Ar. Ila Panjwani did her graduation in Architecture from the Prestigious Roorkee Engineering College (Now IIT Roorkee) in the year 1982. She started her Architectural practice from Roorkee alongwith her Architect husband Ar. Brij Panjwani who also graduated in Architecture from the same institute. The initial years were full of struggle as the concept of Architecture was not well established in these cities and people used to think that this is an unnecessary expense. Projects were few and far between but she continued to work hard on whatever projects she got and soon her stamp was visible on the buildings she created. In a career spanning 37 years she has designed all kinds of buildings ranging from Commercial Complexes, Hotels, Hospitals, Shopping Malls and Luxarious Bungalows. When Uttranchal became a new state she shifted her office to Dehradun and today Panjwani Architects is one of the most respected Architectural Firms in the country where more than 100 people work on multiple projects at the same time.
Ar. Panjwani leads a team of architects, interior designers, engineers, computer designers, graphic designers, draughts persons. Her leadership is widely respected not only within the company but also amongst the company's clients and the general public. She has been a mentor to several budding architects and has been instrumental in honing their skills and expanding their knowledge. Many of these architects are now running their own private practice and many of them still work with her at Panjwani Architects. She has never been scared of giving opportunities and exposure to her team members and takes a back seat wherever she is confident that they are going to deliver a quality product. She is always around to point out the mistakes and solve the problems. This is the reason that the clients trust Panjwani Architects with their millions of rupees.
Blessed with a son and a daughter, the architect duo of Ar. Brij and Ar. Ila Panjwani have a small family. Her only son Harshil who is a Civil Engineer is married to Himadri who herself is a interior designer. Her only daughter Ar. Komal is also an architect and is settled in USA. She manages the overseas projects of Panjwani Architects. An avid reader and traveller Ila has been to all parts of the globe and uses her travels to study the architectural trends all over the world. She spends her leisure time in tending to the family, reading books and listening to music. With 37 years of experience behind her there are no signs of retiring as she feels that she has a lot to contribute to the field of architecture. She is currently busy in completing Vardhman Hospital at Muzaffarnagar which is an architectural marvel in the field of healthcare.