Anant Swami
Founder, Principal Architect

Anant is our resident design lead. As a practitioner, teacher, and artist, he brings a robust design philosophy customised to each project and client.

Obsessed with the possibility of becoming an architect long before architecture school, Anant would spend his time daydreaming about designing buildings. His educational journey finally opened up a new world for him, and over the decades of practice, he realised that architecture and design provided an opportunity to develop a sense of altruism. His interest in spirituality led him to the writings by Sri Aurobindo and Mira Alfassa about 'man, his future, and his goal', imbuing him with a deeper understanding of his immediate environment, landscape and ecology. He believes that good design is art applied; instilling a sense of beauty and well-being into our surroundings has the potential to change an individual and inspire society. He is particularly passionate about making design accessible to all.

He is also an adjunct professor at RVCA Bangalore and a jury member at esteemed design & architecture schools in Bombay, Mysore and Bangalore. He was formerly a partner at Architects Align, heavily involved in local and international projects.

Deepti Swami
Founder, Senior Associate Architect

Deepti is passionate, intuitive and spontaneous architect. She is a colourist who elevates the mood of and enhances the user experience of architectural forms and surfaces with light, shadows, textures and colours.

As an architect she has experience of over 25 years - working on architecture, interior and landscape projects.

Her wide knowledge of plants that goes deeper into their environmental and medicinal value. This brings in a unique dimension to landscape design, allowing the dwellers to not only enjoy the flora, but also benefit from it.

Our Interior designs have gained new dimension with a fresh approach of artist and art curator Chinmayi, - their arrangements of picturesque compositions infused with art, artefacts and simple yet artistic objects in a client’s day-to-day living.

Dharmika, BV, Junior Project Architect

Dharmika’s interest in geometry, shapes and volumes and learning to integrate them creatively drew her towards architecture. Understanding the context, concept, function, while providing the design with beauty and timelessness is a challenge she enjoys and wants to work towards. As a new graduate, the practical experience and knowledge she is gaining and learning to apply at D+A excites her. Dharmika graduated from Mysore School of Architecture and previously interned at Studio Decode, Bangalore.
Dona Tom, Junior Architect

Dona is our junior architect. Her attention to detailing has helped develop her creative mind. She believes in a minimalistic approach toward design and the functionality of spaces. A keen interest towards art and decor drew her to architecture and interiors.

Dona has previously worked at Aavishkar Architects and Zarine Jamshedji Architects, Kochi. She graduated from DC School of Architecture, Vagamon.

M Rishikesh Menon, Junior Architect

Rishikesh is a junior architect at the firm. Embracing his artistic side, Rishikesh has a constant quest for uncovering knowledge and observing one’s perceptions and emotions while taking a keen interest in each detail he observes. As an architect, he views architecture as a visual art, and that buildings speak for themselves. When designing a space, he focuses on giving people or society a chance to look at their surroundings in a unique and significant way. He has previously worked at AUS Architecture, Bangalore and Studio Acis, Kochi. He has graduated from SC
T.R.SUMOHA, Junior Architect

Sumoha is our junior architect. She is passionate about travelling and derives inspiration from nature. Her keen eye for details makes her empathetic about design, and sees value in fundamentally understanding the people she designs for.

She has previously worked for Architects INC, and has graduated from BMS School of Architecture.

Hruthika  BS, Intern

Hruthika is our intern. Her architectural interests lie in understanding the essence of details and a futuristic approach to spaces that craft living. Her unique design approach tries to break away from common design practices and aesthetics. She wants to design buildings that minimise any negative impact that maximise the lifespan of any space. She is currently enrolled in RV College of Architecture, Bangalore.
Chinmayi Swami, Research and Curatorial Lead

Our curatorial lead Chinmayi works with our design practice on innovating interior design by integrating it with curation. Inspired by the ethos of lived-in art, the creation of collections and the value of objects around us, she updates the ideas of traditional curating, uniting them with interior design and decor. Her composition of spaces infuses art, artefacts and artistic yet straightforward objects curated for the client's day-to-day living. She also works closely with clients on creating exclusive interiors in our “Curated Interiors” vertical. She holds a Masters in Curating and Collections from Chelsea College of Art, UAL.

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