Co-Founder & Principal
After earning bachelor degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Lehigh University, Samuel went on to obtain his M. Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) in 2004. He practiced in Los Angeles with Studio Works Architects before moving to India in 2006 to work with Studio Mumbai and co-founded Case Design in 2013 with his wife Erica Barclay. In addition to his experience in the design and construction of architectural projects, he has worked on furniture, interiors, and exhibitions and founded the brand Casegoods in 2015.
Director of Product Design
Saleem graduated from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and then trained as an Industrial Designer (Furniture Design) at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. He attended the Post Graduate Program in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art History at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. His furniture is in the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. He was director at Playn, founding program director of Product Design at ISDI Parsons Mumbai, and head of design at Reliance Brands (Muji etc.).
Co-Founder & Communications Coordinator
A founding partner of Case Design, Erica has been an active member of the American School of Bombay for the past 13 years. Currently the Head of Admissions, she also lends her time on a volunteer basis to the strategic growth and development of Case Design and the Casegoods brand. Erica has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a published author and has been in the field of education and leadership for more than twenty years.
Dhwani studied at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai where she graduated in 2015 before joining Case Design the same year. She has been a significant contributor to the Avasara Academy, Pune and has also worked on residential interiors and the Kizimkazi Guest Houses in Zanzibar.
Paul studied design at Head-Geneva, Switzerland (graduated in 2011) and carpentry at Boulle School, France (graduated in 2015). He worked in various design practices and disciplines before joining Case Design in February 2016. He is now the creative director of Casegoods.
Sanjana studied architecture at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA) in Mumbai where she graduated in 2016. She worked at Samira RathodDesign Associates (SRDA) in Mumbai before joining Case Design in January 2018.
Pranit studied architecture at Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture in Mumbai where he graduated in 2015. He worked at Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo and Studio Mumbai Architects in Mumbai before joining Case Design in August 2018.
Tanay studied product design at ISDI Parsons Mumbai, where he graduated with distinction in 2018. He joined as junior product designer for Case Design and Casegoods the same year.
Aamod studied at the Dr. Baliram Hiray College Of Architecture, Mumbai where he graduated in 2016. Post graduation, he worked at SRDA for a year as a junior architect. He was associated with an architectural startup along with working on his family business, before joining Case Design in October 2018.
Farhaan studied landscape and architecture design at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he graduated in 2017. He worked in Singapore at National parks Board and Renaissance Planners and Designers and joined Case Design in 2018 as a landscape designer.
Abhishek studied product design at ISDI Parsons Mumbai, where he graduated with distinction in 2018. He joined as junior product designer for Case Design and Casegoods the same year.
Nausheen studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Integral University, Lucknow, where she graduated with honours in 2018. She worked as an intern with Matharoo Associates, Ahmedabad and Sikka Associates, Delhi, before moving to Mumbai to join Case Design in November 2018.
Kenneth initially studied Product Design at ISDI Parsons, Mumbai and then pursued Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London where he graduated in a degree in BA with Honours in 2019. His work was nominated for the LVMH Maison/0 Green trail award for sustainable innovation. Having initially interned, he joined as a junior product designer at Case Design and Case Goods in September 2019 after graduation.
Designer & Production Coordinator
Jumana studied industrial design at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore where she graduated as valedictorian in 2019. She joined as junior product designer for Case Design and Casegoods the same year.
Navin studied architecture at Rachna Sansad's Academy of Architecture, Mumbai where he graduated in 2016. He worked on various interior projects and as an art director for television commercials and movies before joining Case Design in September 2019.
Karan graduated from School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), Mumbai in 2019. During his academia, Karan has interned and gained professional experience at architecture BRIO, Mumbai where he worked on a variety of architectural, interior and exhibition projects. He had also taken up summer internships at Sameep Padora and Associates (sP+a) and Plan Arch Architects. After completing his thesis, he went on to freelance and execute several interior (residential and office), repair and retrofit projects before joining Case Design in January, 2020.
Jill joined Case Design in January 2020 and is an alma mater of SVKM's NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture. During her academia she did her internships at architecture studios in Mumbai and New York. In 2019, she assisted Dr Kaiwan Mehta for the German Exhibition Making Heimat and the Shifting City at the Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. Her interest lies in applying research and findings from neuroscience into architectural practice to design spaces that cater to both the physical and mental health of the inhabitants. She attended the Neuroscience for Architecture, Design, and Urbanism conference in San Diego during her dissertation to gain more insight on designing enriched environments.
Priyanka has a bachelor in Computer Engineering from the Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology of Pune where she graduated in 2016. She joined Case Design in January 2017 as administrative and financial coordinator.
Nilesh worked with designer and artist Saleem Bhatri in Mumbai before joining Case Design in November of 2016 as the workshop technician and coordinator.