Associate architect
Administrative Head
Site Supervisor
Senior Interior Designer
Studio Manager
Architect
3D Visualizer
Site Supervisor
Managing Director
Draftsman
Accounts Manager
Interior Designer
Senior Architect
Product Manager
Reception Manager
Junior Architect
Intern
Senior Interior Designer
3D Visualizer
Architect
Interior Designer
Principle Architect
Product Manager

Tao Team

Led by Principal Architect Manish Banker, TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd. comprises a team of driven professionals passionately working to enrich the lives of clients through user centric sustainable design solutions. Keeping to its name, the studio leads ‘The Way’ to a greener future, incorporating and promoting organic design principles.

Ar. Manish Banker

Principle, Tao Architecture Pvt. Ltd.

Manish graduated with distinction from the Institute of Environmental Design, Gujarat in 1991. Thereafter, he worked at The Osho Commune International in Pune, for two years, contributing immensely to the Commune’s varied ongoing projects. Here, he imbibed a new spiritual approach to spatial design, as a means of connecting man with himself and his environment. Having identified the true meaning and purpose of Architecture, he established TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd. in 1994. An Associate Member of the Council of Architecture & Indian Institute of Architects, he has gained immense recognition and appreciation for his contribution to sustainable design.

Passionate and enterprising, Manish has a dynamic creative energy and an innate live for nature. He enjoys imparting his knowledge and enthusiasm to budding Architects by participating in academic studios as a speaker and juror. He has been a keynote speaker at the yearlong ‘Design Yatra’ organized by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers in 2017.

Ar. Shailesh Untawale

Sr. Architect

Shailesh Untawale graduated in Architecture with Honors from the School of Architecture, Akola, Maharashtra in 1999. After working with eminent Architects at Ahmedabad and Pune, he collaborated with TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd. and has been the studio’s driving execution force for more than a decade now.
Shailesh has been named as one of iGen’s top 50 young architects and interior designers for 2017.

He plays a major role guiding the firm’s philosophy from the drawing board to the site through his immense practical experience and technical knowledge. His critical problem-solving approach gives abstract design ideas unique tangible forms.

Shailesh sustains his eternal quest for learning by capturing life, landscape, culture and history through his magical lens.

Ar. Kavish Shaikh

Project Architect, Client Coordinator

Kavish graduated in Architecture from the Bhartiya Vidya Peeth, Pune University, in 2006. He has been a significant part of the TAO team since his association with us in 2009.

Kavish's expertise lies in integrated master planning of large projects, and on-site coordination of services. With a vast technical knowledge of integrated services and infrastructure design, he has successfully executed some extensive corporate, residential and institutional projects at TAO.

Kavish has also been a major coordinating force, integrating the studio and site through his project management and coordination skills.

Kavish enjoys travelling and exploring natural hotspots. His keen eye for detail can be seen in his extraordinary photography.

Motilal Banker

Managing Director

Motilal Banker has been working as managing director for more than 2 decades at TAO. With 36 years of banking experience behind him, he ensures smooth finance and administration at the office while being an encouraging mentor, boosting the team spirit and welfare of each employee.

Rachna Banker

Administrative Head

The administrative head at Tao studio, Rachna is a Psychology major. Her contribution ranges from managing precious human resource at the Studio, to making critical decisions for the team. Coordination of administrative procedures, recruitment, team management and building a positive work culture, are only some of the areas immaculately handled by her. With her ability to handle day to day operations as well as challenging situations, her immense knowledge, and 15 years of experience in office management, she is undoubtedly the spine of the studio.

