Dean D’Cruz – A graduate from J. J. college of architecture, Mumbai, set up practice in Goa in 1989, continuing to co-found Mozaic Design architectural wing in 2001. Sustainability has been at the core of his design ethos, gradually gaining shape and recognition with the urgency of climate change since 2012. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on architecture, planning and environment, with works and articles published in leading magazines in India and abroad. With his interest in collaborations, he has supported the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Oxford Brookes University UK, and PRATT Institute New York with architectural and planning programs in Goa.
Having designed over 250 houses, 50 hotels, 30 housing complexes, 30 institutions, offices and factories, Dean is recipient of multiple awards. His strength today is in the hospitality industry, from boutique hotels and jungle lodges to 200+ room resorts. His current efforts are aimed at improving academic standards across the country through awareness of criteria that address environmental and social issues in architecture and planning; all made possible through workshops, master classes and his presence as a jury member on a large number of award platforms.