Vrinda Gokhale




Vrinda Gokhale completed her architecture from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Architecture, Mumbai University in 1998. She did her Master’s in Environmental architecture in 2013. Before initiating her independent practice, she worked with Phiroze Kudianwala Consultants, Malik Architecture and Samira Rathod Design Associates.

She co – founded, group4, a collaborative design studio engaging in architecture, landscape, interior design and product design. Their work has been published in several periodicals and the studio has won several awards, for their work like the IIID award, Indian Architect & Builders’ Young Architects’ Award, NDTV architecture & design Award and their work has been long listed for The Merit List 2023.

The studio is committed to create solutions that are sensible, sensitive to site, program, and culture. And they believe there is a lot to learn from history, from rhythms of everyday ordinary, the local to create design made from small instinctive impulses ……… in an increasingly changing world she believes design needs to tread lightly.

Just recently completed the Jnanapravaha Indian Aesthetics course, and several short courses from Bicar. She is currently practices and teaches at Rizvi College of Architecture as an Associate Professor.

Architectural Pedagogy

In the recent years definition of architecture is changing and architectural practice and learning have been transformed by new forms of expression, unpredictable social challenges, all of which should open up new possibilities for architecture. Architecture as a form of knowledge one in which students are exposed to a range of different design methods, approaches to working and critical thinking.

To cultivate ways of analytical thinking and visualization .Imbibing ways of thinking – critical to emphasize the Learning Process ,the thinking and Making as a Process.

a) Understanding Architecture as a blend of the creative or intuitive and the Scientific or empirical. To navigate between basics of science and art.

b) Introduction and exploration of concepts of space, form, order and also about design in nature and to learn from its richness. Rather than focus only on Aesthetic pursuits, integrating with structural, spatial, natural systems.