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Dr Sunita Narain

Director General, Centre for Science and Sustainability

As a writer, environmentalist and activist, Ms. Sunita Narain has been hugely instrumental in bringing about environmental change in India. Honoured with the Padma Shri in 2005, Ms. Narain has chaired the Tiger Task Force, and was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change and the National Ganga River Basin Authority. She has received the World Water Prize for her work on community based water management. As the publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth, Ms. Narain has continued to write about the importance of the environment on livelihood security of people in India. Through her efforts since 1982, Ms. Sunita Narain has strengthened the CSE to effectively influence and advocate environmental change in the country.


The CONSTRUCTION WORLD Architect and Builder Awards were instituted by ASAPP Info Global Group in 2006. They are India’s most coveted awards for the architecture and building industry. The awards recognize the people and organizations responsible for the changing landscape of our country - the Top Architects and the Top Builders of India – and felicitate them. The growth of the event over the past 10 years is in tandem with the industry’s growth in India and has gained in stature and importance with each passing year.

The CWAB Awards, for the past 10 years, have featured the best speakers from across the globe who have spoken on various themes like INNOVISION, YOUTH, GREEN etc. The 10th year event celebrated the DECADE OF EXCELLENCE where we felicitated all our past winners – with over 50 of them, it was perhaps the largest gathering of Architects and Builders across the country on one platform.

In 2016, We are very excited as these awards reach a very special milestone - it completes 10 years of presenting India’s most promising Architects and Builders. And in this very special year, we are entering the second decade of the event – the CWAB AWARDS 2.O. Along with the crème de la crème of the architecture and building industry selected first through a survey and then through a stringent jury selection, who will raise the bar, will double the excitement and bring global glory to CWAB Awards.

This year we are consciously awarding Architect and Builder across various TIER II cities in India, To agument this futher we have come up with new category of award ‘NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS’. Wherein Industry stalwarts are involved over 4 months in 15 different cities to identify these projects, making the selection of winners very comprehensive and representative of the growth across the country.


This year the CONSTRUCTION WORLD ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AWARDS will have a great variety of excellent projects, varying from the frugal and sensitive to the robust and exquisitely detailed, with all submissions visited of great merit.
Top Architects & Builders of the Decade
For the past ten years, CW has conducted perception-based surveys to determine the industry's choice of top architects and top builders.

The following steps comprise of our selection methodology.


The CWAB awards are unique as the shortlist is drawn-up by our editorial team.Our editors lead the nomination process and take responsibility for the due diligence. Extensive research is done on each nomination following which a dossier is sent out to jury members for deliberations before the jury meet. They conduct extensive research in the months leading up to the awards.


Survey is driven by stringent criteria and a robust methodology along with a comprehensive multi city survey, A survey takes place in which all the companies are screened based on various parameters.

The architects, industry associations, and consultants from various parts of the country are contacted to suggest names to be put in the final voting list.


The nominees in each category will be presented to the jury for determination of winners. The jury will score each nominee based on pre-defined evaluation parameters.

The winners are then decided by a jury of distinguished, independent panel of industry practitioners who cast their vote on the shortlisted companies/individuals.

Jury’s decision will be final and binding on all Participants.

Award Ceremony

The TOP BUILDERS AND TOP ARCHITECTSare determined by the highest percentage from the accumulated scores of the jury.

Noteworthy Projects

The CWAB 2.0 Awards introduces a new award category “Noteworthy Projects”

The following steps comprise of our selection methodology.

Identify the Categories

Builders and Architects can nominate their projects across the following categories

  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Hospitality
  • Interiors

Understanding a Noteworthy project

A 'Noteworthy project' can include one or more of the following factors: Sustainable, Energy-Efficient, Water-Efficient, Green, Most affordable, has achieved certain milestones, State-of-the-art amenities, set aesthetic benchmark, used innovative materials, artistic and resourceful.

Assessment of Nominations

Our editors lead the nomination process in each category and take responsibility for the due diligence. Extensive research is done on each nomination following which a dossier is sent out to jury members for deliberations before the jury meet.

Jury Meeting

The final stage of selection is through a jury meeting chaired by independent panel of industry practitioners who cast their vote and select one winner from each of the categories.

Award Ceremony

The winners will be felicitated at a grand ceremony held on 11th August, 2016 in Mumbai.


