ABOUT US

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.

WORK PHILOSOPHY

ABM's approach to design involves four basic steps:

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    Understanding the requirements of the clients

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    Detailed development of the design

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    Integration of design with engineering principles

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    Project supervision and efficient execution

SERVICES

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
Interior Design
Planning
Conservation
Adaptive Reuse
Graphic Design

ALFAZ MILLER

Principal Architect

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.

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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.

THE TEAM

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Gopal A. Mangalvedhekar - Architect and Interior Designer


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.

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Subhash S Tamhane - 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.

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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.

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Yogesh Kachole - Associate Interior Designer


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.

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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.

The other key architects, interior designers and visualizers are:

  • Mr. Bhavesh Desai - Architect
  • Ms. Harshada Pathare - Interior Designer
  • Mr. Sachin Chavan - Interior Designer
  • Ms. Aahana Miller - Architect and Interior Designer

CLIENTS

  • Mumbai International Airport
  • Bangalore International Airport
  • Cairn India
  • Dainik Bhaskar Group
  • India Today
  • Marriott Hotels
  • DIVI Laboratories
  • GVK
  • IndusInd Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • TATA Gobal Beverages
  • TATA Realty and Infrastructure
  • Yes Bank
  • Jindal India
  • Jindal Steel
  • Panama Petrochemicals
  • India Today
  • Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
  • Rustomjee
  • Impetus Technologies
  • Maharastra State Police Housing
  • Welfare Co-operation


AWARDS

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.

  • Alfaz Miller is 'Top 100 Most Influential Designers in the Subcontinent' Architectural Digest (AD100) in 2018
  • Architect and Interiors HOT 100 awarded to Alfaz Miller in 2017 and 2018
  • Good Homes Lifetime Achievement Award to Principal Architect Alfaz Miller 2016
  • Society Interiors Award "Excellence In Architecture" to Alfaz Miller 2016
  • Alfaz Miller is 'Top 50 Most Influential Names in Architecture & Design' Architectural Digest (AD50) in 2016
  • The GVK Lounge designed by ABM Architects wins at the World Travel Awards as the World's Leading Airport Lounge
  • The GVK lounge is chosen as Asia's Leading Lounge at the World Travel Awards
  • Architectural Digest Award for the top 50 Architecture Firms in India 2015
  • Award received from Construction Source India for Best Interior Design Excellence & Architecture Innovation.
  • Award of Appreciation by Bangalore International Airport for New VVIP Terminal Bldg. at Bangalore International Airport
  • Award for Outstanding Dedication to SIFE India - Competition 2011
  • Architect and Interiors India 2010 - Award for the Architecture in the Mixed Used category for the Corporate Aviation Terminal, Mumbai
  • Economic Times ACETECH Award 2007
  • IIID — MK Design Award 2007 - YES BANK head office, Mumbai
  • IIID — MK Design Award 2007 for Social Relevance - ART MUSINGS Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • Society Interiors Award 2005 - Contribution towards Interior Architecture
  • IIID — MK Design Award 1999 for commercial spaces - TIME AVENUE Showroom, Mumbai
  • IIID — MK Design Award 1999 - RABO RANK Head Office, Mumbai
  • JIIA Design Award 1998 residential architecture - KESAR ENTERPRISE, Boisar
  • IIID Design Award 1998 for office interior - ABN AMRO BANK, Pune to Architect Alfaz Miller's
  • IIID Design Award 1996 honorable mention : public place interiors - 'OVEN FRESH' (retail outlet)
  • IIID Design Award 1990 for best office interior - ANZ GRINDLAYS BANK, Mumbai

PRESS


  • Alfaz Miller in Living etc India
  • Aahana Miller is CW Interiors Top 10 Young Achievers
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    Alfaz Miller and Aahana Miller in Ideal Home and Garden
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    ABM and Alfaz Miller are on AD's 100 Most Influential Designers in the Subcontinent
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    Alfaz Miller is Interior and Decors Top 50 Inspiring Architects and Interior Designers
  • Alfaz Miller is The Ideal Home and Garden's Top 4 Architects of All Time
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    Alfaz Miller is Architect and Interiors India HOT 100 Architects 2018
  • Romesh Sobti's Home featured in 50 Beautiful Houses Volume 3
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    The Sobti Home featured in Architectural Digest's 50 Beautiful Homes 2016
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    Alfaz Miller featured in the May 2017 issue of Hello Magazine, India
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    Alfaz Miller receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Good Homes Awards 2016
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    ABM featured in Architectural Digest's Top 50 Architecture Firms in India and Alfaz Miller as one of the 'Most influential names in Architecture and Design for 2015'
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CONTACT US

We want to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting our website. Please contact us with any questions or comments and we will respond as soon as possible.

For general inquiries please email us at abm@abmarchitects.com

We are not hiring anyone at this time. But if you would like to apply for a position that might be available in the future, then please e-mail us your CV and website link / PDF of your work, (no issuu, dropbox or google drive links) with a cover letter to abm@abmarchitects.com. We will email you if we are interested. Applications without CVs, portfolios and cover letters will not be considered.

Address:

ABM ARCHITECTS
Studio Millernium,
665 Veer Savarkar Marg,
Near Shivaji Park,
Dadar (W),
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 028
India

Phone:+91 22 24444403/ 24444401
Email: abm@abmarchitects.com


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