The firm was started by Mr. Jahangir Khan in 1989 upon, his return from the USA as an Architectural and City & Regional Planning Consultancy after receiving his professional degrees in Architecture and later a professional Masters degree in City & Regional Planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago, in the Modernist Tradition of the Work) Masters Mies Van der Rohe and Hilbersiemer.
Experience prior to setting-up the firm includes work on award winning projects in Chicago (USA), the last one of which was the Multi-Million dollar budget American Airlines Terminal Interior at Chicago O’Hare USA for Ellerbe Becket USA In 1988-89, where he was one of the two person design team that designed the extension and renovations plus Interior project comprehensively. Other works included Business, Industrial, Commercial, and Software Parks for various developers throughout the USA while at Wilson & Jenkins, Itasca Illinois.
The firm has evolved into a full service Architectural, Town Planning, Corporate & Commercial Interiors Consultancy with its Head Office in Islamabad and associate offices in Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi. In 2000 the Karachi associate office was upgraded to a full service branch office.
In mid 1999 Mr. Ali Umar Alvie an architectural graduate from the Arizona state University joined the firm as Partner in Islamabad, bringing to the firm architectural experience while at Whyat Rhodes & associates at Phoenix, Arizona and later in various firms in Islamabad Pakistan.
We believe that a building must fulfill the functional and economic requirements the owner intends it to serve. At the same time, it must evoke a positive response from both its users and the public at large. The triple commitment to the client, their employees and the urban environment at large does not necessarily higher costs. On the contrary, some of our most outstanding building have been created on stringent budget.
The visual quality comes from an expertise that only years of successful experience can bring. It involves a complete understanding of site conditions, the historic and cultural heritage, the architecture surroundings and needs requirements of the client. The result is one part necessity and one part invention, and a building that is a pleasure rather than a duty to own.
Our altitude is to deliver projects on time and within budget. We strongly believe that the quality of our service is more important than the quality of our workload. Thus we only undertake an assignment if we can give it our undivided attention at every step. Each project team works under the leadership of a principal/partner who responsible for the overall administration and control of the project from its beginning to its completion. In addition, each project is subject to a series of monitoring will meet the client’s cost constraint and agreed time frame.
The firm is large enough to take on large projects and small enough to faster a strong relationship between partners and clients. Which is quite evident from our list of repeat clients. In addition, a number of our partners and professional associates have highly specialized expertise in various techniques and building types.
Because of our reputation and client list, we have been able to attract the very best people in the field to join us or work association with our firm.
Jahangir Khan Sherpao
MR. ALI UMAR ALVIE
Design Principal / Partner