Awards & Appreciation

AESA BEHAREY RATHI AWARD

NYATI UNITREE Awarded best

commercial Architecture award

Pune, 2018

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

AESA PRESIDENT’S AWARD

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

NYATI UNITREE Awarded for contributing to the Architecture of Pune City, 2018

IIID Design Excellence Award

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + FURNITURE

NYATI UNITREE Awarded commendation for Furniture Design, 2016

SMART GREEN AWARDS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

ONELLA RESIDENCE Awarded Jury Commendation: Saint Gobain Smart Green Summit & Awards, Living Spaces, Homes 2016

KOHLER Designer of Tomorrow

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Courtyard House, Ahmednagar awarded Special Mention at Kohler &Abraxis Designer of Tomorrow 2015

AISAA AWARD

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Shunyam, Jodhpur awarded All India Stone Architectural Award for Interior Design, 2012 by Centre for Development of Stones

AICA Award

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE + PROJECT COORDINATION

Suzlon Excellence Academy awarded Artists In Concrete Award 2011

AESA AWARD

ARCHITECTURE

Sky Max Awarded AESA Beharey Rathi Award 2011

AESA KUMAR Award

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Shunyam, Pune awarded best eco friendly project, AESA 2009

AESA KUMAR Award

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Anand Villa, Pune awarded AESA Kumar Award, 1999

ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARD

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

NYATI UNITREE Corporate Office Awarded Best Office Architecture India, 2018

IIID DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Courtyard House, Ahmednagar awarded nationally for best Interior Design, 2016

IGBC’S LEED INDIA PLATINUM

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Nyati Unitree awarded IGBC’s LEED India Core and Shell Platinum for Green Building Design and execution

AESA AWARD 2015

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Courtyard House, Ahmednagar awarded AESA Award 2015 for residential category, Pune 2015

AESA TESE Award

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Shunyam, Jodhpur awarded AESA Award in Outside Pune Category, 2014

AESA Award

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Queen’s Garden Awarded AESA Award 2012

International Property Awards

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE + PROJECT COORDINATION

Suzlon Excellence Academy awarded Best Office Interior, India 2011

MEDA AWARD

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Shunyam, Jodhpur awarded 2nd Prize in 6th State Level Award for Excellence in Energy Conservation and Management

AESA KUMAR Award

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Blue Bird, Pune awarded AESA Kumar Award, 2003


ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Paradiso Residence in Timeless Living: Houses Under the Sun

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Manish Banker’s Editorial note on 'The TAO of Architecture' for Building Giants Magazine May-July 2017

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Our Unbuilt 'Wind Dunes' Project featured in FOAID IdeaNext Coffee Table Book, 2017

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Paradiso Residence featured in Luxury Indian Interiors: Perspectives of the New Indian Aesthetics

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Shunyam Jodhpur, featured in 50 Amazing Homes in India, Vol 1

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Onella Featured in 91 Residences: Contemporary Indian Houses Vol #3

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Nest Residence in L'Officiel Indonesia, July-Aug 2018

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Paradiso residence featured in Interior Exterior Magazine Oct-Dec 2018

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Ar. Manish Banker’s 'Insite': Shunyam Jodhpur

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + RETAIL + RECREATION

Saj Villa featured in D:C Magazine, Jan-Feb 2017

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

Nest Residence in The Modern Home

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Onella Residence in Design Detail Magazine, Oct, 2017

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Ar. Shailesh Untawale named one of IGen's Top 50 Young Architects in India for 2017

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Nyati Unitree shortlisted among the Top 50 at IIA Awards for Excellence in Architecture, 2016

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

God’s Blessing featured in the book, 50 Luxury Apartments in India

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Shunyam Jodhpur in Design Detail, June 2018

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Paradiso residence: One of the Modern Houses in India

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Suzlon Excellence Academy, featured in Family Interiors Magazine, Jan 2019

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

TAO: A spiritual design journey, Ar. Banker Interviewed in the Osho Times, Aug 2001

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Paradiso Residence featured in FOAID IdeaNext, 2018

SEE PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS + CRAFT + LANDSCAPE

Ar. Banker interviewed by Aaj Ka Anand, 31st Dec, 2014


Gerard Da Cunha's Architectural gems...

24th December 2018 : Photo story by
Ar. Yash Shah

Jodhpur Architecture – Mehrangadh Fort

Mehrangadh Fort

Interior Exhibition At China And Thailand

Japanese Architecture

May 2010

Bhuleshwar Temple – Team Visit

Team Visit