One of the most significant factors in the progress of any region is the favourable real estate developments. Right from the town planning of the region, and the structuring of the residential and commercial zones; to the complete planning of the homes and commercial properties, the architectural firms plays a pivotal role in organizing, synchronizing, and systematically shaping the urban skyline.
Their role encompasses wide functions including creating comfortable living and working spaces, designing ergonomic interiors, and exteriors as well as landscape mapping that enhance the meaning of every aspect of modern lives. Architects today have created customized designs of modern energy-efficient spaces that optimize energy consumption, light distribution, excellent ventilation, and sufficient open spaces.
Sparc Design specializes in offering core architectural design services, interior solutions, landscape design, and turnkey solutions. Equipped with a qualified team of experienced architects, planners, and designers, the company has undertaken thousands of projects guided by Ar Suhani Lal Sanghra, its Principal Architect since its inception.
In an intriguing interview with the CIOLOOK India team, Ar Suhani offered engaging insights about her professional journey, the inspirations about starting Sparc Design, challenges faced, and countered. She unfolded other aspects of her advice to the budding architects and the vision she has visualized for the future of Sparc Design.
Suhani, please brief our audience about Sparc Design, its USPs, and how you are currently positioned as one of the best Architectural Designing Solution Providers.
Sparc Design is a professional consultancy firm committed to good design and its practice in the field of architecture, interiors, landscape design, and turnkey solutions. We see design as a means of heightening the human level of consciousness and spatial experience.
Sparc Design believes that designers have a sense of obligation to the community to make a difference in the lives of people. We aim at providing a synergistic response to aesthetics, experience, economic viability, and quality of design. We work together and blend our design with the requirements of the client to achieve seamless integration of all the designed elements. Sparc Design has executed projects in different parts of the country. We are proud of our commitment to the preparation of innovative, qualitative, creative, and out-of-the-box designs. Our dedication to quality, our team approach, and our responsiveness to the client’s requirements is our main forte at Sparc Design.
Tell us more about Sparc Design’s offerings and what aspects make it stand out in the cutthroat competition.
At Sparc Design, we offer architecture, interiors, landscape design, and turnkey solutions. Our work is always client-specific and tailor-made, with no home or project having repetitive designs. We are known to curate and play with bold colors and design aesthetics in our work. We work on an online tracking system for all our projects where day-to-day work progress is available at the click of a mouse to all associated with the project. Besides ensuring quality and finishing of the highest standards, we take complete responsibility for budgets and timelines working on time-bound clauses and ensuring the highest standards of delivery.
Please brief us about your journey in the industry and how you have made Sparc Design excel in its niche.
I am an alumnus of Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai with over 16 years of experience in architecture and interior design of large-scale residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. I head the business operations as the principal architect at “Sparc Design.”
I have worked in various parts of the country and have traveled widely in India and abroad to explore the world of architecture and design. My academic work has been nominated for the Charles Correa and the V.S Gore gold medals.
I worked at well-known design firms on cutting-edge projects for several years before starting my own practice. I am glad to have been recognized for the personally tailored client-specific designs that use a burst of colors and textures and use new materials, techniques, and engineering details. I am an active member of various design portals and organizations like IIA, IIID, AESA, and many more.
Being an experienced leader, share your opinion on how the adoption of modern technologies like AI and ML is impacting the Architectural Designing Solution space and how is Sparc Design adapting to the change?
AI is making the Architectural Designing process significantly easier, giving us access to countless amounts of data, creating models, interpreting the building environment, and creating cost estimates. All this helps shorten the design and building time substantially.
Our firm is slowly adapting to the change, however, I feel there is a lot more scope for us to benefit from the technology. In the context of architecture and design, ML has great potential to analyze our designs more quickly and at less cost. We have been exploring ways in which it can be incorporated into the design process, as well as some potentially more revolutionary applications.
Considering the current pandemic, what initial challenges did you face and how did you drive Sparc Design to sustain operations while ensuring the safety of your employees at the same time?
With the initial striking of the pandemic, like everyone else we were confined to work from home – however, this changed and helped create digital and video conferencing avenues along with complete digital tracking systems for our business – something less explored in the design fraternity.
Once the physical model was partially restarted, besides using masks and complete sanitization – we were fortunate enough to have substantial space to ensure safe seating distance and alternate days of work from home for employees. Our is a profession where human interactions become imperative – so while the work-from-home model worked for a while the demand of our industry does not really allow for this system to be followed in the long run. Ensuring the highest standards of safety and the lessons learned post-pandemic, we continue our operations with all necessary safety precautions.
What would be your advice to budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into the Architectural designing solution space?
My advice to budding Architectural design entrepreneurs would be…
- Working on relationships
- Creating goals/visions and working towards the same
- Never compromising on quality
- Being true and sincere to yourself and the profession
- Choosing what is right over choosing what is easy
How do you envision scaling Sparc Design’s operations and offerings in the future?
We are working consistently and constantly towards improving our systems and scaling our projects. From taking up projects of every size and scale, Sparc Design now takes up niche and boutique high-end design projects. In the future, we envision scaling projects and adding resorts, schools, and hotels to our portfolio. We are also looking at creating and adding additional Turnkey and project management portfolios to our profile. Our goal is to provide the highest standards in the industry in terms of design and quality.