Hiten Patel, Founder at Mindscape Design
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Hiten Patel: Since childhood, I have possessed a curious and innovative mindset. Becoming an architect demands a genuine passion for design, problem-solving, and the creation of functional spaces. Throughout, my college years, we were tasked with crafting miniature models alongside two plans. The sight of these miniature structures never failed to captivate me, ultimately propelling me toward a career in the architectural and interior design industry. Witnessing the disarrayed structures in my surroundings in the year 2000, especially when compared to developed countries, inspired me to establish my own business and make a positive impact on society.
Great Companies: What are the various services provided by Mindscape Design?
Hiten Patel: Mindscape Design is a comprehensive architectural and design firm that offers a range of services to meet various client needs.
Our services include:
Planning and Interior Designing.
Site execution with a flow chart.
3D Rendering for local.
MEP for own international projects.
Great Companies: What makes Mindscape Design different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Hiten Patel: The USP of our design and work is sustainable architecture, innovative engineering, corporate interiors, and work efficiency, altogether with desired budget.
At Mindscape Design, we believe that every space has the potential to inspire, uplift, and create meaningful experiences. We are dynamic architecture, interior, and landscape company committed to excellence in design and sustainable practices. Our Unique blend of innovative engineering, thoughtful interiors, enhanced work efficiency, sustainability and cost-effective solutions sets us apart in the industry.
Great Companies: What were the struggles and challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
Hiten Patel: Entrepreneurs are constantly faced with competition from other businesses, both established and new, which makes it difficult to stand out in the market. Initially, coming from a non-architectural and business background makes it difficult to survive.
To overcome such situations, I grabbed every opportunity that was thrown my way. Being an entrepreneur, wearing many hats, and working for long hours makes it challenging to balance other personal commitments. Having a clear plan and priorities helped me to stay focused and made informed decisions when faced with challenges. However, it’s important to keep in mind that despite the difficulties, I found great fulfillment and success in starting and growing my own business.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Mindscape Design?
Hiten Patel: In terms of growth, Mindscape Design envisions expanding our presence and
reputation as a leading architectural and design firm over the next five years. We aim to solidify our position in the market by consistently delivering exceptional design solutions and excellent customer service.
Five years down the line, we anticipate an increased client base, both locally and internationally, with a diverse portfolio of successful projects. We aim to continue diversifying our services and exploring new areas of design specialization to cater to evolving industry demands.
We plan to strengthen our team by recruiting talented professionals and fostering a creative and collaborative work environment. This expansion will allow us to take on larger and more
complex projects, further establishing ourselves as industry leaders.
In terms of technology, we plan to remain at the forefront of design advancements by adopting innovative tools and software.
Overall, the future of our company looks promising, with steady growth, an expanded client
base, a talented team, and a commitment to staying forefront of design and technology.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Hiten Patel: I emphasize the importance of self-improvement as the ultimate guru, surpassing any motivational book or speaker. I encourage studying the timeless teachings of 'Shrimad Bhagavad Gita', an esteemed scripture of Sanatan Dharma.
The Gita’s profound wisdom remains constant, unlike fleeting motivational trends. Furthermore, Architecture and design are creative, life uplifting, and joyful field. Embrace this creative freedom and use it to push the boundaries of what's possible and to come up with new and innovative solutions.
As the world faces increasing environmental challenges, it's more important than ever for architects and designers to focus on sustainability. Architecture and design can be challenging fields, and you'll likely face obstacles and setbacks along the way.
However, persistence and determination are key to success, and by embracing these qualities, you can overcome challenges and achieve your goals.