1950 (age 62–63)
• Hafeez Contractor was born in Mumbai in a
Parsi family. He earned his graduate diploma
in architecture from the University of
Mumbai in 1975 and completed his
graduation and MS in Architecture from
Columbia University, New York City on a Tata
scholarship. He studied at the Academy of
Architecture in Mumbai and then went on to
pursue a post graduation degree from
Columbia University in New York, USA.
• Hafeez Contractor started working
in 1968 as an apprentice with his
uncle T. Khareghat even while
working toward his architecture
degree. In 1977, he became the
associate partner in the firm.
Between 1977 and 1980, he was a
visiting faculty member at the
Academy of Architecture, Mumbai.
ARCHITECT HAFEEZ CONTRACTER
He started his firm, Architect Hafeez Contractor,
in 1983 with two people. One of his first success
stories was the Vastu building at Worli Seaface.
He then bagged projects in Pune for Karia
Builders and a lot of residential buildings. He has
also designed The Imperial I and II, the tallest
buildings in India.
His projects are spread across India.
His work is controversial from the perspective
of social impact and originality. His design
approach is often thought of as uninspiring by
architecture academics. Despite being one of
India's most successful commercial architects,
he publicly stated that "Green-buildings are a
joke"where he was not trashing the idea of
sustainable construction but actually ridiculing
the blind faith that members of his fraternity
place on Western standards and practices.
PROJECTS OF HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR
1.DY Patil Stadium in Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Seawoods Estate (or NRI complex) in Nerul,
2.DLF Aralias, Gurgaon
One Indiabulls Center, Mumbai, India
3.Morya Regency in Bandra, Mumbai
4.Rodas - An ecotel in Hiranandani Gardens,
Multiple Buildings, DLF City, Gurgaon