About

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Compartment S4 is a collaborative of eight architects, graduated from Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University. Our firm was conceived in May 2017 with the intent to provide sophisticated design solution from user-driven perspectives in both the formal and informal sectors of rural and urban India. As a design collective we cover a plethora of initiatives ranging from private and government projects to publications, furniture design, construction workshops and even curating discussions. 

We have developed a set of ideologies which define the way we work:
- Designing interventions which have a large resultant impact on the context, irrespective of the scale of project.
- Exploring local materials and techniques in the process of construction.
- Committed to the betterment of a given environment not restricted to only the built expressions but also extending to other interventions in the form of workshops, activities on site etc : essentially finding and providing what is essential to the context.
- Activating spaces in an attempt to make them more usable. Contributing as problem solvers through systemic approaches in design.
- Thus creating efficient systems and processes which can be repeated from place to place.

Krishna Parikh

Co-Founder | Architect

Monik Shah

Co-Founder | Architect

Vedanti Agarwal

Co-Founder | Architect

Aman Amin

Co-Founder | Architect

Kishan Shah

Co-Founder | Architect

Manuni Patel

Co-Founder | Architect

Prasik Chaudhari

Co-Founder | Architect

Nishita Parmar

Co-Founder | Architect

Nishita Parmar

Co-Founder | Architect

Area of Expertise : Urban Research, Animal Shelter Design, Industrial Space Design

Urban Fellows Programme, IIHS, Bangalore
B.Arch, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Previous Work Experience : Palinda Kannagara Architects, CEPT Uni., Sensing Local, PIC

Nishita’s final year project at CEPT, involving the design of a cotton ginning factory has developed her sense of designing through spatial experiences even in mundane contexts, while giving her an expertise to deal with specific functions. For her thesis, she studied correlations between architectural design and formwork systems for exposed concrete. With a list of contacts up her sleeve, we are never falling short of people needed for work. She recently completed the Urban Fellows programme at IIHS, Bangalore and that further mushroomed her interest in the fields of risk, resilience and urban morphology. At Compartment S4, she has been actively involved in factory design projects, urban research, and other architecture projects. 

past employees . sahiti veeturi . past interns . aditya gupta . divyang singh . akshay savla . ananya jain . theshinyaa emperumal . elena romero canabate . past volunteers . bhargav padhiyar . renish wadhwnaia . rupal rathore . shubham vegda . ravi makwana . vir shah . raj patel . rutuja kulkarni . jaydeep odedra . collaborations . studio if . saransh architects . designers combine . dipti talpade . abhijit ekbote . vartika garg . connect dot studios . hina patel . min studio .