Connect Four is a strategic design studio offering end to end services in Strategy, Architecture, Interiors and Branding. At Connect Four, we believe in the cross pollination of ideas from different fields and we emphasise the importance of the integration of various disciplines and practices to create a dynamic network of shared insights that create value for all our clients.
Connect Four has been created by merging three successful cross disciplinary firms, Architectural Consultants, with over 40 years of experience in the Architectural Industry, Manoj Patel Associates, a young design firm focussing on Interior Architecture and Rutu Mody-Kamdar, a consultancy offering strategy and branding solutions.
Ashok Mody Manoj Patel Rujuta Mody Rutu Mody-Kamdar
B.Arch 1971, Mumbai University
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
M.Arch 2002, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
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
Certificate Course in Management, 2009, SP Jain Institute of Management
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
PhD. 2007, NMIMS University, Mumbai
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.
Connect Four operates in an open, interactive studio setting. Our work environment encourages teamwork and collaboration among all members of the studio. Our multi-disciplinary team comprises of Architects, Interior Designers, Brand Consultants, Set Designers and Engineers. The open workspace allows communication between staff members of all levels and ensures the quick and transparent flow of information.

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.
To be recognised and felicitated by a body of our peers is rewarding. The partners at Connect Four have won several accolades over the years.
Architectural Design Awards JIIA Awards : Industrial Category : Dynamix Dairy at Baramati, 1999

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.

Master Planning
Site Analysis and Review
Feasibility Studies
Architectural Programming
Architectural Design Development
Regulation Consultancy
Environmental Design
Site Development

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.

Programming Design Research Feasibility Studies Workplace analysis Building Evalution/Test Fits Base building interface
and design coordination
Furniture and Furnishing Selection Custom Furniture Design Exhibition Displays Project Management

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.

RESEARCH Market Analysis and Trend Research Consumer Segmentation and Insight Mining Competitor Audits Company DNA Analysis Brand Equity Assessments

STRATEGY Brand and Business Architecture Positioning Brand Identity Communication Planning Internal Branding and Engagement

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
Visual Systems, Language and Guidelines
Print Communications
Web and Digital Communications
Packaging
Signage and Wayfinding

Connect Four Design Studio LLP
Chandrasagar, Gokuldham
Gen. A K Vaidya Marg,
Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400063
e. studio@connectfour.in
t. +91 22 4247 0200
f. +91 22 2840 4359
   
REAL ESTATE TOWNSHIPS Srishti Mira Road Work is in Progress Anand Nagar Dahisar East, Mumbai 2005 Yashodham Goregaon East, Mumbai 2003 Gokuldham Goregaon East, Mumbai 2000 Garodia Nagar Ghatkopar East, Mumbai 1984 Jagdusha Nagar Ghatkopar, Mumbai 1980 Dibba Town Sharjah, U.A.E. 1980 Al – Gubiba Sharjah, U.A.E. 1979 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Rustomjee Alta Dahisar West,Mumbai Work is in Progress Green Acres Nangargaon Lonavala Work is in Progress Green Woods Old Khandala Work is in Progress Indranil Nagpur Work is in Progress Juhu Sheetal Mumbai Work is in Progress Maple Terraces Palghar Work is in Progress Maple Woods Mira Bhayander Work is in Progress Vrindavan Gardens Nagpur Work is in Progress Samriddhi Complex Bhayander, Mumbai Work is in Progress Viraj Tower Pokaran Rd-2, Thane Work is in Progress Court Royale Nagpur, Maharashtra 2015 Yashodham Enclave Dharmpeth Nagpur 2014 Siddhivinayak Mumbai 2014 Majithia Constructions Mumbai 2012 Garden Estate Goregaon West, Mumbai 2009 Swapnalok Tower Malad East, Mumbai 2009 Lakshchandi Heights Goregaon East, Mumbai 2008 Lakshchandi Apartment Goregaon East, Mumbai 2005 Panchsheel Enclave Kandivali West, Mumbai 2005 Dhawalgiri Goregaon west, Mumbai 2004 Shuchi Heights Goregaon East, Mumbai 2003 Kalpataru Heights Jacob Circle, Mumbai 2003 G.E. Heights Malad West, Mumbai 2002 Meenaxi Tower Goregaon East, Mumbai 1995 Panchsheel Goregaon East, Mumbai 1993 State Bank of India Quarters Mahim, Mumbai 1991 Mansarovar Goregaon East, Mumbai 1990 Karmakshetra Sion, Mumbai 1990 Rajanigandha Goregaon East, Mumbai 1989 Cliff Ridge Road, Mumbai 1985 Kshitij Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai 1976 Pachhim Apt. Cadell Road, Mumbai 1975 Vaibhav Bhulabhai D.Road, Mumbai 1973 Neelamber Peddar Road, Mumbai 1972 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Manyata Tech Park Bangalore Work is in Progress Centre One Lonavala 2015 Savoy Chambers Santacruz East, Mumbai 2011 Gladdiola Vile Parle East, Mumbai 2011 Filix Bhandup West, Mumbai 2011 IVY Center Jogeshwari East, Mumbai 2008 Gardenia Santacruz East, Mumbai 2008 Unique Tower Goregaon West, Mumbai 2004 HDFC Nasik, Maharashtra 1998 Udyog Bhavan Goregaon East, Mumbai 1985 Gemini Estate Chennai 1983 Sanna Sanna ,North Yemen 1981 Heera Panna Haji Ali, Mumbai 1980 Tulsiani Chambers Back-bay Reclamation 1979 Atlanta Back-bay Reclamation 1978 INTERIORS Tellapur Techno City Sales Center Hyderabad 2006 Tata Housing Sales Galleries & Show Flats Boisar, Vasind, Talegaon 2009-10 STRATEGY AND BRANDING Majithia Constructions Mumbai 2012 Raunak Group Mumbai 2011 Sachanand Realty Nagpur 2011 Rustomjee Mumbai 2011 INSTITUTIONAL Police School Satara Work is in Progress Police School Mumbai Work is in Progress Educational Complex GAET Mumbai Work is in Progress Rajasthani Sammelan Educational Complex Malad West, Mumbai Work is in Progress Edubridge International School Mumbai 2013 G.D Goenka School Kanpur 2012 Shishuvan School Mumbai 2012 DS Hostel,Rajasthani Sammelan Malad West, Mumbai 2011 Pawar School Kandivali West, Mumbai 2011 Lakshdham High School Goregaon East, Mumbai 2010 Savitridevi HA High School Kandivali East, Mumbai 2008 District Court House Goregaon East, Mumbai 2005 Royal College Mira Road, Thane 2008 Dalmia School Mira Road, Thane 2008 Gokuldham High School Goregaon East, Mumbai 1982 Yashodham High School Goregaon East, Mumbai 1982 Holiday Inn Sharjah, U.A.E. 1979 Concorde Cinema + Zara Hospital Sharjah, U.A.E. 1978 House of Soviet Culture Peddar Road, Mumbai 1973 Services Zycus Infotech Mumbai 2011 KRChoksey 2001, 2006, 2011 Terraa Incognita 2011 Vahura Legal Talent Management Pvt Ltd 2011 Gaurav Mashruwala 2010 Securemarc 2009 Suburban Diagnostics 2009 VCare Financial 2009 Shroff Eye Hospital Marine Lines, Mumbai 2008 Viscus Infotech Indore 2008 International Center for Dental Care 2008 Trinity Academy for Corporate Training 2006 IGSL Malad West, Mumbai 2006 IT People 2004 FCB Ulka, Advertising 2003 IGSL Mahape, Navi Mumbai 2002 Shell Computers Malad West, Mumbai 2001 FCB Worldwide, New York Malad West, Mumbai 2001 CORPORATE International News and IT Organisation Mumbai Work is in Progress HLE Engineering Headquarters Maroli 2016 Lenexis Corporate Headquarters Mumbai 2016 Tishman Speyer Office Mumbai 2016 International News and IT Organisation Pune 2016 International News and IT Organisation New Delhi 2013 Office for an IT Firm Mumbai 2011 Mayflower Headquarters Coimbatore 2008 Amal Realtors Vile Parle, Mumbai 2011 Waverock Incubation Center Hyderabad 2009 TSI Ventures Offices (Tishman Speyer) Bangalore, Hyderabad 2006 Bajaj Electricals 2004 HDFC Ltd Nagpur, Maharashtra 2002 HDFC Ltd Backbay Reclamation 2002 HDFC Ltd Coimbtore, Tamilnadu 1999 IDFC Ltd Backbay Reclamation 1999 HDFC Ltd Backbay Reclamation 1998 ILFS Ltd Nariman Point, Mumbai 1996 HDFC House Kasturba Road, Bangalore 1996 HDFC Ltd Cochin 1990 HDFC Ltd Trivendrum 1990 RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY Omkar Alta Monte Clubhouse Mumbai Work in Progress One Bangalore West Clubhouse Bangalore 2016 Yashodham Club Nagpur Work in Progress Natural Ice Creams Mumbai 2012 Emonte Pens Mumbai 2012 Waverock Food Court + Amenity Spaces Hyderabad 2010 All Wave AV 2009 Fusion Access Furniture 2009 McDonald’s 2007 Holiday Inn Sharjah, U.A.E. 1979 Concorde Cinema + Zara Hospital Sharjah, U.A.E. 1978 MANUFACTURING Pioneer Chicory 2012 Evolute Group of Companies 2011 Plus Beverages 2011 Sunjewels 2010, 2004 Esbee Dynamed 2009 Innofit Furniture Fittings 2009 Montex Pens 2007 Sarla Performance Fibers 2006 Emmbi Polyarns 2006 Hallmark Industries 2005 Alok Industries 2005 Shirt Company 2005 Dynamix Dairy Baramati, Maharashtra 1998 BESPOKE Private Residences Mumbai, Indore 2010,2014 Tata Sons Executive Apartments Mumbai 2007 Don't Delet this