OpenIdeas is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Ahmedabad & Surat initiated in 2009 ,led by Monarch Champaneri, Nilesh Gajera & Niralee Champaneri.
We believe by collaborative engagement with our clients and team; we can develop innovative ideas that will provide unique and valuable design solutions.
Our attempt is to present architecture for what it is : an intelligent and innovative response to local constraints which has allowed us to set a professional practice of high caliber, where new technological innovation along with design excellence plays a leading role. The architecture we propose results from our continuous search for balance between process oriented approach, co ordination of materials, technology, and play of light. We believe in designing and constructing space that reflects functional, social and aesthetic consideration, providing a comfortable environment for our clients.
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, 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 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.