Pradeep Sachdeva is the principal architect of PSDA Studio based in New Delhi, India. The Studio has an extensive body of work focussing on, public spaces, streets and design of resorts and hotels.
PSDA Studio has designed of India’s well-known public spaces including the iconic food and crafts bazaar – Dillli Haat, and The Garden of Five Senses, both in Delhi, and the Godavari Riverfront in the town Nanded. It is also involved in the planning of heritage and cultural precincts and has prepared master plans for the development of the Jama Masid Precinct in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk which is perhaps, the oldest street in Delhi, the Brahmaputra Riverfront at Guwahati, and most recently the Assi Ghat at Varanasi.
The re-development of Chandni Chowk is currently ongoing and expected to be completed by mid-2020.
The Dilli Haat at Aurobindo Marg in Delhi won the PATA Gold Medal in 1995. In 2003 it became one of the first public places in the country to be made completely barrier-free for which it was given the National Award for Promotion of Barrier Free Environment , 2005
Over the last decade the studio has been instrumental in promoting the concept of streetscaping – an approach to designing streets with a focus on walkability, especially providing barrier free-movement for persons with disabilities, facilities of non-motorised transport systems and para-transport systems, the planned inclusion of the informal sector in the streets, and designing the streets for the Indian context.
PSDA Studio has also designed award winning properties for India’s major hotel companies all over the country. These include the Samode Palace and Samode Bagh at Samode, and the Samode Haveli in Jaipur, the Taj Usha Kiran Palace at Gwalior, the Taj Nadesar Palace at Varanasi, Welcomhotel Amritsar, Samode Safari Lodge near the Bandhavgarh National Park. The hotels draw inspiration from the rich craft traditions, architecture, and history of the surrounding regions. Recently completed and drawing accolades is the Taj Theog Resort and Spa in Himachal Pradesh.
Numerous high end hotel and resort projects are currently being designed in Bhubaneshwar, Port Blair, Alwar, Agra, Srinagar etc for leading hotel groups such as ITC Hotels and the Taj Group.