New York based Spector Group, a city planning and design firm announced the opening of its newest overseas location in Mumbai, India. The new office  comes less than a year after the opening of Spector Group’s Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates office and is located at 303 Kushal Apt, Shahaji Raje Marge in Ville Parle, in the heart of Mumbai’s business district.

Spector Group principal Marc B. Spector, who oversaw the firm’s expansion into Abu Dhabi, is overseeing the expansion in Mumbai from the United States offices and plans on utilizing a similar business model to associate with area architects, consultants, developers and local government to secure city planning and large scale mixed-use design projects. Spector Group also plans to make sure all of its work which will be targeted in international and local corporate headquarters, is eco-friendly and sustainable, bringing technology used in the United States and the UAE, such as solar and wind energy solutions and state-of-the-art curtain wall systems to India.

“There is a great need for sophisticated architectural services in some of the world’s most rapidly growing cities,” said Spector. “Having on-site locations in international economic hubs, such as Mumbai, underscores our belief in the future of those cities and the need for sustainable, smart designs there.”

-Carolina Worrell