The New Parliament Building's architect, Dr Bimal Hasmukh Patel, is a native of Gujarat's Ahmedabad. He is an urban designer, urban planner, and professor who has received the Padma-Shri award. He is the Director of HCP Design Planning and Management Private Limited. He was born on August 31, 1961.
Heading HCP, Dr. Bimal Patel has overseen work on several institutional, commercial, housing, industrial, urban design, and planning projects around the nation.
Dr. Patel established Environmental Planning Collaborative (EPC) in 1996. It is a non-profit consulting, advocacy, and policy research company.
Gujarat's planning and urban design have changed as a result of EPC's creative approach and well acclaimed achievements. Patel was responsible for the first such project, the Sabarmati Riverfront, and is now developing the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.
Dr. Patel has already received several honours.
Dr. Patel was given the Padma Shri award in March 2019 for his meritorious achievement in architecture. His art has also received recognition on a global scale. Dr. Patel has received various honours, including the Prime Minister's National Award for Excellence in Urban Planning and Design (2003), the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (1992), the World Architecture Award (1997), and the HUDCO Design Award (2013). The history of architecture and urban planning, land use planning, housing markets, zoning laws, and land management are the main areas of study for Patel.
He expressed interest in creating the New Parliament Building after gaining international prominence. Changing the conventional circular form into a novel triangular shape that can hold more technologically advanced chambers, he did it justice and produced a masterpiece.
He utilised the national bird, the peacock, as the Lok Sabha's motif, the national flower, the lotus, as the Rajya Sabha's subject, and the national tree, the banyan, as the centrepiece of the central lounge courtyard.
In the more than 35 years of his work, he has broken down barriers across disciplines, professions, and institutions to investigate how urban design, architecture, and planning may improve the lives of people who live in Indian cities.