MQA has thrived under the able and passionate leadership of Ar. Qutub Mandviwala (b.1964).
Since the beginning he has been conscious of how human behavior and interactions are shaped by Space Design.
Qutub completed his architecture studies from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. He began his journey in 1984 under the guidance of Ar. Hafeez Contractor. In 1992 Qutub started an independent practice from a garage at Mahim. Today the practice has moved to the sprawling Turf Estate, Worli. Qutub works with his Associates to conceptualize and direct the design of each project.
At a time when Signature Styling and traditional architecture dominated Indian Design,Qutub challenged the norms. His greatest contribution has been the de- homogenization of Architecture in Mumbai. He believes a repetitive signature style only limits creativity and is continuously pushing the boundaries of space imagining. Qutub’s designs are a creative extension of himself. Clarity of thought, simplified forms, minimalism and functionality make his designs timeless.
The kaleidoscopic experience that Qutub offers is reflected in the diversity of projects designed and executed.These include the expansive Wockhardt Global School, the mammoth Bhendi Bazaar Cluster Development Project, Mumbai, the Exquisite Mandir at Emerald Gulistan, Kanpur, High Fashion F Residences, Pune, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai, Food Corporation of India Offices and many such!
Qutub has won awards both nationally and internationally for path breaking work. He effortlessly weaves together the Art, Science and Business of Architecture.