Hiten Sethi, founder and principal architect at Hiten Sethi & Associates, is an architect extraordinaire with relevant international recognition for his work. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) headquarters, is one of his most famous structures and India’s first green government building. His expertise lays in land development, commercial, residential, institutional projects, administrative, social and healthcare projects and master planning. Sethi believes in ‘creativity with a sense of practicality in architecture’ that works for modern day living. He lays great importance on quality and speedy delivery, with a focus on understanding and meeting the client’s needs and budgets. He is known for his sensitivity to local culture and climate; his enduring structures that aim at sustainability and co-existence. Sethi’s novel approach has helped built long-term relationships with clients, who keep coming back with new projects for the firm.