Great change is often preceded by chaos and Udaya is a firm believer of the same. He thrives under chaos as he challenges every aspect and sees things outright. Being one of the industry leaders in transforming workplaces, his constant drive for innovation has lead the company on a path of data-driven design and technology integration solutions. With a degree in Architecture and a certification in Business Acumen from INSEAD, Udaya has steered a 20-year long career of heading award-winning projects in workplace design, project and construction management.
Customer Engagement being his forte, he strives to deliver the best business value to global clients through innovative approaches and does so by following his mantra - Customer First! He is a strategic thinker and an intuitive problem solver who identifies problems by its pain points. Something he is not publicly known for is his love for cheese making and organic farming.
The desire to be the best is what drives Atul's creativity and innovation. An architect by trade, our co-founder has worked with the leading design firms in North America for around 8 years before establishing his successful practice AP Kukreja Associates. It is because of his utmost honesty, consistency and reliability that he has earned a reputation for being trustworthy among his clients.
Ever since he co-founded adrianse* India in 1998, he has delivered projects by being task-oriented and driven by deadlines. Although he loves projects that allow time to plan, he excels at performing under pressure and so if you have a project with a steep deadline, Atul's got one thing to say to you - Hit me with your best shot!
Pooja's strength lies in always being sincere, honest, organised and hard-working. She has an M. Arch from Kansas State University, USA and B. Arch (Hons) from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Punjab University. Having worked in leading design firms in the USA as a CAD System Manager, she gained great global work experience. Pooja moved to New Delhi in 1993 and worked at A P Kukreja Associates. Thereafter, she co-founded adrianse* in 1998 as a Director, taking care of all financial and administrative operations.
A serial entrepreneur, civil engineer, and visionary leader, PS Kochar (popularly known as PSK) is a renowned name in the Indian AEC industry. A Partner at SDSS, he is known for his off-the-beat market strategies, and has led various companies to profitability over the past 25 years.
From a humble beginning in the late 90s, his rich experience and people-centric leadership have catapulted him to veteran status in the industry. He has helped organisations transform effectively through innovation, strategic insights, and operational efficiency. A happy traveller and bike lover, he is happiest when in the saddle, blazing his way through the roads.
A venture capitalist, automobile engineer, and AEC industry wizard who has led business transformation through exponential growth strategies across multiple industries, Deepak started his career in advertising and marketing. Over the past two decades, he has been a key stakeholder and investor in multiple profitable companies. With his remarkable experience and industry expertise, Deepak has led companies into the spotlight by scaling them up into sizable businesses.
A passionate biker, Deepak is always game for a weekend bike ride. His passion for fast wheels led him to complete his automobile engineering back in the days when it was not so popular.
Manas is entrepreneurial by nature, and leverages human capital, technology and innovation to further the purpose of enterprise. Adept at setting up and scaling up ideas into profitable businesses, he is people-driven, customer-obsessed, and commercially astute.
He loves to socialise and travel, and is an absolute fanatic about sports. He deeply enjoys soulful and spirited music. At a professional level, he is keenly interested in consumer behaviour and business process reengineering.
Designer, educator, lecturer, and mentor, Steven has diversified global experience in the delivery of major architectural interior projects in a span of over 50 years. He has been at Gensler for three decades, as Principal, and Regional Design Director. He has also been a Director at MMoser, Workplace Leader at Geyer and Design Director of PSG. He has worked and resided in New York, Boston, London, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok before Singapore.
His academic roles included Senior Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, and an Adjunct Lecturer with Raffles College of Higher Education. For the past five years, Steve has served on the Learning and Development Committee of the Singaporean Chapter of CoreNet. He created the popular series of lectures for design students, entitled "Learn Unlearn Relearn."
Patrick believes that everything man-made in this world comes in a form of design, but very few are actually well designed. People tend to ignore design that does nothing for them. Great design speaks volume, and great design is about how it makes you feel as much as how it looks.
