ABM Architects is a Mumbai based Architecture & Interior Design Firm.
Alfaz Miller co-founded the Firm in 1972, and is the Principal Architect. The firm has evolved with changing times and has a young work force, guided by experienced professionals in the core team.
ABM's wide experience spans major institutional and corporate projects, private buildings, offices, airports, hotels, health, residential spaces, heritage and conservation work. The firm enjoys a reputation for architecture and design solutions that are varied, comprehensive, and most importantly, client-focused. Every ABM creation aims to integrate a timeless aesthetic with functional design, an objective that has been at the core of the firm’s culture since its inception.
ABM’s design excellence has been acclaimed by the many awards and citations it has received. Client satisfaction has always been the firm's principle objective - its success measured by the fact that 80% of ABMs projects originate from loyal clients.
It has consciously chosen to remain a boutique design firm undertaking selected projects at a time. This helps the firm stay focused on the work at hand, paying attention to detail and be accessible to the client at all times. The firm evaluates wide-ranging ideas from the client, the project team and the consultants. This is made possible by ABM’s highly-efficient infrastructure within its own six-storeyed office building in the heart of the city, which houses multiple teams working collaboratively on several projects.
The skilled and collaborative workforce of 50 in-house architects, designers, 3D visualizers and engineers, is well-supported by competent structural and service consultants. ABM’s in-house MEPF team (Mechanical, Engineering, Plumbing and Firefighting) work closely with the architects and interior designers to deliver comprehensive services to each project.
The office also houses fine artist Brinda Miller's studio, as well the Miller family’s vast personal collection of art. Brinda Miller advises clients on the purchase and commissioning of sculptures, artworks and installations from a vast selection of artists.
ABM's approach to design involves four basic steps:
Understanding the requirements of the clients
Detailed development of the design
Integration of design with engineering principles
Project supervision and efficient execution
We understand that every job is unique in size, budget and constraints, and thus requires an individual approach. This knowledge is embedded in the firm's creative ability and technical expertise, from the concept to the construction stages of each project.
We provide the following services:
Architecture, to Alfaz Miller, has always represented a satisfying amalgamation of his various interests: he loved to sketch; was interested in science and math. Alfaz Miller established ABM Architects soon after achieving his Bachelor of Architecture from JJ School of Art in 1972. The firm has grown from a 70-square-foot one-man office to a 7,000-square-foot building at the center of Mumbai. Miller’s proficient design skills, grounded ethics, and sharp business acumen, continue to define his self-sufficient firm - which possesses all capabilities required for transforming ideas on paper, into brick-and-mortar realities.
Miller’s success story was triggered by the restoration of the interior architecture of ANZ Grindlay’s Fort office in Mumbai (1989), overcoming the challenges posed by a design intervention in a functional workspace. The project cemented ABM Architects’ reputation for creating solution-driven design programs, and prioritizing quality of work, timelessness. Above everything, the project laid a foundation for a long-lasting client relationship, which ABM prides itself on maintaining.
As Alfaz enters his elegant and eclectic workplace in Studio Millernium, Mumbai, it hums with high-octane energy, perfectly in keeping with his approach to every project. One of the firm’s many specialties is residential architecture, and his office mirrors this expertise, with its division into intimate seating and work areas – all designed for an open exchange of ideas, and Alfaz’s collection of art and vintage cars.
Under Miller’s guidance, ABM Architects has successfully delivered several projects across all scales and buildings typologies: banks, office buildings, airport lounges, residential complexes and villas, each responding to the unique programmatic constraints and the client’s exact needs.
From small projects which are composed with careful artistry to a highly specialized vocabulary of interior design to medium and large architectural projects for individuals, corporations, and institutions; Alfaz is comfortable working on both ends of the design spectrum.
As principal architect of an award-winning firm, Alfaz Miller himself is the recipient of several accolades and awards. He is driven by the constant desire to leave a mark on the architectural skyline; and his achievements are a constant reminder that design is still his true calling.
Aahana recently completed her Master of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania (PennDesign) with a Minor in Historic Preservation.
This complemented her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design, which focused on adaptive re-use.
At PennDesign she was the Director for Penn Student Design, liaising with graphic designers to produce creative materials for various marketing projects. She was also the Chair of PennDesign’s Women in Architecture group, an organization that aims to increase the incidence and visibility of women in the architectural profession.
She strives to incorporate a unique amalgam of her Indian roots as well as her contemporary education into her design style, aiming to synergize an eastern cultural ethos with modern living.
Currently, she works as an Architect & Interior Designer with her father, Alfaz Miller at ABM Architects in Mumbai, designing a wide range of commercial, residential, retail and institutional projects.
With her experience in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, Aahana brings some freshness to the style ABM has been known for. She not only helps her father with the day to day workings of the office, she has also been key in bringing new technologies and software to the firm such as parametric modelling and fabrication techniques. Her design philosophy is echoed in the Jaya He Museum Store at Terminal 2 at the Mumbai International Airport, where the use of colour and a combination of white and wood brings in a beautiful blend of traditional Indian aesthetics with modern sensibilities.
Gopal A. Mangalvedhekar - Consulting Architect
Gopal Mangalvedhekar has been associated with ABM since 1987, working on architectural and interior design projects. He has had opportunities to work on some landmark overseas projects, being employed by consultants of international repute. Mangalvedhekar has worked abroad for over 20 years - mainly in the Arabian Gulf region as well as in Mauritius, north Africa and eastern Europe. He was given the status of 'First Class Architect' by the Government of Qatar.
Subhash S Tamhane -Consulting Architect
Subhash Tamhane has a Diploma in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture Mumbai. He is also a Member of the Council of Architecture, based in New Delhi. With a career spanning 49 years, Tamhane has extensive experience of work in the Middle East and far eastern markets. To Tamhane, architectural design means “Art and Engineering fusion with spaces”. His passions include travel and Hindustani light classical music.
Sp Makharia - Principal Associate
A seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the field of Architectural, Interior Design Management, Construction, Project Management & Coordination, Mr. Suryaprakash Makharia is an expert in creating comprehensive architectural designs, plans, layouts, working drawings, construction details to ensure execution of projects within timelines and budgeted parameters. He has hands-on experience in preparing interior / exterior design drawings, landscape design / acoustic & illumination packages as well as other constructional details. He is an enterprising leader with abilities in motivating teams in surpassing their performance standards.
Yogesh Kachole - Senior Consultant
Interior design appeals to Yogesh Kachole because it allows to “mould a variety of projects and establish a classic flavour as per the client’s mind set”. Kachole has been associated with ABM Architects as an associate interior designer since 2004. He has worked on key projects such as ABN Amro Bank Branch design, the CEAT Tyres conceptual showroom, EMCO and private residences in Dubai. Kachole is a graduate in design from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai.
Sanjay Hattangadi - Head of IT and Visualization
Sanjay Hattangadi believes in a deep passion for Architecture and Design and that there is nothing impossible for the virtual representation of any kind of project, at any scale. He works closely with the architecture and interior design teams to produce 3D architectural renders, animations and audio visuals. He is self-motivated and responsible and has a positive attitude and an inspiring work ethic. He is able to quickly adapt to using new programs and integrating them into a project workflow.
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Our commitment and dedication to outstanding design has been rewarded and is reflected in a steadily growing list of prestigious design awards. We are proud of special recognition from our peers for our our accomplishments.
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665 Veer Savarkar Marg,
Near Shivaji Park,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 028
Phone:+91 22 24444403/ 24444401