Founded by Ar. Hitesh Modi & Ar. Amit Srivastava in 1994 as a multidisciplinary architecture design practice, Modi Srivastava and Associates' expertise includes architecture, interior design, planning & urban development. The firm takes pride in its innovative design, often inspired by nature, history, urban context, technology & sustainable strategies. The belief is that the most complex and beautiful solutions are often, if not always, the simplest ones.
MSA's portfolio of projects spans across the country and ranges in scales & typologies; that broadly include the following
Residential Projects | Commercial Spaces | Educational Institutes | Group Housing | Institutional Projects | Hospitality Projects | Health Facilities | Interior Spaces | Industrial Units | Renovation & Adaptive Re-use Projects
The firm's design process is an interactive & collaborative one, promoting open and effective communication between leaders, team members and consultants. During the design process itself, the clients are engaged and informed in making decisions to reach a consensus and proceed towards the successful completion of the project.
The philosophy of MSA's work is a collective one. The idea is to achieve a design solution driven by concepts about function, climate, location, the form-making process, the role of the final design in the neighbourhood, etc. MSA believes that a building designed with a broader perspective of knowledge & understanding of the larger community & environmental issues related to it intensifies the project's meaningfulness.
Members of the firm routinely provide leadership in civic, sociological & sustainability initiatives. This commitment allows the firm to bring a unique perspective to every project, resulting in an outcome that is innovative, relevant & timeless.
MSA consciously & with determination is engaged in reinventing the urban conditions. We work with the belief that every project contribution must belong to its place & time. It results in the dynamic relationship between nature & built environments.
At MSA, we understand the designer's obligation to repair & restore the state of the environment & our approach extends beyond simply reading the negative impact of construction. We recognise that each project has a unique "ecosystem", & we strive to integrate project objectives within broader social & environmental missions. Since construction activities constitute a significant source of pollution on our planet, we believe in using and reusing materials in optimum quantity and efficiency.
Ar. Amit Srivastava has considerable experience in Architecture & Public Works through his travels pan India & abroad.
Under the able leadership of present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, he was the first Architect in Gujarat to introduce E-Governance in the state of Gujarat. He also enjoys the privilege of having designed five notable projects in the field of architecture. The present prime minister has inaugurated them in his capacity as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Being a very socially active Architect concerned about the environment and surroundings, he was the founding member of the 'Vadodara Initiative', a local body of eminent citizens of Vadodara associated with the development of the Sanskari Nagari of Gujarat.
Having vastly contributed to the city's skyline, as it looks today, the Architect still seeks to bring freshness to our urban environment through various thoughtful analogies in Architecture that are designed for the future but inspired from the past.
Ar. Hitesh Modi graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from M.S. University, Vadodara and established Modi Srivastava and Associates in 1994, with his co-founders Ar. Amit Srivastava and Ar. Neha Modi.
He was the chairman of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Vadodara and is currently in the National Executive body of IIID as Head of IIID Website Development & Digitalization. He has been a senior member in the national executive team of IIID since 2014 and had held the same portfolio in 2017-19. Through his active association with the IIA, IIID, VMC & KAA, he has successfully transformed how the parts of the city look today.
In addition to his professional practice, Ar. Hitesh is also a passionate teacher, has delivered multiple lectures, and participated as a jury member for numerous universities in India. Travelling through the length & breadth of the country and having settled at various places during his formative years ignited an interest in him to observe, understand and analyse the Art & Architecture of diverse conditions in different areas of India. After he graduated from the M.S. University of Baroda and during his practice of the last 24 years, his prowess to observe and analyse has translated into several award-winning and numerous thoughtfully designed spaces & structures. He believes with time; every individual evolves as a person and a designer.
Upon completion of her Bachelor of Architecture from M.S. University in 1992, Ar. Neha Modi, interned in Pune, and later on, along with her husband, Hitesh Modi and colleague Amit Srivastava started their practice in Vadodara— Modi Srivastava and Associates.
She has played a vital role as an Executive Committee member of the IIID Vadodara chapter.
Besides architecture, she possesses a keen interest in music and art. She is also a painter who sharply observes her surroundings and then translates them into art. Her inclination towards music and art reflects immensely in her designs. Her sensitivity to nature and her surroundings aid her in delivering contemporary, innovative and timeless design solutions.
She believes in sticking to a natural and earthy material palette. The space she designs has reflections and the essence of the area that it is located in. Her knowledge in furniture prompts her to employ local artisans to create custom made pieces for clients. Complementing nature, she takes inspiration from history and sustainable technologies. The belief is that the most complex and beautiful solutions are often, if not always, the simplest ones.
Understanding the firm's working conditions and refining them to enhance performance has resulted from her keen observation and eye for detail. Her contribution towards our Human Resource Department, backed by her Master's degree in Psychology, has been a critical factor for the growth of Modi Srivastava & Associates from a small firm into a well-structured organisation today and the welfare of its employees.
The firm has won several accolades, to mention a few; NDTV Grohe awards, IIID anchor awards, WadeAsia design excellence awards, Creative minds next competition by FOAID, ICI UltraTech unique structure awards 2020 and many more; in an array of categories like private residences architecture, private residences interiors, commercial architecture, commercial interiors, restoration, industrial, institutional, product designing etc. Also, MSA's profile has been featured along with our interview in leading design magazines of the country, including Society Interiors, Inside Outside, Washroom and Beyond, Commercial Design, Insite, Surface Reporter, Architecture Update, Buildofy, NDTV Goodtimes etc.
|Year||Name of award|
|2020||WWF Certification of Appreciation for Support towards Living Planets|
|2020||ICI Outstanding Structures Award in the Industrial category|
|2020||119th Procurement Projects Management Corporate Real Estate 2020 Gujarat Leadership award|
|2019||FOAID Excellence in Architecture and Design|
|2019||IIID Zonal Winner 2019|
|2019||CIA World (Construction and Infra) Best Commercial Project 2019 Small Category|
|2018||Award of Excellence Rotary|
|2018||Certificate of Appreciation Income Tax Vadodara, Praveen Kumar|
|2018||WADE Asia 2018 Women-Led Development in Architecture Art and Design shortlisted retail|
|2018||CIA World (Construction and Infra) Best Residential Project of the Year 2018|
|2018||CIA World Best Architect in Residential Section|
|2017||Rotary Club of Vadodara Expression of Gratitude|
|2017||Maples interior IIID Baroda Zonal Runner-up|
|2017||IIID Zonal Runner-up|
|2017||The Vadodara Residency award in the hospitality category|
|2016||IIID Design Excellence award (zone 3) for residential multi-dwelling|
|2015||Professional excellence in corporate Interior Design service for Safal hospitality and maintenance service|
|2015||NDTV Design and Architecture award (Retail)|
|2014||Pavit Victory award World Architecture Day|
|2014||NDTV Design Architect award|
|2013||Indian Construction and Design award by Indian Economics Development And Research Association|
|2011||iDAC intelligence series Baroda|
|2011||Maple Interiors, IIID Baroda|
|2004||Vibrant Gujarat - awarded for organising the biggest Garba in Gujarat for the Government of Gujarat; inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi in his capacity as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat|
|2004||Gujarat Gaurav Day - 2004 Inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi in his capacity as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat|
|2003||Gujarat Gaurav Day - 2003 Inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi in his capacity as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat|
Interior Designer and Software Head