Mar 30, 2021
Role of Architects and Planners in Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Council of Architecture
Dr. Bimal Patel and Dr. Amogh Gupta presented a seminar on the 'Role of Architects and Planners in Aatmanirbhar Bharat' organised by the Council of Architecture in association with Department of Architecture and Planning, MANIT Bhopal.
Mar 27, 2021
Connecting the Dots: In Conversation with Dr. Bimal Patel - Reflection 2021, MSU
Dr. Bimal Patel was part of a conversation with students of Maharaja Sayajirao University, as part of their annual event titled Reflections 2021.
Nov 07, 2020
Modernising Indian Cities - SPA Bhopal Foundation Day
HCP Director Bimal Patel delivered a lecture at the SPA Bhopal Foundation Day event where he spoke at length about modernising Indian cities and the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project.
Oct 09, 2020
Pune Riverfront Rejuvenation & Nagpur TP Schemes - MUP, CEPT University
Ganesh Ahire, architect and urban planner at HCP, presented Pune riverfront rejuvenation and Nagpur TP schemes as case studies to students of Masters in Urban Planning (MUP) at CEPT University, as part of an "Exposure Session Series" for the Urban Expansion and Regeneration Planning (UERP) Studio.
Sep 12, 2020
Planned Urban Densification - AIC Surat iLAB Foundation
Dr Bimal Patel gave a presentation on Planned Urban Densification as a key speaker at a webinar organized by AIC Surat iLAB Foundation of Smart City Surat and Institute of Town Planners (ITPI).
Jul 06, 2020
Professional Practice - CEPT University
Dr. Bimal Patel answered questions from undergraduate students regarding architecture and professional practice as part of a guest lecture series within the Professional Practice course at CEPT University.
Jun 27, 2020
Poetics and Politics in Shaping Architecture - ACEDGE
Dr Bimal Patel converses with Naresh Narasimhan and Vijay Narnapatti on teaching, learning and practising architecture and design, in an open-for-all discussion.
Jun 19, 2020
Work practice and design philosophy - CoASocial Dialogues
Dr. Bimal Patel discusses his work practice and design philosophy with Vivek Gupta and Sabrina Khan Patel in an interactive session that was streamed live on Zoom and Facebook.
Jun 13, 2020
Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi - MASA
Dr. Bimal Patel gave a presentation on the ‘Transformation of Central Vista, New Delhi’ project in a session organized by Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture. This was streamed live on Facebook.
Jun 05, 2020
Urban Planning in India - CRDF, CEPT University
'Planners blame politicians, the lack of resources, or the unwillingness of Indians to follow rules for the failures of planning. But, are these the reasons why planning does not work in India? Or are the plans and the approach to planning to blame?' Dr. Bimal Patel and B R Balachandran discuss how to make planning work in India in a podcast series.
Mar 12, 2020
Modernising Indian Cities - India House Art Gallery
Dr. Bimal Patel talks about the challenges in dealing with urban renewal projects in a complex socio-political, historical and cultural context using three projects: Transformation of Central Vista, Redevelopment of Mumbai Port and Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi. Hosted by CCBA and India House Art Gallery.
Feb 28, 2020
Redevelopment of the Eastern Waterfront of Mumbai - URDI
The Urban Design Research Institute invited Dr. Bimal Patel to present HCP's proposal for the Redevelopment of the Eastern Waterfront, Mumbai to a gathering of professionals and students. The presentation was followed by Q&A session moderated by Mr. Cyrus Guzder.
Feb 22, 2020
Open House - Ahmedabad Commons
As part of a wider, guided and experience-based architectural learning initiative, HCP organised an open house for two projects: Bhaktiben-Hasmukhbhai Residence and Newman Hall.
Jan 24, 2020
Transforming Central Vista, New Delhi - CEPT University
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the winning design for the Central Vista Redevelopment and New Parliament in New Delhi, followed by a discussion with Ar. Stephane Paumier. The open discussion session was moderated by Prof. A. Srivathsan.
