Firm Profile

GA Design Consultants LLP     (INDIA)
Ganti & Associates Inc.              (USA)

GA Design is an architectural and lighting design practice committed to design from concept to realization. For nearly a decade, Ganti & Associates (USA), and their local office in Mumbai, GA Design Consultants LLP, together as GA, have been designing built environments, master planning, hospitality, space planning, and architectural lighting for clients in the United States, Africa, and India. With wide array of international experience, GA has become well-known for its purity of form and simplicity in expression.  Widely respected for its contemporary design, GA founders are greatly influenced by masters like Richard Meier, Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier. Cross cultural experience has led to numerous national and international design opportunities for the firm in this age of globalization. With projects in USA, Africa and Asia, GA operates globally. The practice has extensive experience across a broad range of building types and sizes, hotels and private residences, high-rise office, residential buildings, urban design and master planning.

GA is at the forefront of sustainable and responsible design. Using cutting edge technology like BIM, virtual reality and 3D printing, GA communicates with clients at a different dimension. With Architecture, Interiors and Lighting under one roof, GA follows an integrated and cohesive design philosophy, delivering holistic design solutions. With three offices (USA, Mumbai and Pune) GA services its clients globally.

Team GA comprises of energetic and experienced individuals with a Masters or a Bachelors in Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting Design.

 

Designer Profiles

Shekar Ganti
Principal – Architectural Design
AIA : American Institute of Architects  IIA: Indian Institute of Architects 

B.Arch, Sir J.J. College of Architecture, India
MBS/Master of Building Science – University of Southern California (USC) – USA

Founder and Partner at GA Design Consultants, Shekar Ganti has over more than twenty years’ experience in Master Planning, Architecture, and Construction. Soon after earning a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1994, he went on to persue his Masters Degree in Building Sciences from University of Southern California. Having worked with Pritzker Price recipient Architect Richard Meier & Partners in Los Angeles for a decade as a Senior Designer, Shekar has served as a Lead designer for many award-winning projects, managing and directing teams on projects ranging from houses to hotels, high-rise office, residential buildings and urban design. Licensed to practice in both USA and India, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Indian Institute of Architecture (IIA), and the International Association of Shells and Spatial Structures (IASS). His global experience in design and a vision for future technology, he believes in creating sustainable spaces, as Green technology is his forte. Among Shekar’s recent notable projects are Grand Sheraton Kipe in Africa, Wagholi – Residential Township at Pune, Urbana Township in Bangalore, Trump Towers in Pune and several notable residences.

Kiran Ganti
Principal – Lighting Design
IALD : International Association of Lighting Designers
B.Arch, Sir J.J. College of Architecture, India


Co-founder and a partner at GA Design Consultants, Ms. Kiran holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture. With over twenty years of Lighting Design experience, and a wide range of national and international projects in her portfolio, Kiran has earned a reputation of an outstanding designer. With combined work experience in the US and India, she heads the Lighting Team at GA, USA and GA Design Consultants, India. She has designed several large-scale projects ranging from master plans, hotels, high-end residential and commercial projects. Her contribution to the firm’s creative portfolio spans across the globe. Some of her notable projects (a few designed while an Associate at ILD, USA) include: Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai; Hyatt Regency, Shanghai; Park Hotel, Kolkatta; Hanuman Temple, Dolvi; Santa Monica College Library, Los Angeles; St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pune; Kohinoor Square Towers, Mumbai; Reliance Headquarters, Mumbai; Maker Maxity mixed-use development BKC, Mumbai. She has successfully managed a variety of projects from concept to realization, while her communicative interactions with clients and her project teams results in successful collaborations. She is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) – USA.

 

Mynor L Fahrenreich
Senior Design Director

Over thirty-five years of versatile experience in architectural design and construction identify Mynor. With a portfolio that includes high-end Residential, Governmental Administrative Buildings, Theme Parks and Retail establishments, Mynor’s experience also includes his participation in the Distribution Center Conveyor System Design, implementing mechanical structural fabrication, in projects including The Los Angeles Times Distribution Center. During his practice in the offices of well-renowned classical architect Richard Manion, Mynor helped design and execute the construction of a $100 million mansion, the highest price paid for real estate in the United States, winning several accolades in architectural publications. Mynor comes from a background of Architectural classicists including the aforementioned Richard Manion, Head Chair for the American Association of Classic Architects, and Peter Choate, Designer to the Stars. Mynor is an active registered Associate member of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA). His love for detail implementation in all of his projects has gained him a special place within the team of designers he has worked with. Some of the projects in Mynor’s portfolio include: Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Orlando Florida, US; Evershine Residence, San Jose, CA, US; a $100,000,000 residence; Santa Monica City Council Chambers, Santa Monica, CA, US; and Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Santa Ana, CA, US; among many others.

Larry Stricker
Senior Design Director

Hospitality Designer and  former partner at Killingsworth Stricker Lindgren Wilson & Associates, Larry received his Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, CA (USA), where his senior thesis won the American Institute of Steel Construction Design Award. Larry is a licensed Architect in the state of California and a member of the American Institute of Architects. With over forty years of experience designing renowned hotels, resorts, and spas all over the world, Larry brings a wealth of appropriate experience to Ganti & Associates. Many of the hotel and resort projects presented in our portfolio are works of Larry Stricker while he was designing with KSLW.