People want to know what is ‘OCHRE’. It does strike an unusual note.

Ochre is a color, an earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide, which comes in varying hues. It has this intangible quality that evokes different responses from different people, at different times. Architecture is like this. One cannot really explain a building, no matter how hard we try. It will always be an experience, unique to every person.

The seed of ochre germinated way back in the year 2000, with a group of friends who felt strongly for the architectural scenario in Goa. They were meaning to give their creative best to the profession. There were already master architects like Charles Correa and his contemporaries who were an inspiration, but their works were dotted around the place. Also, a young lot of architects were trying to set the place right. After considerable thinking, Ochre was visualized as a place where firstly people would enjoy working with…a place that would not conform to any ‘isms’. A place where the clients’ money would be used with utmost responsibility, with respect to his wishes and response to site and surroundings.

Officially Ochre Design Group was formed on 1st October 2008, as an Interior Design, Architecture and urban design practice with Architect Anup Gadgil as its founder and Architect Firdaus Sayed as its Co-Founder. The firm involves in conceptualizing and designing projects, which are varied in nature in the field of Interior Design, Architecture and Urban Design. It provides comprehensive design services right from conceptualizing state to execution and completion stage of the project.

At Ochre Design Group, we believe that collaboration is the key to succeed in today’s ever-changing construction world. In a collaborative environment, we bring to the table an in-depth knowledge of local materials, culture and belief systems and building control regulations pertinent to to a given region.

Expertise offered


Architect & Urban Designer, Founder


Architect , Co-Founder

A.Ar. Shraddha Kambli

Assistant Architect / Office Admin

A.Ar Dhanshree Patgaonkar

Assistant Architect