Chief Executive Officer
An alumnus of the Academy of Architecture and the Bombay International School, Viraj hasdeveloped a reputation of being an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of design for PG Patki Architects. Her work encompasses varied fields of design, from large scale urban projects to interior spaces. This breadth and versatility has come to be associated with PG Patki, a firm with a proud legacy of over 50 years.
For Viraj, the vision of the client is of paramount importance and she draws inspiration from the individual needs of each client, while striving to create relevant designs that stand the test of time.
She is a strong believer of form following function, versatility being her forte. Once a design achieves the function it is intended for, it can take on any creative form that appeals to the eye to complement the function. Viraj and her team consistently rise to the challenge of maintaining a balance between the aesthetics and functionality of each project, with emphasis on artful and practical use of space.
Keeping up with contemporary trends in the world of interior design, Viraj ensures that each design is executed effortlessly and without compromise. A believer in realistic, timeless trends and simplicity in design, Viraj says “Our designs are not a reflection of who we are; they instead mirror our clients’ vision, requirements and aspirations”. She uses her perception to translate a client’s vision into reality and is drawn to large spaces and big projects that allow her to maximise her creativity, while remaining sensitive to the intricate detailing that goes in to projects irrespective of scale.
She admires the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect and interior designer, who believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment: a philosophy he called ‘organic architecture’.
As a working mother, Viraj maximises her leisurely moments by spending quality time with her children and family. A keen traveller, she looks forward to several breaks throughout the year, in order to rejuvenate herself and return to work with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. As a fitness and movie buff, Viraj ensures she has different ways to keep both her body and her mind active.