Founder

Monarch Champaneri

Monarch Champaneri is the co-founder and principal of OpenIdeas, Ahmedabad.
He received his Masters in Architecture from University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA . Prior to founding OI in 2009, Monarch worked with Murphy/Jahn Architects in Chicago,USA, Sebastian Wagner Architects Berlin, Germany and Burt Hill Inc. in Ahmedabad. His international experience and expertise in architecture and master planning has helped in shaping the firms philosophy and approach to architecture.

Nilesh Gajera

Nilesh Gajera, is the co-founder and principal of OpenIdeas, Ahmedabad. He graduated with honors from Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat. Before embarking on OI, he worked with Apurva Amin Architects, Ahmedabad and Sebastian Wagner Architects in Berlin, Germany. Nilesh has tremendous knowledge and experience across complex typologies ranging from Residential, Commercial, Institutional to Industrial, and has contributed significantly to a number of successful projects for the firm.

Niralee Champaneri

Niralee Champaneri is co-founder and principal of OpenIdeas, Ahmedabad. She is trained in architecture at Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat and received her Masters in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. Preceding OI, she has worked with Sebastian Wagner Architects Berlin, Germany and HCP Design PVT. LTD. Her strong interest is to bridge the gap between architecture and interior design. Apart from working on various architectural projects, she has significantly contributed in managing the firm’s identity.