Founder and Principal Architect Kishore D. Pradhan

Kishore Pradhan is a senior and renowned Landscape Architect, and is credited with being one of the pillars for Landscape Architecture profession in India.

At a very young age nature cast a hypnotic spell on him, be it in reality, art or literature and drew him towards the outdoors. Pradhan pursued architecture at Sir. J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. After graduation, he acquired proficiency in French language and was awarded a scholarship from the French Government for higher studies. He chose ‘Landscape Architecture’ as the subject of specialization and soon found himself in Versailles, enrolled in Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Horticulture, in the Section du Paysage.

During his sojourn in France, French culture and philosophy inspired him greatly. On his return to India in year 1972, he founded his firm Kishore D. Pradhan, Architectural and Landscape Consultant. His very first landscape design project being the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Goa for Taj Group of Hotels.

Apart from his professional practice, Pradhan is on the advisory board of various committees and institutes; he is also a regular invitee to deliver lectures and as a jury member to various institutes and architectural summits.

All throughout my career, I have followed an uncompromising professional attitude. It is likely that, when in competition with people with flexible values, you may suffer momentarily. However, in the long run it is beneficial as people consider you trustworthy and dependable. To be gifted with good design ability is perhaps a matter of luck but a good professional behaviour is definitely in your control.

In a professional field like ours trust and respect by the clients and ultimately by the society are your valuable assets which cannot be handed out to you but are to be earned with your own behaviour.