Stuff we Do

Ground 11 has clients and projects around the world, with work within the contexts of many cultures and landscapes, always developing new ways to express what makes each culture unique, as well as bringing to each project the exciting international components most complimentary to the audience, wherever (and whoever) it may be. This international approach means the team travels to every corner of the planet, gathering information and impressions that feed the design process. Ground 11 prides itself on learning from each culture it interacts with, and uses the experience to try and enrich it in whatever way they can, while celebrating and reveling in the freshness of each experience.

Architecture


  • KP 113, Pune, India

  • Villa Restoration, Panchgani, India

  • 62 Falcondale, Bristol, England

  • The Lake District Villa, Pune, India

  • Desai Residence, Bangalore

  • Viswanathan Bungalow, Pune

  • Sable Creek Residences, Sanger TX

  • Said Residence, Hargeisa

  • Patel Residence, Anand

  • The Lake District Club, Pune, India

  • Beacon Bay, Newport Beach, U.S.A

  • Wallia Villa, Khanapur

  • The Open House

  • Aamby Valley, Maharashtra

  • Twin Residences, Pune

  • Starbucks, Sanger TX

  • Subway Container Outlet

  • Commercial building, Anand

  • Barucha Residence, Pune, India

  • Holiday Home, Mahabaleshwar

  • Borsad Residence, Borsad, Gujarat

  • Ikosi Heights Club ,Lagos

  • Dickson Residence, Lagos, Nigeria

  • MSG Villa, Hargeisa, Somaliland

  • Indo-Swiss Centre For Excellence, Pune, India

  • Djibouti Airport, Djibouti

  • Olivera Court, Lagos

  • MSG Tower, Djibouti

  • Expat Housing, Sana'a

  • Anupam Group HQ

  • Monolith 80

  • Alstom, Mundra

  • Djibouti Cargo

  • Thahr Heimier Rowhouses, Sana'a

  • Nairobi 01, Nairobi, Kenya

  • The Atlantic - Option 1, Batoke, Cameroon

  • The Atlantic - Option 2, Batoke, Cameroon

  • Mixed Use, Douala, Cameroon

  • Ikosi Heights, Lagos

  • Harmony, Gainsville, U.S.A

  • Waiyaki Mall, Nairobi

  • Chrome city Club, Oragadam

  • Womens' University, Accra

  • The East Avenue Club, Wagholi

  • Seniors Housing, Pune

  • Azalaea, Pune

  • DJIA Terminal, Djibouti

  • Tete Mall, Tete, Mozambique

  • Mombasa Is. Public Housing

  • The Lake District School, Pune

  • Skills Institute, Pune

  • Sable Creek Commons, Sanger TX

  • Meenakshi, Hyderabad

  • Aurobindo, Hyderabad

  • Weikfield IT Citi, Pune

  • Calypso Extension, Ottawa

  • Chrome City, Oragadam

  • Four Freedom Park ,Tirana ,Albania

  • A-Deux, Hyderabad

  • Sana'a Capital mall, Sana'a

  • Ras Hotel & Towers, Addis Ababa

  • Competition Entry, Chrome City

  • Mahakay Eternia, Anand

  • ePark, Pune

  • Thahr Heimier Housing, Sana'a

  • Anupam-MHI, Tarapur
Interiors

  • Beacon Bay, Newport Beach, U.S.A

  • Villa MSG, Hargeisa

  • Anand Residence, Pune, India

  • Wanowrie City Centre, Pune, India

  • Barucha Residence, Pune, India

  • One Energy, Ohio, U.S.A

  • Four Freedom Park, Tirana, Albania

  • Ikosi, Nigeria, West Africa

  • Power Boulevard, Pune, India

  • Sable Creek, Sanger, U.S.A

  • Colors & Spice, Pune

  • Altair, Pune

  • Said Villa, Hargeisa

  • Department Store, Jeddah

  • Family Space, Pune

  • John Deere, Pune
Master Planning

  • Chrome City ,Chennai ,India

  • Intec Urban Sanctuary

  • Wanowrie City Centre, Pune, India

  • Treasure Shores ,Lagos ,Nigeria

  • Synchropia, Pune
Landscape

  • Jewel Square, Pune

  • Power Point, Koregaon Park, Pune

  • Weikfield IT citi, Pune

  • Gate and Surrounds, The Lake District

  • Khayiyada Memorial Square, Hargeisa

Stuff we Love

At Ground 11, we know we have a lot to learn, and every day starts with the promise of something new. There are incredible people doing fantastic work all over the world: architects and designers who have inspired us and continue to do so with their work. This section is dedicated to those people who are our heroes.

