About Us 2021-03-30T07:49:12+00:00

FOAID ,“Fraternity of Architecture & Interior Design”, is a design studio that brings about a concoction of different perspectives under a single roof. From spaces to products, and end to end, hit us up with any challenge. Each challenge is met with a burst of experiment, until we find the right solution. It’s a designers’ curse! The company believes in designing by the site, as each site lays a new challenge in itself. We execute what the site needs with utmost importance.

As quoted by Mies Van Der Rohe – “Less is more”, our designs are approached with a minimalistic touch.

FOAID has 3 verticals, Design, Turnkey and a Modular Furniture Factory. Each project sets a new bench mark for the company, where our aim is to constantly evolve. Understanding the grit behind the project and inducing environs which would assist activity, is our focus.

We’ll let you in on our secret; To achieve A1 concepts, we will do anything, maybe even drive each other up the wall. Our design style constantly evolves as it is usually made to order!

Recipe for FOAID:

  • An assorted set of designers
  • Radiating passion in every direction
  • Overdose of caffeine and a large appetite
  • Battling over temperature controls
  • Moving with the trends whilst creating new ones
  • Individual’s perspectives shaped by continuous dialogue

Arun Kumar

Arun has been with FOAID since it’s very beginning. His smile brightens the office and is always ever so helpful forming an integral part of our support system.

“This is the place where I came as a draftsman but with support, I expanded my know-how and now I specialize in kitchen, toilet designs and have excelled in making technical drawings of electrical and plumbing details.”

Parul Agarwal

This headstrong young lady is in the process of creating a niche for herself in the field of design with her quirky personality. Achieves optimal levels of performance and accomplishments for FOAID Design Studio.

“I’ve literally grown up watching this office. The transitions and the people, I have evolved with them. To me it’s not just an office but an institution that has driven me to be what I am today.”

Vinay M

Vinay has joined FOAID Design Studio 2 years back. With an eye to learn and quick grasping power, he has become one of the key members to FOAID Family. Also by far the one who exhibits the best follow up skills at the office.

“Architecture and Interior Designing has always been a field of interest for me and I believe Foaid,Chennai has been the right place to explore and experience real time transformation. With the support of really talented colleagues and mentors it had always helped me to improve myself in different sectors of this field.”

Shoonya Kumar

Our research associate is an expert at structuring our detailed study while also inspiring us to venture on new paths of design-oriented research which form the firm foundation of the R&D cell. Being a critical analyst, you can only try your best because he’s not someone who is easy to please.

Priscilla Rathnaraj

Priscilla, our Admin Head, has an ability to communicate effectively, keeping meetings updated, enforces company policies and values. She has a knack for putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

“FOAID is a place where I've improved my self-confidence in dealing with people who come from different walks of life in a diplomatic way.”

Amit Kumar Kedia

Backbone of FOAID’s accounts department. Without him, FOAID would not understand debits and credits. He keeps everything intact by playing a major role in purchase and management of labours.

“FOAID has taught me many things and shaped my knowledge and interest in Accounts. I handle vendors, time schedule for materials that have to be dispatched and sent to the various sites, aligning and aiding my team’s requirements.”

Navaneethan

A hardworking and patient site engineer who provides technical advice, supervises staff on site ensuring stability throughout the duration of the project and promises finesse upon completion.

Firdosh Basha

One can proudly say that Firdosh has been one of the most dedicated interns who imbibed with the office ethics and family so well. He could solely handle a site, to the most difficult vendors and labours within 6months of his tenure here with us. So proud of this boy.

“ My entire experience with the firm taught me about various scales interior detailing , supervision of site work and coordination with the site workers with such a positive work culture.”

Shahan Majeed

The boy who is always sick! Down with a flu on a constant basis, this boy understood details and design so well, that we couldn't complain. He was able to handle a site on his own and had the zeal to learn and adapt with FOAID's working environment in no time.

“Being a part of Foaid Design Studio with extremely skilled mentors and colleagues had consistently assisted me with developing myself in designing, detailing and supervision in the field of architecture. With the level of coordination, support and the collective ideas I received, I understood that any design constrain was just another puzzle which can be solved.”

Kritiga Manohar

A pocketful of joy, this girl beamed with happiness everyday, cheering up the whole office. An enthusiatic and passionate architect, this girl could grasp details very quick. In a short span of time she became the FOAID Family favourite.

