“We see architecture as an act of profound optimism.”
Todd Williams and Billie Tsien
STUDIO MOTLEY is a multi-disciplinary design studio with project experience ranging from large scale master plans to architecture and interior design. The two partners, Kajal Gupta and Anand R . Kurudi have bachelor’s degrees from Bangalore University and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and Savannah College of Art and Design, USA respectively .Together the team brings in the right blend of international experience and local expertise in design.
STUDIO MOTLEY is an architecture/ planning practice dedicated to pursuing excellence & integrity in design and service. We bring a high level of commitment and ambition to all our projects and work closely with stakeholders, to create environments that are valued by and are meaningful to the users.
Our mission is to design buildings/ townships that enhance both the built and the natural environment. Teamwork forms the core of our firm’s philosophy, combining the professional skills of our firm’s personnel with job specific consultants to create focused and effective project teams.
Kajal Gupta has worked in offices in U.S.A. and Singapore and was Vice president of the Architecture and Planning department in a Singapore based multi-national before starting Studio Motley. She has worked on a wide spectrum of projects like SEZ’s, waterfront developments and Urban Design projects all over Asia. In Studio Motley, she ensures that each project is human and context centric and brings to the table her international experience, combining it with her understanding of the site with all its complex parameters.
Prof. Anand Kurudi has worked with various offices in India and was Head of Design in a Singapore based multi-national firm before starting Studio Motley. He has over 19 years of experience in the profession. He is a GRIHA certified evaluator and is committed to sustainable practices with an emphasis on passive design solutions to respond to local climate conditions. He is also actively involved in academics and currently holds the position of Design Chair in CMR University’s School of Architecture.