Architects With Whom We Have Worked....
Monika has over 17 years of architectural industry experience. She has experience working with a global client profile including projects in the US, the UK and Europe, the Middle East and India. Her deep understanding of design has been acquired working directly within client organizations, as well as on projects as an externally appointed consultant. Her international experience includes extensive design experience with leading global architectural design firms in London and in San Francisco. Monika has a Masters in Architecture from Ohio State University, USA and has also done an Executive Education Program in Finance at London Business School.
Completed graduation in architecture in 1996 and went on self experimenting mission to explore versatility and architectural characteristics of bamboo, with this passion for vernacular materials, successfully finished the first architectural project of building a thatch and bamboo farm house in his native village in Maharashtra. Currently shares the principal architect position in VISDA and steering the company through to achieve greater heights. An innate artist and sculptor and a photographer is always inspired to look for more creatively challenging tasks. An astute holticulturist, he has won the prestigious “UDYAN PANDIT”award instituted by Govt of Maharashtra. With this as inspiration went to auroville and completed a post graduate level training program in Earth architecture with expert Earth architect and faculty member from CRA-TERRE, France. The drive to get more challenging tasks had him move to Chennai in 2002 and joined with Sachin to form VISDA, after completing 300 odd residential and commercial projects in and around Vidarbh region in Maharashtra.
Born in music related family, Art and Science was always a driving force and this inspiration culminated him completing graduation in architecture in 1996 from Marathwada university in Maharashtra. He moved on and worked in Auroville and completed a post graduate level training program in Earth architecture with an expert Earth architect and faculty member of CRA – TERRE France. After completing a stint in Auroville, moved onto work with an all earth residence in Chennai and then worked on various types of architectural and interior projects in and around Chennai. Later joined with Vivek and started VISDA in 2002 and jointly led the company to work on various corporate, non-corporate, residential and mixed use development projects. With a vision to make a frozen music, travelled all across the United states and Europe and documented various architectural masterpieces and uses this experience as an inspiration in the core design philosophy. Currently shares the principal architect position in VISDA and is contributing in building the company in to its next level.
Plan C is an architecture and interior design firm that offers design, management and contracting services. The firm is based out of Adyar, Chennai and is headed by Architect Alex Thomas and Architect Meera Yasmin. Alex Thomas, a graduate from SRM College of engineering, has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of architecture and construction with a strong back ground in project management and contracting in a diverse range of projects.
Meera Yasmin also has more than 10 years’ experience in architecture and is a graduate from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She is a hand’s on architect with a wealth of knowledge in residential architecture and design.