Ar. Hiten Sethi, HSA
"Designs today need to have a paradigm shift. This shift has to move from aesthetics and utilitarian to energy efficiency and technological to cater to a lifestyle of the future cities."
Hiten Sethi, Principal Architect of Hiten Sethi & Associates (HSA) is an alumni of Sir JJ College of Architecture. His philosophy of life is based on Brihadaryanka Upanishad shloka which says, "You are what your deep driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny."
Ar. Hiten has a strong hold on strategic planning, high-volume and high-value negotiation and fast-track delivery of large-scale projects in both public and private sectors.
An architect extraordinaire, a truly intellectual and creatively enlightened professional, Ar. Hiten's iconic designs have been in buzz. His most famous structure, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) headquarters at Belapur, is India's first green municipal building and has entered Limca Book of Records with 3 citations. His expertise is multi-faceted and is spread across various verticals viz. Commercial, Residential, Institutional, Administrative, Transportation, Hospitality, Social & Healthcare projects, and Master Planning.
Ar. Hiten says, "Designs today need to have a paradigm shift. This shift has to move from aesthetics and utilitarian to energy efficiency and technological to cater to a lifestyle of the future cities." Creativity with a sense of practicality, he believes in architecture that works for modern day living. He lays great importance on quality and speedy delivery, with a focus on understanding and meeting the client's needs and budgets. He is known for his sensitivity to culture and environment, his enduring structures therefore aim at sustainability and co-existence. He believes in providing highly specialized services, with creative ingenious thinking and a strong commitment to quality. He offers the clients high design and construction value with the surety of completing the project as conceived.
Ar. Hiten has now embarked on an ambitious drive to create a pan-India presence for the firm and also to step on the international scene with some landmark projects. He aims to make HSA one of the most promising Architectural firms around the globe. Some of the major projects in which HSA is involved are Integrated Transit Oriented Development at Seawoods station, National Institute of Securities Market (NISM), National Cancer Institute (NCI - Hospital), Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) headquarters, Wise City Panvel, Railway stations at Nerul –Uran, etc.
He is a registered member of Council of Architecture, associate member of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), past-Chairman of the Navi Mumbai Chapter of the IIA and Member of the PEATA. He has been appointed as Member of the State Expert Appraisal Committee II, Ministry of Forest and Environment, GoI in 2015. He has been made an honorary member of Rotary Smart City, Navi Mumbai.
Ar. Hiten has been modest enough to mention about his achievements. He has been felicitated by visionaries of Government of India for Wonders Park, iconic design of NMMC and Sports Complex for Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation.