Rachna co-founded IAAD in 2007 and today leads the firm.

Her passion to lead every project as an entrepreneur led her to become one, after working for 12 years (out of the total of 22) as an architect in 2 renowned firms in India. She is the torch bearer of the DNA at IAAD and its biggest proponent as well. Her strong design orientation, portfolio development and team handling capabilities sets the vision for the firm.

Rachna completed her degree in architecture from TVB School of Habitat Studies, Delhi and won the a+d best designer award for the design of open spaces in 1996. She has also trained at Auroville for sustainable development. Very early on, she started experimenting with various design typologies. From complex multiplexes (they didn’t exist in India back then) to high end residential spaces, she was guiding the team with the latest in tools and technologies.

Rachna’s aim is to take to an international platform with design that is unique yet simple. The challenge of managing a design firm, define targets and build the spirit of teamwork is what drives her and has brought IAAD to an impressive level today.


Jyoti co-founded IAAD in 2007 along with Rachna Agarwal and today leads the Design and Research initiatives. Design at IAAD is paramount and the core of our DNA and that is where her focus lies. She guides the team, clients and related professionals with equal vigour and discipline.

Jyoti has more than 22 years of work experience in the field of architecture and interior design. She completed her degree in architecture from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal and has worked with reputed design firms in the domain. She worked as a design assistant at Morphogenesis Design Studio, Delhi wherein her portfolio focused on commercial malls and office interiors. Post that, Jyoti has been working independently since 2002 and has designed residential as well as hospitality projects. Her design philosophy embraces sensitive and innovative design with a keen eye for detail.

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