“Working at FOAID gave me a new perspective to architecture. I got exposure on every level, from being given the opportunity to design to frequent site visits. FOAID provided me a holistic experience and helped me grow as an architect and develop my interpersonal skills as well. ”

Ravi Raghul

An obedient boy, Raghul has never not agreed to do anything at office. From managing a site to designing this boy has done it all. .

“I would say FOAID sculpted me as a creative and disciplined individual. With a unique approach to every design problems, I continuously acquired knowledge through my internship ,with the help and guidance of knowledge of my colleagues and senior architects here .With top class working ambience FOAID is the best firm in the city with plenty of opportunity for self development .”

Asuthosh Gansean

Asuthosh is committed to his work. He has a close eye for details and is someone who loves to experiment with different technical software.

“FOAID design created an atmosphere where i sharpened my knowledge and learnt the way approaching a design and detailing it. I got chances of experimenting and learning new things which clearly gave me the live experience of making my design to live.”

Mohamed Kashif Fuzail

Kashif showcases dedication and commitment. He completes all of his tasks within the time constraints and strives to learn by never saying no.

“Positive attitude with a cheerful ambience and co-operative sense of communication is what I get here. It is a place which has an eye to detail, which helps in the process of design and execution.”

Mohamed Irfan

His jovial attitude reduces the stress level in the office. Irfan is a quick learner and has evolved since he has begun his journey with FOAID.

“I have learnt what architecture really is from the office and in that process, I have found that i love what i do. It was a great Experience working in FOAID Design Studio, gaining knowledge and Friendship at the same time.”

Introducing Ekta Agarwal

The founder, director and chief designer of FOAID Design Studio. The company was established in the year 2007 with her then partner Ar. Suny Akber. They were associated together for ten years with many successful projects.

She is a passionate and hardworking soul that individually runs the entire show. With twenty years of experience at hand, the company tries to extend its boundaries outside of its comfort zone. Over the years, the company has worked on several projects where the typologies of the buildings have been many. To her, every project is a new experience that helps us learn and expand our creative abilities.

A little more about our boss; she is sweet and innocent by nature, who has the abilities to mimic anyone over a good glass of wine. She makes sure that every individual at the office is always in good health (making her our full time in-house doctor) and keeping us satiated with lots of goodies. She gives each one of her designers the opportunity to lead the project under her constant guidance, to strive towards excellence. 
Cheers to her for all her efforts and sincerity put into this company.

FOAID Design Studio; House#1 – Residence Integrating Vastu Science In Modern Languag | Febryary 12 2021
House#1 designed by the studio was features on the cover and e-magazine of an international platform of Architect’s Diary. Follow the link to read the entire article.

https://thearchitectsdiary.com/residence-integrating-vastu-science-in-modern-language-foaid-designs/

FOAID Design Studio; Jalpaan – Architect’s Diary July 2018
Jalpaan Restaurant designed by the studio was features on the cover of an e-magazine. Follow the link to read the entire article.

http://thearchitectsdiary.com/jalpaan-restaurant-interiors-is-adaption-of-indian-modernstyle-foaid/

Hamsa 2016 ; Best Décor Interiors
Hamsa located at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best Decor interiors of the year 2016.

Signature Fan Studio; Indian Expression July 2017
South India’s No.1 life style Indulge Magazine brings you Culture, women fashion, accessories, Travel tips, beauty tips, fitness, wellness and Telewatch. Indulge by the Indian Express published an article on the interiors and products exhibited at the Signature Fan Studio, Nungambakkam on July 22nd 2017.

Apollo Dental Spa 2016 ; Best clinic interiors
Apollo Dental Spa at KNK, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best clinic interiors of the year 2016. This led to many more associations with Apollo.

Surface Reporter 2019 ; Article of surface treatments
Our Chief Designer got the chance to share her views on how to treat surfaces by using simplest to the most complex materials available in the market.

Royal Treat ; Society Interiors March 2017
Society Interiors Magazine is full of information about interiors. It gives great insight into doing up spaces in the best way. It gives in-depth information about structures and how the interiors can be done. It suggests paint colours, materials, furnishings, decorative artefacts, wall designs, paintings that can be put up. Magazine also showcases a number of homes to highlight interesting interiors and beautiful spaces that one would love to live in. In the March 2017 issue, page 138 they speak about the explicit interiors of the Hamsa Restaurant.

FOAID Design Studio; Kapaleeswarar temple inspires design studio’s modular pooja rooms
The studio was featured in the Dailythanthi, a local newspaper in Chennai for its new initiative in Temple Research to be used to design modular temples and products for homes.

