Distinctive Design Elements Characterise This Office in Meerut Designed By Mohan And Associates

Distinctive Design Elements Highlight This Office in Meerut Designed By Mohan And Associates

Ar. Devendra Mohan, Founding principal of eponymous firm, Mohan And Associates, has remodeled an office in Meerut that was situated in a building’s basement for over 30 years. With the increase in the projects and expansion of the team’s productivity, there was a need for a larger and more comfortable studio space. The new studio is located on the top floor of the existing building keeping in touch with the roots of the firm and catering to changing requirements and new demands of the workspace. Designed to reflect the creativity and simplicity of the company, the office features distinctive design elements and sun-lit areas so that the employees feel calm, focused, and inspired while working. The sunlight here is treated as an essential commodity and a part of the design. The team shared detailed info about the innovative design elements used in the office with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Take a look:


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mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter The office design planning is done in such a way that it automatically connects with the person visiting for the first time keeping them intrigued and captivating throughout.

Unique Design Patterns in The Reception Area

The reception area breaks the stereotype of being a ‘wooden box.

mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter The various elements like the graphical main door, the parametric front desk, distinctive ceiling pattern, and the wooden jaali partition, all give an unparalleled arrival experience at the entrance.


The space was designed to be open and welcoming while maintaining privacy and security. The wooden partition filters sunlight throughout the day and provides a playful pattern in the space which creates a sense of mystery of what lies ahead.

Double Height Green Area- The Focal Point

The double-height green area acts as a focal point that provides continuity between the outside and inside environment. It connects all the spaces and allows a lot of cross ventilation; hence minimizing the use of air conditioning.

mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter On the arrival, one sees the vast skylight with an intricate jaali pattern which beautifully frames the sky and created a sense of drama with shadows throughout the day and through changing seasons.

mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter The presence of an existing beam in the area was taken as an opportunity to install automated motion sensor lights which enhance the space during the night as well. 

Workspace Design Encourages Collaboration

The workspace is designed on two important aspects: 1) that the space should promote team interaction and 2) be comfortable for the employees and the clients who frequently visit.
mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter For these reasons, the workspace is the biggest room with an open office concept, exposed ceiling design, simple work desks, functional overhead storage, and lots of greenery to enable a feeling of comfort. mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter The adequate storage in the area ensures that the desks are kept clean and clutter-free, with all the massive catalogs and important documents are organized neatly.

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mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter Attractive Feature Wall in the Cabins

The highlight of the cabins is the unique feature wall and distinctive tile patterns which reflects the personality of the architect in the room.

mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter The presence of a simple ceiling, light furniture, and minimal design bring out more charm to the minute details of the room. The 10 feet high glass doors provide an ample amount of sunlight in the room. The doors are also strategically placed to invite and maintain each person’s privacy. 

mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter Each room in the office has its character while maintaining a common language with help of various elements which are portrayed by accent aqua blue colour, wooden finishes and glass doors which tie everything together into one space.

mohan-and-associates-surfaces-reporter This agglomeration of details makes the office timeless and classic in its own way.

Project Details

Project Name: Architect’s office
Office Name: Mohan and associates
Firm Location: First floor, Kastoori home shoppee, Garh road, Meerut
Completion Year: March 2020
Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 350 sqm.
Project Location: First floor, Kastoori home shoppee, Garh road, Meerut, U.P-250002
Program / Use / Building Function: Office interiors
Lead Architects: Ar. Shitiz Gupta
Photo Credits: FSeven Studio

About the Firm

Founded by Ar. Devendra Mohan in 1985, Mohan And Associates is a multidisciplinary design studio located in Meerut, India. At Mohan and Associates, the team manifests a distinctive and distinguished work culture that embraces services like architecture, interior designing, urban planning, project management, consultancy and building valuation. In these years of expansion, the experienced team has built expertise in Interior designing, Project management, Architecture, Landscaping Design, Building and Land valuations. The firm provides building typologies to town halls, schools, residences, institutes, hotels, and other commercial and hospitality projects. In the past few years, the firm has completed more than a thousand projects and designs ranging from residential building structures to multi-speciality infirmaries/hospitals with copious publications.


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