He believes that great design sets an opportunity for the human race to pace an endless journey by making yesterday meet tomorrow, and the continuous desire to make a better and more comfortable world, where we will be evidence on how we organize the spaces where we live, work, and play. He continues to believe this to be the fundamental approach for a well balanced harmony to the world.
As a studio and project director, Scott is known for leading the design of large, complex projects around the world. An award-winning architect, his diverse portfolio includes interior design, office buildings, retail developments, hospitality, healthcare, higher-education, and the master planning of new urban centres. Throughout his career he has been a teacher and mentor.
He shares with the next generation his passion for the craft of design, along with his knowledge of the business of architecture and planning. He has successfully developed international markets and has led the growth of design offices in India, China and Japan. As a thought leader for design, he is a sought-after spokesperson at events worldwide for organizations including the Urban Land Institute, the ICSC, and the AIA. In addition, he has been featured in many prominent design publications including Indian Architect & Builder, UrbanLand and Architect Magazine.
Shiv is a specialist project manager and designer with a proven track record of delivering complex and specialist projects across commercial, government and manufacturing sectors. He has the proven ability to take on progressively higher levels of responsibility, and is confident and self motivated.
A qualified architect with experience in design and build interior projects, and extensive familiarity with design development and project management practices, he has been formally recognised by peers and seniors alike for his knowledge, creativity and proactive approach.
Before joining adrianse*, he did a short stint in manufacturing industry. This enabled him to understand production processes and quality management.
Evelyn is always up for a challenge. She gains energy from being around people she loves, and enjoys challenging the norm. With both cool and warm personalities, she can be counted on to do different things in different moods. She loves to cook, sing, read, travel, visit museums and eat good food. While she isn't the biggest fan of exercise, she looks at it as a way to keep fit and healthy so she can keep doing the things she loves.
A civil engineer with a diploma in Industrial safety and Certified Lead auditor ISO 140001, ISO 45001, Ravichander has been in the business for over three decades. In the course of his career, he has worked in organisations like Infosys, and GE, and helped set up hotels at the Taj Group, and the Karnataka Forest Department.
He enjoys listening to music, and is quite the critic. As a result, his friends often turn to him when it comes to upgrade or setup their stereo equipment.
With a passion for creating, Joanne "Joan", believes that good design can solve all problems. Energized by the opportunity to learn from many different cultures, Joan travelled across the world, took up residency in different countries, engaged and learned, continuing to seek ways to integrate the best inspirations of all people, in common, yet unique, designs.
Working for major US design firms, and a global interiors product company, as a Global Account Manager, gave her large and small project experience. Joan strives to bring sustainability and ease of the process, together with basic human nature, to inspire happy behaviours. With a love of basic space planning and "interior sculpting", creating the right environment with appropriate products is Joan's forte.
Rajan's career spans three decade, with a decade each in hospitality and experiential marketing, and currently over a decade in corporate real estate. These three varied professional lines have taught him humility, and led him to develop the quality of listening, rather than being in a hurry to say his piece. These sectors have also given me the exposure to interact with the entire spectrum of teams across organisations.
He is a people's person with strong powers of intuition. His stability, focus, ability to think and act, and adherence to process have helped him lead teams of professionals who have at times been better qualified than him in a particular subject.
Jarrad is originally from New Zealand but grew up and worked in Hong Kong before moving to Singapore. When not working, he spends time coaching his son at rugby and supporting his daughter on the sidelines of the swimming pool.
Has experience over 32+ years in Healthcare, Hospitality and Commercial space. Expertise in Facility Management, Engineering Design / Design, Management, Execution Management, Design Audit / Validation and Testing - Commissioning. Very good at people management and a great believer of Servant Leadership Style. He has built a Engineering Design and Build Team for a leading design firm in Bangalore before joining adrianse*
Highly driven by passion and focus along with an analysis and detail-oriented approach in design, Chinmayee's core strength lies in conceptualizing, creating and delivering a spatial result that is contextually unique, original, relevant and highly satisfying to a successfully repetitive clientele. Her ability to perceive innovatively and generate abstract ideas and concepts; thereby translating them into tangible references while ultimately decoding them into meaningful architecture has been her prime contribution across a varied palette of design diaries.
