Venkataramanan Associates (VA), founded in 1969, is one of the country’s leading architecture and urban design firms, based in Bangalore. Over the forty-nine years since its founding, the firm has built a vast knowledge base in architectural design.
VA has grown from a small office that gained reputation early on for its work in real estate and scientific institutions, to a 180-person firm currently servicing reputed clients from several of India’s largest corporates and Fortune 500 companies like GE, GM, Volkswagen, Bosch, Infosys, Wipro, Reliance, HPCL, Cummins and some of the biggest real estate conglomerates in the country like Prestige, Brigade, Puravankara etc. The firm now has a diverse portfolio spanning multiple sectors and geographies ranging from complex research and development facilities, manufacturing units and IT parks, to public institutions and real estate, creating some of the benchmarks for their typologies in India.
The firm employs a highly eclectic work style of knowledge building in allied fields, a workforce with core strengths in varied sectors and extensive client research and fieldwork. Therein, its strengths lie in its ability to leverage the clients’ position with design knowledge. VA understands the transformative nature of architecture and all its work is based on this understanding. The firm’s award-winning projects have been widely published in India and are part of a rapidly growing portfolio of radical work.