Jan 13, 2020
New Parliament with 900 seats to be ready by 2024 polls, will have a triangular shape - The Print
Jyoti Malhotra from The Print interviews Dr. Bimal Patel about the New Delhi Central Vista Project
Jan 12, 2020
The new 'New Delhi' - Indian Express
‘There’s nothing we are doing that Lutyens wouldn’t have. It’s radical, but doesn’t rupture with past’: Dr Bimal Patel
In a detailed presentation and interview, Dr Bimal Patel, architect and urban planner, whose Gujarat-based firm is redeveloping the Capital’s Central Vista, shares the blueprint and objectives of the coveted project.
Jan 11, 2020
60 Minutes with Dr. Bimal Patel - The Hindu
‘Whatever is built must reinforce the character Lutyens imagined’ The architect selected to redevelop Delhi’s Central Vista explains how the plan will preserve heritage buildings and not disrupt the existing layout.
Aug 24, 2019
'Modern Heritage' at the Frame Conclave held in Goa - STIR World
"STIR attends the Frame Conclave as a Media Partner, to uncover three days of discussions around 'Modern Heritage' and the architectural legacy of post-independent India...A series of insightful talks were presented by Bimal Patel, Rohit Mehndiratta and Vandini Mehta, Sanjay Kanvinde, presenting their respective fathers’ works and its prominence to the time they were built, all having individually published books on them as second generation architects."
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Aug 13, 2019
Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi - Philips Signify
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Vishwanath Dham, Varanasi proposal to illustrate strategies and nuances of urban design which can be suitably applied to improve our towns and cities.
Aug 02, 2019
CEPT Excellence Awards, 2019
Bobby Desai, Director of Design at HCP, addressed the students and faculty at the CEPT Excellence Awards ceremony on August 2, 2019. He is a member of the Board of Review at CEPT University and the Chair of the selection panel for the CEPT Excellence Awards 2019. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in student work across the faculties of Architecture, Design and Planning Faculties.
May 11, 2019
Vishwanath Dham Project, Conversations on Places of Significance
Dr. Bimal Patel presented the Vishwanath Dham Project at an open academic discussion at CEPT University. The presentation was followed by perspectives from AGK Menon, conservation expert, Gurmeet Rai, conservation architect and A. Srivathsan, Academic Director, CEPT.
Feb 04, 2019
The 6 Padma - Indian Express
"On the eve of Republic Day this year, President of India conferred the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards, to 112 people from various disciplines. Out of the 94 Padma Shri awardees, six were from Gujarat. The Indian Express profiles the six personalities — including HCP Director Dr. Bimal Patel." Read full article
Jan 27, 2019
Death of Architecture, Ahmedabad
HCP Director Bimal Patel and Director of Design Bobby Desai were speakers at the talks organized as part of the national travelling exhibition titled Death of Architecture.
Oct 12, 2017
Looking for sustainability through Urban Planning and Design - a talk at Alliance Francaise, Ahmedabad
A talk about sustainability was organized by Alliance Francaise (Ahmedabad) as part of a series called 'Decoding Cities'. Dr Bimal Patel and Bobby Desai, both directors at HCP were speakers at this event.
Apr 24, 2015
The Ahmedabad leg of Green Turf forum
Hosted by Samsung, the Ahmedabad leg of Green Turf saw participation of many renowned architects. including HCP's Director of Design Bobby Desai.
Dec 11, 2014
Nerolac EarthMatters Convention – Ahmedabad, 2014
Nerolac 'EarthMatters' in association with Indian Arcihitect & Builder (IA&B) saw an evening with over 90 architects in Ahmedabad. The attempt was to speak about sustainability not as a speciality but as a prerequisite of all actions, with a special address to design, innovation & sustenance. Bobby Desai was a panelist at this event.