Dhruv Gulabchande


School of Architecture

Studio Tutor

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Dhruv Gulabchande
School of Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Dhruv Gulabchande is a registered and chartered Architect based in London, UK. With eight years of professional practice experience, he is currently Architect, Associate Director and Research Lead at HFM Architects, leading multiple design-led public realm projects primarily within the retail sector.

Having studied at both Westminster and Greenwich, with each project he brings a narrative construct which ultimately influences his design work. His current focus is on the repurposing of vacant retail stock on regressing high streets.

He is former Assistant Tutor of Undergraduate Studio 99 at the University of Brighton, where he focussed on new mediums of storytelling through the lens of high rise, high-tech modes of expression.

Dhruv also leads Narrative Practice, an architectural mentoring, design and research platform with the stance that all spatial form is composed of social narrative. The studio aims to engage in architectural discourse through audio-series Chai Talks, provides worldwide complimentary tutoring through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and his current body of research work is based around the use of Grasshopper to promote Architecture within schools to increase diversity within the profession.

  • University of Westminster – BA(Hons) Architecture
  • University of Greenwich – MArch Architecture
  • University of Westminster – PGDip Architecture
Teaching activities

UG Year 2 Studio Tutor

Professional activities and memberships
  • RIBA Chartered Member
  • ARB Registered Architect