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I-Me-Myself

November 25, Ahmedabad
M.Arch from U.C. Berkeley,1989
1983, Fritz Schwarz, Architect, Zurich, Switzerland; 1986-1988, Mr . Hasmuk C. Patel, Ahmedabad; 1989-1990, Bull, Volkmann and Stockwell, San Francisco, USA., 1992-1993, David Bartlett Associates, San Francisco, U.S.A.; Gap, Store panning, San Francisco, U.S.A
Design Director at HCP Design and Project Management Pvt. Ltd from 1990 to 2006. Chairperson at HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd. from 2006 to date.
Ahmadabad
Gujarat
India

Canna Patel is an Architect and Interior Designer with over 28 years of professional experience. Having completed her Bachelors in Architecture at CEPT, Ahmedabad she did her Masters at University of California Berkeley, US. She is the Chairperson HCP Interior Design Pvt. Ltd. (HCPID), widely regarded as a reputable and professionally managed firm.

Her nationwide reputation and renowned signature style of designed interiors, seamlessly blends the Architectural forms and spaces. Focus on detailing and integration of art in her interiors and architecture are trademarks of her work.

Her Indian upbringing and exposure to cultural diversity and rich heritage has significant influence on her creativity. Further education and work experience in the US, and extensive travel has also influenced much of her work. The combination in many ways synthesizes a fine sensitivity to Indian climate, social norms, cultural values and aspirations reflecting contemporary India. Canna has been a recipient of several awards in recognition of her work and dedication to the profession, which includes Women Achievers Awards from JSAF in 2013, awarded from Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2009, IIID MK Award in 2007, Udgam Achiever Award in 2007, Interiors Editor's Choice Awards in 2007, Gold Medal for Undergraduate thesis in 1986 and merit scholarship in 1980 from the school of Architecture, Ahmedabad. She has been a Jury member on various prestigious Awards for designers. She is a Founder Member and Past Chairperson of IIID, Ahmedabad chapter. In February 2015, she was appointed as Academic Advisory Board for the School of Environment Design and Architecture at the Navrachana University.

She takes an active interest in training and education of designers and contributes by way of delivering lectures. Over the years she has carried out more than 300 projects for clients all over India. Her works are being regularly published in various Indian and International publications.

"Identity is not always a form and shape, but can be an intangible quality in design which is reflective and an emotional expression…"

Awards

Nari Shakti Awards
2013

JSAF

Business Women committee
2009

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)

12th IIID MK National Awards
2007
Udgam Achiever Award
2007

Udgam School Alumni Association

Society Interiors Editor's
2007

Choice Award

The Indian Institute of Architects,
2002

India, JIIA Award 2002 for Interior Category

My role as a Role Model

I see my in mentoring young women for work-life balance and management. Also, i would be sharing my professional experiences & projects.

I' deeply inspired by

My father Ar. Hasmukh C. Patel

Designer I admire

Patricia Urquiola, Italy

I dream...

I think instead of telling dreams, I would like to show them! One is never too old to set another goal to dream a new dream.

I believe in...

I believe in learning. One will teach and in teaching one will learn. There is no tool for development, more effective than the empowerment of women. When women empower each other, it keeps unhealthy competition abay. When one realizes that many of them are dealing with similar issues, the platform helps to open up a genuine dialogue between us.

A quote that defines me

What you think you Create,

What you feel you Attract,

What you imagine you Become…

Other Recognition

  • Founder Chairperson of Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Ahmedabad India, 2003-2007
  • Appointment at events as a Speaker at IFA (Institut für Auslandsbesziehungen e. V.) Gallery, Berlin, Germany – August 2007 and at Domus Academy, Milan, Feb 2012
  • She was appointed as Academic Advisory Board for the School of Environment Design and Architecture at the Navrachana University In February 2015

Top 5 projects

  • Interior of Gujarat High Court, Ahmedabad in 1998
  • Interior of Zydus Cadila Healthcare – R & D Centre, Ahmedabad in 2010
  • Interior of Additional Blocks for Govt. of Gujarat in Sachivalaya campus, Gandhinagar in 2013
  • Architecture & Interior of Alliance Francaise Institute, Ahmedabad in 2013
  • Interior of Governor's Vip Suite Room, Gandhinagar in 2014