Ar. Nirmal Mangal, M Moser Associates
Ar. Nirmal is the Country Head – India for M Moser Associates, a global architectural, interior design and planning firm with 15 offices located around the world. In India, M Moser's offices are located in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Ar. Nirmal is a licensed architect in India as well as in several states in USA. He has led the design of numerous projects in USA, Mexico, Russia, Europe, China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and India.
Prior to moving back to India 3 years ago, Ar. Nirmal worked in the U.S. for more than 30 years. He has held leadership positions with global design firms including HOK, RTKL, Canon Design, Leo A Daly, Fluor Corporation and Friedmutter Group. He was also the Director of Taliesin Architect's Studio, the successor firm of Frank Lloyd Wright in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
He is passionate about bringing global design expertise to India, modified to suit Indian construction technologies and regional building materials. His design approach is a synthesis of evolving global thoughts and ideas, and cutting edge construction technologies with Indian cultural, social, cultural, contextual, and economic influences. He strives to create iconic, inspiring and functional designs with "inside-out" architectural design methodology, which follows the same philosophy of designing. He thinks that the most important part of the building, its users, need to be acknowledged in terms of working style, spatial and infrastructure requirements, necessary amenities, flexibility, etc. before the completion of the building shell. He views the building footprint, exterior massing, and the building envelope as a reflection of the activities and requirements internal to the building.
In addition to architecture and interior design, Ar. Nirmal is also a consummate builder/contractor. He has led and delivered many large and significant architectural and interiors projects, using designer led project delivery approach. This approach has allowed him to pursue excellence of design, through managing implementation of design and construction.
Ar. Nirmal's area of interest includes high-rise towers, corporate campuses and headquarters, R&D Centers, hospitals, high-rise multifamily housing and corporate workplace interiors. Many of his projects have won international design awards in architecture as well as in interiors. His notable projects include Exxon Corporation Headquarters, Irving, Texas, Nortel Networks Regional Headquarter Campus, Richardson, Texas, Sept Wolf Office Tower, Xiamen, China, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jacobs Medical Center Hospital at University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.
Ar. Nirmal is a member of American Institute of Architects and a fellow of Indian Institute of Architects. He has taught architectural design and theory at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA and at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. He holds Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh and a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA.