banduksmithstudio is an architecture, urban design, and research practice founded by Sachin Bandukwala and Melissa Smith, based in Ahmedabad. Their work engages processes of making through built projects that explore the boundaries of material and craft in the context of contemporary Indian construction. Projects come at any scale, and the practice shifts from furniture and object design, to interiors, renovations, additions, and residential, institutional and commercial architecture.
The office combines a materially sensitive approach to design with respect for the context into which each project is placed. Each celebrates its context through a considered relationship with the physical and social condition of its surroundings. Design is explored as a series of systems; of pieces working together whose addition and combination adds to a whole that works in conjunction with human created urban and rural networks, and with the natural systems of sun, wind, rain, growth and decay. 

contact us:
n a v r a n g p u r a

a h m e d a b a d,  g u j a r a t   I N D I A

phone: + 9 1   7 9   4 0 0 8 8 8 1 1 

email jobs: (no phone calls please)
if you are interested in joining our team, please write to with your resume or cv, concise portfolio of academic and professional work, and a cover letter with reasons for why you would like to join us. file size should not exceed 5MB.

news about the studio...

we are currently hiring for the positions of junior architect and designer




sachin bandukwala  
b.arch, cept university, ahmedabad
partner, principal architect
melissa smith 
m.arch, m.c.p, university of california, berkeley
partner, principal architect
bulbul vyas
architectural researcher
m.arch, cept university, ahmedabad
ishaani shah
rv college of architecture, bengaluru
ravi jangid
bharathi vidyapeeth college of architecture, mumbai
deep varma
idea, indus university, ahmedabad
nikita aheja
university school of architecture and planning, ggsipu, new delhi