TEAM

Jagan Venkataramanan
Founder and Managing Partner

Close examination of Jagan’s extraordinary portfolio of works, accumulated from over 27 years, reveals evidence of craftsmanship, economic sensibility, ecological sustainability and unadulterated innovation - a style that consistently challenges the status quo of building design in a raw and unyielding manner.

This challenge of the conventional takes form in the characteristics that his work possesses. They defy any straight jacketing into any simple categorization and have the continual ability to innovate and surprise with each new project. It is an architectural and strong engineering mind-set that constantly searches for new breakthroughs in many fields, be it cutting edge building technology, sustainable ecological designs or interpretations of conservation.

Jagan sees every project as a design puzzle where all goals, problems, constraints, ideals and opportunities have an innovative solution to be found. Adopting an open mind-set and an unwavering vigour, he has a gift for unlocking the hidden aesthetic potential in projects and has an uncanny ability to seamlessly weave in the needs and aspirations of the people and environment involved.

He has been a senior partner at Venkataramanan Associates, Architects for 21 years and was instrumental in driving the firm’s vision and goals . He was involved in leading and directing several greenfield projects for Fortune 500 firms and leading Indian corporates. He was instrumental in setting up the firm’s systems and processes and facilitating their ISO 9000 approvals in addition to spearheading several JV's with leading design and Engineering firms.

He has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, Masters in Structural Engineering and Masters in Architecture, USA with a focus on sustainability and ecological design. He has done challenging projects in California and Mid-Western United States in the areas of IT and Biotechnology, Advanced and Hi-Tech semiconductor manufacturing ,Healthcare and Commercial and residential projects. He has done some path breaking research projects in close collaboration with Prof. EGOR Popov at the University of California, Berkeley.

Shalini Sundaram
Partner

Shalini’s flair for design and passion for space is apparent in the way she conceives and designs living and working spaces with the simplest, yet sleekest strokes. An exceptional designer and intuitive architect, her focus lies in the art of balance, combining architectural details and design elements like spatial flow, light, scale and material with clients’ goals to bring their dreams into reality.

She has a keen eye for detail and has led the design teams of complex, ambitious projects. Understanding the importance of both beauty and functionality, Shalini works meticulously through each detail to accommodate special interests, overcome challenges, and transcend client expectations. Her intimate knowledge of material and technique make her a vital resource in all aspects of the project and her perspective is always respected, as is her ability to multi-task on an ongoing basis.

She is also the design director at Sundaram Architects Pvt. Ltd. Since 1996 and has been leading the master planning and building design for several large projects for Institutional, Educational, Corporate offices & IT, Healthcare, Aviation, Science & Technology, Real Estate Clients over 21 years in the firm.

Shalini Sundaram after procuring her Under Graduate degree from California College of Arts and Crafts, CA, Certification courses in Lighting and Interior Design from University of California, Berkeley, she obtained her Masters in Architecture, USA. When in California she has had the privilege of training under the famous architect Arthur Dyson and attended workshops with the celebrated architect, Tadao Ando, in Osaka Japan.

Rajarshi Das
Chief Technology Officer

Rajarshi Das has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. He has about 20 years of experience in Design-Build and in the AEC industry working on several greenfield construction projects, restoration and adaptive re-use projects in India as well as in US, Europe, middle eastern countries and Africa. He has worked on office buildings and mixed use campus design, educational Institutes, civic buildings, residential townships, metro projects etc. He is a technology enthusiast and has incorporated advanced computational design and modelling techniques in all his projects from the beginning of his career. He has enabled design and engineering firms to formulate and implement technology to achieve strategic goals and delight their clients by providing an exceptional design and delivery experience. He has implemented solutions in most of the current technology frontiers including Virtual Design and Construction, Integrated Project Delivery, Building Information Modelling, Knowledge Management Systems, Outsourcing and Custom Software development.

At V+S he works on all aspects of Information Technology, from the computers on every desk to advanced BIM design and analysis software that enable the staff to model complex building behaviour, including day lighting, environmental performance, structural performance, pedestrian flows, vehicle swept path analysis, clash detection and resolution of intricate ASMEPF systems in buildings, code compliance, and many other systems. He has keen interests and researches constantly on the future emerging technologies in the areas of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded software and IOT which have applications in the AEC industry in particular.

Newton S
Software Architect

He has completed his bachelor's degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He did his Master of Computer Applications (MCA) from Manipur University and was awarded as a Gold Medalist in his batch. He is very passionate and enjoys programming, design and developing applications which will enhance business processes and give smart solutions and benefit clients.

He has over 13 years of experience in software development life cycle (SDLC) and likes to work on challenging projects. He was the main Software Architect at Venkataramanan associates (VA) from 2006 to 2017. He has designed enterprise level of architecture and has developed KONNECT (end-to-end ERP solution for A/E/C firms). KONNECT provides an enterprise-wide information management system that facilitates the flow of information and for managing all resources and activities efficiently and productively within the business organization.