Aug 23, 2023
Greenfield Masterplans - Campus Masterplans
Niki Shah, our Director of Urban Design, delivered a guest lecture on Greenfield Masterplan proposals of educational campus masterplans at CEPT University. He spoke at length about the processes involved, and the challenges tackled in designing and execution of the same.
Apr 01, 2023
Managing Urban Redevelopment
Dr. Bimal Patel presented his thoughts on Managing Urban Development at the Kale Hall, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. It was organised by the Pune International Centre and Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.
Watch the lecture here.
Dec 23, 2022
Sustainable Architecture and Construction
Bobby Desai, our
Director of Design, presented his thoughts on Sustainable Architecture and
Construction at Ahmedabad Education Society Ground for the ARCCON 2022 event.
It was a part of GICEA’s 75th Anniversary celebration 2021-2022.
Oct 12, 2022
Learnings from the case study of Nagpur Town Planning Scheme
Ganesh Ahire, our Associate, presented the Pardi-Bharatwada-Punapur Town Planning Scheme of Nagpur at CEPT University for the 3rd semester students of Masters in Urban Planning. It was a part of their exposure session series on Urban Expansion and Regeneration Planning Studio 2022.
Oct 07, 2022
Interdisciplinary talks on Urban Resilience: Pune Riverfront Masterplan
Ganesh Ahire, our Associate, presented the Pune Riverfront Masterplan at the Bhandarkar Institute Auditorium, Pune organised by the Loft Forum in collaboration with the Architects, Engineers & Surveyors’ Association and the Institute of Urban Designers India. This was followed by a Q&A session.
Sept 07, 2022
Kartavya Path Redevelopment Project: Reimagining and Renewing a National Icon
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Kartavya Path Redevelopment Project during the Management Development Programme for the judges of Uttar Pradesh, organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA, Delhi).
Aug 25, 2022
Importance of Designing it Right: Street 4 People
Niki Shah, Director of Urban design at HCP, was a panellist at an online workshop organised by ITDP- India on the ‘Importance of Good Street Design’ and learnings from the same. Another panellist in this discussion was the Chennai Smart City CEO Raj Cherubal.
May 14, 2022
Improving and Expanding the Public Realm: Ahmedabad | Mumbai | Varanasi
Dr. Bimal Patel presented three urban projects undertaken by HCP that are aimed at tackling the challenges of social and developmental advances: The Sabarmati Riverfront Development, the Mumbai Port Redevelopment and the Vishwanath Dham Project at IIA NATCON-21, held at Hyderabad.
April 29, 2022
Public Projects Public Discourse
Dr. Bimal Patel gave a keynote presentation at IIA Mahacon, Pune about the concerns and apprehensions that people had about two of his public projects: the Sabarmati Riverfront Development in Ahmedabad and the Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi.
He also presented the philosophy and practice of communication that HCP has developed over time to engage with public discourse around public projects.
Apr 15, 2022
Four Urban Design Projects in India: Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Ahmedabad Development Plan, Sabarmati Riverfront Development, Mumbai Eastern Waterfront Development and the Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi at a talk organized by M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University. All four projects are aimed at improving Indian cities.
Apr 05-06, 2022
Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi and Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi
Ar. Aalap Bhavsar and Ar. Himanshu Suthar presented the Vishwanath Dham and Central Vista projects to the 8th-semester students of SJB School of Architecture, Bengaluru. This was followed by guided tours to both sites.
Mar 26, 2022
Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi
Dr. Bimal Patel presented ‘Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi’ in a seminar organized by The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects (GICEA). It was followed by a Q&A session.
Feb 19, 2022
Working with Urban Rivers
Niki Shah, Architect and Urban Designer at HCP delivered a lecture titled ‘Working with Urban Rivers’ at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA), Mumbai.
The lecture was organized by KRVIA as a part of the Institute’s weekly lecture series ‘Encounter’. The talk was followed by a Q&A session.
Feb 15, 2022
Reimagining Museums in India
Dr. Bimal Patel was a part of the ‘Reimagining Museums in India’ Global Summit, organized by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Bloomberg. He chaired a session on the architecture and functional needs of museums.
