JDAP is a Design, Architecture and Planning firm based in Mumbai, India. Founded by Jude D'Souza, the firm is known for design at high quality, well researched and meticulously detailed. The firm works on a variety of projects across scales and disciplines covering residential, cultural, commercial and hospitality sectors and has been published and awarded nationally and internationally. The firm works with the principle "Design that is closer to Nature". This emphasises a wide range of ensuing approaches, key among which is developing the ability through design, to do "More with Less". It sees the Architectural project at its core as an Idea-based one, and seeks to constantly Invent. Every project is seen anew with the aim of maximising the Value that is inherent in its Context to the lasting benefit of its various stakeholders and the larger environment.