Co-Founder & Principal
After earning bachelor degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Lehigh University, Samuel went on to obtain his M. Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) in 2004. He practiced in Los Angeles with Studio Works Architects before moving to India in 2006 to work with Studio Mumbai and co-founded Case Design in 2013 with his wife Erica Barclay. In addition to his experience in the design and construction of architectural projects, he has worked on furniture, interiors, and exhibitions and founded the brand Casegoods with Saleem and Erica in 2021.
Partner & Principal
Saleem graduated from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and then trained as an Industrial Designer (Furniture Design) at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. He attended the Post Graduate Program in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art History at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. His furniture is in the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. He was director at Playn, founding program director of Product Design at ISDI Parsons Mumbai, and head of design at Reliance Brands (Muji etc.). He is also the Dean at the Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Co-Founder & Communications Coordinator
A founding partner of Case Design, Erica has been an active member of the American School of Bombay since 2006. Currently the Head of Admissions, she also lends her time on a volunteer basis to the strategic growth and development of Case Design and the Casegoods brand. Erica has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a published author and has been in the field of education and leadership for more than twenty years.
Pranit studied architecture at Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture in Mumbai where he graduated in 2015. He worked at Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo and Studio Mumbai Architects in Mumbai before joining Case Design in August 2018.
Landscape and Architectural Designer
Farhaan studied landscape and architecture design at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he graduated in 2017. He worked in Singapore at National parks Board and Renaissance Planners and Designers and joined Case Design in 2018.
Nausheen studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Integral University, Lucknow, where she graduated with honours in 2018. She worked as an intern with Matharoo Associates, Ahmedabad and Sikka Associates, Delhi, before moving to Mumbai to join Case Design in November 2018.
Karan graduated from School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), Mumbai in 2019. During his academia, Karan has interned and gained professional experience at architecture BRIO, Mumbai where he worked on a variety of architectural, interior and exhibition projects. He had also taken up summer internships at Sameep Padora and Associates (sP+a) and Plan Arch Architects. After completing his thesis, he went on to freelance and execute several interior (residential and office), repair and retrofit projects before joining Case Design in January 2020.
Jill joined Case Design in January 2020 and is an alma mater of SVKM's NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture. During her academia she did her internships at architecture studios in Mumbai and New York. In 2019, she assisted Dr Kaiwan Mehta for the German Exhibition Making Heimat and the Shifting City at the Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. She attended the Neuroscience for Architecture, Design, and Urbanism conference in San Diego during her dissertation to gain more insight on designing enriched environments.
Vishal graduated from Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture in 2019. During his studies, he was involved in the making of a vernacular playground with Grassroot.ed for rural kids and gained experiential knowledge of earthen buildings while volunteering for Dharmalaya, in Bir. He has also worked as a freelance designer and was with Studio Mumbai Architects before joining Case Design in March 2021.
Sindhiya graduated from R.V.S school of Architecture, Tamilnadu in 2017. She interned at Techno Architecture Inc., and then went on to work at Funktion design, Bangalore as a Junior Architect before joining Case Design in July 2021.
Mohit graduated from Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai in 2021. During his studies, he participated in bamboo and mud construction workshops under Put Your Hands Together, and Urban Design Collective to experience street mapping, reading the urban environment. He interned at Case Design in 2019 and joined as an architect in August 2021.
Saloni graduated from RV College of Architecture, Bangalore in 2020. During her studies she participated in a virtual reality course at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. She interned at Case Design in 2019. After graduation, she worked at Cadence Architects, Bangalore and also did work as a freelance designer before rejoining Case Design in October, 2021.
Paarth graduated from RV College of Architecture, Bangalore in 2020. During his studies he participated in various residential workshops under Vellore Lab - Auckland, Citylabs, MATTER, and Wallmakers to gain hands-on experience on urban morphology, earthen architecture, parametric form building and bamboo construction. After completing his thesis, he completed a residential interior project before joining Samira Rathod Design Atelier, Mumbai as a junior architect. He joined Case Design in October 2021.
Jay graduated from Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture (IPSA), Rajkot in December 2019. In 2017. He did his internship at Samira Rathod Design Atelier (SRDA), Mumbai. After graduation, he worked as a project architect in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Later he worked as a Junior Architect in Ahmedabad-based firm Doro, where he designed an exhibition, conceived by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) - Ahmedabad before joining Case Design in November 2021.
Siddharth graduated with honors from School of Art and Architecture, Sushant University in 2022. During his academia, he lead and won trophies at the National Association of Students of Architecture. His Kinetic Art Installation won the Diamond Award at FOAID 2019. He took up summer internships at Anagram Architects and ARCOP Associates. After completing his thesis on the Rehabilitation of the Bru-Reang tribe in Tripura, he joined Case Design in February 2022.
Harsh is a graduate of Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot. He interned at Abin Design Studio, Calcutta. His undergraduate dissertation work (eclectic architecture of Santiniketan) was recognized at national & international platforms - Archiprix international, Addis Ababa, DSGN arcHive, Singapore, and Kurula Varkey Design Forum at Cept University, Ahmedabad. After graduating he worked for a graphic designer and model maker in Rajkot and Ahmedabad before joining Case design in November 2021.
Vaibhavi is a graduate of CEPT University, Ahmedabad. During her studies, she participated in an exchange program to ENSAPLV, Paris. As a part of her undergraduate experience, she interned at Biome Environmental Solutions, Bangalore and then worked as a teaching associate at CEPT University. After graduating, she started working with Prof. Pratyush Shankar as a co-curator at Citylabs India, a research initiative that helps further our understanding of Indian cities before joining Case Design in May 2022.
Grishma graduated from School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai in 2022. During her academia, she interned with DesignVan, Goa for six months. She also did her summer internship at Sameep Padora and Associates, Mumbai where she researched on housing in mumbai. She worked as a freelancer for YEME Architects, England before joining Case Design in February 2023.
Sukirti graduated from the School of Architecture, Vadodara Design Academy, Vadodara in 2019. During her academics, she participated in various workshops to gain hands-on experience in construction and design. She worked in Ahmedabad at R+R Architects as a Landscape Architect for 2 years before joining Case Design in 2023.
Rishi studied Architecture from BVCOA, Navi Mumbai, and gained professional experience while working at Dustudio, an interdisciplinary practice at Auroville, along with various artisans, using alternative materials and building technologies. One of the key project experiences was studying and documenting communities, and traditional rural housing typologies in Gujarat and West Bengal (for the state MoRD, driven by UNDP). He joined case design in 2023.
Priyanka has a bachelor in Computer Engineering from the Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology of Pune where she graduated in 2016. She joined Case Design in January 2017.
Sarika studied Textiles and Fashion Technology from Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science earning her masters degree in 2012. She then worked for six years in the field of fashion design. She has also worked as a sales executive with ICICI Lombard before joining Case design in March 2020.