Over 25 practices around the world are headed by Mistry alumni, who once upon a time sought tutelage under Sharukh and Renu’s care.
For 3 decades Sharukh and his team have practiced ‘natural’ architecture, constantly innovating to include every known sustainable means to strive towards an ever-lighter footprint.
Known for his integrity and inspirational leadership, Sharukh’s tireless endeavour towards wholistic architecture takes its inspiration from his keen observation of man’s interaction with nature.
Known also for his talks, which he does a lot of – Sharukh likes to take his audience on a journey of creative exploration. And even though he makes a song and dance about the ‘potential’ of green design, closer attention to Sharukh’s words reveal one simple belief – architecture with heart!!
Despite running a diverse practice, ranging from tsunami rehabilitation projects and SOS villages to giant exhibition centers, the Mistry team’s interactions with their clients, the earth on the site, the project managers and contractors, the trees, and the laborer’s children make it unmistakably clear that Sharukh’s architecture definitely has a heart.
Besides several residential bungalows and commercial interiors, Renu has worked on group housing, interesting conservation projects, several schools, and community service projects. During her practice she has won several national design awards.
Renu is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and a member of the Council of Architecture. Renu’s works were exhibited amongst 30 Women Architects from India, South East Asia & Australia at the ‘Women in Architecture 2000 Plus’, conference held in Bombay in Feb 2000.
Renu has now diversified to being a part of a team that designs and builds villas that incorporate green design principles.
Open plans with minimal walls
Double height volumes that interlink spaces & induce stack effect
Solar panels for hot water
Photo voltaic panels and wind mill for power generation
Complete rain water harvesting, filtration tank & holding tank
Grey water reclamation
Ample natural sky-lighting
Natural cross-ventilation that eliminates the need for air-conditioning
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Re-use of seasoned vintage windows/doors & other materials from old demolished buildings
Non-toxic indoor air-quality
Usage of local construction materials
Terrace garden canopy to reduce solar gain. Garden also produces native fruits for consumption
Roof overhangs & window awnings to reduce glare & solar gain
Native plants landscape with drip irrigation
Brightly colored walls, Murals, and art from scrap.
Renu spends her free time doing yoga, reading and travelling.
A graduate from Kerala University and a LEED Accredited Professional through the US Green Building Council, Sunanda has been with the Mistrys for almost two decades.
Sunoo’s passion for architecture is insatiable and she has fun working on any project, be it big or small. She is driven by a strong sense of purpose, commitment and loyalty. Interpersonal and managerial skills complement her strength of creative competency.
Outside of work, Sunoo enjoys the outdoors, travelling, reading and the not so occasional drink be it with clients, family or friends.
A vibrant, creative and pro-active personality, Sandeep loves to travel and explore new cultures, when he’s not otherwise busy adding to his collection of Fabindia kurtas.
A year and a half into professional practice after his graduation from Thiagarajan College of Engineering, Madhurai, Vinoth joined Mistry Architects as a junior architect. Vinoth’s instinctive feel for materials is often reflected in the innovative details that he so often comes up with, in many of his projects.
Blessed with a great sense of humour, he has this uncanny ability to make light of even stressful situations. His easy-going demeanor belies the fact that he was also a state level volley-ball champ. A true fan of Tamil movies, he also has some amazing footwork which would give most superstars a run for their money.
A hard working individual who parties even harder, Deepa also loves trekking, adventure sports and outdoor events. A fan of the golden oldies when it comes to music, she gives us a glimpse of her musical skills when she occasionally breaks into song. Deepa with her ready smile and never say die attitude has become an integral part of the Mistry family.
Towards the end of ’99, she took a sabbatical to travel, and moved to the U.S. to join her husband where she continued her architectural career, both in the Bay area and down the coast in Carmel.
Now back with Mistrys since 2010, Chets continues to enjoy the challenges and the flexibility of her work. Her extensive travels has sparked off an interest in various ethnicities and she is deeply inspired by the natural beauty, textures, art and colour from all around the world.
