Insia Motiwala

Insia Motiwala

San Jose, CA, US



Hi ! I am Insia Motiwala

I am keen on identifying urban scale issues and using my skill set to provide sustainable and resilient strategies to improve communities. I also enjoy exploring the various cognitive impacts designs can engender and use physical model making and computer aided software such as Unity to analyze this analogy.

Besides Architecture and Urbanism, my interests lie in the Metaverse, game and immersive installation designs. Furthermore, I am inspired by movement analysis its relationship between spatial design and the realm of performing arts. I aspire to learn and grow within these areas of interest through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches.



Mandviwala Qutub & Associates (MQA), Mumbai, IN, Junior Intern Architect

• Worked as an intern architect on research and experimentation of design concepts.
• Applied these learnings into 3D models and 2D detailed drawings.
• The projects included luxury villas, high-rise residential complexes, malls, and mixed-used commercial and residential towers.

Jan 2022 - current

Richa Bahl Design Studio, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

• Worked as a junior architect on a wide range of mixed- use commercial and residential interior projects.
• Coordinated with vendors and supervised site construction processes.
• Curated mood-boards, presentations and construction drawings.

Nov 2020 - May 2021

Studio De Arch, Mumbai, IN, Freelance Junior Architect

• Worked as a freelance junior architect on residential projects.
• Developed concepts, drafted working drawings, renders, 3D models, and made presentations for clients.

Jun 2020 - Nov 2020


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, M.S. AUD

I was a part of the research in the Mobility studio. We focused on reconfiguring streets for the 2028 olympics in LA in association with UK Transportation Brand "Arrival" to promote sustainable public transportation and pedestrianize streets. Furthermore, apart from Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite I used simulation software such as Unity as a tool to design and explore urban contexts.

Aug 2021 - Jun 2022

Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai University, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Aug 2014 - Apr 2019

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