Headquarter In: Mumbai
Founded in Year: 1961
Employees Headcount: 11-50
Specialties: Architecture, Urban Design, Project Management, and Interior Design
Delivering diversified range of Architectural services to its clientele with its novel ‘design+build’ expertise is Daisaria Associates – a leading design firm specialized in rolling out tailor-made spaces. To get more insights about the company’s prominent services and uniqueness, we bring you an exclusive interview with a young and dynamic professional Ar. Manoj Daisaria, the principal architect & Ar. Karan Daisaria, design studio head of Daisaria Associates.
- Brief us about Daisaria Associates journey of rich experience – origin, inception, early issues, success stories, and major milestones, to name a few.
Daisaria Associates is an architectural firm that was founded in 1960 by Late Valjibhai Daisaria. Presently led by Ar. Manoj Daisaria & Ar.Karan Daisaria the firm provides full professional services that include feasibility study, architectural design, interior design, liasoning /tenders and project management. It has also avidly been associated with International & National Architectural Competitions and Public Infrastructure projects.
Our domain of work involves residential, townships, malls, I.T. Offices, commercial buildings, schools and residential/commercial interiors. We work with productive teamwork and utmost professionalism to ensure a high level of quality and professional standards both in design and project management. The aim is to ensure quality work and project completion within the budget and time constraint.
We believe that architecture is an amalgamation of user-based aspirations, sensitive urban methodologies and prospective pedagogues. Our highly equipped staff and architects make sure that client expectations are evolved into project realities. Our firm strives to achieve project and client objectives in order to maintain their competitiveness and high standards.
The most important essence of our office is that we build on relations not just with our clients but with our employees as well. Our office culture and work environment has always induced innovation and rendered high efficiency. If you have an efficient team, you can overcome most challenges of the real estate market. To add to this, we also made sure that we do not restrict ourselves to one type of domain of work only, we always believed in broadening our horizons by diversifying our scope of involvement in a project.
- Brief us about the CEO/Founder of Daisaria Associates.
Ar. Manoj Daisaria is the principal architect of the firm, graduated from Academy of Architecture and also holds an LLB degree. He is undoubtedly one of the top Liasoning Architects in Mumbai. His avid knowledge of the current regulations of building rules and approvability of projects definitely slots him as one of the reputed Architects in the fraternity.
It is important that projects that are envisioned and dreamt of are brought to reality. At Daisaira Associates, that’s exactly what we do.
Ar. Karan Daisaria is the design studio head of the firm, graduated from Academy of Architecture and holding a master’s degree in Urban Design and always believes with the legacy of 60 years also comes an expectation to do better. His focus has been to make the company diverse in the nature of projects and compliant with today’s technology and needs. From public infrastructure to private real estate and from international competitions to urban design within Indian contexts, the team has broadened their horizons in every way. With Daisaria Associates’s intense & knowledgeable internship programs, trustworthy client relations, it is on the way to becoming a one stop shop for architectural, interior design, liasoning & project management services.
- Kindly talk about the exclusive products or services offered by Daisaria Associates. How does it distinguishyou from your competitors?
We are one of the very few firms across India to have a plethora of services integrated within our work domain. With Ar. Manoj Daisaria being the face of Daisaria Associates, we are the leading Liasoning Architects in Mumbai wherein we cater to municipal approvals from all governing authorities from MHADA to MCGM. Further after the commencement of the next generation coming into the office, we deliver Architectural Design, Interior Design, Urban Design and Public Infrastructure. We currently are working on Residential, Commercial, Mixed Use, Townships, Museums & Schools. Furthermore, we also are one of the top Project Management Consultants in Mumbai, dealing with society redevelopment across the suburbs of Mumbai. We have always envisioned our office to be a ONE STOP SOLUTION for real-estate & architectural professional consultancy and services.
- What is the present scenario of the Architectural Sector? How are you contributing to making it better?
Just like most sectors and fraternities, the architecture and real-estate field in Mumbai and across in India is extremely dynamic and volatile. Something that is trendy or in vogue today, will be outdated tomorrow, hence it is imperative for us to be adaptive of change. In this ever-changing environment, the major opportunity which sometimes is also a challenge is to dive into the pool of the new arena of softwares that are introduced to aid the architecture sector. It is important that the firm is well updated with the current trends of the market and smoothly integrate the same within the fabric of the firm.
We make sure that in every way we can, the client gets immediate aid and guidance for any professional issues, by maintaining the right expertise and knowhow of not just the building guidelines & regulations of the city, but also a detailed understanding and knowledge of the technical softwares required to bring a project to reality.
- What are the marketing strategies adopted by the Daisaria Associates?
With a lineage of over 60 years, most of our work is through word of mouth and because of the goodwill of generations concreted by some landmark projects across Mumbai.
With the technological era and advancements in social media, DAISARIA Associates is now also renowned on Instagram. Our Instagram page often has a lot of traffic, involvement of audiences, fresh architects and students of architecture. We also hold small architectural competitions and live Instagram sessions etc to integrate and connect with our virtual communities.
Further, as a part of giving something back to the architectural fraternity, DAISARIA Associates also holds many workshops, webinars and discussion sessions on softwares, architectural education and other related dialogues that brings various people from the industry closer to talk to the budding architects through real and virtual platforms.
- How do you portray the future of Daisaria Associates in the next decade?
The Architectural Industry is already complicated and volatile. What we have noticed in the current situation in the fraternity, clients often look for an office that can deal with their entire project as a one-point contact for easy functioning and decision making for the project. We envision to move forward in this direction, by incorporating more services within our domain like legal consultation, Structural Design, MEP Design etc. either in the form of consortiums or inhouse services.
On the design front, we envision that within the next 10 years, we shall have some iconic projects in Mumbai and beyond under the brand of DAISARIA Associates in the domain of Residential/Commercial Real estate, public infrastructure & public buildings and Interior Design.
- What advice would you give to the upcoming entrepreneurs and professionals?
Hardwork, commitment and networking are the key to a successful practice. You can be average in your design skills and still make it big in life because of your hard work and perseverance. At the same time a mastermind brain is rendered useless with a lethargic approach towards your career and profession.
Also, try not saying “NO”. Always be accommodative, flexible and take criticism well. Even if you lose the job or project, you will learn integrity and train yourself to do better.