Tushar Desai
Founder, Tushar Desai Associates

“Today is the first day of the rest of my life” - John Denver

He is the principal of the firm. He studied at CEPT, Ahmedabad. He trained under renowned architects like Padmashri B.V. Doshi, Ahmedabad, Christopher Benninger, Pune, Rajinder Kumar & associates, Delhi, Gregson Batley King, Mumbai, before starting the firm in 1982.

He is the creative head of the organisation and is involved in all the projects right from conceptualising to execution.

His ability to create a harmonious balance of all the forces acting on a given project,  Insistence on carrying all ideas to their logical conclusion by thinking things through, coupled with believing in ‘God is in Detail’ ,courage to implement uncharted design ideas and technical competency ensure each project has a unique signature.

He is the Vice President (Associate) IIID, Institute of Indian Interior Designers, the apex body of Interior Design with 27 Chapters and over 7500 members and is the chairman of the Awards Committee since 2006. Under his leadership, the IIID-MK Awards (Now IIID-Anchor Awards) have become flagship event of IIID and are the most coveted awards in the field of interior design.


He has been an invited speaker at various functions including:

  1. UBM 2012- Creating learning landscapes with the help of accurate architectural design institutes
  2. IIID-Pune, September 2007- His works
  3. Round table panellist for CW Interiors and Elle décor
  4. IIID-Surat
  5. Goradia School

He has also been part of design juries at:

  1. CW Construction Architect
  2. Yuva Ratna- Presented for being on National Jury of Birla White Yuva Ratna Awards 2011
  3. Society Interiors- R R Rebel Society Interiors Building Design Awards 2011