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Dr. Bimal Patel

Dr. Bimal Patel

President, CEPT University
Managing Director, HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd.

Bimal Patel (born 31 August 1961) is an architect from Gujarat, India, with over 35 years of professional, research and teaching experience in architecture, urban design and urban planning. He is the President of CEPT University in Ahmedabad and leads HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd., an architecture, planning and project management firm. He also founded Environmental Planning Collaborative, a not-for-profit, planning research and advocacy organization.

Patel’s practice has focused on transforming urban design and planning practice to make them more effective in improving Indian cities. His research interests are in Land Use Planning, Real Estate Markets, Building Regulations, Land Management and Urban Planning History. He received the Padma Shri Award for his contributions in the fields of Architecture and Planning in 2019.

Research Areas
  • Land Use Planning
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Building Regulations
  • Land Management
  • Architecture and Urban Planning History
  • Padma Shri, 2019
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • Prime Ministerʼs National Award for Excellence in Urban Planning and Design, awarded to the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, 2002
  • Emerging Architect Commendation Award, AR+D, 2001
  • World Architecture Award, 2001
  • Salzburg Seminar Fellowship, 2000
  • UNCHS, Best Practices Award, 1998
  • The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1992
  • Research Fellowship, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1990–91
  • Newhouse Foundation Grant, 1988–89
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 1987
  • College of Environmental Design Council Scholarship, 1985–86
Architecture and Urban Design
  • Parliament House and Central Vista Transformation, Government of India, New Delhi, 2019 - ongoing
  • Vishwanath Dham, Sri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Varanasi, 2018 - ongoing
  • Ministers’ Blocks and Secretariat Campus Development, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2014
  • Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, 2014
  • Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project - 1998 - ongoing
  • New Campus, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2000
  • Re-development of C.G. Road, Ahmedabad, 1995 and 2019
  • The Gujarat High Court Building, Ahmedabad, 1992
  • The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, 1985
Planning
  • Redevelopment of Mumbai Eastern Waterfront (Mumbai Port Trust), 2017 – ongoing
  • Planned Densification of Ahmedabad’s CBD, AUDA, 2015 – ongoing
  • Streamlining Urban Planning and Land Management (SUPLM) World Bank - 2007
  • Bhuj Development and (walled city) Town Planning Schemes – Statutory, 2004
  • Building Byelaws and Planning Legislation for Delhi (MCD) – Statutory, 2004
  • Development Plan for the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) – Statutory, 2002
  • Walled City Revitalization Plan, Ahmedabad, 1997
Teaching
  • Visiting Faculty at School of Architecture and School of Planning, CEPT, Ahmedabad, India
  • Guest Lectures: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; LBSNAA, Mussoorie
  • Desai, C and Patel B., 2017. The Architecture of Hasmukh C. Patel, Selected Projects 1963 – 2003. Mapin, Ahmedabad