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Shri Hafeez Contractor, Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai

Hafeez Contractor did his Graduate Diploma in architecture from Mumbai in 1975 and completed his post-graduation from Columbia University New York on a Tata Scholarship. Hafeez Contractor commenced his career in 1968 with T. Khareghat as an Apprentice Architect and in 1977 he became the associate partner in the same firm. Between 1977 and 1980 Hafeez acted as a visiting faculty at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. His practice had modest beginnings in 1982 with a staff of two. Today the firm has over 530 employees including senior associates, town planners, architects, interior designers, cad operators, civil engineering team and architectural support staff including render and graphic teams.

Architect Hafeez Contractor, the firm which is winner of over 70 National and International Awards has conceptualized designed and executed a wide range of architectural projects like bungalows; residential developments; hospitals; hotels; corporate offices; banking and financial institutions; commercial complexes; shopping malls; educational institutions; recreational and sports facilities; townships; airports; railway stations, urban planning and civic redevelopment and infrastructure projects. Hafeez Contractor was a member of the Bombay Heritage Committee and New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee. Architect Hafeez Contractor is currently empanelled and working with various housing boards of different states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

Hafeez Contractor, designed the tallest buildings in the subcontinent, The Imperial Towers, Mumbai; one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, 23 Marina in Dubai; modernizing the two busiest airports in the country, Mumbai and New Delhi; and designing one of the best cricket stadiums of the world, DY Patil Stadium. Hafeez along with officials of the urban development department and senior authorities has worked out solutions for slums plaguing Mumbai, by introducing a slum rehabilitation scheme. His proposal of 'the western waterfront development' a scheme that that attempts to rejuvenate the urban environment by creating large green open spaces of Mumbai and streamline the city's transport needs. Hafeez worked with a developer in Gurgaon and convinced government that high rise development had more advantages in terms of quality life versus intense low rise structures dotting the landscape.