Who we are
‘Environs Ahead’ stands for designing Environments ahead of its time to meet the futuristic needs of the clients and the contexts. Environs Ahead (EA) is a Multidisciplinary studio for Architecture and Design operated from Mumbai and Belgaum. Founded in the year 2010 by Ar. Abhay Patil, EA offers integrated design solutions for the built environment, encompassing Master Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape.
At EA we are committed to finding an appropriate solution for each project, responding to a scheme’s physical & cultural contexts as well as the aspirations of our clients. Each EA project is the result of a meticulous, in-depth design process, regardless of its context and scale. We approach every job as a unique challenge and an exciting opportunity to develop the most dynamic and efficient spatial experience. The process starts with carefully listening to our clients, understanding their needs and aspirations and then producing design-led solutions which are uniquely tailored to their context and the needs of the end user.
The practice has always fostered a spirit of innovation and continues to embrace new methods of construction and employ cutting-edge systems, particularly in Sustainable design. Our expertise and enthusiasm is applied in partnership with our clients to provide innovative, sustainable & practical solutions to all stages of the spatial development process ensuring comfort and convenience as well as style & elegance.
In its journey so far, the practice has collaborated and partnered with various distinguished and high profile clients and have completed many interesting and challenging projects across a variety of sectors, consistently on time and to budget. Our ever expanding list of satisfied clients is testimony to our steady growth as a premier design studio.
We believe in creating better future and a better world and the Environs Ahead of us.
Our team members
AR. ABHAY PATIL
Founder and Director
Abhay Patil is the Founder Director at Environs Ahead. After completing his undergraduate studies, B. Arch from Mumbai University, Abhay has worked for very prestigious projects like ‘Listing and Grading of Heritage Buildings and Precincts in Greater Mumbai’ at UDRI, ‘Ecologically Integrated Lakes Management Plan for Thane Metropolitan Region’ and ‘Environmental and Hydrological Survey for Lonavala Region’ at Grass Roots. Abhay has worked as Consultant- Architecture and Space Planning for Reliance, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, and gained valuable experience in Healthcare Architecture.
After gaining suitable experience, Abhay pursued his post graduate studies M. Arch (Advanced Architectural Studies) from the University Of Sheffield, UK. At the University Abhay was selected to work on the prestigious ‘Greenhouse Britain Charrette: Losing land, gaining Wisdom’, with the Landscape Dept, Sheffield University and Harrison Studio Britain.
After completing M.Arch with First Class honours, Abhay worked with one of the leading International firm- Aedas as a Senior Architect on a very large range of projects ranging from Urban Design, Infrastructure, Hospitality, Transport, Interiors, etc. Other areas of his experience involve Slum Rehabilitation, Conservation, Commercial, Residential, Mixed-use and Landscape.
Abhay is presently a senior visiting faculty at Rachana Sansad’s Academy Of Architecture for its Post Graduate and Under Graduate courses since 2008. Abhay has a keen interest towards designing and detailing futuristic spaces of all scales with a strong sustainable outlook towards each project.
AR. GAURAV J. POWALE
Gaurav Powale is an Associate Partner at Environs Ahead and based in London. After completing his undergraduate studies, B. Arch from Mumbai University he gained professional experience with RJBA and Kapadia Asscociates in design and construction of commercial architecture. He has worked on projects such as IT Park, Delhi Metro train stations, private residences and design competitions. He has simultaneously studied Project Management at the Rachana Sansad, Mumbai.
After gaining suitable experience, Gaurav pursued his post graduate studies M.Arch in Urban Design at the University College London, UK. After successful completion of the course with First class honours he landed a job in one of the world famous architecture firm Foster and Partners. During his 6 years at the company he gained a valuable experience of designing premium office buildings, Skyscraper, Railway stations and residential buildings. Gaurav has a keen interest in innovative technologies in Architecture and application of BIM to construction processes.
AR. ANIL MADKAIKER
Anil Madkaiker is a Senior Consultant at Environs Ahead. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1987 from Mumbai University he has gained vast experience with successful associations with various organisations and personal practice. He has gained his initial professional experience at Raja Aederi Consultants Pvt. Ltd and worked on prestigious five star Hospitality projects. He has achieved varied experience in architectural design development, virtual site management, real estate and interior planning in executing projects involving urban planning, residential, commercial, multi-storied buildings, institutional, industrial, group housing, five star hotels, interiors, etc.
Ar. Anil has few years of experience working with Retail Consulting Group Architects at Auckland, New Zealand where he worked on Retail, Interior Planning, Entertainment, Leisure and Commercial projects.
Ar. Anil is presently a senior visiting faculty at Rachana Sansad’s Academy Of Architecture for its Under Graduate courses. Ar. Anil has expertise in executing a large range of projects from concept to completion with a keen interest towards methodical project management