Sussanne Khan at the AD100



AD India reveals 2023’s most influential list in the design space


AD100 in association with Asian Paints celebrated individuals and firms whose projects represent the power of architecture to transcend functionality, create enduring spaces for its inhabitants, and define new idioms for the cities in which they are located

Mumbai, 29th March 2023: AD India, the ultimate design authority published by Condé Nast India, hosted its annual architecture and design event, AD100. In association with Asian Paints and supported by Axor, Wriver and IF.BE, the annual list selected by Architectural Digest rounds up the best 100 design studios and architectural practices from India and the subcontinent.

The winners were honoured at an exclusive event held at IF.BE Mumbai, the 145-year-old ice factory that has been repurposed into a contemporary space for architecture, design and the arts. This year, the AD100 trophy, designed by Sam Barclay of Case Design, was produced by Wriver in white carrara marble. Wriver’s love for distinctive and luxurious craftsmanship is evident in the way they moulded this year’s AD100  trophy which infuses elements of elegance and minimalism.

Over the years, AD100 has become the most talked-about event in the industry that pools together a diverse range of talent: from the most revered names from the realms of architecture, and interior and landscape design to the tastemakers shaping the creative culture of the country. AD revealed the names of the 100 firms who have been working tirelessly to carefully restore heritage buildings and create intimate residential spaces, impactful public buildings, and lush landscapes.

For the second year running, AD casts a wider net in search of talent outside of the siloes of Mumbai and Delhi, looking more actively for excellence from other cities and towns, including Kozhikode, Pune and Chandigarh. Diversity and inclusivity are key to our storytelling at AD.

At the AD100 event this year, AD remembered, honoured and celebrated the life and work of Mr BV Doshi. A stalwart in the industry, he was a close friend of AD. It’s no secret that nature guided and informed Doshi’s work. The venue, IF.BE, is built around a 147-year-old banyan tree; this tree became a focal point of the tribute—around it were vignettes and moments from Doshi’s life, glimpses of his work and legacy, along with a poem, Vriksha Sar, penned by Doshi.

The AD100 list was meticulously researched and handpicked by the AD team. The exclusive evening witnessed the attendance of some of the most renowned mavens from the fields of interiors, architecture, culture, art, fashion and design.

“Asian Paints is proud to be a supporter of AD100, for its recognition of the finest work in design, craft and architecture. Architectural Digest is a long-standing collaborator and we are especially happy to present the Custodian of Culture project award, something we care deeply about, and to showcase the Asian Paints Colour of the Year 2023 at this exciting event.” – Amit Syngle, managing director and CEO, Asian Paints

“Our March-April issue is a keeper, if I may say so myself. It features the AD100 list of 2023, that definitive annual selection of the finest architects and designers in the subcontinent. For the first time, we’ve created a Hall of Fame of 10 senior and pioneering architects and designers, in addition to the hundred firms we select every year, with 17 new entrants this time.

This is also the first time AD100, a much-awaited party for the fraternity, moved to an incredible new space called IF.BE in Mumbai’s historic Ballard Estate neighbourhood. It’s an old ice factory reclaimed and recreated into a space for the community, and designed for art, design, and cultural programming. Community, infact is a strong bent of AD100 this year. It’s not about celebrating individual excellence alone, but practices and projects that are for the larger community. The five excellence award winners this year are all in support of public and cultural spaces like museums, memorials, theatres, and ateliers for craftspeople.”- Komal Sharma, Head of Editorial Content, AD India

Each year, at AD100, AD recognises the works of a handful of architects and designers pushing the boundaries of creative excellence, while remaining true to their roots. This year, culture and community take centrestage. Each of the projects celebrated are deeply informed by both their context and site, but moreover, they create new spaces for the public to build connections, have enriching experiences and find a community.

Vinita Chaitanya at AD100 |


  1. Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture, built IF.BE—the venue for the event—a conserved and restored ice factory in the heritage precinct of Ballard Estate, which over the past few months, has become a nucleus for events and conversations centred around design and the creative arts.

