Udaya Shankar

Principal

Atul Kukreja

Principal

Pooja Kukreja

Principal

P S Kochar

Director

Deepak Nagraj

Director

Manas Jaikrishna

COO, India

Steven Louie

Sr. Strategic Advisor

Patrick Chong

Director

Scott Kilbourn

Director, USA

Shiv Shirol

Director, Australia

Evelyn Chye

Regional Director, Singapore

Ravichander Jayachandran

Regional Director

Joanne Soboll

Regional Director, USA

Rajan Gupta

Regional Director

Jarrad Brownlee

Regional Director, Singapore

Radhakrishna VH

Director

Chinmayee Ananth

Director

Wolfgang Stix

Director, Europe

Jayanth Gopal

Director

Archie Cruda

Creative Director

Nirmala B

Head, Marketing

Mamatha Gokula

Associate Director

Lisha Govin

Director, HR

Aadil Khan

Associate Director

Praveen Kumar

Associate Director

Santoshi BM

Associate Director

Kanika Kaura

Associate Director

Mansi Pandita

Associate Director

Sheetal B

Associate Director

Manav M

Associate Director

Seema Desai

Studio Head

Munmun Saxena

Studio Head

Anjali Murali

Sales Head

Sneha G

Sales Head

Kiran Khushalani

Studio Head

Udaya Shankar, Principal of Adrianse Global

"Chaos helps me think clearly. It challenges me to see things outrightly"

Udaya Shankar

Principal

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Brunching

My kind of adventure

Travel & Explore

One word to describe my design thinking

Curiosity

People love working with me because

I respect & excite them

Music I groove to

Desi

Biggest achievement

Becoming a Cheese maker

Atul Kukreja, Principal of Adrianse Global

"Doodling for me is the brooding of the hand and it brings me a lot of joy and relaxation"

Atul Kukreja

Principal

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!

Favourite Sunday activity

Listening to raag and doodling

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be builder

My biggest fear

Heights

What I most want to know

The Truth

Stairs or escalator?

Both

Biggest achievement

Founding adrianse

Pooja Kukreja, Principal of Adrianse Global

"The sunrise doesn't care if I am watching it or not, it will always remain beautiful even if no one's watching!"

Pooja Kukreja

Principal

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.

My biggest fear

Pain

I feel most present

When around nature and flowers

What inspires me

Sunrise

One word to describe my design thinking

Simple and modern

Music I groove to

Old Bollywood songs

Biggest achievement

Co-founding adrianse*

P S Kochar, Director of Adrianse Global

"Carpe diem"

P S Kochar

Director

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Sleeping

Music I groove to

Classic rock

People love working with you because?

I doubt they do!

Morning person?

Only if I don't sleep the night before

Favorite city

Vienna

What inspires me

Music

Deepak Nagraj, Director of Adrianse Global

"It is never too late to be what you might have been"

Deepak Nagraj

Director

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Breakfast Rides & Netflix

What inspires me

Life

Holiday preference

Mountains

Favourite city

London

Heart or brain?

Balance of both

Biggest achievement

Being who I am

Manas Jaikrishna, COO, India of Adrianse Global

"Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working"

Manas Jaikrishna

COO, India

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Socialising

My kind of adventure

Waking up wifey early morning on a Saturday

People love working with you because?

Such is my charm

Holiday preference

Camping by a lake next to snow-capped mountains

What do you most want to know?

Bahubali ne Katappa ko kyun maara

Biggest achievement

Picture abhi baaki hai …

Steven Louie, Sr. Strategic Advisor of Adrianse Global

"The older I get, the younger my teachers"

Steven Louie

Sr. Strategic Advisor

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."

Favourite Sunday activity

Extended sleeping with my dog

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be Archaeologist

People love working with you because?

I empower

My kind of adventure

Walking through unknown cities

What do you most want to know?

How to speak a foreign language

What inspires me

Music

Patrick Chong, Director of Adrianse Global

"We take control of our own life journey."

Patrick Chong

Director

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.

What inspires you?

Positive and confident individuals

Holiday preference?

Blue sky, green grass, clear water

What do you most want to know?

How will the stock market perform tomorrow

Lights or shadows?

Lights

Music you groove to

The 80s

Favorite city?

Florence, Italy

Scott Kilbourn, Director, USA of Adrianse Global

"The definition of leadership is inspiring others to do great things"

Scott Kilbourn

Director, USA

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Cooking

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be a Surgeon

People love working with you because?

I don't multitask

Retirement plans?

What's retirement?

What do you most want to know?

How to speak Spanish

Biggest achievement

Maintaining a sense of play

Shiv Shirol, Director, Australia of Adrianse Global

"Don't settle for average"

Shiv Shirol

Director, Australia

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Cycling

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be a builder

People love working with you because?

Funny, I think<

Music I groove to

Sufi

Retirement plans?

