Dcoop Architects

Quaid Doongerwala studied architecture at the School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad. Before embarking on his independent practice he worked with architects in Sri Lanka and Mumbai. Quaid’s commitment and passion for creating a better built environment drives the DCOOP studio. Additionally his interest in the visual and spatial experience of Mumbai’s informal architecture has evolved from a simple documentation project to multiple media explorations including film, publications, exhibition panels, and most recently, an art installation.
Shilpa Ranade trained in Architecture at CEPT, Ahmedabad and did her M.A. in Cultural Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Shilpa’s simultaneous involvement with cultural research gives the DCOOP studio its multi-disciplinary underpinnings.
She is an Associate of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research) and has been involved with the seminal Gender & Space Project. She has co-authored a book on women and public space in Mumbai to be published by Penguin Books India in 2010.