Ar. Rahul Mehta
Founder & Principal Architect at Rahul Mehta Architects
Ar. Rahul Mehta
Achiever's Success Story
"ARCHITECTURE IS SIMPLY NOT A SERVICE, IT’S AN INSPIRATION"
This belief is one of the corner stoneson which RM Architects is founded and an apt line to introduce Ar.Rahul Mehta who envisions to set the benchmark in architectural design consultancy services through a mix of a creative and yet process driven methodology. He believes that “I am only as good as my team and everything good that happens is because of the group working on a project, and all the shortcomings we need to learn from are due to the experience that I am yet to get”.
He has spent 17 years in the industry before starting RM Architects in 2021-2022 and has worked on various design typologies such as Residential, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, Mixed-use and Master planning.
Founded by his wife Sonali Mehta and himself, the studio aims to set up a practice which can help become a breeding ground for young talented architects and designers while also setting standards in design for the industry. He believes in building relationships, be it with clients, end users, consultants, contractors, vendors or with anyone he comes in touch with. This is not only part of the value system but also one of the core strengths.
He envisions that the studio should create liveable, ecologically sensitive, well thought out, iconic structures and spaces; which respect human ambition, nature and are eventually welcoming, show diversity and are sustainable for times to come.
While doing the above, he feels the mission must be to see to it that any project the studio undertakes not only serves the purpose of its inception but rises beyond and makes a mark in its segment be it through aesthetics, planning, strategy, innovation in material usage, value engineering or even by purely discovering a brief which is a USP beyond the given program.
Providing tailor made solutions for clients catering to all economic segments with an emphasis on providing flexible, clean, efficient and sustainable layouts with an approach to provide a landmark and yet ever green look and feel is at the core of the ethics of design for the studio and him.
He hopes that more and more Indian practices such as his, should come about and professionals should boldly step into entrepreneurship and contribute to nation building by helping guide the country into becoming a hub for professional services and at the same time help plan a better Urban and Rural landscape.