Don't want to

Biggest achievement

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Evelyn Chye, Regional Director, Singapore of Adrianse Global

"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

Evelyn Chye

Regional Director, Singapore

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Long walks

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be host in a B&B

Music I groove to

Canto Pop

What I most want to know

How we can combat global warming effectively

What inspires me

Human History

Biggest achievement

My Family

Ravichander Jayachandran, Regional Director of Adrianse Global

"Listen in such a way that others like to speak to you"

Ravichander Jayachandran

Regional Director

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.

My biggest fear

Life after retirement

If I weren't a Civil engineer

I would have been an amplifier and speaker designer

Retirement plans?

Voluntary work in temples

One word to describe your design thinking

Pure Period Indian architecture

Stairs or escalator

Both

Favourite city

Bangalore

Joanne Soboll, Regional Director, USA of Adrianse Global

"Never say "never". Life brings many new horizons, and many new opportunities"

Joanne Soboll

Regional Director, USA

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Antiquing

Your kind of adventure

Flying in an airplane

Your biggest fear

Stepping on a snake

What inspires you

Beautiful paintings

Holiday preference

Italy

Biggest achievement

Moving to Tokyo

Rajan Gupta, Regional Director of Adrianse Global

"Don't cry that it's over, be glad it happened"

Rajan Gupta

Regional Director

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.

I feel most present

On the couch

What inspires me

Simplicity

On way to describe your design thinking

Forward

People love working with you because?

I am a good listener

Retirement plans

Mentor and volunteer work

What do you most want to know?

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Jarrad Brownlee , Regional Director, Singapore of Adrianse Global

"When things get tough, it’s always good to remember: the bigger the pressure, the bigger the diamond that's made."

Jarrad Brownlee

Regional Director, Singapore

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.

If I weren't an architect

I'm a qualified lawyer!

I feel most present

On the sports field

Your biggest fear

Running out of toothpaste

People love working with you because?

Quite often I laugh out loud

Biggest achievement

Completed the NZ Ironman

What do you most want to know?

Upcoming Lotto numbers

Radhakrishna VH, Director of Adrianse Global

"When you are in the business for so many years, it gives you a sense of confidence that nothing is impossible"

Radhakrishna VH

Director

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*

Favourite Sunday activity

Cooking

My kind of adventure

Long Drives

My biggest fear

Confusion

What I most want to know

What is next?

Music I groove to

Classical

Heart or brain?

Heart

Chinmayee Ananth, Director of Adrianse Global

"I love toying with abstract ideas and concepts, marry them with tangible references and ultimately decode them into meaningful architecture"

Chinmayee Ananth

Director

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.

Wine preference

Sweet and not dry

My biggest fear

Waking up to be normal one morning

One word to describe my design thinking

Empathetic

People love working with me because

They get to be themselves while pushing boundaries

Music I groove to

All the good stuff that isn't noise

Favourite city

Any ancient city with history excites me

Wolfgang Stix, Director, Europe of Adrianse Global

"If you follow your inspiration meticulously, you will see it's reflection in the result"

Wolfgang Stix

Director, Europe

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Snoozing

My kind of adventure

Cultural & wine region travelling

What inspires me

A good talk

Retirement plans

Staying healthy and enjoying life

One word to describe my design thinking

Form follows function

Music I groove to

Guitar solos

Jayanth Gopal, Director of Adrianse Global

"When creativity is driven by analytics the outcome is harmonious"

Jayanth Gopal

Director

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.

My biggest fear

Was, flying

What inspires me

Selfless acts of service

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be a forester

Music I groove to

Afro-Cuban

Stairs or escalator?

Both

Favourite city

Venice

Archie Cruda, Creative Director of Adrianse Global

"True greatness is not found in things that will inevitably perish, it is found in peace of mind and joy of a man who has found the work that he likes best."

Archie Cruda

Creative Director

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.

Morning person?

Yes

If I weren't an architect

I would be a teacher

One word to describe your design thinking

Progressive

People love working with you because?

I am open minded

Stairs or escalator?

Both

Lights or shadows?

Lights

Nirmala B, Head, Marketing of Adrianse Global

"You Live Only Once"

Nirmala B

Head, Marketing

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.

I feel most present

During my workout

My kind of adventure

Solo travel

If I weren't a marketing person

A lot of other things, restaurateur, lifestyle and travel explorer

What inspires me

Happy, content people

Holiday preference

Frequent

What do you most want to know?

How will my kids turn out

Mamatha Gokula, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

“It's never too late to be who you might have been.”

Mamatha Gokula

Associate Director

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.

I feel most present

Family time and me time

What inspires me

This incredible life

One word to describe your design thinking

Value and ideate

People love working with you because?

I am a listener

Holiday preference

Greens, mountain, hometown

What do you most want to know?

