Sustainable Architecture: Ar. Tripat Girdhar’s Green Design Ethos

Prittle Prattle News sits down with Ar. Tripat Girdhar, the visionary founder and Principal Architect of Arete Design Studio, to discuss the interplay of Innovation and Sustainable Architecture.

  1. What does your company do? Your role in it?

​​Started in 2009, Arete Design Studio (formerly The Design Studio) is the country’s leading architecture firm. Based in Chandigarh, the studio is a renowned green urban planner for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and set new standards for beautiful, top-notch architectural design in India.They incorporate international trends into the Indian architectural journey and already have completed a 6.5 lakh square foot township, together with over 20 commercial buildings, seven educational institutions, nine resorts, and over 10,000 families who have moved into their dream homes. Chandigarh’s new landmarks called The Marbella and Address Boulevard designed by The Arete Design Studio.

As a founder and principal architect, my role is to deliver projects on time which we are committed to and known for. Also, I tried to build trust among the team which helped us to achieve company goals and objectives.

  1. Evolution in the past few years in the industry you work in. Your contribution to the betterment?

Particularly in the design and architecture industries, there have been a few developments. Our specialty is delivering the finest possible outcome, meeting the high expectations and demands of our clients. We utilize eco-friendly and sustainable architecture whenever possible for the greater good, and this is the direction that architecture is going in.

  1. Any Success routine you would like to suggest

There is no specific success routine but yes do your best whatever the field is. Sometimes, I plan to go out for a vacation with my family which helps me rethink my work, and music and manifestation always help me to think of unique design ideas.

Hadi Trehani, a designer and Iranian-German architect who inspired me with his ideas by using the glass brings the building up to the highest standards. Sometimes, I try to study his work whenever I get free.

  1. How did the company raise funding, or are you looking forward to the same?

We started as a bootstrapped startup and today we are an established company in Chandigarh. It’s self-funded by my family and friends.

  1.  Explain Post Covid-19 Scenario by 2030 for the company and your career.

COVID did change many things and of course architecture and interior sectors. As Arete Design Studio is known for its sustainable design, we are more specific about thinking about our environment and the next generations.

By 2030, the architecture landscape post-COVID-19 is likely to witness a transformative shift. Health and well-being will be paramount, influencing designs that prioritize natural light, ventilation, and flexible spaces adaptable to changing needs. Technology integration, including touchless systems and smart buildings, will be ubiquitous, enhancing safety and efficiency. The impact of remote work may reshape demands for centralized office spaces, prompting a reevaluation of urban planning for more resilient and sustainable cities. Sustainable design practices, a focus on biophilia, and community-centric spaces will gain prominence, reflecting a heightened awareness of environmental and social considerations. Architects will increasingly leverage virtual collaboration tools, and digital twin technology will streamline the design and management of buildings. Overall, the architecture of 2030 is anticipated to be responsive, resilient, and attuned to the evolving priorities of a post-pandemic world.

6. Why did you choose this industry over any other space?

Well, this is an exciting question.
First of all, I want to do something for my nation, our cities and infrastructure deserve much more, and hence I decided to start my career in Architecture and Design which is my passion, and still I’m trying to contribute with iconic design and trends. Today, Arete Design Studio successfully Successfully, incorporates international trends into the Indian architectural journey and already has completed a 6.5 lakh square foot township, together with over 20 commercial buildings, seven educational institutions, nine resorts, and over 10,000 families who have moved into their dream homes. Chandigarh’s new landmarks called The Marbella and Address Boulevard designed by The Arete Design Studio. The Aréte Design Studio is working currently on projects across 6 Indian states and 2 international projects in Australia and New Zealand.

7. Inspiring quote for aspiring youth.

As an architect, my suggestion to the next generation is that architecture is not merely about structures; it’s about weaving narratives, fostering connections, and leaving a lasting imprint on the world. Embrace the journey, cherish the learning process, and let your creativity soar. Your unique perspective and fresh ideas are the keystones to the evolution of our profession. As you embark on this exhilarating journey, never forget that your creations have the power to shape the way we live, breathe, and dream. Be bold, be visionary, and, above all, be passionate in your pursuit of architectural excellence.
8. Would you like to name a few people who helped you the most in your professional upliftment (Just names, no designation or companies needed? It could be a small way to thank them)
I would like to mention those who helped me a lot through this platform. A big thank you to Gaurav Goyal, Deepak Garg, and Rajan Singhla.

9. Could you elaborate on the challenges you encountered while establishing and retaining?

Architecture faces multifaceted challenges, from sustainability concerns to evolving technological demands. Designing for environmental efficiency and resilience in the face of climate change is a persistent challenge. Overcoming this involves integrating sustainable practices, such as energy-efficient design and the use of eco-friendly materials. The rapid evolution of technology poses another hurdle, requiring architects to stay abreast of innovations and incorporate digital tools into their designs. Balancing functionality, aesthetics, and cultural relevance is an ongoing challenge, demanding a nuanced understanding of diverse societal needs. Collaboration with communities and stakeholders becomes vital to overcome these challenges, fostering inclusive and responsive designs. Ultimately, architects must continuously adapt, embracing creativity and interdisciplinary approaches to surmount the evolving complexities inherent in the field.
Prittle Prattle News composed this article as an Interview.
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