Nominations are now Closed for the 11th CONSTRUCTION WORLD ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AWARDS 2.O


  • Russell Gilchrist, Principal I Design Director, Gensler
  • Architect Hafeez Contractor
  • Anita Arjundas, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Lifespaces
  • Mili Majumdar, Managing Director, Green Business Certification Institute
  • Roshni Udyavar Yehuda, Head, Rachana Sansad’s Institute of Environmental Architecture
  • Girish Shah, Director, The Wadhwa Group
  • Chirag Baijal, Director - Commercial Businesses, Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration
  • Rajiv Balaggan, Sales Head – Architectural Glass India, Pilkington Glass India
  • Harsh Chitale,  Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Philips Lighting India
  • Percy Jijina, Director - Decorative Paints, Jotun Paints
  • Sriram Natarajan, Director, CBRE South Asia.
Builder Jury
  • R Ramakrishnan, Vice Chairman, Jt. Managing Director & Group CEO, Polycab Wires
  • Nirmalya Chatterjee, Executive Director & COO, Trimble Solutions India
  • Rajesh Chawla , Director, Veka India
  • Yoshiyuki Mabuchi, Managing Director, Toshiba Johnson Elevators India
  • Juzer S. Kothari , Managing Director, Conserve Consultants
  • Nellie Samuel, Joint Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Knight Frank Property Services
  • Rahul Kadri , Principal Architect & Partner, IM Kadri Architects
  • Ani Ray, Managing Director, ACC
  • Kamal Hadker, Chairman & Managing Director, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services.
Architect Jury
  • Manish Garg, President, Steel Building Solutions, Everest Industries Limited
  • Alakesh Roy, Managing Director, Zamil Steel, India
  • Shampa Dhali, Director, Global Sales, Marriott International
  • Umesh Rao, Founder & CEO, Vector Projects (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vikas Gupta, Director, Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kamal Singh, Director Power Electronics, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sushil Luniya, President, Marketing & Sales, HSIL Limited
  • Shyam Motwani, Executive Vice President, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd (Locking Solutions and Systems).
Builder Jury
  • Ravi Sarangan, Director, Edifice Architects Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rajat Malhotra, COO-Integrated Facilities Management (West Asia), JLL
  • Chetan Raikar, Chairman & Managing Director, Structwel Designers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr HM Raje, Director, Raje Structural Consultants
  • Sunil MK, AEC Head, Autodesk India & SAARC
  • Antony Parokaran, CEO, Schindler India
  • Mala Singh, Founder, PEC Solutions Green Design Pvt . Ltd.
  • Rajeev Antony, Managing Director, Schueco India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sanjay Puri, Principle Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects Pvt. Ltd.
Architect Jury
  • V Suresh, Director, Hirco
  • Rajesh Ahuja, Managing Director, Sleek
  • Agrim Agarwal, Director, Grescasa Ceramics
  • Anil Mathur, COO, Godrej Interio
  • Mr. Vikram Sharma, Managing Director, BP Ergo
  • Atul Sanghvi, Chief Operating Officer, CERA Sanitaryware Limited
Builder Jury
  • Abhin Alimchandani, Director, Stup Consultants Pvt.Ltd.
  • Poorva Keskar, Director, Vk:e environmental
  • Martin Kriegner, Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge India
  • Ankur G Choksey, Managing Director, Choksey Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Satish D Parakh, Managing Director, Ashoka Buildcon Ltd.
  • Tilakraj Seth, Executive Vice President Infrastructure & Cities Sector South Asia, Siemens Limited
  • Jairam Panch, Managing Director, Turner Project Management India PL
Architect Jury
  • Malav Dani, Director, Coating Specialities India Ltd.
  • Gautam Chand Jain, Chairman & Managing Director, Pokarna Limited
  • Managing Director, Sandeep Mathur, Fenesta Building system
  • Sandeep Mittal, Managing Director, Anutone Acoustics Ltd.
  • Sanjay Sethi, MD & CEO, Berggruen Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arjun Shahani, Managing Director, Armstrong World Industries (India)
  • Raj Menon, Country Manager – India, InterfaceFLOR India Pvt Ltd.
  • Alok Goel, CEO, Nitco Ltd.
  • Neeraj Sharma, Managing Director, Kone Elevator India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Piyush Gandhi, National Director, Projects & Development Services West India, Jones Lang LaSalle
Builder Jury
  • Shekhar Patki, Principal Designer & Proprietor, P.G.Patki Architects Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shimul Javeri Kadri, Principal Architect, SJK Architect
  • Jayant Acharya, Director (Commercial & Marketing), Member of the Board, JSW Steel Limited
  • B K Batra, Deputy Managing Director, IDBI Bank
  • Ewart Lazarus, Executive Director, Chowgule Construction Technologies
  • Narendra Ajugia, Managing Director, Shirish Patel & Associates Consultants Pvt.Ltd
  • Surajit Ray, Managing Director & Country Head, ULMA FORMWORK SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.
  • Amit Maitra, Managing Director, Lerch Bates Private Limited
  • Digant L Kapadia, Managing Director, B.E. Billimoria & Co. Ltd.
  • Jeremy Lester, Chief Executive, GROCON
Architect Jury
  • Niranjan Hiranandani, Managing Director & Co-founder, Hiranandani Group
  • MS.Nair, Country Manager - Bathroom & Wellness Division, Villeroy & Boch Sales India Pvt.Ltd.
  • Satish Jamdar, Managing Director, Blue Star Ltd.
  • Sanjay Johri, Managing Director, Voltas Ltd.
  • Juergen Wolf, Managing Director, Häfele India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pankaj Keswani, Managing Director, Alufit (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd.
  • KC Jain, President, HNG Float Glass Ltd.
  • Khurshed Daruvala, Managing Director, Sterling & Wilson
  • Kishore Avarsekar, Chairman & Managing Director, Unity Infraprojects Ltd.
  • Pranab Datta, Vice Chairman & MD, Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • S Raghupathy, Executive Director, CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
Builder Jury
  • Arunjot Singh Bhalla, Director Design, RSP Architects
  • Sumit Banerjee, Vice Chairman, Reliance Cementation
  • Vikram Amin, Executive Director – Strategy & Business Development, Essar Steel
  • Sanjay Bahadhur, CEO, Global Construction Chemicals Division, Pidilite Industries Ltd.
  • Upen Patel, Business Director, BASF-Construction Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Thirumal Govindraj, Executive Director, CB Richard Ellis - Global Corporate Services India Transactions Management Western Region
  • Satish Dhupelia, Consulting Structural and Civil Engineer, Satish C. Dhupelia Engineers
  • Anupam Sharma, CEO, DOKA (Formwork) India
  • A K Mathur, Executive Director, Tata Projects
Architect Jury
  • B Santhanan, MD, Saint Gobain Glass India
  • Ashish Anupam, Chief M&S (Long Products), Tata Steel
  • Asutosh Shah, MD, Duravit India Private Limited
  • HM Bharuka, Managing Director, Nerolac Paints Limited
  • Subodh Runwal, Director, Runwal Group
Builder Jury
  • Pranay Vakil, Chairman, Knight Frank P.L.
  • Architect Tushar Desai
  • Ashish N. Chandak, Executive Director – Infrastructure Banking, Corporate Finance, Yes Bank
  • Narinder Nayar, Managing Director, Concast (India) Ltd.
  • Balaji Rao - Has left the Co, Managing Director, Starwood Capital India Advisors P.L.
  • Architect Kamal Malik, Kamal Malik Architect
  • Raj Lakhani, Managing Director, Peri
Architect Jury
  • Mr Jaishankar, Managing Director, Brigade Group
  • Sundar Parthasathy, Managing Director, Otis Elevators
  • Alwyn Bowden, CEO, Essar Projects Ltd.
  • Malav Dani, Director, Coating Specialities India Ltd.
  • Bijoy Mohan, Senior Regional Vice President, ASIAPAC-Grohe India Pvt Ltd.
  • Ramesh Mohan, Regional Manager, L & T Ltd.
Builder Jury
  • Sanjay Palve, Managing Director- Corporate Finance, YES Bank Ltd.
  • Rakesh Sharma, Managing Director, Tishman Speyer India Pvt Ltd.
  • Ganesh Kaskar, Executive Director & CEO, RMC Ready mix
  • B K Katyal, Managing Director, Pheroze Kudianavala Consultants Engineering Pvt Ltd.
  • Darius Pandole, Partner, New Silk route advisors Pvt Ltd.
  • Abhin Alimchandani, Director, Stup Design Forum
  • Mahesh Mudda, Executive Director & CEO-Chairman, New Consolidated construction & Builders association India

