As Shree Designs completes 10 years of changing the landscapes of healthcare infrastructure, I, Kshititi Nagarkar, the Principal Architect of Shree Designs, take pleasure in driving you down the memory lane of our journey and successful milestones, thanks to our invaluable clients, patrons and well-wishers!
Where It All Started
Back in 1997, when our country turned 50, a lot was discussed about India’s Vision 2020 in the print and television media. Of the many aspects that were out there, ‘Healthcare’ caught my attention and I felt that I could contribute to the same in my own way. I had completed my Bachelor of Architecture and was pursuing Masters Programme at JJ College of Architecture. I promptly chose ‘Healthcare’ as my specialization and dreamt of establishing my own practice, someday.
As a young Architect, I spent my early working years at different architectural firms, both Private and Government. It was in this phase that I learnt a lot about the practical aspects of the profession which came in quite handy when I worked on projects in my own firm.
With the aim of providing state-of-the-art and yet economical healthcare facilities to the country, it was my father Shreeniwas’ dream to establish an architectural firm of our own; the dream that I worked towards, under his able guidance. In May 2009, I quit my job and with around 12 years’ experience, I started to devote all my energies into materializing this dream. Shree Designs was born on 24th August 2009. The name ‘Shree’ is in the honour of my father, my guiding star, who left us for heavenly abode just before Shree Designs was established.
We started off Shree Designs as a small team of three. After six months of market research, networking and campaigning, we got our first big architectural project in early 2010. Soon we bagged two more projects, one in Pune and the other in Mumbai. Being a small team, we could dedicate our entire efforts and attention towards the projects in our hands. As a result, we could surpass the clients’ expectations and to their complete satisfaction.
As we took up more projects, we realized that typically large set-ups attracted lot of attention and had no shortfall of service providers. In India, the smaller private set-ups do play a pivotal role in delivering healthcare facilities. However, this was an under-serviced segment and hence, we diverted our focus towards them, in our quest to develop top-class healthcare facilities accessible to one and all.
At Shree Designs, we strongly believe in the dictum ‘Form Follows Function’. Accordingly, every project that we work on is function-personified, mapped and then aesthetically packaged. Gradually, our number of projects has grown along our portfolio of expertise. We are blessed to have completed more than 20 projects of varying footprints in the last decade. The icing on cake is that quite a few of these are cases where our esteemed clients for their subsequent expansions, repeated our services based on their good experiences.
As we look back, it feels like we have just started out and still have a long way to go! Personally, being involved with each project at every stage has given me tremendous practical insights on architecture and keen understanding of various aspects of business. Currently, Shree Designs has marked its presence across many cities within and outside Maharashtra and is looking to grow by leaps and bounds!
Our passion for architecture and strong clientele has us rolling designs and drawings in high numbers. Our motivation to keep delivering our best comes from the instances when the facilities designed by us bag awards and yield praises; and I must admit that we are always motivated! We too got our share of recognition when Interiors & Decor, a reputed publication, featured me as one of Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs. It was truly an honour for Shree Designs.
Undoubtedly, none of this would have been possible without the sincere perseverance, passion and dedication of our staff along with constant support from our esteemed clients.
The Future Looks Bright and We Are Ready
In the past 10 years having established our credentials across segments and locations, we, at Shree Designs, are now reaching out to create awareness of our capabilities to a wider spectrum of healthcare providers.
A recent landmark in this regard has been our empanelment with National Health Mission (NHM), an ambitious project by the Government of India to improve healthcare infrastructure in urban as well as rural areas throughout the country. We feel privileged to be a part of this mission and contribute to society.
In coming decade, India is poised to significantly enhance its Healthcare infrastructure and we are looking forward to scaling up by partnering in these projects.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our well-wishers for being instrumental in Shree Design’s sensational success and look forward to continued patronage of our clients, which motivates us to reach greater heights.
“The woods are lovely, dark and deepbut we have promises to keep,and miles to go before we sleep”
-- Robert Frost
We realise that we are 10 years young and we’ve just begun!Onward, Upward, Forward– Together we seek to move