Project Profile

BANDRA RAILWAY STATION - The 19th century Victorian building of Bandra Station is a Grade I heritage landmark and a breathtaking example of a railway station building that masterfully blends colonial idioms such as cast iron pillars with vernacular roof forms. This structure is among the most picturesque of Mumbai’s railway stations and this project was aimed at restoring this busy railway station as a pilot for others.
BOUTIQUE HOTEL - Adaptive Reuse of a colonial bungalow on a tea estate as a chic boutique hotel. The redesign paid homage to the turn of the century Planter's Bungalow, incorporating the aesthetics of a colonial period tea estate while creating a contemporary feel. The project entailed a comprehensive redesign, hotel interiors, accessorizing of the boutique hotel to create a new concept for tea bungalows.
SIR-JJ-SCHOOL - The restoration of the oldest Art Institution in India was undertaken through an innovative model of public private funding supported by the Friends of JJ Trust, JSW Foundation and Member of Parliament Funds. Winner of UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2006
CHOWMAHALLA PALACE - The firm was involved with the painstaking conservation of the historic palace estate of the Nizams of Hyderabad for 7 years of work that ranged from condition assessment to conservation and interior restoration. The project has resulted in the holistic restoration of one of the finest palace complexes of India and its successful transformation into a vibrant cultural center.
OPERA HOUSE - The only surviving Opera House in India, the Royal Bombay Opera House was built in the early 20th century as a grand Baroque structure with opulent interiors and a pedimented façade. It served as an Opera house and later a cinema hall after which it was shut down for twenty years and faced dereliction and near collapse. The structural rehabilitation of the Opera House is now complete, to be followed by the restoration of its interiors and reviving it once again as the cultural centre of Mumbai.



The principal architect Abha Narain Lambah has a Masters degree in architectural conservation from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi with 20 years experience in the field. She has been awarded the Sanskriti Award, Eisenhower Fellowship, the Attingham Trust Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship and has been a consultant to ICCROM, UNITAR, World Monuments Fund, Global Heritage Fund, Archaeological Survey of India and various state governments and organizations. She has authored various books on Architectural History & Conservation.

Abha Narain Lambah Associates is a leading firm in India, specializing in Architectural Conservation, Building Restoration & Retrofit, Museum Design, Historic Interiors, Preparation of Urban and Regional Level Conservation Management Plans, Conservation Assessment Studies, Urban signage and Street furniture. The firm has won 8 UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for conservation projects (the largest number won globally) including the Award of Excellence for the 15th Century Maitreya Buddha Temple at Basgo, Ladakh and Award of Distinction for Mumbai University’s Convocation Hall in 2007.