Temple Inspires Design Studios Modular

Who we are

FOAID ,“Fraternity of Architecture & Interior Design”, is a design studio that brings about a concoction of different perspectives under a single roof. From spaces to products, and end to end, hit us up with any challenge. Each challenge is met with a burst of experiment, until we find the right solution. It’s a designers’ curse! The company believes in designing by the site, as each site lays a new challenge in itself. We execute what the site needs with utmost importance.

As quoted by Mies Van Der Rohe – “Less is more”, our designs are approached with a minimalistic touch.

FOAID has 3 verticals, Design, Turnkey and a Modular Furniture Factory. Each project sets a new bench mark for the company, where our aim is to constantly evolve. Understanding the grit behind the project and inducing environs which would assist activity, is our focus.

We’ll let you in on our secret; To achieve A1 concepts, we will do anything, maybe even drive each other up the wall. Our design style constantly evolves as it is usually made to order!

Recipe for FOAID:

  • An assorted set of designers
  • Radiating passion in every direction
  • Overdose of caffeine and a large appetite
  • Battling over temperature controls
  • Moving with the trends whilst creating new ones
  • Individual’s perspectives shaped by continuous dialogue

Team

Arun Kumar

Arun has been with FOAID since it’s very beginning. His smile brightens the office and is always ever so helpful forming an integral part of our support system.

“This is the place where I came as a draftsman but with support, I expanded my know-how and now I specialize in kitchen, toilet designs and have excelled in making technical drawings of electrical and plumbing details.”

Parul Agarwal

This headstrong young lady is in the process of creating a niche for herself in the field of design with her quirky personality. Achieves optimal levels of performance and accomplishments for FOAID Design Studio.

“I’ve literally grown up watching this office. The transitions and the people, I have evolved with them. To me it’s not just an office but an institution that has driven me to be what I am today.”

Vinay M

Vinay has joined FOAID Design Studio 2 years back. With an eye to learn and quick grasping power, he has become one of the key members to FOAID Family. Also by far the one who exhibits the best follow up skills at the office.

“Architecture and Interior Designing has always been a field of interest for me and I believe Foaid,Chennai has been the right place to explore and experience real time transformation. With the support of really talented colleagues and mentors it had always helped me to improve myself in different sectors of this field.”

Shoonya Kumar

Our research associate is an expert at structuring our detailed study while also inspiring us to venture on new paths of design-oriented research which form the firm foundation of the R&D cell. Being a critical analyst, you can only try your best because he’s not someone who is easy to please.

Priscilla Rathnaraj

Priscilla, our Admin Head, has an ability to communicate effectively, keeping meetings updated, enforces company policies and values. She has a knack for putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

“FOAID is a place where I've improved my self-confidence in dealing with people who come from different walks of life in a diplomatic way.”

Amit Kumar Kedia

Backbone of FOAID’s accounts department. Without him, FOAID would not understand debits and credits. He keeps everything intact by playing a major role in purchase and management of labours.

“FOAID has taught me many things and shaped my knowledge and interest in Accounts. I handle vendors, time schedule for materials that have to be dispatched and sent to the various sites, aligning and aiding my team’s requirements.”

Navaneethan

A hardworking and patient site engineer who provides technical advice, supervises staff on site ensuring stability throughout the duration of the project and promises finesse upon completion.

Firdosh Basha

One can proudly say that Firdosh has been one of the most dedicated interns who imbibed with the office ethics and family so well. He could solely handle a site, to the most difficult vendors and labours within 6months of his tenure here with us. So proud of this boy.

“ My entire experience with the firm taught me about various scales interior detailing , supervision of site work and coordination with the site workers with such a positive work culture.”

Shahan Majeed

The boy who is always sick! Down with a flu on a constant basis, this boy understood details and design so well, that we couldn't complain. He was able to handle a site on his own and had the zeal to learn and adapt with FOAID's working environment in no time.

“Being a part of Foaid Design Studio with extremely skilled mentors and colleagues had consistently assisted me with developing myself in designing, detailing and supervision in the field of architecture. With the level of coordination, support and the collective ideas I received, I understood that any design constrain was just another puzzle which can be solved.”

Kritiga Manohar

A pocketful of joy, this girl beamed with happiness everyday, cheering up the whole office. An enthusiatic and passionate architect, this girl could grasp details very quick. In a short span of time she became the FOAID Family favourite.

“Working at FOAID gave me a new perspective to architecture. I got exposure on every level, from being given the opportunity to design to frequent site visits. FOAID provided me a holistic experience and helped me grow as an architect and develop my interpersonal skills as well. ”

Ravi Raghul

An obedient boy, Raghul has never not agreed to do anything at office. From managing a site to designing this boy has done it all. .

