Shrikant leads our Smart Space team that offers innovative insights into how people interact with their surroundings, harnessing this insight to optimise the design and operational logistics for buildings and urban spaces. This “people-centered” design approach uses our insights into people’s behaviour, activities and journeys to maximise space utilisation, wayfinding, circulation efficiency, retail revenues, operational effectiveness, resilience, and ultimately visitor experience.
Shrikant is a leading consultant on people movement and has led and executed several major consultancy projects, in sectors ranging from masterplanning to detailed design of major exhibition and cultural events, airports, hospitals, and major transport hubs. He has a particular flair for communicating – in a visually engaging manner – the bottlenecks, risks and opportunities from existing or proposed spaces, and how they can be transformed into inspirational, safe and inclusive places.
Through the lens of multidisciplinary thinking, Shrikant has a particular focus on cutting edge research and development of sophisticated BIM-integrated modelling tools and emerging technologies for early stage design optioneering as well as real-time visualisation and predictive modelling.
The Smart Space team, founded by Shrikant in 2002, is pushing the boundaries of technological innovations in the industry, which is reflected in its suite of smart, intuitive, flexible and highly interactive software developed in-house. These include tools for rapid and real-time space analysis, integrated building modelling and optimisation, crowd flow simulations, automated sensing, live performance visualisation, and Big Data analytics.