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ACE Alpha Awards – Past Jury Members

The ACE Alpha Awards puts a spotlight on the entrepreneurs and innovators of the architecture, construction and design industry who have made immense contribution to their field and pioneered innovative designs. The eminent jury members of ACE Alpha Awards played a crucial role in recognizing the winning brands from the industry. During the first screening the nominations were screened and shortlisted by Ernst and Young, the process advisors and official tabulators of the ACE Alpha Awards. Following that, the final screening took place. In the final screening jury was given an elaborated presentation on the shortlisted projects by Ernst & Young. Here, the jury discussed, deliberated and decided the winners for the ACE Alpha Awards.


Mr. Abdulla Attari
Inter Craft, Founder

Abdulla Attari, an architect by profession, graduated from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1976. Having 7 Years of work experience in India and the Middle East and executed several large projects namely Dubai Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai International Airport, etc. In 1984, founded Inter Craft an interior designing company, taking up projects on turnkey basis.

Mr. Avishek Banerjee
Director, Advisory Services, EY

Avishek is Director, Advisory Services, EY in the real estate and construction sector. Prior to joining EY, he has worked with KPMG and PwC India.

He has also worked as design and project management consultant for apparel and sports lifestyle brands in India.

Avishek is an Architect (B.Arch) and PG in Management from MICA, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Harsh Jain
Nestopia, Founder & Managing Director

Harsh is on a mission of making interior design in India super easy, transparent and efficient. He founded Nestopia, India’s first tech-led interior design + build service that offers the best elements of design solutions, technology, service design thinking and project management.

Mr. Manoj Galani
Managing Director, Mayash Space Designs

Manoj possesses 20 years of experience in the Integrated Design-and-Build arena. He has earned his spurs delivering solutions for clients that read like the Who's Who of the corporate world – names like India Infoline, Rediffudion Y&R, Acidaes Solutions, Llyods Register, Nitco, Scorpio Marine, SGS, Clear Trip, PPG Asian Paints to name a few.


Mr. Sudhir Kulkarni
IDBI, General Manager

Shri Sudhir Kulkarni is a civil engineer and has been serving IDBI Bank since 1990 in various capacities. During his service in IDBI Bank, he worked in different places like Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Presently, he is General Manager of IDBI Bank and posted in IMD (Infrastructure Management Department) and Administration Department of the Bank at Corporate Centre, Mumbai.


Mr. Prem Nath
Architect Prem Nath & Associates,
Principal Architect

Ar. Prem Nath, practicing since nearly 50-years, has excelled in wide array of projects viz. Residential and Commercial complexes, IT/SEZ Parks, Integrated townships, Hotels-Resorts, Malls-Multiplex, High-end Residential. He is frequently referred to as, a “Seminal Architect”, in recent years, has won “HUDCO, Design Award 2015” for Green Architecture, “Top Architects through Decade” CWAB Award 2015, “Design Legend” by Society Interiors, “Most Promising Brand” award in Architecture & Real Estate at World Brand Summit, Dubai,

Mr. Rajiv Mishra
JJ School of Architecture, Principal of
Sir J.J. College of Architecture

A graduate of Architecture from the Academy of Architecture, Rajiv Mishra’s special Interests include issues dealing with Urbanism, Community Architecture, Heritage Conservation, and Technology in Building Management, Classical Arts and Education of Architects and Planners in a changing society.

Ms. Radha Kapoor
Indian School of Design and Innovation,
Founder & Director

Radha Kapoor is the Founder and Director of ISDI, located in Mumbai and established in 2013 in association with Radha’s alma mater, Parsons - The New School of Design, New York. Radha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Communication Design.


Mr. Vikas Kesarkar
CMC, Sales & Marketing -
Sr. Vice President

Mr. Kesarkar is the strategic head for pan India marketing and sales at Classic Marble Company (CMC). Responsible for formulating and implementing sales & marketing plans, he also handles the company’s distribution network, depots and regional & branch offices. He serves as the link between operations and management and is responsible for conceptualization, implementation and execution of CMC’s corporate objectives and goals.

Mr. Vilas Avachat
Indian Institute of Architects,
Vice President

Ar. Avachat Vilas Vasant, Vice President IIA, graduated from the Academy of Architecture in 1977. He worked with various renowned Architectural firms in Mumbai before leaving for the Arabian Gulf in 1980 where he worked for a number of Qatar Government Projects for a decade, post which he established, Vilas Avachat & Associates, 1991.

Ms. Anita Dake
Vector Designs,

Anita Dake, founder, Vector Designs graduated in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. She pursued a degree in Permaculture Design Course, Eco-literacy and Eco-design from Brisbane, Australia and has in depth knowledge in the fields of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources & Conservation.

Ms. Deepa Nair
Better Interiors,

Deepa Nair, Editor, Better Interiors, has been writing on architecture, interior design and decor for more than 15 years. Armed with a degree in Economics, a post-graduation degree in English literature and a diploma in mass communication and journalism; she started her design journalism journey as a correspondent with Society Interiors (Magna Publications).


Ms. Rouble Nagi
Rouble Nagi Design Studio &
Rouble Nagi Art Foundation,

Rouble Nagi is the Founder of the ‘Rouble Nagi Art Foundation’ & ‘Rouble Nagi Design Studio’. She is an Award winning, internationally acclaimed artist with over 800 murals to her credit. With over 150 exhibitions worldwide, she is a member of the India Design Council (IDC), and is one of the pioneers to start the Mumbai beautification with ‘Art Installations’ around the city.