deccan amalgam, a registered partnership firm based in Hyderabad India, was set up as a joint initiative by Architects Sneha Parthasarathy and Syed Zoha Razvi. Envisioned as a research based urbanism and architecture studio, deccan amalgam in representation and spirit is a microcosm of the culture of Hyderabad city. We as a planning and design studio aspire our work to be the result of creative collaborative thinking while imbibing in our design process lessons learnt from the city; an amalgam of diverse voices.

About the Partners

Sneha Parthasarathy is a registered architect with over 6 years prior work experience at studios that have been at the forefront of critical design thinking and practise in India, She has been fortunate to have worked with and learnt from the likes of Professor BV Doshi (Principal.Sangath, Ahmedabad) and Rahul Mehrotra (Principal.RMA Architects, Mumbai. Professor.Harvard,USA). She has a Masters degree in Architecture from ETSAB (Escola Tecnica Superior D'Architecture de Barcelona), Barcelona Spain. In July 2014 she was selected to participate in a two week workshop held by Pritzker awardee Glenn Murcutt in Australia. Born in the erstwhile British Cantonment of Secunderabad, Architect Sneha Parthasarathy finds herself in a unique position to appreciate through childhood memories the influence of foreign cultures in distant settings and the useful mutations and interactions this creates. She finds her architectural work to be autobiographical; being deeply influenced by the duality of her upbringing in a quintessential colonial bungalow, built by a British Resident in West Marredpally while practising the lifestyle of a South Indian.

Zoha Razvi is a registered architect with over 9 years of prior experience on diverse range of international projects. Early on in his career he worked with GHD (Guttridge, Haskins and Davies) a multi national architecture & engineering firm, where he dealt with projects of multi disciplinary complexities. For the past 5 years he has been running a small design studio in Doha, Qatar handling projects of varied scales from small residences to large mixed use urban developments. He has a Masters Degree in architecture from Intituto De Empresa ( IE ) Madrid, Spain. Having spent most of his childhood in the middle east he has witnessed new cities being rapidly developed ground up. This has led him to understand the importance of architecture in the building of humane cities and thus a penchant for smaller projects and urban interventions that are important in the creation of larger urban fabrics.