Ar. Suril Patel
Suril Patel graduated from APIED, Vidyanagar in 2005. Before setting up Field Architects he worked with Serie Architects in Mumbai, Beijing and London offices. During his decade long experience at Serie Architects he has worked on and lead award winning projects of varied scales and types. The projects like The Tote Mumbai, Restaurant and banquets, Aarvli Estates Resort Sindhudurg, Blue Frog Mumbai, Township in Pune, Private residences etc. He has also worked with Studio Mumbai for the GangaMaki Textile Design Studio in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Suril has also collaborated with SECMOL and HIAL, Ladakh on various projects by spearheading new developments in earth-building technologies and engaging in course design and teaching for a short-term fellowship programme.
He regards processes related to design, representation and construction as the fundamental aspects of the practice and is a perfectionist for details. His methodical approach and engineering mindset always pushes design boundaries at Field Architects. Field Architects was set up by him along with Faiza in 2017.
Ar. Faiza Khan
Faiza Khan is a practicing architect, founder and director of Field Architects. Born in Mumbai and studied at the Academy of Architecture, Prabhadevi. She received her master’s degree from the Barcelona Institute of Architecture in 2011. Prior to setting up Field Architects, she has worked with Serie Architects, Mumbai, Malik Architecture, Studio Mumbai and Stantec, Ahmedabad on projects ranging from interiors to residential and hospitality.
Faiza has coordinated and taught the Passive Solar and Earth Building two-year course and worked on various Passive Solar Buildings with SECMOL and HIAL in Ladakh. She has also curated the Sun and Earth festival of Ladakh in 2017, which had multiple hands-on workshops exploring earth-building techniques and design principles for climate-responsive buildings.
Along with being an avid learner she has a keen interest in practicing a wide variety and scales of projects. Interested and passionate about engaging herself with the local context and lifestyle, which helps her in molding, appropriating and executing the projects with utmost sincerity.
They carry experience working with timber, steel, concrete, lime, earth, stone and especially climate responsive techniques. During their practice, they have also nurtured artisans in carpentry, fabrication and civil works alike. Currently, their projects are in Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat.