Always giving his full focus to the task at hand, Siddhant, or Sid as he prefers, has a very hands-on approach to work. Most happy when he’s deconstructing and re-assembling anything from homes and offices to computers and gadgets, he believes in creating spaces that are efficient and supremely functional. A graduate from the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture in Mumbai, he also worked at Studio Hinge and collaborated with TMD cell in Mumbai before founding STaND in 2016. Inspired by minimalism, his designs are always built around efficiency and simplicity. Always looking to broaden his horizons, when he’s not thinking about design he’s usually reading up on business and technology or updating himself on current affairs.
Always keen to meet new people and exchange ideas, Nikita D’Silva believes keenly in the relationship between nature and structures. She enjoys taking a holistic approach to her design that is grounded in strategic thinking with a sharp eye for the minutest of details. Graduating from the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, she honed her skill at Hundred Hands in Bangalore and has even been invited to be a speaker and panelist at the United Nations university conference at the India Habitat Centre for Clean Water and Sanitation. Here she presented a low cost, sustainable toilet model for rural India along with Siddhant Tikkoo. She also co-started Sit Outs, a series of sessions for her alumni, where designers and entrepreneurs share their inspirations and inhibitions.