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Kanan Modi Associates is a leading multi-disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design practice based in Hyderabad, with a presence in New Delhi and Mumbai.


The firm has been shortlisted among the top global Architects at the World Architecture Festival 2016, and invited to present their projects to a global audience in Berlin in November 2016.


The firm, with strength of over 15 Architects and engineers, has won prestigious design awards at state and national level for many of their works. Many of their projects have been featured in leading Indian design publications.


Over the years, we have created projects ranging from high end corporate, hospitality, retail, automotive, health care, education and luxury homes to product design, bespoke light fixtures, exclusive surfaces and contemporary furniture pieces.


With a team of highly enthusiastic Architects, engineers and crafts persons, a design studio and large research laboratory, there is a continued learning on design studies such as traditional and modernism, materiality, day-lighting, adaptive re-use and spatial experiences.


The firm strives to achieve design excellence with its high level of design and detailing. To blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. To create spaces that encourage dialogue. To build relationships.

Kanan Modi,
Principal Architect

Kanan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from University of Mumbai; a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York; and Post Professional Program from Domus Academy, Milan.


She has 22 years of professional experience. She worked with Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, New York and 3Com Corporation, Santa Clara before heading back to India in 2003. At Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP, she was involved with design and engineering of AOL – Time Warner Twin Towers in Manhattan.


In 2008, Kanan gave a talk on Technology & its challenges at the Business Forum of San Francisco, for Structural Engineering Association of Northern California. In 2015, Kanan was a panelist for a discussion on The Legacy of Charles Correa, by IIID Hyderabad Chapter. She also participated as a panelist for Technology - Key Influencer in revolutionizing design, by Design Perspective FOAID. Kanan was among NDTV Design and Architecture’s top 5 national architects for commercial design in 2015, and a part of Indian Institute of Architect’s top 60 architects of India in 2016.

Kanan is extremely passionate about building and materials. She loves travelling and finds many of her inspirations in small villages across the world.

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