About Us

Arpan Shah "Modo Designs' is an architecture firm set up by Architect Arpan Shah in the year 2002 in Ahmedabad, India and involved in residential, institutional and corporate projects. The firm derives its name from a latin word 'MODO' which means 'of its time'. In this sense, architectural designs are approached as progressive and appropriate. For us, design is a participatory and an exploratory process, a process of  research, exploration and refinement. It involves initial spontaneous response in a design, coupled by open ended explorations.

Designs are developed as responsive, that are characteristic of the purpose, place and people. Our architecture plays up  on specificness and local nuances. Inspirations and peculiarities are gathered from place or people and given expression. It is about making an effort to understand and reveal the reality of things through a poetic expression.

An essential concern has been to develop architectural environment that are of qualitative character. Also integrated planning and thinking out of the box are a crucial emphasis.

Our vision is to develop a sensible, imaginative and innovative architecture in India with an emphasis on construction finesse.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Felicitated by Chief minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel and Credai Ahmedabad  for services offered for development of Credai People's Park in Ahmedabad in 2023.
  • ICI Ultratech outstanding structure awards 2020 in 'mass housing' category.
  • Nominated in Forbes India Design Awards 2019 in 'Architecture-House' category.
  • Awarded ID Honours  (India Design 2019) in Holiday Homes category.
  • Felicitated by 'Divya Bhaskar' group as one of the Luminaries in the field of Architecture, Gujarat, 2018.
  • AD100 (Architectural Digest)- The most influential designers in the subcontinent' , 2018
  • Best of Houzz 2018 award in 'design category'
  • Trends Awards 2016 (category - commendation award for best residential project)
  • NDTV Design and Architecture Award 2016 ( category - house award for hot and dry climatic zone)
  • Kohler Bold Design Award 2016 ( category - Bold Luxury)
  • Quality Brands Award (2012-2014)
  • Indian Achievers Award in Construction and Design (2012)
  • Rashriya Udyog Ratna Award (2012)