About Us

Connect Four is a strategic design studio offering end to end services in Strategy, Architecture, Interiors and Branding. 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.

Our work culture comes from our team

Connect Four operates in an open, interactive studio setting. Our
work environment encourages teamwork and collaboration among
all members of the studio. 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 18 person 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.


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 to 2011
  • Karani & Sanghoi Associates, Mumbai
    Partner, 1980 to 1988
  • Architectural Consultant, Sharjah, UAE
    Partner, 1975 to 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,

Brief work history

  • Manoj Patel Associates, Mumbai
    Partner, 2006 to 2011
  • Lehman Smith+McLeish, Washington DC
    Senior Architect, 2002 to 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 to 2011
  • Esocoff and Associates, Washington DC
    Junior Architect, 2002 to 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

Brief work history

  • Jigsaw Brand Consultants
    Founder, May 2016
  • Connect Four Design Studio,
    Consulting Brand Strategist


Associated with Connect Four since 1980

A senior Architect, Nair leads team of junior architects with ease, for development of several large projects. he is skilled in Architectural Design, Drawing and Detailing.

    Working with Connect Four since 1989.

    Pradip, an Engineer is a senior member of a team works as Project Coordinator from planning, execution till completion of projects. he organizes project logistic between various consultants, interface with client, office staff working on project and site persons. Communicates requirements with relevant consultants, clients and office staff to keep progress of work on track. Also he is expert in quantity survey and estimation, preparation of tender, BOQ and site inspection.

      Working with Connect Four since 2007.

      An Interior Designer, Sachin has over 15 years experience in large scale interior projects. He is skilled in designing spaces to meet the functionality and aesthetics with intricate details tailored for various high end interior projects.

        Working with Connect Four since 1988.

        A senior member of the architectural team, Rajendra has an intimate knowledge of DC regulations and requirements for launching any project in Mumbai.

          Working with Connect Four since 1993.

          With several years of experience, Pramod worked closely with the Partners to deliver drawings for large scale projects.

          working with Connect Four since 1990

          Sunil worked closely with the Partners to deliver drawings for large scale projects.

            Working with Connect Four since 2000

            Very passionate and always ready to learn, Sarita works with the partners and Team Members to deliver drawing of Architectural and Interior Projects.

              Working with Connect Four since 2010

              Usha works with the partners and Team Members to complete the drawings in stipulated time as well as sets drawing standardization for both Architectural and Interior Projects.

                B.Arch. 2008, Rachana Sansad school of Architecture, Mumbai University

                An architect who skillfully designs, develops and coordinates interior as well as architectural projects up to execution.

                  B.Arch 2018, LBHSST, Mumbai University

                  Sanika is an aethetically inclined architect who works with the partners and team members on a wide range like architectural projects, Commercial interiors and Residential Interiors from design to Execution. Her attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project she works on is done accurately and to the highesh possible detail.

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                        B.Arch 2017, LBHSST, Mumbai University

                        Junior Architect with good skills, approach and commitment towards work, coordination with clients and vendors, also executes work with fellow Senior Architects.

                          B.Arch 2017, Mumbai University

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                            B.Arch 2019, Mumbai University

                            Soumil is a talented and passionate young architect who works with the partners and team leaders to design, develop and execute the architectural residential projects of various scales.

                              B.Arch 2017, Mumbai University

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                                B.arch 2019, Thakur College of Architecture, Mumbai University

                                Vinit is a skilled junior architect who believes the designing process seeks a basic conceptualization and contextual knowledge as an important aspect so that it can create a vibrant atmosphere where people come together to interact, observe, learn and also evolve into an extremely responsive Architecture. He also worked on a various range of building types including residential, commercial, mixed-use, Institutions, Interior etc.He has a strong viewpoint for design and a genuine passion for architecture.

                                  B.Arch, Aditya College of Architecture, Mumbai University

                                  Kalyani is a hardworking junior architect and has a focus towards design as well as detail  which drives her passion. She has good software skills paired along with inclusive conceptualization and its coordination which makes her a reliable team member.

                                    B.Arch 2018, Aditya College of Architecture, Mumbai University.

                                    Gauri Kuvar is a zealous architect who has a strong belief in team work. Having interest in conceptual design and planning she aspires to explore the humanistic side of Architecture through her professional practice.

                                      B.Arch 2019, Mumbai University

                                      Vidhi is a skilled junior architect who has worked on numerous projects, like interior design projects, mixed-commercial and residential buildings, as a responsible team designer. She has a good command in conceptualizing design, drawing representation, as well as working drawings.


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                                        • IIID Awards- Commercial Interiors: TSI Ventures Office at Bangalore, 2007
                                        • 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