With a strong background in architecture, she forayed into the interior design world accidentally and effortlessly found her kaleidoscope to a new world of design. Being adept in interpretation and understanding, she excels in the overall communication with the team members, clients and various associated professionals.
A passionate and well prepared leader who thrives in complex, fast-paced, emerging environments, energised by change and transformation. I have a successful track record for combining my ability to think and act strategically to drive transformative change for creating opportunities for businesses. Known to be an initiator who is dynamic, visionary, and spontaneous, I bring fresh thinking and decisive leadership with a preference for shaping new ideas.
Throughout my career I have built a reputation for my ability to lead an organisation towards exemplary growth by charting new courses across varied sectors, transform to a future readiness, develop and assemble high performing talent and drive out-of-box thinking. By constantly striving to elevate performance, I have always pushed myself and my teams beyond the envelope in commitment to my motto - 'relentless pursuit of better, faster'.
Humbled to share that I have been recognised by various industry forums and some of the rewards include, Global Outstanding Leadership, Influential Woman Leader in APAC, and Businesswoman of the Year.
Wolfgang comes from Austria, Europe. He has about 18+ years of experience working with clients across various geographies and industries including many in the Fortune 500 club. He is a champion of international business, bringing valuable insights and solutions to clients across the globe. His knowledge and expertise has enabled him to build strong and long-lasting relationships. He focuses on customer journeys and provides strategic solutions.
Jayanth is a Licensed Architect in the United States and India. He is instrumental in the design of several award-winning projects in the US, Middle East and India. Being a designer and conceptual thinker with in-depth knowledge of building technology, he excels in work that requires a combination of creative and analytical skills. He has led and worked collaboratively with large teams globally, in a broad range of capacities, and in all phases of projects.
Archie is a Filipino architect based in Singapore who has more than 17 years of experience in corporate interior design for multinational companies in extensively diverse industries. With dedication, discipline, talent, and providence, he became a Regional Design Director in Asia Pacific at a young age, enabling him to explore a variety of cultures and people, enriching his experiences, and casting up his conscientious drive for precision, detail, and standard.
Archie was also chosen to be an endorser of Microsoft Surface Pro and has been featured in international magazines, has won multiple awards, and has become a resource speaker for various design events. He is a captain who focuses on creating paramount quality design, and opens doors for clients to enter the best workspace experience they can have.
After a decade of working in media and marketing with companies such as CNBC-TV18, CNN IBN, Big FM, DivyaSree, and K Raheja Corp, Nirmala followed her entrepreneurial passion. She set up and ran two immensely popular, award-winning restaurants in Bangalore, Under the Mango Tree, and Soul Kadhi.
Motherhood took priority over the world of F&B, and she wound up her restaurants to focus on spending time during the early years of two sons. She continued to consult in the same field, and counts her entrepreneurial days as her biggest achievement.
Nirmala recently got back into the marketing profession and joined adrianse* as Head of Marketing & Communications.
Mamatha is solution-oriented, and is known for her structured and logical approach. With over two decades in design, procurement, team management, leadership, and strategy, she enjoys exploring and implementing new technologies and processes.
With a decade and half of experience as a Human Capital specialist in various industries and diverse business units, Lisha works to put people at the centre of the organisation. She is good at understanding people, and has been extremely successful in creating motivated teams and enjoy themselves at work. She believes that aligning people to strategic business imperatives, and building programs that support talent as a competitive advantage, actually strengthen culture and business outputs.
Aside from work, she is an ardent Yoga practitioner, and theatre aficionado. While she loves to support local art forms and artists, her favourite adrenaline rush is adventure sport.
With over 13 years of experience managing design and build projects at different agencies, Aadil has managed and delivered projects for both local and international clients. A trained architect, he has been involved in design-intensive projects, building his expertise in design management and problem solving.
