Noted architect Hasmukh Patel passes away -min
Noted architect Hasmukh C Patel who was credited with making significant contributions to the contemporary architecture of India passed away at the age of 84 on Saturday morning. During last few years his mobility was restricted due to polio and was wheelchair driven.
“With great sadness, we mourn the death of Hasmukh C. Patel, noted architect, Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus of CEPT University,” said a release from CEPT University.
Apart from designing structures, Patel was also a distinguished professor and Dean Emeritus of CEPT University. Patel was one of the founding members of the School of Architecture. At present his son, Bimal Patel, is the president of the university.
Patel was the founder and chairman of HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd. and was Honorary Director at the School of Architecture, CEPT, from 1972 to 1980 and Dean from 1976 to 1983, during which period the university consolidated its position as a premier institution.
In his professional career spanning more than five decades, Patel has done a diverse range of projects like townships, industrial units, hotels, hospitals, housing, public buildings, commercial complexes, academic institutes, cinemas, theatres and sports facilities. Some of his most famous buildings include the St Xavier’s Primary School, the State Bank of India, Dena Bank, Reserve Bank of India, Newman Hall, Bhaikaka Bhawan, and Shyamal Row Houses— all in Ahmedabad. But his work in Bihar, Udaipur, Bharuch, Mokasan, Kolkata, and Rajkot are just as remarkable.
He studied B.Arch at MS University, Vadodara and M. Arch at Dept. of Architecture, Cornell University, New York. His practice started as a three-man office in 1960 and has grown in strength to over 200 people with a legacy of over 800 built projects all across India.