Meet Umang Mittal, who’s become an architect because creation is his passion
He is nonchalant with an occasional philosopher peeping out of his RayBan’s. Initiating our series “We carve dreams” with Umang Mittal from Surat who had always aspired to be a creator of sorts. Here’s a story on the young architect who quickly made a name for himself in his professional circles. Drop us a message on our facebook page if you think you have created a difference to the field of architecture. We’ll be honored to feature you on our page. Let’s nurture dreams.
Why did you choose to become an Architect?
I always aspired to become an engineer. I perceived engineers as inventors. Inventions and innovations always took me by surprise. While I was studying for JEE, I realized that I don’t want to play with Physics, Chemistry and Maths solely. I was also gravitated towards the study of climate and anthropometry. Apart from this, art had always been my hobby and I enjoyed dwelling in it.
Not clearing the JEE, I was still sure I wanted to be a creator. On further understanding of the field, I chose to become an architect, because you have to design lifestyles by studying everything that is around you and the exciting part is you can never know everything. You are a student to life and experience.
What measures do you take to keep yourself updated with the current trends?
I love travelling. I believe travel is the best form of education offered to anyone and the best way to keep up with the latest trends. I also refer to a lot of magazines, books and internet for inspiration.
What is your design philosophy?
We believe that nothing is more impactful to the user than the space they are in. At our practice, we intend to make spaces keeping in mind that every space that we carve has to leave a memory for the user.
Through our practice we intend to make a world of spatial experience.
What do you see as the important issues or considerations in any project?
Three interconnected things are very important in any project – the user, the climate and the cost. I see the purpose of the user, the environment along with the ability to efficiently use the limited resources as the most trivial aspects.
What are the challenges you face in this field?
Honestly, we are at a very nascent stage, so every challenge to us is an opportunity to make a mark and create our niche.
What is the one advice you would like to give to aspiring architects?
As important is theoretical knowledge, practical hands-on experience is equally necessary. I would say – travel and explore because the world is our canvas.
What are the hardships/struggles you had to face to make a mark in this field?
I think I am still struggling.