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VENKATESH, Architect-Town Planner, Principal Architect, Sahastraksh Consultant

He was born on 14th August 1973, in Bhopal, India. He was graduated in Architecture in 1997 from MACT (now MANIT) Bhopal and Post Graduated in Town Planning from internationally acclaimed School of Planning CEPT University Ahmedabad, India in 1999 where he had been the Academic Secretary of Students Council also. His Enthusiasm for Architecture and Planning brought him into private practice since he was in final years of Graduation since 1995-96.

Today, he is heading his own firm SAHASTRAKSH CONSULTANT, having its H.O. at Bhopal and Branch Offices in India at New Delhi and Raipur. His office is also having its International presence through its office at Sharjah, UAE and Associates at Singapore.

During his short span of more than 15 yrs of private practice, he has till now planned over 625 acres of land in the form of more than 50 Housing Projects, with more than 250lac Square feet of built-up area, which includes more than 18000 Dwelling Units. Other than housing he has planned more than 80 projects which include, Regional Planning, Commercial Buildings, Institutional Buildings, Hospitals, Club Houses etc.

He has been selected among 50 selected Architects and Interior Designers of Asia, along with the legends like Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger, Ar. Hafeez Contractor and Ar. Sanjay Puri etc to display his works at the international Exhibition “Wonder Glance 2013” at Pune, by CNBC TV18. Also he has been nominated for Best Architect the category of Housing and Sports Architecture for “Artists in Concrete Awards-2012- Asia”. Earlier He has been bestowed with “Artist In Concrete Award” – 2011 AICA, National Award for best Architect for overall Excellence by CNBC – TV-18.

He has the privilege of planning the first Private Row Housing Project of Bhopal. He has been instrumental in Planning “Affordable and Adorable Housing” through his efficient unit plans and site planning. Practicing largely with Private Developers and Builders, he has evolved his own housing architecture which can be termed as “Affordable housing to both Buyer and Seller”. He has also been the chief architect for BRTS projects of New Delhi and Bhopal.

He is actively involved in Academics also since 2000, as visiting Faculty and Jury Member at School of Planning, CEPT University Ahmedabad, School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), Bhopal and MANIT, Bhopal for graduate and post graduate courses in Architecture and Planning.

He is Ex - Chairman and Editor: Research, Publication and Co-ordination Committee, of ITPI, MP State Chapter India. He is also a Consulting Architect Town Planner to government organizations like Bhopal Municipal Corporation and Madhya Pradesh Vikas Pradhikaran Sangh (M.P.V.P.S) for large housing and townships. He is a member of American Planning Association (APA) & International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), London UK.  Recently he is been elected Vice Chairman Indian Institute of Architects Bhopal (IIA Bhopal) center.