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Top 5 firms in India for conservation architecture

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Conservation Architecture describes the process through which the material, historical, and design integrity of any built heritage are prolonged through carefully planned interventions. The entire concept of architectural conservation is concerned with the setting of saving aesthetic aspects and the heritage value, with minimum alteration of original materials used in the construction aging back to years

The role of the conservation architect is to provide expert advice for conserving the architectural heritage and site. They also have an

important advocacy role to play in promoting the conservation of unprotected architectural heritage areas.


In this blog, we will have a look at the top 5 firms in India dealing with Conservation architecture projects:

- ABM Architects

The architectural firm based in Mumbai deals with conservation and heritage management. The principal architect Alfaz Miller co-founded the firm in 1972. ABM's experience ranges from public structures to residential works to commercial projects. The firm's excellence has bagged in many awards and honors in the architectural field.

Kala Ghoda- Mumbai and TATA Global Beverages are among the popular conservation projects the firm has worked on.

- Abha Narain Lambah Associates

The typology of heritage conservation work in Abha Narain Lambah Associates are architectural conservation, building restoration, retrofit, historic interiors, preparation of urban and regional level conservation management. The firm functions under the guidance of the principal architect Abha Narain Lambah have bagged 9 UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for conservation projects.

Some of their top works in conservation architecture are 15th C. Chandramauleshwar Hampi and Ajanta Caves

- Abhikram Consultancy

This firm based in Ahmedabad deals with conservation and heritage management. The consultancy established in 1979 is a pursuit for responsible architecture focusing on the conservation of resources and conservation of our built and cultural heritage.

Conservation of Chanwar Palkhiwalon Ki Haveli and Panna Meena Kund are two of their famous works.

- Aishwarya Tipnis Architects

The New Delhi, conservation architecture firm does conservation and heritage management work. The expertise of Aiswarya Tipnis Architects lies in urban conservation and regeneration, building restoration, and architectural design. Their working principle is based on multidisciplinary forums, they engage with historians, geographers, interpretation planners, graphic designers, engineers, and craftsmen at many levels. Undertaken projects of the firm range from different scales, quoting from haveli's, temples to an entire colonial settlement.

French Colonial Town of Chandernagore, West Bengal, Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of Govindgarh Fort lists under their major projects.

- Alleya and Associates

The Kolkata-based conservation architecture firm is run by two principal architects Nilina Deblal and Ashish Sharan Lal namely. The undertaken conservation projects by the firm include public structures, institutions, religious, commercial, and residential projects.

Katherine Graham Memorial Chapel and restoration of 120-year-old Bungalow at Kolkata are their notable works.


" Preservation is simply having the good sense to hold on to things that are well-designed, that link us with our past in a meaningful way and that has plenty of good use left in them".

- Richard Moe

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