ABM (formerly ABM Architects) is a Mumbai based Architecture & Interior Design Firm. Alfaz Miller established ABM Architects soon after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from J.J. School of Architecture in 1972; his daughter Aahana Miller now manages the practice. Aahana Miller, completed her Master of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania with a Minor in Historic Preservation. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design.
ABM's wide experience spans major institutional and corporate projects, private buildings, offices, airport interiors, 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 principal objective - its success measured by the fact that 80% of ABM’s 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 office space at Prabhadevi in the heart of the city, which houses multiple teams working collaboratively on several projects.
The firm has evolved with changing times and has young designers, guided by experienced professionals in the core team. The skilled and collaborative workforce of 25 in-house architects, designers, 3D visualizers and engineers, is well-supported by competent structural and service consultants. ABM collaborates with skilled MEPF engineers (Mechanical, Engineering, Plumbing and Firefighting) who work closely with the architects and interior designers to deliver comprehensive services to each project.
ABM 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.
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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 soon after achieving his Bachelor of Architecture from JJ School of Art in 1972. 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’ 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.
Under Miller’s guidance, ABM 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 completed her Master's of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania (PennDesign) with a Minor in Historic Preservation. This complemented her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from 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.
With her experience in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, Aahana brings some freshness to the style ABM has been known for. She not only handles the day-to-day workings of the office, she has also been key in bringing new technologies and software to the firm such as building information modeling (BIM), parametric modelling and fabrication techniques.
Currently, she is Principal Architect at ABM working with her father Alfaz Miller, designing a wide range of commercial, residential, retail and institutional projects. Apart from the many awards the firm has received, Aahana is on the 2023 Forbes India The Bold Club - The Design Next Gen ’30 under 45’ list. She also curated the Urban Design and Architecture Vertical of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in 2023.
Gopal Mangalvedhekar - Senior 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.
Yogesh Kachole - Senior Consulting 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 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 - Consulting Head of IT and 3D 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.
Ashok Solanki - Senior Project Manager
Ashok is a determined and detail-oriented professional with proven success in leading the conceptualization and implementation of diverse interior designing projects. He is competent in interior renovation and development as well as feasibility study and cost estimation. Ashok is familiar with contemporary trends in interior designing. He has demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with co-workers and clients. He is able to produce positive results independently, extremely self-motivated, loyal and highly adaptable.
The other key architects, interior designers and consultants are:
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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