Name : Ar. Rita Mody Joshi
Date & Place of Birth : 30th October 1959, Jamshedpur
Status : Married, one daughter
Office cum Residence Address: H.No. 2/455 A, Chogm House, Chogm Road, Naika Waddo, Calangute, Bardez , Goa 403516.
Educational Qualifications :
As the name suggests, the firm, Rita Mody Joshi & Associates, has Arch.Rita Mody Joshi at the helm since inception in 1992. Under her leadership, the company has grown to include, architects, interior designers, graphic design specialists, and more.
How is this company different, you ask? Rita believes in designing for people, making a personal style statement is not on her priority list, or any list for that matter. Rita further nurtures this culture within the organisation. A meticulous planner, her focus on execution is legendary. She keeps a firm grasp on the overall vision without sacrificing her grip on the minute details.
An architect passionate about design, with an inclination towards sustainability, social projects, and the environment, Rita knew where she belonged from the tenth grade on. Rita’s initiation into the profession was with a low-cost housing project for factory workers. This cemented her building philosophy. She believes in building to meet the needs of the people who will inhabit the space. Being an active social worker and a teacher at heart brings with it the ability to realise the uniqueness of people of every project.
Such a compassionate creative soul makes for a perfect design creature. And that is true of Rita. Her clients describe her as a brilliant designer who understands exactly what they want. They value her flexibility with design and sensitivity to their financials. Most clients come to her looking for an architect, and leave having found a friend.
Trainee, ‘Kumpulan Akitek’, Malaysia
Exec. Architect, Bakshi Housing, New Delhi, Worked on Low Cost Housing for Factory Workers- Bhiwadi
Exec. Architect, Stein, Doshi & Bhalla, New Delhi. Worked on Habitat Centre. Lodhi Road, New Delhi
CEO, M/S. Rita Mody Joshi & Associates, Panaji, Goa. Design & Execution of residences, hotels, factories & apartments in & around Goa
‘FRIDAY EVENTS’ Co-ordinator Awareness Programmers For Professional Architects & students, Presentations by Outstanding Personalities
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
Executive Member (IIA Goa Chapter)
Convenor of I.I.A National Convention held in Goa
Visiting Faculty in Goa College of Architecture
Jt.Hon.Secretary (IIA Goa Chapter)
Vice-Chairman (IIA Goa Chapter)
Vice-Chairman (IIA Goa Chapter)
INSTITUTE OF INDIAN INTERIOR DESIGNERS Founder Chairman of IIID Regional Centre
Chairman / Convenor of NATCON Institute of Indian Interior Designers
Co-Convenor / Organizer of APSDA International Asia Pacific Space Designers Association (where delegates from 16 countries attended).
Editor-in-chief in Abraxas Lifestyle Magazine
Founder member of B.N.I Elegance (Calangute Chapter) (B.N.I: Business Networking International )
Zone Chairperson – Lions Club International
Organizing Committee Member of Environmental Film Festival at Kala Academy
Moderator Speaker at IDE at Goa Marriott
Special Invitee at ACETECH Bangalore
Jury Member – Kohler & Abraxas Designer of Tomorrow 2015
Panellist at 9th Edition Design Mission – South & West India at the Marriott, Goa + The Deltin Royale Topic: Journey of Real Estate Since 1930
Jury Member at Goa College of Architecture. Althino
Jury Member - IIID - Anchor Awards at Taj by Vivanta.
Speaker / presentation given to Students of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design, Hubli at EDC Nalanda Hall, Goa
Panelist at SaidExpo held at Cidade de Goa, Goa (Speaker at Design Perspective…An initiative by SaidExpo.com).
Convenor at the IIID Design Yatra 2016 held in Goa.
Speaker at Kohler Pecha Kucha, Pune. Topic “Less is More”
Visiting Faculty, Studio Design/History of Architecture, at the Goa College of Architecture.
Co-conducted Studio Design workshops at the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
Presented paper on ‘Elements of Design’ for CHRYSALIS, a finishing school in Goa.