Hasmukh Patel is an Indian architect and urban planner, known among prominent Indian architects in the post-independence era along with Charles Correa, B.V. Doshi and others. He is also the founder of the Ahmedabad based architecture firm HCPDM that is now headed by his son and the president of CEPT, Bimal Patel. Patel was also a key figure in reviving interest and mobilizing support for the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project in 1970s and for constituting RFDG (Riverfront Development Group) that consisted of local private architecture businesses.Hasmukh C. Patel was at the forefront of Indian architecture, having designed iconic buildings of many types: private bungalows, theaters, speculative office buildings, banks, schools, religious buildings, factories and many others. He invented a contextually relevant, modern architectural idiom suitable for India, and combined this with an intuitive ability to make beautiful spaces. His work has helped define modern architecture in India, and here, for the first time, are reproduced lavish visual aids and extensive original research to understand his work.