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Meet Tallulah and Rajiv D’Silva, both alumni of the Goa College of Architecture. They began their foray into architecture shortly after graduation, experimenting independently with contemporary design, low cost building and use of local materials and building techniques. In 2001 they set up architecture R/T with a focus on sustainable design, minimalism and using vernacular building systems in a contemporary way. Their body of work exemplifies contemporary and new ideas, hands-on work, participative planning and design and post completion rapport.

Meet Tallulah and Rajiv D’Silva, both alumni of the Goa College of Architecture. They began their foray into architecture shortly after graduation, experimenting independently with contemporary design, low cost building and use of local materials and building techniques. In 2001 they set up architecture R/T with a focus on sustainable design, minimalism and using vernacular building systems in a contemporary way. Their body of work exemplifies contemporary ideas, hands-on work, participative planning and design and post completion rapport.

Tallulah D’Silva, Principal Architect. A woman on the move, Tallulah loves spending more time where the action is explaining to clients in detail as the project takes shape on ground, often guiding and demonstrating to the construction team how material needs to be handled and worked with and addressing social concerns around the affected area. With her head bursting with ideas, she is passionate about design and build, cost effective construction, entrepreneurship, citizen initiatives, social architecture, mentoring, environment and is a consummate net-worker and doer.

Tallulah D’Silva, Principal Architect. A woman on the move, Tallulah loves spending more time where the action is explaining to clients in detail as the project takes shape on ground, often guiding and demonstrating to the construction team how material needs to be handled and worked with and addressing social concerns. With her head bursting with ideas, she is passionate about design and build, cost effective construction, entrepreneurship, citizen initiatives, social architecture, writing, mentoring, environment and is a consummate net-worker and doer.

Rajiv D’Silva, Principal Architect. A man of varied interests, Rajiv believes that a day in which he doesn’t do several different things at once is a day wasted. He helps run Goa’s only quizzing club, moderates multiple internet groups, is a partner in a firm that publishes two Goa-centric magazines and travels around the country trying to win quizzes. His architectural sensibilities speak a contemporary language and he swears by minimalism. Fun to work with and quiz.

Rajiv D’Silva, Principal Architect. A man of varied interests, Rajiv believes that a day in which he doesn’t do several different things at once is a day wasted. He helps run Goa’s only quizzing club, moderates multiple internet groups, is a partner in a firm that publishes two Goa-centric magazines and travels around the country trying to win quizzes. His architectural sensibilities speak a contemporary language and he swears by minimalism. He is also a great orator and has presented many of his ideas on issues like sustainability, etc. Fun to work with and quiz.

Zahara Chhapra. Architect, with a creative eye and like us, believes less is more. She is excited with the opportunities here to learn more both on ground as well as the studio. As she begins her new architectural journey with us this June 2015, we hope as mentors we inspire her to take on the opportunities at work, push the limits and egg her on to follow her dreams.

Zahara Chhapra. Architect, with a creative eye and like us, believes less is more. She is excited with the opportunities here to learn more both on ground as well as the studio. As she begins her new architectural journey with us this June 2015, we hope as mentors we inspire her to take on the opportunities at work, push the limits and egg her on to follow her dreams.

Ashwini Nair. Trainee, Architect. Our new kid on the block, we are yet to discover her architectural sensibilities. We like the fact that she is keen to learn and take on tasks that are assigned to her with finesse. We hope her stint with us is one that will tap her best potentials.

Ashwini Nair. Trainee, Architect. Our new kid on the block. We are yet to discover her architectural sensibilities. We like the fact that she is keen to learn and take on tasks that are assigned to her with finesse. We hope her stint with us is one that will tap her best potentials.

Madhulika Kanchi, Trainee Architect. Super enthusiastic, extremely efficient on site with execution and instructing construction staff, she puts lethargy to shame and gives site work a new meaning!

Madhulika Kanchi, Trainee Architect. Super enthusiastic, extremely efficient on site with execution and instructing construction staff, she puts lethargy to shame and gives site work a new meaning!

Mrinmayee Thakur, Trainee Architect. Passionate about nature and community work. Super efficient with tasks assigned and is already receiving appreciation for her quick and impeccable work at the office.

Mrinmayee Thakur, Trainee Architect. Passionate about nature and community work. Super efficient with tasks assigned and is already receiving appreciation for her quick and impeccable work at the office.

Here are some of our old hands; some trainees, some junior architects.

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Thanks Prof Mark C Long! You continue to inspire.


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