AD x Asian Paints presents

Custodian of culture

Kamal Malik


  1. Samira Rathod, architect and founder of her firm—Samira Rathod Design Atelier—built the Cabral Yard Pavilion at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2023. Working ingeniously with debris collected from construction sites, she crafted a temporary theatre that held film screenings, dance performances, lectures, and art workshops.

AD presents Artistic Excellence

Samira Rathod Design Atelier

For the Cabral Yard Pavilion, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2023

  1. Soumitro Ghosh and Nisha Mathew Ghosh of Mathew and Ghosh Architects designed the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru that aims to transform perceptions of museums through educational programming and welcoming architecture.

AD X Wriver presents

WOW List Winner

Mathew and Ghosh Architects

For Museum of Art and Photography, Bengaluru

  1. The new atelier of Vastrakala in Chennai by Mancini Enterprises upends the narrative of craftsmanship—and the spaces in which karigars bring their work to life—in India. Akin to the spirit of a 19th century manufacturing setup, the new workspace houses 250 employees and their leadership, with the karigars working around a central light well. The atelier is also sensitively located in close proximity to the villages native to the karigars.

AD X Axor presents

Elevating Craft

Mancini Enterprises

For Vastrakala’s new atelier in Chennai

  1. Honouring the victims of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, the Smriti Van Earthquake Memorial & Museummarks a celebration of resilience, regeneration, and hope, as interpreted by Rajeev Kathpalia of Vastushilpa Sangath.

AD WOW List Winner

Rajeev Kathpalia for Smriti Van Earthquake Memorial & Museum, Bhuj

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1 Adil Ahmad Adil Ahmad
2 Architect Hafeez Contractor Hafeez Contractor
3 Kavita Singh Interiors Kavita Singh
4 Matharoo Associates Gurjit Singh Matharoo
5 Matra Architects Verendra Wakhloo
6 MICD Associates Channa Daswatte, Murad Ismail
7 Nozer Wadia Associates Nozer Wadia
8 RMA Architects Rahul Mehrotra, Robert Stephens, Nondita Correa Mehrotra, Payal Patel, Romil Sheth
9 Studio Mumbai Bijoy Jain
10 Vikas Dilawari Architects Vikas Dilawari


