Mitu Mathur

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Mitu Mathur is an accomplished architect and urban designer with extensive experience in designing public, institutional, master planning and housing projects. As the Director of GPM, she has been steering the firm’s growth since 2006, exemplifying its collaborative and interdisciplinary approach towards architecture and planning while addressing organisational structuring and professionalising ways with a strong focus on New Business Development. She has also been featured on Forbes: The Bold Club as one of the Top 30 under 45 Indian architects and designers in 2023.

Her work is guided by the philosophy — People, Process and Passion. She believes that passion and story are the most important factors behind every design as it carves a unique identity for itself. Her conceptual approach is experience-driven, guided by a vision to create recognisable and engaging architecture and urban spaces. Her passion for creating meaningful solutions relevant to today’s times has led GPM to explore the current notions of architectural development and deliver innovative solutions for a dynamic urban environment.

Mitu is a graduate of Sushant School of Art & Architecture (SSAA), Gurgaon and completed her Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design from GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation), Columbia University, New York City. She has also taught as a visiting faculty at the Housing and Urban Design Department at SSAA. Mitu received the second prize for the Katha Asia Urban Design Slum Upgradation Design Competition and won the prestigious Kinne Fellowship from Columbia University in 2010. 

Mitu continuously questions the current notions of architectural development and how design is approached for people and cities and strongly believes in delivering innovative design solutions for rapidly changing urban environments. With a background in architecture and urban design, she brings the expertise of both disciplines in developing holistic plans for urban centres and capacity building for communities. She also leads the Design Research team at GPM, focusing on the evolution and sustainable design of Indian cities. With a vision to promote housing for all, she is leading landmark projects like Netaji Nagar and Sarojini Nagar Redevelopment in Delhi. Additionally, she is heading the development and design of more than 20 Railway Stations PAN India, along with the development of several Airports and Integrated Check Posts, contributing to a significant part of GPM’s infrastructure development initiative.

She has received several prestigious national and international awards for her work including Asia Pacific Property Award, HUDCO Design Award, Realty+ 40 under 40 Award, IBC Award, World Architecture Awards, CWAB Awards amongst many others. She has also been widely published in the Times of India, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, The Pioneer and other mainstream dailies.

Selected Awards & Recognitions

  • Forbes, The Bold Club – The Design Nextgen: Top 30 under 45, March 2023
  • Asia Pacific Property Awards, Mixed Use Development – Mahagun Marina Wwalk, 2023-2024
  • WADE Asia Awards, Second runner-up in Excellence – Educational – NID, Sept 2022
  • iGen Design Awards, India’s Top 50 under 40, August 2022
  • IBC Awards, Excellence in Built Environment – Office Blocks at Africa Avenue, 2022
  • HUDCO Design Award, New and Innovative Town Design Solutions/Eco Cities- Sarojini Nagar Redevelopment, 2021-22
  • Realty+ 40 Under 40, Young Tycoon of Indian Real Estate, June 2021
  • 35th Cycle of World Architecture Awards 2020, Designed Projects, National Archives and National Library, Mauritius
  • Commendation Certificate to National Institute of Design, MP by Indian Building Congress January 2020
  • IIA National Awards 2019, Socially Responsible Architecture (Shortlist), DG Map.
  • CWAB Noteworthy Projects 2018-19, Retail Category, Unity One.
  • Global Smart Build Summit, #TimeToLeap Awards 2019, Luxury Project of the year, The Amaryllis.
  • Global Smart Build Summit, #TimeToLeap Awards 2019, Urban Landscape and Master Planning Project of the year –Redevelopment of Netaji Nagar.
  • 5th Smart Cities Awards 2019, Best Real Estate Project (Finalist), Ananda Manglam 
  • CNBC-Awaaz Real Estate Awards 2019 (North Zone) for “Special Contribution to Architecture”. 
  • CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2019
  • Saint Gobain Smart Green Awards 2018, Unity One.
  • Gulf Traffic Awards 2018, Best Parking Project (Finalist), Unity One.
  • Indian Building Congress Trophy 2018 
  • Award for Excellence in Built Environment 2016-17, DG MAP Port Blair.
  • Global Real Estate Brand Awards 2016, Most Admired Upcoming Mid Segment Project, Awarded to   Mangalam Build-Developers Ltd. for Aananda Mangalam Housing.
  • The Green Building Conference 2013, Certificate of Appreciation for Design Excellence. 
  • Best Architect for Commercial 2013, Proficiency in Real Estate–Parsvnath Developers Ltd.
  • World Architecture Community Awards 2012, Best housing project, Aananda Township.
  • Real Estate Services Award 2009, Builder Information Bureau & Amrapali Group.
  • India Realty Achievers Awards 2008, Best Architectural Firm for outstanding achievements in the field of Real Estate & Development.
  • Interiors & Architecture Designs (IAD) Awards 2008, Best Architect – Excellence in Interiors & Architecture Designs (Residential Category).
  • Interiors & Architecture Designs (IAD) Awards 2008, Best Architect – Excellence in Interiors & Architecture Designs (Commercial Category).
  • Global Real Estate Brand Award 2016, Best Housing Completed in Mid-Rise segment, Aananda Township.
  • 1st SSAA Design Competition–Inclusion (2005), Second Prize.
  • General Proficiency First Prize, for 4th Year (session 2005-06).
  • General Proficiency Second Prize, for 3rd Year (2004-05).

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