'A house is a man's statement of his life'... (Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead) we have been able to play our legitimate role in making that dream statement, for some people! For its BOLD concept and dedicated designing and detailing, one of the earliest houses was published in DESIGN (Editor Patwant Singh) the only 'Indian Architectural Magazine' at that time.

Some more houses, relevant even today, each with some unique idea followed optimum use of space, Rhythm in Architecture, integration of graphics-public art in obvious & natural way. Our own small house has often been 'the laboratory of ideas.'

Many of our Stalls, Pavilions, and a Republic Day Float, have won us 'Silver and Gold Medals' !

The graphic arts and fusion of Art-n-Architecture has been a constant 'source of inspiration' in fact to quote Architect A P Kanvinde, 'the germ of an idea.' is the most important vital force of a project. All along one has been inspired from time to time by Master Architects (WRIGHT, Mies & Corbusier) and some nearer home, like the iconic Ar Raj Rewal, presently Chairman DUAC, Ar Satish Grover and  Ar Joseph Stein*. In fact the undersigned was privileged to be constantly in touch with him during his last five years and imbibed some of his philosophies for e.g. "towards finishing, the effect of last 5% is really more then 50%*.

Ar A R Prabhawalkar our founding Principal at CCA Chandigarh and Ar Aditya Prakash the next Principal with whom I shared a fairly 'long innings' and whose quote," Function, Function, Function!  Isn't Aesthetics a Function"? is close to my heart ! Ar M S Rana the doyen, who was the first Indian to join Ar WRIGHT and coming back to India had the unique distinction of serving as the top many in many institutions of Government of India. Incidentally he was the examiner for our graduation ‘Thesis Project’. Being a master of ‘Organic Architecture’ is a great raconteur & continues to inspire even today !

Amongst the younger colleagues, Ar Sanjay Prakash, a Modernite, stood first in India in his school leaving CBSE examination with a record breaking aggregate... and has never looked back. He continues to do innovative and inspiring work, right from Mirambika and a lot more at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi to Mati Ghar at IGNCA and the Inida Pavilion at the Expo Shanghai 2010; his environmental concerns and the design of his own house have made him an icon to follow!

 So we finish here, but much less than 50% has been covered above, so we remain... in touch.

*Ar Joseph Allen Stein was in India since 1949, till his death in October 2001. Designed pioneering buildings like India International Center, The American Embassy School, The Ford Foundation and other UN buildings at Lodi Estate, (Joseph Allen Stein Lane) his last being the India Habitat Center, He advised / interacted with us in our projects  containing ' Integrated Architectural Murals', all near Connaught Circus, New Delhi.

Interestingly he was born on 10th April 1912, the day TITANIC left London for New York rest being history, both will be celebrating their Centenary on coming 10th April 2012 ! The famous actor Zohra Sehgal will be celebrating her 100th Birth Anniversary on 27th April 2012. Insha Allha !