Gurjit Singh Matharoo is the principal at Matharoo Associates, a startup firm that began operations in Ahmedabad, India in 1992.
The firm’s standards are adhered to by an in house team of dedicated personnel in the field of Architecture, Structural design, Interior design and Product design leading to a holistic design approach coupled with innovation and acute attention to functionality and detail. Being consolidated under one roof there is far greater coordination coupled with speed and efficiency.
Gurjit Singh Matharoo besides his professional practice is also actively involved in academic work and has been a visiting faculty since 1991 at the Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad, from where he graduated and at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad for the transportation design course.
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The firm since its inception has been involved in a diverse range of projects that have brought them international as well as domestic recognition, they are the recipients of a variety of distinguished awards such as:
2012- Conferred the title of International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (IntFRIBA) for “services to international architecture.”
2011- Acknowledged by ETH, Zurich as One of Seven Promising Architects of the World.
2011- Winner of the International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, USA.
2010- Winner of the “Best House in the World” by the Architectural Review, U.K.
2009- Awarded Top Emerging Architect Worldwide, by the Architectural Review, U.K.
2009- Commendation in the International Emerging Architecture Award by the Architectural Review, U.K.
2006 – First Runners up in the WAN house of the year Award, U.K.
2005- Honorable mention in the International Emerging Architecture Award by the Architectural Review, U.K.
2003 – Editors choice in the International Emerging Architecture Award by the Architectural Review, U.K – making them the only firm in the world to have featured in this awards cycle a record breaking four times.
The high standards of this work has also ensured that Matharoo associates is one of the few firms to have a variety of projects published in various leading international journals such as :
1. Global Architecture, Japan
2. The Architectural Review, U.K
3. Architecture and Urbanism, Japan
4. MARK, Netherlands
5. Domus, Italy
6. Phaidon Publications, U.K
7. Architectural Digest, Germany
8. Architectural Digest, France
9. Elle Decoration, Russia
10. Taschen Publications,Germany
11. Monument Magazine, Australia
12. Wallpaper, U.K .
13. The New York Times, USA
14.Design Diffusion News, Italy
15. Architecture in Greece, Greece
16. C3, Korea