ARCHIMEDES INDIA ASSOCIATES (AIA) was formed in July 2014 by Mr.Cherukuri Sasidhar along with his core team to provide exclusively Architectural Consultancy Services in Healthcare sector.

Earlier Mr.Cherukuri Sasidhar was heading the firm Archi Medes India Consultants Private Limited (AICPL), formed in the year 1995. AICPL was formally re-constituted as an independent organization, out of the architectural projects division of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL). Since its inception, it was functioning as one of the sub-divisions of AHEL, and had been providing comprehensive Consultancy Services focused on Healthcare facilities Planning and Design to the Apollo Hospitals Group, as well as to various other top-of-the-line National and International clients.

ARCHIMEDES INDIA ASSOCIATES (AIA) was formed as per the directive of Council of Architect since under the provisions of the Architect Act, 1972 Private Limited companies are not permitted to carry out the profession of Architecture in India and only individual or association of individuals having the qualification and registration with the Council of Architecture only can carry on with the profession of Architecture.

Today, ARCHIMEDES INDIA ASSOCIATES (AIA) is one of the very few consultancy firms in the country Specializing exclusively in Healthcare Architecture. With a highly competent, multi-disciplinary team of professionals comprising Architects, Engineers, Doctors and Hospital Management & Administration experts, the firm provides high quality comprehensive Healthcare planning and Design services for various Healthcare facility types.

Archimedes has a holistic approach to Programming, Planning & Designing Healthcare Projects. This includes services from design concept development , architectural detailing of the design, preparation of good for construction drawings, setting up team of construction management at site, medical equipment planning, arranging men, materials and project processes so as to enable a smooth workflow up to the commissioning of the project.

The firm’s knowledge base is continuously broadened through professional association and collaboration with internationally recognized experts in the field of Healthcare and Architecture and interaction with its clients. Team members keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in Healthcare facilities design and Medical technology through direct interaction with experts in the USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Africa, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

Each project we undertake is a collaborative effort of a team of highly dedicated, skilled and experienced professionals from various streams, Medical Architecture & Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Project Planning & Management, Medicine, Healthcare Operations & Management, Finance and Medical technology.

Our team’s long and diverse experience in Strategic Planning and Design of a wide spectrum of Healthcare facilities, our ability to adopt a Holistic approach to any planning and design exercise, our skilled multi-disciplinary team, our willingness to be innovative and adopt nonconventional approaches to planning and design, our ability to work together with our clients to help them achieve their strategic goals and objectives based on ground realities — these we consider as our principal strengths.

During the last one and a half decade, the healthcare industry in India, as well as in the other parts of the world, has witnessed astounding growth which is unprecedented in scale, speed and complexity. Development of new medical technology; new research findings and acquisition of greater understandings of patients’ needs and experiences; the rapidly increasing market demand for high quality, sophisticated healthcare services; lightening speed advancements in information technology coupled with the softening of national and international boundaries with respect to knowledge transfers; new findings, experiences and innovations in healthcare facilities operations and management methodologies; the opening up and steady growth of the healthcare insurance sector - all these developments have fuelled the rapid growth of this industry.

It is against this backdrop of mind-boggling and exciting advancements in medical technology and healthcare delivery methodologies that we at Archimedes commit to provide quality healthcare facilities planning and design consultancy services comparable to the best in the industry anywhere in the world.

We believe that every facility, however large or small, possesses its own unique characteristics and must be understood from a holistic perspective. It is our endeavor to pool in our multi-disciplinary intellectual resources to provide our clients with the most appropriate recommendations and design solutions specifically tailored to each client’s needs and objectives. We strongly encourage active participation of not only our co-professionals and sub-consultants but also that of our clients and end users throughout the project planning, design and implementation process.

We acknowledge and address the complexities of financial planning, functional space programming, medical architecture and the myriad issues pertaining to operations & management of any healthcare facility. It is our endeavour to address the entire spectrum of these issues through a well integrated and well-informed approach. We lay great emphasis on pre-design analysis of project feasibility, market demands, regional epidemiology, technological and social environment of the region in which a project is conceived.

Extensive research and studies have established beyond doubt that the ambience of a healthcare facility plays a larger-than-life role in the healing process. The physical environment of any facility has a profound psychological impact on the users. It is with this awareness that we at Archimedes lay special emphasis on designing interior and exterior spaces that elevate the human spirit. Carefully crafted spatial volumes, building forms, pleasing colors and textures that soothes the senses are what we strive to achieve in our projects.

Each one of us at Archimedes has a deep sense of responsibility towards our clients and the community we design for. It is this sense of responsibility and commitment that urges us to continue to acquire new knowledge, sharpen our professional skills and continue to provide high value consultancy service to our clients to help them realize their individual and collective goals.

Creating well-designed environments for healing; environments that are friendly and comfortable for patients; environments that support efficient delivery of healthcare services; environments that are robust and energy efficient; improving upon and learning from each experience in order to serve our clients’ needs better — these will continue to be our goals... goals that are not static but continue to expand and challenge us to excel over our own achievements.