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Business of Architecture in India with Madhu Kuruvilla | AG 20

Business of Architecture in India with Madhu Kuruvilla | AG 20

Update: 2019-06-24
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In this episode, we go in-depth on the topic of Business of Architecture in India with a renowned Architect from Bangalore, Madhu Kuruvilla.
Madhu has completed over 75 built projects in Bangalore and surrounding cities and has received various awards & accolades for his work. His projects range from residential, interiors, commercial, hospitality and retail.

We discuss topics such as how do you start your firm, how much do you charge your clients, deciding a timeline for your project, time management, the importance of knowing Vastu and a whole lot more.

You will get all the shownotes & links on archgyan.com/20

Shownotes:
(2:00) How Madhu Kuruvilla got into Architecture?
(3:40) Studying in SIT Tumkur
(4:45) Joining Training with a renowned Architect in Bangalore, Architect Nikki Thomas.
(5:55) Joining Kabir Hira Architects - a renowned Architecture firm in Bangalore. Handling your own projects and becoming a workaholic
(8:15) Being the office boy!
 (10:15) Taking a two-month break from work and contemplating what to do next.
(12:00) Working 12 hours a day
Part II
(13:30) Business of Architecture 
How much do you charge a client?
(15:30) What was the scope of work given to clients?
(16:30) What was the type of projects that he started with?
(17:20) How did you build your contacts?
(18:30) How do you start off working as an Independent Architect? And working out of his garage.
(20:00) When do you decide to hire people?
(21:30) How do you decide a timeframe or timeline for a project?
(22:40) Taking a retainer before you start the project.
(23:50) Taking up Interior Design Projects as an Architect.
(25:00) The importance of social media in running an Architecture firm.
(30:50) The importance of knowing Vastu as an Architect in India.
(34:00) Time management for Architects
(38:00) Managing time with clients
(41:00) Getting associated with builders as an Architect.
(42:30) Preparing an estimate for your client
(46:00) Registrations required to practice as an Architect in India.
(49:00) Registering your Architecture firm or company.
(50:00) Filing taxes as an Architect
(51:00) Completing about 75 projects and his favourites.
(55:30) Future plans for Madhu Kuruvilla Architects
(59:00) Craze for biking and weekend bike rides
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Business of Architecture in India with Madhu Kuruvilla | AG 20

Business of Architecture in India with Madhu Kuruvilla | AG 20

Manish Paul Simon