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MANILA AGARWAL

Architect & Director

EDUCATION

Schooling :M.B. Girls High School, Kolkata

Graduation :Bachelor of Architecture from IIT Roorkee

 Post Graduation :M. Sc. (Eco Tourism) from Sikkim Manipal University

 WORK PROFILE: AN OVERVIEW OF 29 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE

 Manila co-founded Nirman Consultants shortly after completing her education.

A first generation entrepreneur, Manila supported Kavi to grow Nirman Consultants from a start up local architectural practice to a renowned and progressive organization that is rich in content and diverse in footprint.

The story of Nirman Consultants is also the story of Manila Agarwal.

Highlights:

  • Trained with S B Thorat, Pune
  • Started career working with UPRNN at Lucknow
  • Founded Nirman Consultants in partnership with Kavi Jain at Nehru Place
  • Single handedly built the Operations and support functions
  • Created and implemented diligent processes to enable ISO certification
  • Completed projects across India, and in Asia and Europe
  • Diverse of project types: Townships, Housing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Institutional, Educational, Commercial, Leisure, Multi Use
  • Received LEED Platinum rating for the GAIL Jubilee Tower
  • Promoted sister concern NirmanPlus Outsourcing Solutions LLP for allied serviced to the Construction industry
  • Launched digital awareness campaign on various architectural issues of social importance

Key Clientele:

  • Fena Group
  • KRBL
  • Carlsberg
  • Modi Korea Telecom
  • Today Homes
  • Nestle
  • GAIL
  • Sopra Steria
  • Governments of Kazakhstan and Nepal, Indonesia, Ethiopia & Tanzania
  • Municipal Corporations of Faridabad, Gurugram & Rohtak

 STRENGTHS & SKILL SETS 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Process
  • Operations
  • Finance

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 Awards & Recognition

  • IAD 2009: Best Architect Institutional: 2nd place: Tanzanian High Commission, New Delhi
  • IAD 2009: Best Architect Town Planner: 1st position: Le Mont, Himachal
  • Jury Member at multiple events of the industry
  • Jury member at various architectural institutes for design and thesis
  • Svagriha certificate

Publications

  • A+D June 2007: Tanzanian High Commission
  • Society Interiors May 2014: Ranthambore Resort
  • Construction World Magazine India Oct 2014: GAIL Jubilee Tower
  • HT 10/12/15: ‘GAIL NOIDA Complex wins LEED Platinum Rating’

 Professional Memberships

  • Council of Architecture
  • Indian Institute of Architects
  • Institution of Valuers, India
  • GRIHA
  • Indian Green Buildings Council
  • Association with Etasha – NGO
  • Seminars, trainings , presentations on Green buildings, architecture, smart cities, landscape

Hobbies & Interests

  • Social Work
  • Reading
  • Music
MANILA AGARWAL | Nirman Consultants