Chets’ passion for travel is shared by her husband, Kumu, and together they have experienced a large chunk of various cultures around the world. Apart from her travels, Chets’ interests also extend to ceramics, metal and wire work, skiing, and chocolate making. She is also a proud mom, and takes pleasure in spending time with her young son.
An avid photographer, he loves exploring different places and cultures, birdwatching(not necessarily restricted to the feathered variety). Dyan also enjoys trying out different cuisines and is ever ready to checkout the latest ‘dishes’ in town. Never short of a wisecrack, his infectious laughter often has the entire office in stitches.
Anand’s skill behind the lens has helped the Mistrys maintain a visual record of many projects through the years. Besides this, Anand also has a keen interest in bodybuilding and has earlier participated in several competitions.
Varsha is a graduate from BVB college of Engineering, Hubli and joined the Mistry’s as a junior Architect in 2013.
Efficiency and pleasantness personified is Varsha, a junior architect who lends her support to her husband’s team. She is innovative and her willingness to bring more laurels to his work is very apparent. She manages her domestic and professional life with equal adeptness as she offers a helping hand to all around her.
A product of RV school of architecture Bangalore, joined our office as an architectural intern in 2015. His journey with us has begun ever since.
A silent persona, whose presence is hard to deduce at times, turns out to be quite the entertainer once you get to know him. A perfect example of work and play, he knows just how to balance the two.
His supportive nature helps the team reach deadlines without hiccups. Being a sports enthusiast, his teamwork qualities are put to use in various other fields. His never say no attitude will sure take him on a long journey.
Shivani is a graduate from R.V College of Architecture, Bangalore.
Having interned at Auroville and Sri Lanka, her keen interest in sustainable architecture led her to join the Mistry family as a Junior Architect in 2016.
Inspired by their green practices, Shivani describes each day of work as a true learning experience.
In her free time she enjoys basketball, art, music (restricted to singing in the shower) and experimenting in the kitchen. She loves food with a passion and says that a plate of biryani can solve anything!
She also loves the outdoors and believes that the best travel experiences are the spontaneous, unplanned ones. Shivani lives life in the moment, and faces challenges as they come withzeal.
Harris, a graduate from Karpagam school of Architecture, joined us in 2016. This Coimbatore huduga has since then, changed our office to a Tamil land.
Harris is definitely a team player and loves to support all those he’s working with, making work less stressful. Working with him is guaranteed laughter to anyone who’s around. From the latest clothes and shoes to having a huge fan following on site, Harris has managed to win over s since his arrival at this mad house. His motto has always been ‘dream-believe-become’ and this enthusiasm has the power to turn any situation into a jovial one definitely making him a perfect jigsaw piece in the puzzle we call “Mistrys”.
Suprita completed her graduation in Bachelor of civil engineering in 2013 from GECH, Haveri. With a three year experience in hand, she joined the Mistrys to lend support to the engineering team.Although tucked away in the basement, she is extremely alert to all that is happening in the officeabove.
With an eye for the most beneficial and apt products available for the projects on hand, she brings to the table,her own style of enthusiasm and confidence. Being the only woman in the estimation department, she makes the place come alive with her presence.
Priya is a graduate from RV School of Architecture and joined the Mistry family as an intern in 2016, and has now moved on to become a Junior Architect with us. Her enthusiasm to work and her helpful nature makes her fit perfectly in this mad house we call Mistry Architects. Her curiosity and her willingness to learn has brought her a long way in this field.
Priya has a keen interest in baking and constantly loves to use us to help taste her delicious experiments.
Her interest in travel and sports keeps her occupied during her free time. Her ability to juggle her profession and various hobbies leaves us all inspired!
Anagha our very own Hubli hudugi, loves chocolate more than work. She might be tiny, but her dreams are not. As much as she loves to go home, she is very passionate about design and doesn’t hesitate to quirk things her way.
Abinaya graduated her Civil Engineering from MSAJCE at Chennai and joined Mistrys recently.
Being independent is her principle. She Love to travel in fact love the travelling time. Apart from that dancing is her favourite hobby.”
