Our Legacy

RAMANLAL DAVE & SONS – the first Architectural practice firm (mentioned in Gazetteer of Govt. of Gujarat, 1994 addition) of Surat was established in February 06, 1949 by Late Architect Ramanlal Dave who also has to his credit of having designed the first R.C.C. structure building in Surat. Architect Tarun Ramanlal Dave set the ball rolling and spread the practice to South Gujarat and Maharashtra. With addition of the third generation; Architect Bankim Tarun Dave the Firm added one more dimension in form of Interior Design Services. Architect Bankim Dave is also Government Approved Valuer for Immovable properties.

With the vast experience & portfolio of varied projects; the Firm has the distinction of having designed Educational Institute buildings for University, Eye Institute, Milk Dairy Unit, T. B. Research Centre, Cinema Theatres, Open Air theatre, Municipal Administrative building, High end residential bungalows, High rise & Low rise residential multi dwellings, Corporate office of Bank, Industrial buildings and number of Corporate & residential Interior Design projects over and above range of projects spanning sectors.

We believe that “Change is inevitable; it’s the direction that counts”. Our Design Studio is technologically equipped with well versed, qualified and a blend of experienced & young Designers. The Design Team considers the issues of sustainable design, universal design and socially responsible design of prime importance. The understanding of space in reference to the surrounding & environment, the use of eco-friendly & local material along with working under the strict constraints of bye-laws is a challenge on which our Design Studio works. We are in a global world; everything and anything you get to design has to be in tune with modern trends and of course has to be time-bound.

( Late Ramanlal Dave Architect )



Tarun Dave a renowned Architect and Valuer practicing in South Gujarat for more than 50 yrs. now; runs the first Architectural firm of Surat known as Ramanlal Dave & Sons. Ar. Tarun Dave is an enlightened architect who has a rare gift of clarity and chasteness of expression. He is a very accomplished person with an extra ordinary portfolio of works; prime being Rotary Eye Institute – Navsari; Dudhdhara Dairy – Bharuch; Open air theatre – Navsari; T. B. research Institute – Amargadh Bhavnagar; Rotary Hospital – Dondaicha and many others. He is founder of the Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects, Surat which he served as President for six years. Fellow of The Indian Institute of Architects; Tarun is registered with Council of Architecture, New Delhi and is Trustee of Art and Architecture Education & Research Trust which runs the most prestigious Interior Design college in Surat. His commitment to Education helped Surat city with the first Architecture College. A wizard organizer and an orator par excellence; Tarun was conferred with Rotary Vocational award and a Life Time Achievement award. An active Rotarian, Tarun is a charter member of Rotary club of Udhna and since 1965 till date he holds the record of cent percent Rotarian that is 45 years. He served R. C. of Udhna as its President in R.Y. 1967-68. A rare honour bestowed on him when Tarun in the 1979 visited R.I. Dist. 506 in USA and Canada as the Leader of the Group study exchange team. Zealous as he is, Tarun alongwith PDG. Rajanikant Thackker was instrumental in starting the Flying Club in Surat; he was founder of The Film Society of Surat and Founder Trustee of Udhna Rotary Foundation Trust. A Paul Harris Fellow; Tarun is ardent music lover and gardening is his passion.

Registered architect & valuer


Bankim Dave

Born on May, 26; Bankim Dave had his early education in the St. Xavier’s high School, after which he did his Architecture from The Indian Institute of Architects equivalent to Bachelor of Architecture. Joined the firm in 1985; Ar. Bankim Dave carries a vast experience of more than 30 years. He is a practicing Architect and a leading Interior Designer of Surat. His Architecture qualification is also backed by a Bachelor’s degree in Science followed by a Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Professional Membership

  •  Registered with Council of Architecture, New Delhi.

  • Corporate Architect & Associate of The Incorporated Association of Architects – Northampton, U.K.

  •  Fellow of The Indian Institute of Architects.

  •  Fellow of Institute of Indian Interior Designers.

  •  Fellow of Indian Institute of Registered Architects.

  •  Honorary Member of IberoAmerican Council of Interior Designers.

  •  Life member of Institute of Civil Engineers & Architects, Surat.


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