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A Discussion with Jay Shah ‘09 MS.AAD

Thu, Nov 16, 2023    12pm

Jay Shah, ‘09 MS.AAD and Director of Access Architects and Founder of Kaizen Al, will host an in-person discussion about his expertise in design principles and cutting-edge technology that has revolutionized construction methodologies, making them efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable.

As the Director of Access Architects and Founder of Kaizen AI, Jay Shah stands at the forefront of India’s booming real estate market, driving innovation and design. With a commitment to innovation and design excellence, he is a thought leader and visionary who redefines architectural possibilities.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Architecture from K.R.V.I.A, Mumbai, and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, New York. His quest for excellence led him to the hub of architectural marvels at New York and after earning the coveted degree, he was back in Mumbai, ready to assume reins at Access Architects.

38 year old Jay boasts an impressive legacy in architecture. His leadership in sustainability and technology is instrumental in meeting project demands. Jay’s technology-driven design approach and innovation has secured him keynote speaking engagements at leading conferences. He was recognized by Modern Green Structure Magazine as one of India’s emerging architects.

Founding Kaizen

Jay’s keen acumen toward technology and innovation came in the forefront as he founded Kaizen AI, an AI-driven platform. Anchored in prioritizing value enhancement, the platform’s objective is unequivocal: to substantially amplify profits for projects worldwide, thereby creating a substantial impact within the industry. Kaizen AI has effectively enhanced the efficiency of extensive construction undertakings by employing AI, leading to substantial profit augmentation, all the while adhering to design parameters. This achievement is spread across Indian as well as international developers. Jay’s accomplishments were prominently acknowledged by NAREDCO (National Real Estate Development Council), as Kaizen AI secured the esteemed “Best Startup of the Year” accolade, overseen by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. This recognition serves as a testament to his pioneering spirit and promising prospects within the industry.

Shaping India’s skyline

Jay Shah’s leadership and Access Architects’ visionary approach is all set to shape Indian cities. Rooted in sustainability and human-centric design, the company is setting new benchmarks. The recent acquisition of Yann Leroy Design & Planning has led to the formation of AXS Designs. The new arm led by Jay aims to unite local expertise and global innovation. AXS Designs, present in Paris, Bangkok, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, is all set to reshape India’s architectural landscape.

AXS Designs will cater to innovative and eco-friendly architectural solutions. Their new approach eradicates the gaps that frequently emerge during distinct design stages, providing a synchronized continuum that assures design synergy. The strategy is to ensure ongoing interaction with the design team, ensuring impeccable coordination, and upholding the utmost quality benchmarks throughout the project lifecycle.

About Kaizen AI

Kaizen AI is an Artificial Intelligence-powered platform that brings unprecedented advancements to large-scale building projects, all while staying true to design contours. With a primary focus on value optimization, the platform’s mission is clear to significantly increase profits on projects across the globe, making waves in the industry

Location: 203 Fayerweather

Date: Thursday Nov 16th, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please register in advance for this meeting