Dharma Teja G V, Bengaluru boy and graduate from BMS College of Engineering , is the newest addition to the Mistry family, starting off as a junior architect in 2017.
Forever an enthu cutlet his motto is to work hard and party harder. Dharma has been a part of numerous events, whether it is the organising committee or just a participant. His fervent love for adventure has taken him from street art to hiking up the Himalayas.
His future plans, you ask? He wishes to hone his architectural skills and knowledge and use it to address social issues, perhaps even a career in politics. An architect for a Prime Minister sounds quite promising, doesn’t it?
Santhosh known as psyc babe in college campus for his crazy things. Graduated with flying colours as civil engineer from east point college of engineering & Technology worked as site engineer for 1 year 8 months & understood the pulse of construction.
Loves to build friendship with people & always ready to lead hands when need for help. A master chef in cooking & when it comes to Art pencil & Paint brush turn out to be his 6th Finger.
“Akshata graduated from R V School of Architecture, Bangalore in 2016 and joined Mistry Architects in January 2018. Architecture for her is a bridge between science and creativity which gives way to constant scope of exploration in design and space-making. A fun-loving and an extrovert, she enjoys adventures, travelling and dancing”.
Deepa came to Mistrys a complete tom boy, and has since transformed into a wonderful woman, a great architect and team leader. A graduate from Dayanand Sagar School of Architecture, Bangalore, she has been here since 2003.
Greeting us with her cheerful smile every morning since October 2017, Usha is still getting used to the craziness of the Mistry family. Behind her quiet demeanour is an enthusiastic attitude.
Being her first time working in an architectural organisation, she appreciates Mistrys sustainable approach to design. She enjoys reading, games and movies in her spare time.
Ashwini did her B.com from Jain College and then her MBA from Sikkim Manipal University. She has become an “0ld hand” at Mistrys after 4 years of keeping their money in place. Her work experience is over a decade now and she enjoys playing with kids and cooking as much as she does counting money!
A true accounts person who will not allow a single pie go out of place. She is thorough in her calculations and the job suits her perfectly. Calculating the plus points of every transaction she will make sure the organization does not lose out on any money. Trust her to make the best of what we get! Not a stoic accountant but a fun person she is.
Determination and hard work personified is what Shanthi is and this is what got her through her B.com from Bangalore University from Dr. Amberdkar evening college and MBA in HR from Punjab Technical University also from the same college. All this while she was working at reception in Mistry Architects!
Her second name is enthusiasm and she can be found on every floor almost simultaneously. An Obliging person who will go out of her way to help everyone, she also tends to create problems for herself with her over enthusiasm at times. A bouncy bubbly person.
Arumugham, although one of the older members of the Mistry family, is still a child at heart. Formerly a security guard at Mistrys, he decided to quit his graveyard shift and joined the Mistrys as part of the admin team. He is fun loving and always full of jokes. When he’s not playing his pranks, he lends a helping hand to whoever needs it.
Nirmala has been with the Mistrys for almost two decades and has become an indispensable part of the housekeeping team. Her passion for cleaning often sees her working late into the night, more in keeping with the work ethics of the studio. Needless to say her assigned spaces are perfectly spotless
Her caring nature ensures that no one goes hungry and also making sure that there is adequate supply of caffeine for the night owls in the office at the end of the day.
An avid movie buff, Nirmala’s other passion is chocolates which is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face.
Shankar has the honour of being the longest serving employee with Mistrys.
From his humble beginnings as an office boy, through sheer perseverance, Shankar added a lot of skills to his repertoire, learning drafting and model making in the midst of his daily office chores. He soon graduated to become a model-maker and has mastered the intricacies of translating lines on paper into the third dimension.
Shankar’s other interests include sports (especially cricket) and photography.
Anush, the latest and youngest addition to the Mistrys housekeeping team, has very easily endeared himself to everyone with his shy and unassuming manner.
Although this is his first job, he has very quickly picked up his duties and deftly deals with the idiosyncracies of each one of us.
His meticulous nature is also reflected in his dress sense, which he carries with a spring in his step.
Anush loves the outdoors and his love for reading has inspired him to further his education after work hours