Sapna Khakharia at The Canvas works on shaping environments

Sapna Khakharia at The Canvas works on shaping environments

The passion of this young founder drives her to design meaningful environments, while balancing internal functions with external demands of site, environment and culture

One of India’s fast-growing architectural design studios, The Canvas stands tall on 15+ years of industry experience of its founding director, Sapna Khakharia. A passionate leader, through her vast management experience, she ensures that clear objectives and expectations are always delivered and maintained.

Sapna Khakharia, founding director, The Canvas

Building relationships with clients, authorities and professional colleagues has ensured that Khakharia has been able to draw upon a vast diversity of architectural and ID typologies for her career till date. Her penchant for Workspace Architecture, Hotels, F&B, Residential and Interior Design facilitates her understanding of global trends and retrospective influences.

At the Anarock Office, Mumbai the brand colours are reflected throughout the workstations, meeting rooms and board rooms. An open arrival experience space has been designed, where clients can explore Anarock without hindrance. The open ceiling, concrete tile flooring, carpets in the open office, wood floor for social hub and the café create a welcoming ambience.

The FCB India office has contemporary highlights such as the Mumbai chai glass hanging lights, dabbawala tiffin lids with code numbers as wall cladding and the nest seating area with paper handmade birds adding a distinct character and charm to the workplace. The office also has a well-designed cafeteria, open terrace, themed social hubs, gym, cricket court which ensure entertainment and employee well-being.

The company’s design approach ensures that they enhance collaboration, improve productivity and ensure that employees love coming to their workspaces. Their teams analyse the client’s business objectives and culture to design solutions that embody the core values of the organisation. The Canvas’s design solutions place great emphasis on employee well-being. They use elements like space, materials, energy, light and colour as tools to create healthy environments which improve performance.

The Canvas recently bagged the prestigious title of iNFHRA FM Excellence Award, which is the only jury-driven award for the fraternity, in the best design category for one of its clients - Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform.

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