“Crafting Transformative spaces: a collective journey shaped by shared beliefs and evolving trajectories”
is an attempt to portray a few of SJK Architects’ milestone works completed in the last decade, expressed through unique thoughts and philosophies, engaging processes and meaningful collaborations to create crafted built environments that are immersive and transformative.
Memory and emotion drawn from cultural histories, geographical contexts and spatial interpretations play a pivotal role in the making of a collective practice’s shared beliefs to co-create by establishing connections with nature, the builtform & oneself, thus fostering a sense of identity, belonging and well being.
Sarika Shetty is a partner at SJK Architects, along with Shimul Javeri Kadri, Vaishali Mangalvedhekar, and Roshni Kshirsagar.
Founded in 1990, SJK Architects is a Mumbai based collective of 30+ built environment professionals working with clients and collaborato across the country. They design spaces that are meticulously crafted from a study of climate, culture, history, and technology–each unique to the place and its people.
Sarika joined SJK Architects in December 2001 while still completing her B.Arch at KRVIA, and there has been no looking back since then. With 20+ years of rich experience, Sarika’s work cuts across multiple scales, building typologies, diverse sites and clientele. She is passionate about cultural histories and believes in an architectural practice of contempo-rary idioms guided by the past.
Over the years, Sarika has led several award-winning projects at SJK Architects, setting benchmarks in context-driven, sustainable design in the country and across the globe. These include the Dasavatara Hotel (2015) in Tirupati, India, which draws inspiration from the crafts and culture of the holy city; the Boat Club Apartments(2020), which set a new precedent of apartment-living in the residential locality of Chennai; and more recently, a 100 Bed Rural Multispeciality Hospital(2022)in Alibaug, India, designed to create an environment of calm and healing.