The Ideal Home and Garden - India
Hand in Glove Image Credit: The Ideal Home and Garden - India
Hand in Glove Image Credit: The Ideal Home and Garden - India

Hand-in Glove

A chat with two father-daughter architect jugalbandi who share their passion for architecture and life

Benoy Sebastian

How did you decide to team up?

Gian: GPM Architects has been in the industry for almost 35 years now, and as a parent, it was my wish that my daughter joins the firm at some point in her career. Though it seemed like a natural choice for us to team up, as we both bring very different sets of viewpoints on the table; and I think that’s what is helping us bring in a change in our firm’s outlook.

Mitu: My father is a very methodical professional and has built this firm from scratch with his arduous hard work. During my architectural studies, I developed an interest in urban design. This experience and outlook have helped us generate interesting dynamics in our partnership and our approach towards our work.

What do you admire most about each other?

Gian: Her dedication and design sense. She is extremely dedicated towards her projects and has been productively able to manage time between her family and her work, something which is very important for a woman. I also admire her design aesthetics and her passion to do something different and innovative in each project.

Mitu: He has a keen eye for detail and sees each and every project as an opportunity to create an impact. His belief that architecture can bring in social change and special attention to users’ experience has guided our firm’s vision. Thanks to his years of experience, a deep understanding of the profession and humble nature, he is a not just guide but a father figure for everyone around him.

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