Shabbir Chandabhai

Burhani Design Architects, Founder

Shabbir founded Burhani Design Architects in 2007 on the philosophical basis that architecture must be conscious and respectful of context and utility while enriching the human experience.

Shabbir has initiated various presentations and meetings related to spread awareness of high-rise building technology and current trends in Mumbai. As a visiting faculty he actively does presentations in various high-rise building design and construction topics at various architecture Institutions linked to Mumbai University.

He completed his undergraduate degree from Mumbai University and worked on mid- to large-scale residential and commercial projects in India with Architect Qutub Mandviwala and Architect T. Khareghat. He was also involved with designing low cost housing and cultural buildings for various community development projects in India.

He completed his graduate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, with a focus on high-rise building design with Architect Joseph Fujikawa and with a research on mixed-use high-rise building design with Architect George Schipporeit. He worked on several high-rise, mixed-use projects at various firms in Chicago. He has a keen interest in the contemporary design ideology and community projects and thus has been involved in designing urban community based projects in the Chicago area.

He is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture in India and an associate member American Institute of Architects and NCARB.

Illinois Institute of Technology,
College of Architecture
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Master of Architecture with Honors
AIA- Henry Adams Award, 2003, 2004

University of Mumbai, Dr D Y Patil College of Architecture
Navi Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Architecture with Honors
DYPCA Gold medal Award, 2001

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