Quaid Doongerwala studied architecture at the School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad. He also studied at the TU Delft, Netherlands. Before embarking on his independent practice he worked with architects Geoffrey Bawa (Sri Lanka) and Rahul Mehrotra (Mumbai).
Quaid also has a keen interest in teaching and design education. He has been Founding Director for the Interior Design program at Parsons, Mumbai from 2013-2016. He has also been visiting faculty at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA) and at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. Over the years he has been regularly invited as a member of juries/reviews at several architecture colleges in the country such as CEPT and KRVIA. He has also been on award selection panels for interior design and architecture awards for Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID) and for Indian Institute of Architects (IIA).
His interest in art, culture, films and the city has involved him in several cross disciplinary and multimedia explorations at DCOOP. He has been founding associate for the urban group PUKAR (Partners in Urban Knowledge, Action and Research). His varied interests have engaged him in simple documentation projects to film, publications, exhibition panels and art installation. He was recently involved on creating a social space for the Kochi Biennale.