Passions

SAFECab is a mobile app designed to empower women traveling alone or in unfamiliar surroundings to send location updates through SMS throughout their journey to chosen person(s).

This app has been developed by Pranav Iyer alongwith his with friends.

SAFECab is not affiliated with any cab or transport company and is completely free to use by the millions of women in colleges and universities, in the workforce and in the vibrant socio-cultural milieu of the modern world, who fear for their safety as they venture out of their homes or offices.

GET SAFECAB

About Us

Ground 11 is a full-service architecture and urban design resource that concentrates on the built narrative – architecture, urban design and landscape – to make vital, exciting destinations out of clients' tangible and intangible requirements. It is a scaleable, modular company, combining the strengths of its own office with a highly talented and experienced network of consulting architects, designers, engineers and other specialists. In particular, Ground 11 revels in projects that pose unique challenges and require unexpected, innovative and highly creative solutions. Pranav Iyer and his team's skills lie in effective conceptualization, design and delivery of signature projects in several different countries and cultures, providing global design solutions in keeping with local technology and processes. Every project done by the teams in India and the United States is a design competition, where alternative interpretations of the design brief are extended into conceptual derivatives that bind the project, and hold the essence of the design through development. A large amount of work done by Ground 11 is research driven, where the design grows around an idea, or is a stream of thought that allows reinterpretation and re-evaluation of commonly assumed paradoxes. This keeps him questioning the established, and establishing his questions. Needless to say, every project concludes with more questions than answers – for himself – while the client gets better solutions. Pranav actively involves himself in activities including feasibility studies and financial modeling for projects, necessitating an often steep learning curve while working on projects in other countries.

Culture

Ground 11 architects works as a design studio, where every member of the team takes ownership of his or her work, and is encouraged to make mistakes, the more the better, and to learn from them. Each person within the firm is actively encouraged to pursue their own passions, including playing music, dance, writing, theater, fashion designing and many such that not only make the workplace positive, but help each employee understand and empathize with others. Seniors are encouraged to improve themselves and pass it along to juniors, and projects are occasionally designed through simply because they provide an excellent platform to hone and improve some skill or improve the functioning of the team. There is no direct micro-management where not required, and delegation is encouraged. Everyone is allowed to perform in a manner that brings out what they are best at. This improves morale, increases productivity, and allows for a much wider range of skills to be learnt.

Process

Each project team is headed by a senior who is a mentor for the team. The team defines the direction and the narrative of the project, and all members are encouraged to interact with clients to understand the project and the client better. Projects are divided on the basis of criteria that include time frame, research required, resources available, and and mandatory inclusion of a team member who has no experience with that particular typology, to provide an unbiased design perspective during the process. Clients are encouraged to be a part of the process, and all sketches and process diagrams are shared throughout the project. The design process and its narration are considered equally important, to ensure the why is as important as the what, through all stages of design. The methodology of project design is a seamless transition through research, concept and design, often requiring an education in local culture, technologies and methodologies. Pranav and his team at Ground 11 have worked and continue to work in over 15 countries around the world, and still find exciting newness in it all, every day.

In the News

Indian Architect and Interiors - Feb 2016 MGS Architecture - April 2016 iGen Design Forum 2016

Design Principal

Pranav Iyer, Design Principal at Ground 11 Architects and cofounder and design director of VIDA Design Inc, Los Angeles and G11 Addis, graduated from the Institute of Environmental Design,Gujarat, in 1998, and started a design practice in Pune, followed by VIDA in Los Angeles and G11 Addis in Ethiopia [More]

Team


  • Shirin Shaikh
  • A Senior BIM Architect and Project coordinator for Architectural projects in Nigeria.  Graduated in 2009 from Allana College of Architecture, Pune, Aafreen has a vast experience in large scale Architecture projects in India and the Middle East and Africa. Her Aptitude for design is further enhanced by an autonomous diploma in Landscape Design. A result oriented and design driven architect, she has a track record of achievements in managing teams working on Complex Architectural projects working on all aspects from Concept to Completion.

