founders

The company was formed in 1991 by Jyotimitra and Sundeep Khushu. They came together in a collaborative effort on a small but interesting project.
This was a small farm house to be built incorporating eco-friendly building technology with unbaked mud blocks made from earth dug out from the site itself. In 1994, Pratibha joined the firm bringing with her the experience of environmental and ecological planning. With this solid foundation and ideology, they formed Aadharshila Designs Pvt. Ltd. (ADPL).

Jyotimitra Raghuvansh Founding Principal

Jyotimitra graduated in Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Roorkee and later did MBA from Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. He is a member of the Council of Architecture and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects.

Jyotimitra is also a Research Affiliate with MIT Media Lab working on City Science Initiative. In 2013, he initiated City Science India, group studying urban growth pattern of Indian Cities leveraging the advances in big data analytics, sensor technology and living lab experiments.

Sundeep Khushu Founding Principal

Sundeep Khushu graduated in Architecture from School of Planning & Architecture SPA, New Delhi. He is a member of the Council of Architecture and a fellow of the Institution of Valuers.

Sundeep has a keen interest in Sustainable Design and is an Accredited Professional of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). He has been a visiting faculty at TVB School of Habitat Studies, GGS Indraprastha University and School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi since 2002 teaching building construction.

Pratibha Founding Principal

Pratibha graduated in Architecture (Hons) from the School of Planning & Architecture SPA, New Delhi. She was also associated with renowned organizations like Center for Environmental Studies and Delhi Urban Arts Commission.

While she moved on from this world in 2011, her contributions were and always will be a pillar of strength for ADPL.

Studio

Maitreya Sur Associate Architect

Maitreya Sur graduated in Architecture from B. E. College, Shibpur in 2001 and went on to do a Masters in Transport Planning from School of Planning & Architecture SPA, New Delhi. He is a member of the Council of Architecture and a fellow of the Institute of Town Planners.

Maitreya has been associated with ADPL for last eight years and is the design head for architectural and master planning projects.

Shoeb Lincoln Associate Architect

Shoeb Lincoln graduated in Architecture from Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior in 2000. He is a member of the Council of Architecture.

Shoeb has been associated with ADPL for last nine years and heads the industrial and infrastructure projects.

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Debasish Sahu Senior Architect

Graduated in 2006, Debasish has been working with ADPL for the last 5 years and leads the architectural and master planning project team.

Deepak Kumar Mohapatra Project Architect

Graduated in 2008, Deepak has been working with ADPL for the last 4 years and leads the architectural project team.

Vinod Kumar Senior Architect

Graduated in 1998, Vinod has been working with ADPL for the last 7 years and leads the architectural project team.

Dimple Chopra Senior Interior Designer

Graduated in 2002, Dimple has been working with ADPL for the last 6 years and leads the interior design team.

Sushant Kumar Karan Project Manager

Graduated in 2006, Sushant has been working with ADPL for the last 3 years and is a part of the Project Management team.

Padma Das Project Coordinator

Graduated in 1994, Padma has been working in ADPL for the last 11 years and leads Project Coordination and Business Development team.