What's coming up next

Lisha Govin, Director, HR of Adrianse Global

Director, HR

Lisha Govin

Director, HR

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

A game of badminton followed by brunch

My kind of adventure

Anything under water or in the sky

What do you most want to know?

What happened to MH 370?

Dog lover or cat person?

Dogs

Music I groove to

Bollywood!!

Heart or brain?

Depends

Aadil Khan, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

"What you cant cure, you shall endure"

Aadil Khan

Associate Director

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.

Morning person?

No, but lately seeing its benefits

My kind of adventure

Mountain climbing

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be a Archaeologist

One word to describe your design thinking

Minimalistic

People love working with you because?

I'm fun to work with

Biggest achievement

Going on everyday

Praveen Kumar, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

I believe that the "intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"

Praveen Kumar

Associate Director

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.

My kind of adventure

Sky Diving (Have Completed Training in Static Line Sky Dive)

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be Farming

Holiday preference

Nature & Beach

Shadows or lights?

Shadows

Music I groove to

Classical and Fusion

Favourite city

Leh-Ladakh

Santoshi BM, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

"There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future."

Santoshi BM

Associate Director

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.

I feel most present

During yoga and outdoors

My biggest fear

Horror Movies

What inspires me

Spaces

One word to describe my design thinking

Timeless

Music I groove to

Trance and Lounge Music

Heart or brain?

More heart less brain

Kanika Kaura, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

"You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations" – Zig Zagler

Kanika Kaura

Associate Director

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.

Wine preference

Pinot Grigio

I feel most present

Hiking / Running / Doing Yoga

Your kind of adventure

White water rafting

Retirement plans?

Go to Cullinary school & start a food truck

Shadows or lights?

Lights

Music I groove to

Motown

Mansi Pandita, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

Associate Director

Mansi Pandita

Associate Director

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

My biggest fear

Losing the ones I love

What inspires me

Positivity and persistence

Retirement plans

Farm in the country

What I most want to know

Why are weekends only 2 days?

People love working with me because

I am a good listener and I make work fun

Biggest achievement

Yet to come

Sheetal B, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

"Time is the ultimate essence of life, spend it wisely!"

Sheetal B

Associate Director

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.

If I weren't an architect

I would be a pilot

I feel most present

In my car, in the driving seat, in control of the steering wheel

Biggest achievement

Aiming for more

Your biggest fear

Reptiles

Retirement plans

Beach villa or farm house with two pet dogs

Favorite city

Vienna

Manav M, Associate Director of Adrianse Global

"Just as I am."

Manav M

Associate Director

Manav is skilled at project management, design, business development, tender management, and client relationship management.

My kind of adventure

Scuba diving

Retirement plans

Serve the old

Biggest achievement

Working for Artizen

Favourite Sunday activity

Playing cricket

What inspires me

My passion to keep going

What you most want to know?

What happens when I am asleep

Seema Desai, Studio Head of Adrianse Global

"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end"

Seema Desai

Studio Head

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.

My kind of adventure

Unplanned long drives

If I wasn't in my current profession...

I would be farmer

Your biggest fear

Spiders, and losing my teeth in old age

People love working with you because?

I am a team player

Holiday preference

Country side - close to nature

What do you most want to know?

What is nirvana?

Munmun Saxena, Studio Head of Adrianse Global

"Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war."

Munmun Saxena

Studio Head

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.

I feel most present

At work

My biggest fear

Driving

What inspires me

Nature

Retirement plans

Giving back to human society and nature

Music I groove to

90s

Biggest achievement

Yet to come

Anjali Murali, Sales Head of Adrianse Global

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves"

Anjali Murali

Sales Head

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Watching a movie with friends

If I weren't an architect

Travel blogger/ art curator

Retirement plans

Working with children/ charity work

People love working with you because?

I am approachable and hardworking

Biggest achievement

Being independent

What do you most want to know?

How do people enjoy jumping out of a plane :P

Sneha G, Sales Head of Adrianse Global

"Enjoy breaking stereotypes."

Sneha G

Sales Head

Sneha is bold and adventurous. She loves meeting people and socialising, and is passionate and excited about what she does. She prefers hectic, productive schedules, as she is allergic to lazy days and people.

Favourite Sunday activity

Reading books

If I weren't in Business Development

I would be an actress

Retirement plans

Own a few restaurants and establish a brand

People love working with you because?

Of the enthusiasm and energy I bring

What you most want to know?

Bermuda Triangle

Your biggest fear

Routine lifestyle

Kiran Khushalani, Studio Head of Adrianse Global

"Whoever said money cannot buy happiness has not known the joys of shopping."

Kiran Khushalani

Studio Head

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.

Favourite Sunday activity

Baking

Wine preference

Sparkling

What I most want to know

Who let the dogs out?

Retirement plans

Volunteer work

People love working with me because

I bring treats

Music I groove to

Desi