Aadil loves to travel and play sports.
Praveen comes with a rich experience of managing and delivering projects for both local and international clients. He has spent a good part of his career in Singapore providing workplace technical and technology solutions for various Financial, Banking, IT, Technology, Pharma and Retail clientele. A "Never say No" attitude and his ability in solving complex problems calmly is something that stands out.
Praveen carries 15+ years of technical and technology experience in designing, managing and delivering workplace projects in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines (Manila & Iloilo), Taiwan, Australia, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Santoshi is a seasoned workplace design professional with over 16 years of experience. She is continuously inspired by all things creative and tries to imbibe them in the design that she is involved with. She believes that design needs to be aesthetically alluring as well as functional and that there is a very fine line between the two. It is a tough balancing act and this is the underlying philosophy that she has always tried to base her work on.
After completing her degree in Interior Design, she has worked with Space Matrix for over 10 years and was Lead Designer at Bengaluru, designing over a million square feet of office space for a varied set of clients including some Fortune 500 ones. She is a self-directed, entrepreneurial team leader dedicated to finishing projects on time and within budget with little or no down-time.
Kanika comes from a very diverse and multicultural upbringing. With over 15 years of experience of having lived and worked in multiple countries across the globe, gives her a unique perspective. Her ability to recognize and acknowledge differences in people has helped her build strong relationships. She is a strong believer that teamwork and collaboration can achieve great things.
Mansi has experience as a project lead in global organizations specializing in the workplace environments for office spaces of multinational companies. She is known to motivate the design and the projects team to provide excellent client services, ensuring quality in design and delivery. Before joining adrianse*, Mansi was heading the studio as the design lead for productizing design with a vision of modularisation of design and on-site works. Her key role was to lead the new vision, from a design and execution standpoint
Sheetal has travelled extensively, and this has made her wise, humble, rooted, and at the same time, keenly ambitious. She is a team player, a good listener, and a go-getter. Reliable and resourceful, she works on being a better version of herself every day. She is always receptive to feedback, so she can improve. Sheetal firmly believes in the value of life and therefore, celebrates life.
Manav is skilled at project management, design, business development, tender management, and client relationship management.
Seema is well-known for her high levels of creativity, imagination and vision. Her extensive experience in architectural planning, design and construction stages of various building types, especially healthcare, enables her to easily define scope and size, support opportunity identification and pursue processes that promote organisational success and growth.
She possesses a winning combination of domain experience, soft skills, client interactions, and design development. Her key strengths are strategic thinking, design management, and efficient design execution.
Munmun became a part of the adrianse* team in 2008 and has an overall experience of 17+ years in interior design. She loves to design and create workspaces which not only meet the client's requirement but also are adaptive and dynamic in look and feel. She's an interior designer by qualification and holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She's passionate about her work and loves to explore creative solutions in space planning and developing new concepts with an unconventional approach.
She is an enthusiastic team player who believes in motivated team effort to finish every assignment with excellence. As quoted by Pele, 'Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.' She shares the same point of view about achieving success in her life.
With many years of design experience in large scale projects across several verticals, Anjali possesses great insights into the construction industry. Her ability to coordinate with different teams and manage multiple clients has led her to client solutions. Anjali's understanding of emerging trends, profiling and market research, relationship building, contract management and budget adherence, and conversion of opportunities into key accounts have been the highlights of her role.
If Kiran were to point out the recipe for her impressive track record of over 25 years of managing project teams, it would simply be her strong technical and detailed knowledge about work. Her journey towards being a highly experienced interior architect started with her Diploma in Architecture from Women's Polytechnic, Maharani Bagh in 1993 and furthered by BArch from AIIA, Mumbai in 1999. She has demonstrated her immense passion for the craft that shows in her exquisite style of working and has been associated with adrianse* India since 1997. Always ready to take on challenging jobs, she believes the best results come from working with the team.