Naresh V Narasimhan

The Green Innovator


The Bengaluru based practise of Venkataramanan Associates spearheaded by the Principal Architect and Managing Partner, Naresh V Narasimhan has been climbing the ladder of success since its inception in 1970. With over 900 projects in 29 locations, the firm has been a front-runner in services like landscape architecture, cost planning and control, master planning, structural engineering and LEED compliance among others. Narasimhan has co-founded association in the field of communications, design and business that adds to the practise’s participation in the many roaring causes of the city. The practise also seeks to continually develop architectural knowledge in the community and among associates. The studio’s vision to work on the physical as well as social environments created as a result of their design is remarkable. The multi-disciplinary firm includes over 165 people, architects, design managers, assistants, interior designers working on projects across various sectors and sizes delivering efficient, effective and timely solutions transforming organizations and in effect bettering lives. Since 1970, Venkataramanan Associates worked across four countries with over 292 clients in various sectors. With a mission to use the highest order of safety and sustainability, technology and innovation, the firm forges on.

The Cummins Technical Centre India is planned in a 15-acre site, which is a part of a larger 67-acre campus owned by Cummins in Dahanukar Colony, Pune. The existing site included a Research & Technology building with test cells, laboratory and offices. The external façade of the building reflects Cummins’ vision and follows a futuristic approach, pertinent to the high-technology environment. Green spines run across the building to add a touch of natural freshness, and form an integral element of the building envelope.
The HPCL Green R&D office in Bengaluru is spread across approximately 110 acre and has a GRIHA 5 star and LEED Platinum rating for its structure. The entire built up area had to support operational units of refineries as well as have scope to improve the technologies used indoors. The service of this unit was in its interconnectedness and hence the design was made in consultation with the HPCL management to ensure a smooth transition between the various processing units.