Category Archives: Interviews

Architect Supriya Haobam who found her calling in Yoga

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life. Architect Supriya Haobam tells Gallopper about her journey from being an architect to leaving everything and becoming a Yoga teacher. It is an inspiring story of the turning point which has shaped her as a person and her career: “I graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1997. My last job as an Architect was working as an Assistant Project Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle-Project and Development Services, Mumbai.…

Read More »

Pre-Design is as important to architects and clients as diagnosis is to doctors and patients

Naresh Shah, an architect with a successful practice in the USA for 35 years, who claims to be neither a Pre-Designer nor a teacher, has been actually teaching Pre-Design across India for the past few years since his return.

On his return to India he realized the practice of Pre-Design as a supplementary architectural service was nonexistent. His sole exposure to design instruction at a college revealed that the students were neither taught Pre-Design nor allowed enough time for predesign. So, instead of fighting the system, he along with his colleague, Prasad Anaokar, developed predesign workshop as an aid for design and thesis projects for the students.


Picture1 Picture2 Picture3Naresh Shah will be conducting a seminar, “Pre-Design Opportunities” on 28th August 2015 at Bandra, Mumbai, which is being co-hosted by Gallopper.


[maxbutton id=”5″]



11:00 – 11:30        Registration and Coffee

11:30 – 12:30        What Is Predesign

12:30 – 1:30           Buffet Lunch and Networking

1:30 –     2:30           Predesign Process

2:30 – 3:00             Tea and short Networking break

3:00 – 4:00             Predesign Opportunities

Who should attend :

  1. Professional Planners, Architects and Interior Designers.
  2. Planners, Architects and Interior Designers employed with Corporates and Institutions
  3. Facilities personnel (Contract, Project Managers, Real Estate, Finance, Maintainance) for Corporates and Institutions.
  4. Professional Research and Advisory Managers.
  5. Real Estate Fund Managers
  6. Real Estate Risk Analysts

[maxbutton id=”5″]

Was rebuilding the Taj a bigger challenge, or was it something else?

Chetan Interview 2.png
Click here to watch the video

Celebrated Structural Consultant and Restoration Architect, Mr. Chetan Raikar, Chairman and MD, Structwell Designers & Consultants – the man behind rebuilding the Taj, post the terror attacks, speaks about his biggest challenges. Here is a snapshot on what is it that he feels plagues the Construction Industry.

Mr. Raikar ‘s prime interest  is in structural repairs and conservation of Heritage Structures and has successfully restored and renovated over twenty five old prestigious heritage and archaeological buildings in India.

Achievements: He is solely responsible for developing first material testing laboratory in private sector of STRUCTWEL to receive accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17025: 1999 by NABL. With his able guidance, the laboratory conducts more than 240 tests covering the whole gamut of building materials. His team on the wheels can reach any remote site in India and perform all field tests. He has several Industrial Projects to his credit for Total Engineering and Project Management across India and has extensive experience in general repairs and restoration of industrial, commercial and housing complexes and is continuing with it.

 He is also associated with various educational institutions in terms of teaching. Having Authored more than 50 papers in National and International conferences he was appointed as Governor’s Nominee on the Buildings & Works Committee of the University of Mumbai and has  two national patents in innovation in machine development.


Enjoy Gallopper? Please spread the word :)

Open chat
Hello 👋!

Can I help you?
Powered by