Dhiren Babaria, AIA

Project Designer

For me, architecture is one of the most essential ingredients for a thriving community. Architecture should aspire to bring the community together and should help realize community’s aspirational goals. Architecture should primarily be for the community and the people it serves. The most rewarding aspect of architecture for me is being able to contribute to the most basic human need, a shelter. I find the most rewarding aspect of working at McGranahan is being able to contribute to the field of education and how architecture can play a positive role in the learning environment, which is one of the most important building typologies. Most of my extended family is related to the education field, including my wife who is a physics professor, and that does influence my understanding of our work. Education is such a multi-faceted human endeavor that sometimes it feels very challenging to play a meaningful role as an architect, when we are dealing with so many variables. The field of education is very close to my heart and I find these challenges very rewarding and worth pursuing.


Master of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Architecture, Sir JJ School of Architecture