Parag was the Secretary and Chairman of Indian Institute of Architects, Saurashtra Centre. He is connected to IPSA almost since its inception. He has been invited for juries at various Schools of Architecture in Gujarat including CEPT and has presented his works in conferences and institutions. Mass housing is a subject of his special interest.
Parag’s paper on Affordable Housing was selected and published in the ARCASIA Journal and his works has featured in many magazines. He has won several architectural competitions. Parag has won the First prize at the ‘HUDCO Design Awards 2016’ for Affordable Housing project for RMC at Rajkot. His design was selected amongst the ‘TOP – 25’ in the Ultratech sponsored ‘Building for a Billion’ competition. Recently, he won the Third prize in ‘Open Ideas National Competition 2018’ for Improving Livability of small houses organized by INHAF Foundation.
Camera, since 1990 is his documenting tool to share his observations with common public especially of Nature. He did Exhibitions of his Nature Photography at Ahmedabad and Rajkot.
In practice, his Design Principles are to give priority to the function, which results into the Design Solution with the timeless value of the building. He has conceived many different design ideas wherein Natural Light and ventilation is achieved to save energy. He has given a new identity and dimension to Industrial Architecture as well.
Recently, Anand designed and built projects as the Jai Jagat theatre at the historical Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Housing for Loving Community, Ahmedabad, and School for the Blind, Gandhinagar. Along with friends, he conducts “Forum” at his office, a project that brings young professionals from diverse disciplines to share their experiences, works and knowledge. Anand has presented his initial works at Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA as a part of IndiaGSD lecture series. His works were exhibited at Galerie Romain Rolland Alliance Francaise de Delhi. Recently, Anand has exhibited and presented the Loving community housing project at Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities - Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University, UK.