An endeavour to evolve
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About the firm

Vijay Gupta Architects (VGA) was founded in 1964 by Mr Vijay Gupta and his wife, Mrs Sushma Gupta, delivering well-thought designs that are user-centric, time and cost-efficient. Over the next few decades, Mr Gupta designed many schools, institutions and campuses across the country, establishing a pan-India built footprint with diverse works across varied scales and typologies in both public and private sectors. With its strong foothold in educational and healthcare projects and a diverse portfolio supported by commercial, residential and public building projects, VGA is committed to making well-designed spaces accessible to all.

Building on the values and ideologies fostered by Mr Gupta, the firm is now helmed by four Partners – Saurabh Gupta, Alpana Gupta, Arti Gugnani and Akanksha Gupta. The firm is driven by its fervour to design user-oriented spaces that positively impact the built environment. We assimilate international standards/benchmarks with respect for our legacy, environments and local contexts to create future-ready designs that showcase a deep affinity for sustainability. Sustainability to us means longevity, which translates into optimising services, building technology, and engineering for holistic solutions that prioritise functionality, flexibility and the ever-evolving future needs of the people we design for.

Our practice is based on an iterative process of evolving through design, and is thus self-conscious of the mark we leave on the built environment. We believe that a constant process of re-evaluation brings out the best results for every project, working with the constraints to think out pragmatic and innovative designs which are efficient, cost-sensitive and timely.

VGA has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Indian Building Council Award for Excellence in Built Environment (Institutional) and WADE ASIA Awards 2023 Public Building Category for Euro School in Bengaluru, 3rd Realty+ Women Icon Conclave & Awards, Women Achievers in Sustainability 2023-24 and Kyoorius Design Awards 2023 in Architecture (Civic Building) for Euro School, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru. Additionally, Saurabh Gupta has been recognized by organisations such as the Dezeen Awards, where his work on Euro School was long-listed in the Education Project category.

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Architecture

Our architectural projects emphasise environmentally responsible and user-centric design strategies to produce impactful built environments. The resulting buildings are a fusion of the interior and exterior environments with subtle transitions and connections to the outside world. Spacemaking, materiality, and construction techniques are combined to offer holistic design solutions.
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Interiors

We combine functionality with unified aesthetic sensitivity to create the effect of holistically designed spaces. The material palette is curated to impart a rich sensory experience for the occupants. Technology-integrated solutions are developed in tandem with proven methods and modern technology.
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Masterplanning

Our Masterplanning projects are mindful of their urban environment. By taking cues from the cultural context that they are situated in, relevant elements are incorporated to bring about a contextual character on a macro level. We see masterplanning as an opportunity to enhance city infrastructure and enable environment-friendly, user-centric and holistic models.

Meet our team

Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta

Founder

Vijay Gupta Architects (VGA) was founded in 1964 by Mr Vijay Gupta and his wife, Mrs Sushma Gupta, delivering well-thought designs that are user-centric, time and cost-efficient. Over the next few decades, Mr Gupta designed many schools, institutions and campuses across the country, establishing a PAN-India built footprint with diverse works across varied scales and typologies in both public and private sectors.

Saurabh Gupta

Partner
Saurabh has been associated with the practice for over 15 years and is a thought leader in educational space design. His approach to design is research-oriented, which acts as a tool to evaluate and build ideas while designing multifaceted projects. He has won various awards such as Indian Building Council Award for Excellence in Built Environment (Institutional) 2022-23 and Kyoorius Design Awards 2023 in Architecture- Civic Building Category for the project Euro School in Bannerghatta, Bengaluru. He has also been a jury member at FOAID- Public / Institutional Building Category in 2022.

Alpana Gupta

Partner
Alpana has over 30 years of experience and a diverse body of work of various scales and typologies across the country, including educational, residential, and healthcare projects. She also works on refurbishment and adaptive reuse projects where she reimagines the space from the inside out to address practical problems. She has won the 3rd Realty+ Women Icon Conclave & Awards- Women Achievers in Sustainability 2023-24.

Arti Gugnani

Partner
Arti’s career as a multidisciplinary practitioner spans over three decades, with a body of work of diverse scales and typologies across the country. She emphasises on user-centric and environmentally responsible design. Her process yields impactful works which are supported by value engineering.

Akanksha Gupta

Partner
Akanksha contributes to the practice’s efforts to adopt and experiment with new techniques and processes. She believes in designing for the future and continuously strives to create spaces that belong to the present while being conscious of the needs of the future. She has won various awards including, Indian Building Council Award for Excellence in Built Environment (Institutional) 2022-23 and WADE ASIA Awards 2023 in Public Building (Institutional Buildings) for the project Euro School in Bannerghatta, Bengaluru.
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Our Studio

We carry forward our founder’s legacy while augmenting it with the ideology and belief in creating modern, progressive, future-ready designs. Team VGA is committed to bringing together the wisdom of age and adaptability toward new technology to create designs that positively impact the built-environment.

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VGA Partners
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GD Goenka Public School, Rudrapur
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Euro School, Bannerghatta
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Amity Global School, Gurgaon
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Euro School, Bannerghatta