Ashok has over 45 years of experience in the architectural industry. A founder partner of erstwhile firm Architectural Consultants, he also ran a design practice in Sharjah, UAE in the 1970’s. In the span of his career, Ashok has designed over 300 buildings in the residential, township, commercial and educational categories. He is also extremely well versed with policy and regulatory procedures that are mandatory for development.
Apart from his professional practice, he spends considerable time painting. His work has been exhibited several times at art galleries in Mumbai and also regularly features in newspapers and magazines.
He is a Member of Council of Architecture, PEATA and IIA.
Brief Work history:
Architectural Consultants, Mumbai Partner 1988 - 2011
Karani & Sanghoi Associates, Mumbai Partner 1980 - 1988
Architectural Consultant, Sharjah, UAE Partner 1975-1980
B.Arch 2000, Mumbai University
Manoj established his practice in India in 2006 after studying for an M.Arch in the United States and working with Lehman-Smith McLeish, an award winning Interior Architecture firm based in Washington DC. He has over fiften years of experience in India, USA and Europe. He has worked with several large scale and prestigious corporate bodies to deliver cutting edge office spaces. Working on international projects at LSM has given him an insight into global professional practices and allows him to incorporate a high standard of design and detail into his current work. He has strategic alliances with several international architectural firms for for their work interests in India.
He is a member of Council of Architecture, PEATA and IIA
Brief work history:
Manoj Patel Associates, Mumbai Partner 2006-2011
Lehman Smith +McLeish, Washington DC Senior Architect 2002-2006
M.Arch 2002, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
B.Arch 2000, Mumbai University
Rujuta has over 15 years of experience in the architectural industry. She has worked in both India and USA, focusing on speculative architectural projects in the residential, commercial and institutional sectors. Her international outlook helps infuse fresh ideas and new directions into the architectural practice. To broaden the firms outlook towards business and strategy, she has also studied management at a top institute in India. She also teaches periodically at Architectural Institutes across the city of Mumbai.
She is a Member of Council of Architecture, PEATA and IIA.
Brief work history:
Architectural Consultants, Mumbai Partner 2006-2011
Esocoff and Associates, Washington DC Junior Architect 2002-2006
Rutu has a PhD in Management in the area of branding and consumer behaviour. She has over a decade of experience, consulting several Indian companies in branding, marketing and communication. She specialises in integrated end to end strategy, which engages the entire organisation through its multiple product, service and environmental touchpoints.
Apart from consulting Rutu regularly conducts workshops on branding in various B-schools in India, France and Germany. She has also published and presented various research papers at conferences in India and abroad.
The key members of the studio have valuable experience and expertise in Architectural Design, Interior Design, Branding and Strategy, Construction Methodology, Material Specifications and Visual design.
Teams are formed from senior and junior staff to facilitate each project to ensure that each team has expertise in all areas relevant to the project. When necessary, however, individuals with specific expertise in presentation, technical details, site presence or coordination may be tapped to supplement this core project team.
J.K Awards: Group Housing: Srishti at Mira Road, 1999
JIAA Awards: Residential Category: House at Panchgani, 2000
J.K. Awards: Residential Category: House at Panchgani, 2001 Interior Design Awards IIID Awards- Commercial Interiors: TSI Ventures Office at Bangalore, 2008 Strategy and Branding Awards C.K. Prahalad Award at ICFAI: Second Best PhD thesis, 2010
UGC: AICTE Research Fellowship for PhD Research on “Brand Image Formations among Children” 2005
AAAI Award, NMIMS University: Outstanding Contribution towards Advertising and Communication Management Programme 2002
|Architecture Connect Four offers full architectural design services with emphasis on a clean, modern vocabulary. We have extensive knowledge of how people, organisations and communities use and experience space.We work collaboratively with clients to arrive at innovative solutions for living and working. Connect Four enjoys over four decades of architectural experience covering townships, educational complexes, state of the art commercial and residential buildings across India and in several parts of the world.||
|Interiors Connect Four designs interior spaces for living and working. Our team strives to deliver the highest standard in design services for projects such as corporate offices, academic institutions, civic buildings, hospitality and residences. By providing time sensitive and responsive design solutions to clients, our highly professional approach takes into consideration the specific demands of a corporate clientele, in India and across the globe.||
Building Evalution/Test Fits
Base building interface
|Strategy Every project at Connect Four begins with an in-depth research on the company, the market, the competition and the customer to provide for insights that drive strategy. Working together with your team, we uncover latent opportunities that hold the greatest potential for your brand. We help make decisions about how the organisation should position its business, manage its people and market its offering.Using strategic tools, we build brands that create a strong differentiation in the market and also build an integrated culture that transpires to every member working within the organisation. We believe that a strong brand gets built through consistent and systematic communication both internally and externally.||
|Branding Communicating a brands meaning is about unlocking the potential of a product or organisation to tell a powerful story. A brand becomes a living breathing entity through the multiple ways in which it is expressed. Through design we help build the brands identity, tone and position in the minds of customers.||
Brand Name and Identity Design
Connect Four Design Studio LLP
Gen. A K Vaidya Marg,
Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400063