars are made acceptable and desirable"
-Juhani Pallasmaa, ETHICS IN PLACE, Symposium: 'Architecture, Memory and Environmental Poetics' Feb 2004, phoenix, az, usa.
We are currently engrossed in some exciting mixed-use, international Landscape and residential projects to keep us busy. Stay tuned!