Hafeez Contractor was awarded the Padma Bhushan in January 2016 by the Government of India.
11 Facts About Hafeez Contractor
Hafeez Contractor was born in Mumbai on 19 June 1950 into a Parsi family.
Hafeez Contractor attended Boys' Town Public School Nasik before moving on to the University of Mumbai's Academy of Architecture in 1975.
Hafeez Contractor then won a scholarship to Columbia University, where he completed his master's degree.
Hafeez Contractor joined his uncle's company T Khareghat in 1977 as an associate partner.
In 1991, Hafeez Contractor was enlisted to add buildings to Infosys' Bangalore campus.
Hafeez Contractor went on to design that firm's first software-development park outside Pune, and its corporate educational facility near Mysore.
Hafeez Contractor designed 23 Marina in Dubai, which was briefly the world's tallest all-residential building, and is currently third behind the nearby Princess Tower and 432 Park Avenue in New York City.
Hafeez Contractor designed the Turbhe railway station in Navi Mumbai and in 2018 offered to 19 railway stations for free.
Hafeez Contractor was the architect for Chief Minister of Telangana's official residence, Pragathi Bhavan completed in November 2016.
Hafeez Contractor has referred to the standardized ratings used in Western countries for certifying green buildings as a "joke".