Feb 11, 2022
Complexities of a Large-Scale Government Project
Niyati Mannari gave a guest lecture on the complexities of a large-scale Government project to a group of architecture students at CEPT University.
Jan 09, 2022
Revamping Central Vista
Dr. Bimal Patel gave an exclusive interview on the transformation of the Central Vista, New Delhi with Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal for an episode of Economic Sutra at Sansad TV.
Dec 03, 2021
The Central Vista Redevelopment Project
Nov 20, 2021
Urban Design in India: Challenges and Opportunities
Nov 19, 2021
Towards a New Paradigm for Urban Planning in India
Dr. Bimal Patel spoke about the proposal for the Redevelopment of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) land, as part of the CEPT Urban Design Roundtable. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.
Oct 22, 2021
Revisiting Central Vista, New Delhi
Sep 20, 2021
'Most people won't even notice the changes to the Central Vista'
Mar 30, 2021
Role of Architects and Planners in Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Dr. Bimal Patel and Dr. Amogh Gupta presented a seminar on the ‘Role of Architects and Planners in Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ organised by the Council of Architecture in association with Department of Architecture and Planning, MANIT Bhopal.
Mar 27, 2021
Connecting the Dots: In Conversation with Dr. Bimal Patel
Dr. Bimal Patel was part of a conversation with students of Maharaja Sayajirao University, as part of their annual event titled Reflections 2021.
Nov 07, 2020
Modernising Indian Cities
HCP Director Bimal Patel delivered a lecture at the SPA Bhopal Foundation Day event where he spoke at length about modernising Indian cities and the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project.
Oct 09, 2020
Pune Riverfront Rejuvenation and Nagpur TP Schemes
Ganesh Ahire, architect and urban planner at HCP, presented Pune riverfront rejuvenation and Nagpur TP schemes as case studies to students of Masters in Urban Planning (MUP) at CEPT University, as part of an “Exposure Session Series” for the Urban Expansion and Regeneration Planning (UERP) Studio.
Sep 12, 2020
Planned Urban Densification
Dr Bimal Patel gave a presentation on Planned Urban Densification as a key speaker at a webinar organized by AIC Surat iLAB Foundation of Smart City Surat and Institute of Town Planners (ITPI).
Jul 06, 2020
Dr. Bimal Patel answered questions from undergraduate students regarding architecture and professional practice as part of a guest lecture series within the Professional Practice course at CEPT University.
Jun 27, 2020
Poetics and Politics in Shaping Architecture
Dr Bimal Patel converses with Naresh Narasimhan and Vijay Narnapatti on teaching, learning and practising architecture and design, in an open-for-all discussion, organised by ACEdge.
Jun 19, 2020
Work Practice and Design Philosophy
Dr. Bimal Patel discusses his work practice and design philosophy with Vivek Gupta and Sabrina Khan Patel in an interactive session organised by COA Social Dialogues, that was streamed live on Zoom and Facebook.
Jun 13, 2020
Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi
Dr. Bimal Patel gave a presentation on the ‘Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi’ project in a session organized by Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture. This was streamed live on Facebook.
Jun 05, 2020
Urban Planning in India
‘Planners blame politicians, the lack of resources, or the unwillingness of Indians to follow rules for the failures of planning. But, are these the reasons why planning does not work in India? Or are the plans and the approach to planning to blame?’ Dr. Bimal Patel and B R Balachandran discuss how to make planning work in India in a podcast series by CRDF, CEPT University.
Mar 12, 2020
Modernising Indian Cities
Dr. Bimal Patel talks about the challenges in dealing with urban renewal projects in a complex socio-political, historical and cultural context using three projects: Transformation of Central Vista, Redevelopment of Mumbai Port and Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi. Hosted by CCBA and India House Art Gallery.
Feb 28, 2020
Redevelopment of the Eastern Waterfront of Mumbai
The Urban Design Research Institute invited Dr. Bimal Patel to present HCP’s proposal for the Redevelopment of the Eastern Waterfront, Mumbai to a gathering of professionals and students. The presentation was followed by Q&A session moderated by Mr. Cyrus Guzder.