Her passion for architecture and design is well complimented by her interest for Sketching and Photography. She also loves travelling regularly to new destinations and has a fond interest in Indian Literature.
    Aafreen Inamdar
  • An architect &Senior project co-ordinator for Architectural and collaborative Interior Projects. Graduated from Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai in 2011, she has extensive experience of small to large scale Architectural projects in Mumbai, Goa and Guwahati. She joined the firm as an Architect, and now co-manages a sizeable team of the office.
Natasha has also worked with an NGO striving to create accessible environments, and has been an assistant faculty for Architectural design. With a passion for reading and art, she also finds time to contribute to the architectural community as a freelance architectural journalist, writing for magazines and newsletters. A number of her hand sketches have also been published as a part of the Graphic mini-novel - City of Dreams and Nightmares – Vol. Zero, under her creative handle - Nikolai.
    Natasha Shah
  • Giving form to our aspirations, Sawan is the Head 3D Visualiser for Ground 11 Architects. With a diploma in Animations from the MITCON institute in Pune, Sawan joined Ground 11 in 2013 and has played a vital role in the design development of any project ever since.  From large scale town planning to the smallest interior design detail, he has provided a tangible point of reference for designers and clients alike, and thus successfully aiding every project taken up by the firm.

As an animations expert, he is extremely fond of the digital world, the play-station being his constant stress buster, which stands second only to his love for Cricket.
    Sawan Zadi
  • Communicating 3 dimensional ideas, both concrete and abstract through visual imagery, Siddharth is our second in command for the visualization department. With a diploma in animation from Frameboxx institute in Mumbai, he has been playing a vital role in our design and development projects. His erratic sense of humour and imitation abilities contribute to a lively work environment, keeping  tempers light even in the most stressful times.

With a penchant for Art and Animations, Siddharth closely follows Movies analysing the nuances of direction and graphics. Reading up on various mythologies and an avid console gamer.
    Siddharth Kar
  • <strong>Amit Patel </strong>is a Senior Architect and Urban Designer. Having graduated from Allana College of Architecture, Pune in 2011; Amit went on to London where he attained his Post-graduation in Urban Regeneration from London South Bank University. Alongside being a design professional, Amit is also an academician at PVP College of Architecture, Pune; as a visiting faculty for the Habitat studio.

Amit’s in-built love and expertise of sketching since his ‘lego block’ age set the base for choosing to be an Architect. He identifies his enthusiasm towards Architecture and an easy going personality with an optimistic attitude to be his strengths to undertake any tasks and carry them out efficiently towards positive outcomes.
    Amit Patel

  • Priyanka Patel

  • Apoorva Pratek
  • A graduate architect from BKPS College of Architecture. As someone who loves exploring new territories, Radhika has been a part of numerous design competitions and has also successfully led a team for Landscape Design. With an experience in Institutional, Cultural and Residential architecture and Interiors, Radhika joined Ground 11 as a Design Architect and works on design development and detailing of Commercial Interiors.

Radhika loves Painting and planning travel itineraries for her friends and family. Her passion for Baking has led her to acquire a certificate in Craft Bakery from Maharashtra Institute of Hotel Management and Catering technology.
    Radhika Umalkar

  • Namasvi Patel
  • An Interior Designer and team member for collaborative interior projects.  Graduated in Computer Aided Interior Designing (CAID) from Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture in Pune , Prerna  is a versatile designer, and often finds herself Multitasking between projects demanding Micro detailing of interior design details and projects demanding  Macro Concept design.

Apart from Work ,Prerna is a passionate dancer & choreographer. She is also often indulges her art attacks which involve experimenting with different colours and materials. She loves Travelling and pursuing adventurous activities .
    Prerna Jain

  • Aanchal Hazra

  • Akshada Diwanji

  • Devina Lokhande

  • Madhav Khandelwal

  • Aboli Deshpande

  • Soumya Singh

  • Rajul Oswal

  • Priyanjita Adhikari

  • Shashwat Gupta

Contact

Coordinates:

Locations:

  • Pune:
    Ground 11 Architects,
    1st Floor, Maple point,
    Sr. No. 60,
    off Oxford Village Rd,
    Wanowrie, Pune, 411 040, INDIA.

  • Chennai:
    R. Chakrpani & Sons,
    Plot No:S1, No 2,
    32nd Cross Street, Besant Nagar,
    Chennai - 600 090. India.

  • Los Angeles:
    VIDA, Inc.
    Glendale, CA
    USA.

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