Architect Winner's 2016

Builder Winner's 2016

Noteworthy Project Winner's 2016


My heart felt congratulations to all of you for making the 9th edition of Construction World Architect & Builder (CWAB) Awards held on August 22, 2014 at Hotel Four Seasons in Mumbai a grand success. This is the most prestigious and mega award event for the Indian construction industry. I highly acknowledge and appreciate your expertise management in making the show truly remarkable and fabulous.

Mala singh, Managing Director, PEC Greening India Group

Kindly allow me to congratulate you for successfully taking the CW Architect and Builder Awards event to great heights! With high energy levels, the whole show was professionally well managed. Devika Devaiah’s (author of Orbit Shifting Innovation) vibrant speech on innovation was an icing on the cake!
A few years back, we, at India Chapter of American Concrete Institute, organised a similar yearly event for best structures in different categories. That said, you could consider having an award for indigenous innovation in the field of construction.

Chetan R Raikar, Structwel Designers & Consultants Pvt Ltd

I attended the 9th CW Architect & Builder Awards and was highly impressed. It is such a rarity to see so many of India's top architects and builders get together at one platform. Kudos to your team for having put up an event par excellence.

A Rao, Architect

I was delighted to have witnessed the 9th CWAB AWARDS in August 2014 in Mumbai.The event was marked by high level of participation from the industry, at both, institutional and individual, levels. Such events create a positive impact on the professionals in particular and the society at large, in general. The event was organised and conducted very methodically and professionally, for which I extend my hearty felicitations to Shri Pratap Padode and his dedicated team.

Sudhir Krishna

The CWAB awards is indeed an innovative front runner, designed to bring the industry together. It creates an opportunity for celebration and recognition, but more importantly it also creates a platform for future leaders to direct the course of the industry. Having seen how awards are designed and conducted up close, I am happy to say the CWAB awards is a robustly designed and implemented process- a great achievement, indeed. My congratulations to ASAPP media and Falguni and Pratap Padode on the successful occasion of the 10th CWAB awards. I do hope it grows from strength to strength and it becomes a reference point for other industries too.

Devika Devaiah - Author


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