Hafeez Contractor

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Hafeez Contractor
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of Mumbai, Columbia University
Practice Zoroastrianism

Hafeez Contractor (born 1950) is an Indian architect.[1] He is a member of the Bombay Heritage Committee and New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee.

Early life[edit]

Hafeez Contractor was born in Mumbai in a Parsi family. He earned his graduate diploma in architecture from the University of Mumbai in 1975 and completed his graduation and MS in Architecture from Columbia University, New York City on a Tata scholarship.[2] He studied at the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and then went on to pursue a post graduation degree from Columbia University in New York.


Hafeez Contractor started working in 1968 as an apprentice with his uncle T. Khareghat even while working toward his architecture degree. In 1977, he became the associate partner in the firm. Between 1977 and 1980, he was a visiting faculty member at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai.

Architect Hafeez Contractor[edit]

He started his firm, Architect Hafeez Contractor, in 1983 with two people. One of his first success stories was the Vastu building at Worli Seaface. He then bagged projects in Pune for Karia Builders and a lot of residential buildings. He has also designed The Imperial I and II, the tallest buildings in India.[3]

His projects are spread across India.

His work is controversial from the perspective of social impact and originality. His design approach is often thought of as uninspiring by architecture academics.[4] Despite being one of India's most successful commercial architects, he publicly stated that Western standards for "green" buildings are a joke arguing that the problems present in India require unique solutions.[5]


Aparna Industrial Promotion Council building Fatuha Patna

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
  • The Lalit-Ahmedabad



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