AANGAN Architects was instituted in April 2001 with a motive of creating sensible and responsive design collaboration in fields related to built environment; Architect & Urban Designer Vishal Shah the Founder
Partner and Ar. Vishal Desai, Partner are heading the firm with Ar. Niti Shah & Ar. Prathama Desai providingan edge to Planning and Interior Design respectively.
‘AANGAN’- a hindi word, means a transitional forecourt of a traditional Indian House, the word suggests a pause, a phase of transition incidental at the entrance of the house.
The Design philosophy of the firm metaphorically represents the word ‘AANGAN’ where it facilitates the decision making for the client for a better living environment. The methodology of AANGAN strives to promote innovative and alternative thinking amongst all involved in design and promote sustainable practice from conceptual stage.
1st IIID Anchor Awards 2011 & 2013 (West -3 Zone),
Commendation Award-IIID Anchor Awards 2012 (National Level) for Best Interior Design for Small Office Space
Runners Up in Single Dwelling Category & Small office Space Design (Regional Level – West 3) -IIID-Anchor Awards 2012 .
Commendation Award IIID-Anchor Awards 2011 (National Level) for Best Interior Design for Single Dwelling Unit
Young Designers 09 awards Indian Architects & Builders (IA&B) - 2009,
2nd Housing competition for Disaster Resistant Housing organized by (HUDCO), India - 2001
Commendation award for Residential Interior design at regional level at (IIID)-MK award 2008
Architectural Design, Building Design, Deck Design, Eco Homes, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Renovation & Remodeling, Home Restoration, Landscape Plans, New Home Construction, Rooftop Deck Installation, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Landscape Design, Terrace garden Design, Public Spaces Design, Urban Design, Institute Design
Surat, Location is never a constraint
Presently the firm is dealing into projects related to Residential and Institutional Architecture, interior architecture, Urban –Design and Landscape. Members of the organization are also actively involved in academics and collaborate with like minded firms for important projects contributing to the betterment of living environment. The organization has a wide consultant base for structural engineering, Landscape Design, Services and Infrastructure design, arts and project management.