Takbir Fatima is the Director of DesignAware. She has lived, worked and studied in Al-Khobar, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and London. Takbir has a BArch from CSIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Secunderabad, and an MArch in Architecture + Urbanism from the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
She is passionate about design research, digital prototyping and computation. Takbir has trained in tailoring and carpentry, as well. She aims to work on socially relevant projects alongside mainstream architecture. Takbir also teaches architecture and design in India and the Middle East.
Takbir was named Emerging Architect of the Year 2016 by Grohe NDTV Design & Architecture Awards and Telangana Young Architect 2016 by the Indian Institute of Architects.





Abeer Fatima is the Lead Interior Designer at DesignAware. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the Raffles College of Design & Commerce. She has lived, worked and studied in Al-Khobar, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Abeer’s main area of interest is accessible design and wearables.






Asna Moazzam heads the virtual studio of DesignAware Dubai as an Associate. She has studied BArch at SV College of Architecture in Cyberabad, and worked in Hyderabad, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. For the past seven years, Asna has worked in major corporate architecture firms in Abu Dhabi, and also manages a real estate firm, Real Returns, in Dubai.
Having successfully led and completed a Green Building Project for the city of Abu Dhabi, Asna’s interests include sustainability, adobe and rammed-earth construction, and upcycled furniture design. She aims to promote and revive vernacular architecture in Dubai through new projects in this otherwise modern, culturally diverse and technologically advanced city.

DesignAware has a diverse and evolving team of architects and interns who hail from varying backgrounds, such as accessory design, graphic design, interior design and architecture, and who have come from different locations, including Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.

If you’re interested to join our team, click here to learn more about our internship program or email us at with ideas and opportunities to collaborate. We’d love to hear from you!


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