Feb 22, 2020
As part of a wider, guided and experience-based architectural learning initiative titled ‘Ahmedabad Commons’, HCP organised an open house for two projects: Bhaktiben-Hasmukhbhai Residence and Newman Hall.
Jan 24, 2020
Transforming Central Vista, New Delhi
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the winning design for the Central Vista Redevelopment and New Parliament in New Delhi, followed by a discussion with Ar. Stephane Paumier. The open discussion session was moderated by Prof. A. Srivathsan and organized by CEPT University.
Jan 13, 2020
New Parliament with 900 seats to be ready by 2024 polls, will have a triangular shape
Jan 13, 2020
The new 'New Delhi'
‘There’s nothing we are doing that Lutyens wouldn’t have. It’s radical, but doesn’t rupture with past’: Dr Bimal Patel
In a detailed presentation and interview with Indian Express, Dr Bimal Patel, architect and urban planner, shares the blueprint and objectives of the coveted project.
Jan 11, 2020
60 Minutes with Dr. Bimal Patel
‘Whatever is built must reinforce the character Lutyens imagined’. Dr. Bimal Patel explains how the plan will preserve heritage buildings and not disrupt the existing layout, in an article by The Hindu.
Aug 24, 2019
'Modern Heritage' at the Frame Conclave, Goa
“STIR attended the Frame Conclave as a Media Partner, to uncover three days of discussions around ‘Modern Heritage’ and the architectural legacy of post-independent India. Bimal Patel, Rohit Mehndiratta and Vandini Mehta, and Sanjay Kanvinde presented their respective fathers’ works and its prominence to the time they were built, all having individually published books on them as second generation architects.”
Aug 13, 2019
Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi proposal to illustrate strategies and nuances of urban design which can be suitably applied to improve our towns and cities. This webinar was organised by Philips Signify.
Aug 02, 2019
CEPT Excellence Awards
Bobby Desai, Director of Design at HCP, addressed the students and faculty at the CEPT Excellence Awards ceremony on August 2, 2019. He is a member of the Board of Review at CEPT University and the Chair of the selection panel for the CEPT Excellence Awards 2019. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in student work across the faculties of Architecture, Design and Planning Faculties.
May 11, 2019
Vishwanath Dham Project, Conversations on Places of Significance
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Vishwanath Dham Project at an open academic discussion at CEPT University. The presentation was followed by perspectives from AGK Menon, conservation expert, Gurmeet Rai, conservation architect and A. Srivathsan, Academic Director, CEPT.
Feb 04, 2019
The 6 Padma - Indian Express
“On the eve of Republic Day this year, President of India conferred the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards, to 112 people from various disciplines. Out of the 94 Padma Shri awardees, six were from Gujarat. The Indian Express profiles the six personalities — including HCP Director Dr. Bimal Patel.”
Jan 27, 2019
Death of Architecture, Ahmedabad
HCP Director Bimal Patel and Director of Design Bobby Desai were speakers at the talks organized as part of the national travelling exhibition titled Death of Architecture.
Oct 12, 2017
Looking for Sustainability through Urban Planning and Design
A talk about sustainability was organized by Alliance Francaise (Ahmedabad) as part of a series called ‘Decoding Cities’. Dr Bimal Patel and Bobby Desai, both directors at HCP were speakers at this event.
Apr 24, 2015
The Ahmedabad leg of Green Turf forum
Hosted by Samsung, the Ahmedabad leg of Green Turf saw participation of many renowned architects. including HCP’s Director of Design Bobby Desai.
Dec 11, 2014
Nerolac EarthMatters Convention
Nerolac ‘EarthMatters’ in association with Indian Architect & Builder (IA&B) saw an evening with over 90 architects in Ahmedabad. The attempt was to speak about sustainability not as a speciality but as a prerequisite of all actions, with a special address to design, innovation & sustenance. Bobby Desai was a panelist at this event.