Maharishi Thula is a practising architect in Ahmedabad. He completed his Master of Architecture in the field of Sustainable Architecture from CEPT University, in 2013. And Bachelors of Architecture from SVIT, VASAD, in 2010. He has worked with several organisation as Assistant Architect like HCP Design and Project Management, and Vastushilpa Consultancy and also worked as a Project Manager with Anand Patel & Associates on Major noted Projects like Smritivan – Earthquake Memorial in Bhuj, Alembic Township, Vadodara, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad, Olive Grace Apartment, Ahmedabad. At present he runs his own architecture firm called Avritah Architects, based in Ahmedabad. Since the last 5 years, he has been working on research projects on the topics like Precast Concrete, Sustainable Housing, Recycled Building Materials and Methods, Natural Architecture, Bamboo etc. One of his research projects “Evaluation of Precast Hollow-core concrete – A sustainable building product” and has also been published in the journal LAMBART – Acadamic Publishing. He has been teaching at SVIT VASAD as a visiting Faculty since August 2014 and in SAL Institute of Architecture in Ahmedabad.
He has been a core part of the team for Project 1:1 – create and build your own studio in CEPT university. He has also assisted certain live workshops like Hyperbolic-Parabolic construction techniques with Bamboo and Ferro cement. His approach includes 3d informative learning outputs as a core part of practical learning through live case studies, Field Visits and creative model-making. Maharishi is a state chess champion, and often enjoys playing tabla.
He is actively teaching on the AnantU campus since December 2015 with core interest in subjects like Building Construction Techniques, Advanced Construction and services, Housing Studio and Vernacular Architecture.