|Born||1950 (age 63–64)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Alma mater||University of Mumbai, Columbia University|
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. 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
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.
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. 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.
Aparna Industrial Promotion Council building Fatuha Patna
- National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
- The Lalit-Ahmedabad
- TNN, Dec 18, 2010, 09.53pm IST (2010-12-18). "Architect for conserving rare heritage monuments - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- "Building dreams". Indian Express. 1998-12-30. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- "From 50 floors to 80 plus, Mumbai grows taller". IBN Live. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- "Green buildings are a joke: Hafeez Contractor". The Times Of India. 2011-09-14.
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