Aakruti was established in 1980 by three young and passionate friends from School of Architecture, Ahmedabad – Dilip, Rajiv and Rajni, who shared vigour for design. Since 1998, Aakruti is headed by Dilip, who is now joined by a young design team, headed by Toyam Patel and Tulna Patel, both interior designers. Over the years, their design approach has been that of providing simple, straightforward and responsive solutions to the programmatic challenges. The social, cultural, climatic, economic and functional parameters are the major guides that have shaped Aakruti’s aesthetic responses over the years. The visual vocabulary, thus arising, is a collaborative exploration of traditional and vernacular knowledge with contemporary design innovations. Their professional repertoire has diversified from architectural solutions to interior design, exhibition design, furniture design and institutional design management, to name a few, over a period of few years.
Since 2009, Aakruti has also been involved in making of turn-key projects with an associate company, Saraa. Saraa has dealt with varied scales of ‘design and build’ or just ‘build’ challenges for corporate and individual clients across the country.