Nikhil Khadilkar

Assistant Professor



Nikhil holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from KRVIA (2003) and was a part of the KRVIA Fellowship Programme, Mumbai. 2004 - 2005. Post his undergraduate studies, Nikhil has taught various Design subjects in KRVIA, from the first to the final year. He has also worked as a part of the team for a project titled ‘Juhu Together’ an NGO based initiative.


Nikhil is the founder and principal architect of De FACTO. De FACTO stands for design factory and is the story of two creators and their career spanning over twelve years. At the onset of our practice our quest was to develop an integrated design process to pursue new solutions for all types of project briefs. During this journey, we have developed an enormous variety of projects, using our design philosophy that emerges from personal perspectives and spatial engagement. We have a contemporary and flexible approach towards design and technology with no particular style and draw inspiration from walks of life, art, culture and people involved. This approach has allowed us to give expression to its essence in every project, generating a distinct quality of its own. With every project we continue to evolve our approach of creating simple and functional spaces that are enhanced with the intangible sense of human emotions. - Young interior Designers’ 2015 by IAB - Best Commercial Interiors – Acetech Alfa Awards 2016


The Kamla Raheja Experiment started in 1992 with a goal to arrest the drift in architectural education. In pursuit of an illusive profile for a new syllabus, a positive and inclusive system seemed appropriate. Without negating existing archaic courses required for redundant exam oriented teaching, K.R.V.I.A.  converted them into discourses by deconstructed university prescribed syllabus. Interactive discourses by non-tenured scholars put dynamic charge into these topics to lift them from banality into deep inquiries. These events produced a new and congenial academic environment for learning. – Sen Kapadia, Founder Director