The Madras Office for Architects and Designers (MOAD) is a multidisciplinary design practice.

MOAD’s work is known for sensitive design, deep cultural influences, collaborative design approach, celebrating local materials and keen attention to detail.

MOAD offers Architectural Design, Urban Design/ Master Planning, Interior Design, Architecture/ Urban research, Graphic Design, Installation Art and Set Design.

We believe Architecture and Design leaves a strong impact on our every day lives, so our work is a deep response to the social, environmental and cultural context.

Our design process focuses on local skills combined with materials and technology leading to unique solutions specific to a context.

Our design philosophy is about identifying the underlying parameters that shape a project and find a suitable organization and form that starts defining it.

Contact us

Mail in at:

Call in at: +91 44 2445 4827

Visit us

We are at
#94, Kamaraj Avenue 2nd Street,
Adyar, Chennai 600020


Mahesh Radhakrishnan

Principal Architect

Mahesh Radhakrishnan is the founding partner of The Madras Office for Architects and Designers. With 20 years of experience in critically understanding city, architecture, and placemaking, His work is focused on design as a creative response to context and collaboration.

Mahesh received his bachelor’s degree from NIT Tiruchirappalli and was a Research Scholar at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany. His past work experience includes Adrian McGregor Associates, Sydney, Christopher Charles Benninger and Associates, Pune and C&T, Bangalore.

He is a visiting faculty and juror at several architectural schools across India. He was a panelist at the Kurla Varkey Design Forum 2016 at Centre for Environment Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad.

Mahesh has an active interest in the role of design in society. He is a trustee of Chennai Architecture Foundation – CAF and an Associate of Urban Design Collective UDC, both, not for profit organizations promoting Architecture and sustainable urban practices respectively through advocacy and research.

Sathish Kanagaguru


Ashfaq Ahamed

Nikitha Prabhakar

Athira Arun

Karthick Raja

Gowri Shankar

Trisha Karthik

Shakith Nizar



We are always looking for (more) creative talent to join our team.


We receive a large number of applications for Internship. We are a small office and will not be able to reply immediately. Once you are shortlisted you will receive a mail from us for an interview. Do note only shortlisted candidates will receive a reply mail. We are genuinely sorry for not replying to every single one of you.

(Note: Do not send printed matter or original work. We cannot be responsible for nor can we return original work)

For internship apply to


If you think you can produce your best under pressure in a chaotic environment, please send us a cover letter, resume and work samples as PDF documents (not more than 5mb)

Architects, please apply to