“I would say FOAID sculpted me as a creative and disciplined individual. With a unique approach to every design problems, I continuously acquired knowledge through my internship ,with the help and guidance of knowledge of my colleagues and senior architects here .With top class working ambience FOAID is the best firm in the city with plenty of opportunity for self development .”

Asuthosh Gansean

Asuthosh is committed to his work. He has a close eye for details and is someone who loves to experiment with different technical software.

“FOAID design created an atmosphere where i sharpened my knowledge and learnt the way approaching a design and detailing it. I got chances of experimenting and learning new things which clearly gave me the live experience of making my design to live.”

Mohamed Kashif Fuzail

Kashif showcases dedication and commitment. He completes all of his tasks within the time constraints and strives to learn by never saying no.

“Positive attitude with a cheerful ambience and co-operative sense of communication is what I get here. It is a place which has an eye to detail, which helps in the process of design and execution.”

Mohamed Irfan

His jovial attitude reduces the stress level in the office. Irfan is a quick learner and has evolved since he has begun his journey with FOAID.

“I have learnt what architecture really is from the office and in that process, I have found that i love what i do. It was a great Experience working in FOAID Design Studio, gaining knowledge and Friendship at the same time.”

Studio

Chief Designer

Introducing Ekta Agarwal

The founder, director and chief designer of FOAID Design Studio. The company was established in the year 2007 with her then partner Ar. Suny Akber. They were associated together for ten years with many successful projects.

She is a passionate and hardworking soul that individually runs the entire show. With twenty years of experience at hand, the company tries to extend its boundaries outside of its comfort zone. Over the years, the company has worked on several projects where the typologies of the buildings have been many. To her, every project is a new experience that helps us learn and expand our creative abilities.

A little more about our boss; she is sweet and innocent by nature, who has the abilities to mimic anyone over a good glass of wine. She makes sure that every individual at the office is always in good health (making her our full time in-house doctor) and keeping us satiated with lots of goodies. She gives each one of her designers the opportunity to lead the project under her constant guidance, to strive towards excellence. 
Cheers to her for all her efforts and sincerity put into this company.

Award & Press

FOAID Design Studio; House#1 | Residence Integrating Vastu Science In Modern Language | February 12 2021

House#1 designed by the studio has been published on the cover and e-magazine of an international platform-  Architect’s Diary. Follow the link to read the entire article.

http://thearchitectsdiary.com/jalpaan-restaurant-interiors-is-adaption-of-indian-modernstyle-foaid/

FOAID Design Studio; Jalpaan – Architect’s Diary July 2018

Jalpaan Restaurant designed by the studio has been published on the cover of an e-magazine Architect’s Diary. Follow the link to read the entire article.

http://thearchitectsdiary.com/jalpaan-restaurant-interiors-is-adaption-of-indian-modernstyle-foaid/

Signature Fan Studio; Indian Expression July 2017
South India’s No.1 life style Indulge Magazine brings you Culture, women fashion, accessories, Travel tips, beauty tips, fitness, wellness and Telewatch. Indulge by the Indian Express published an article on the interiors and products exhibited at the Signature Fan Studio, Nungambakkam on July 22nd 2017.

Royal Treat ; Society Interiors March 2017
Society Interiors Magazine is full of information about interiors. It gives great insight into doing up spaces in the best way. It gives in-depth information about structures and how the interiors can be done. It suggests paint colours, materials, furnishings, decorative artefacts, wall designs, paintings that can be put up. Magazine also showcases a number of homes to highlight interesting interiors and beautiful spaces that one would love to live in. In the March 2017 issue, page 138 they speak about the explicit interiors of the Hamsa Restaurant.

FOAID Design Studio; Kapaleeswarar temple inspires design studio’s modular pooja rooms

The studio was featured in the Dailythanthi, a local newspaper in Chennai for its new initiative in Temple Research to be used to design modular temples and products for homes.

Temple Inspires Design Studios Modular

Hamsa 2016 ; Best Décor Interiors
Hamsa located at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best Decor interiors of the year 2016.

Apollo Dental Spa 2016 ; Best clinic interiors
Apollo Dental Spa at KNK, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best clinic interiors of the year 2016. This led to many more associations with Apollo.

Surface Reporter 2019 ; Article of surface treatments
Our Chief Designer got the chance to share her views on how to treat surfaces by using simplest to the most complex materials available in the market.

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