Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai are the founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture. Since 1996, they have established the firm’s reputation for authentic design, creating inspiring environments expressive of their use and materials; Desai Chia’s portfolio includes cultural, residential, and commercial projects as well as commissions for product design and collaborations with artists. Projects are currently in development throughout the United States and India.
Desai Chia Architecture celebrates conceptually bold design, deliberate eloquence, and graceful simplicity in order to improve collective experiences of space and place-making. They solve rigorous design problems for institutions, organizations and private clients, driven by their guiding principle that architecture can transform communities.