AD100 2023 Winners

1 Abha Narain Lambah Associates Abha Narain Lambah
2 Abhimanyu Dalal Architects Abhimanyu Dalal
3 Abin Design Studio Abin Chaudhuri
4 ABM Alfaz Miller, Aahana Miller, Brinda Miller
5 Abraham John Architects Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu Abraham
6 ADND Shobhan Kothari, Anand Menon
7 ALVA Architects I Bona Fide Design Ashwin Alva
8 Amoeba Design Satyajeet Patwardhan, Pashmin Shah
9 Anagram Architects Madhav Raman, Vaibhav Dimri, Shruti Dimri
10 Andagere Architects Ajith Andagere
11 Annkur Khosla Design Studio Annkur Khosla
12 Architecture BRIO Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani
13 Architecture Discipline Akshat Bhatt
14 Ashiesh Shah Architect Ashiesh Shah
15 Ava Studio Alina Vadera, Bindu Vadera
16 BandukSmith Studio Melissa Smith, Sachin Bandukwala
17 Byram Wadia Architects Byram Wadia
18 Case Design Samuel Barclay, Erica Barclay, Saleem Bhatri
19 Ceebros Designworks Sruthi Reddy
20 CollectiveProject Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell
21 Cormac Lynch Cormac Lynch
22 Daws & Kahlon Andrew Daws, Adil Kahlon
23 DeMuro Das Puru Das, Brian DeMuro
24 Design by Darshini Shah Darshini Shah
25 Design ni Dukaan Veeram Shah
26 Earthitects George Ramapuram
27 Elsie Nanji Elsie Nanji
28 FADD Studio Farah Ahmed, Dhaval Shellugar
29 Gauri Khan Designs Gauri Khan
30 Grounded Anjali Mangalgiri
31 Humming Tree Arun Shekar, Mohammed Afnan
32 Hundredhands Bijoy Ramachandran, Sunitha Kondur
33 Insitu Sahiba Madan
34 Iqrup Design Iqrup Dhamija
35 Iram Sultan Iram Sultan
36 Isla Maria Loulou Van Damme Isla Maria Loulou Van Damme
37 K2India Sunita Kohli, Kohelika Kohli
38 Kanan Modi Associates Kanan Modi
39 Khosla Associates Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand
40 Kunal Maniar & Associates Kunal Maniar
41 Kunal Shah Designs Kunal Shah
42 LAB Shonan Purie Trehan
43 Lijo.Reny.architects Reny Lijo, Lijo Jos
44 Malik Architecture Kamal Malik, Arjun Malik
45 Mancini Enterprises Niels Schoenfelder, Bharath Ram K., J.T. Arima
46 Mangesh Lungare Mangesh Lungare
47 Marie-Anne Oudejans Marie-Anne Oudejans
48 Mathew and Ghosh Architects Soumitro Ghosh, Nisha Mathew Ghosh
49 Morphogenesis Sonali Rastogi, Manit Rastogi
50 Mozaic Dean D’Cruz
51 Neterwala & Aibara Interior Architects Phirosa Neterwala, Sunu Aibara
52 NUDES Nuru Karim
53 _Opolis Sonal Sancheti, Rahul Gore
54 Palinda Kannangara Architects Palinda Kannangara
55 Pavitra Rajaram Design Pavitra Rajaram
56 Pinakin Design Pallavi Choksi, Mohak Mehta
57 Rajiv Saini + Associates Rajiv Saini
58 Ravi Vazirani Design Studio Ravi Vazirani
59 Red Architects Ekta Parekh, Rajiv Parekh, Maithili Raut
60 REDDYMADE Suchi Reddy
61 Ritu Nanda Design Ritu Nanda – Darita and Navyeli
62 Romi Khosla Design Studios Martand Khosla
63 Rooshad Shroff Rooshad Shroff
64 Sabyasachi Mukherjee Sabyasachi Mukherjee
65 Samira Rathod Design Atelier Samira Rathod
66 Sanjay Puri Architects Sanjay Puri
67 Serie Architects Christopher Lee,Kapil Gupta
68 SEZA Seema Puri, Zarir Mullan
69 Shernavaz Interiors Shernavaz Bharucha
70 Shivani Dogra Shivani Dogra
71 Simone Dubash Pandole Simone Dubash Pandole
72 SJK Architects Shimul, Roshini, Vaishali and. Sarika
73 SNK Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Brinda Somaya, Nandini Somaya Sampat
74 Souk Soumya Keshavan
75 sP+a Sameep Padora, Vami Koticha, Aparna Dhareshwar
76 SPASM Design Architects Sanjeev Panjabi, Sangeeta Merchant
77 Stapati Tony Joseph
78 Studio Hinge Pravir Sethi
79 Studio ii Mitul Desai, Priyank Parmar
80 Studio In D-Tale Birju Shah, Pooja Shah, Dhara Shah
81 Studio Lotus Ambrish Arora, Sidhartha Talwar, Ankur Choksi, Pankhuri Goel, Asha Sairam
82 Studio Momo Gurmeet Akali
83 Studio Organon Saurabh Dakshini
84 Studio Sangath Sönke Hoof, Khushnu Panthaki Hoof
85 Sussanne Khan Sussanne Khan
86 Talati and Partners Noshir D. Talati, Ria Talati, Xerxes N. Talati, Naushir Devitre, Ratish Patil
87 Taliesyn Design and Architecture G.S. Mahaboob Basha, Shalini Chandrashekar
88 Tanya Singh Studio Tanya Singh
89 Tarun Tahiliani Tarun Tahiliani
90 The Busride Design Studio Zameer Basrai, Ayaz Basrai
91 The Orange Lane Shabnam Gupta
92 Tushant Bansal Design Studio Tushant Bansal
93 Untitled Design Consultants Amrita Guha, Joya Nandurdikar
94 URBANA Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury
95 Vaishali Kamdar Associates Vaishali Kamdar
96 Vikram Goyal Vikram Goyal
97 Vinita Chaitanya Vinita Chaitanya
98 vir.mueller Architects Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta
99 Wallmakers Vinu Daniel, Oshin Varughese
100 ZZ Architects Zubin Zainuddin, Krupa Zubin


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