Puran Kumar established his design studio in Mumbai in 1993, after working for a few years on a diverse range of corporate projects. An advocate of uncomplicated design expressions, he supports and practices the use of natural building materials that lend an everlasting appeal to any design.
From large corporate offices – both domestic and multinational – to residential projects that range from apartments and bungalows to villas, Puran’s repertoire of architecture and interior projects is as wide as it is simple.
His hallmark space planning and clean-line designs are a natural extension of Puran’s sensibilities as a person and an architect. A believer of the fact that to build spaces for anyone, the designer needs to understand the occupant(s) first, Puran invests time and effort in observing and learning about his clients through constant interaction. This has helped him in developing an intuitive perception of the client’s needs.
An IIT Roorkee alumnus, Puran believes in flowing with the tide and making the best of what life offers, and enjoys whatever phase of creativity he is in.
A sports enthusiast and a lover of performing arts, Sonali brings that discipline and creative flair to the drawing board. She has over 20 years of experience in design – 16 of which have been as part of PKA.
Having grown with the firm and being an integral part of the studio’s growth story, she has been instrumental in some of the most iconic projects created and implemented. The continual innovation and challenges at the studio keep her ticking at work. During her long association with the studio and the Principal, she has been a part of building the reputation that the firm enjoys amongst its clients.
Her overall involvement in her projects gives her a sense of achievement at every successful completion. Sonali credits her eye for detail to her learning curve at PKA.
A graduate from SPA, New Delhi, Revina is an enthusiastic team player who is always up for a challenge.
She believes in providing innovative and rational design solutions whilst being an ardent patron of sustainable design. With a fascination for functional art and design, her desire to work on her skills is infectious and a sure asset to the firm.
A graduate from S.P.A Bhopal, Noel believes architecture and design are about people, nature and sustainable functionality. A voracious reader, poet and writer, he is an ardent Arsenal fan and movie addict.
His vibrant enthusiasm, ardour and focus make him a natural fit in the PKA team.
Senior Interior Designer
With 7 years of experience under her belt, Nivedita has been a part of many path-breaking projects for the studio. Her quiet demeanor and meticulous working style are an extension of her personal beliefs and professional ethics. The maturity of thought and its translation into design is her biggest strength.
Senior Interior Designer
Her simple but thorough approach to life is the basis of Shruti’s professional acumen that she has honed over 6 years as a trained interior designer. A quiet performer, her contribution to each project is precise and immaculate. Her work style is an extension of PKA design philosophy.
Deshna’s sensitive aesthetic sensibilities and her ability to transform the mundane into a work of art make her a proficient interior designer.
With an eye for details and an urge to arrange things that are out of place, she strives to discover the true potential of any space. When she is not obsessing over stationery or a Mondrian, she can be found travelling from ‘desh to desh’.
A recent graduate from Pratt Institute, New York, Aastha believes design is developed through the relationship of form and function.
She perpetually oscillates between phases of having a short attention span and being a perfectionist. However it is both of these that aid her to be actively involved in the responsibilities and challenges she takes on.
Her time in New York helped shape her design philosophy and she believes in showcasing ideas taken from the world around her. Aastha’s interests also include sustainability with which she hopes to make a change in India’s approach to the design arena as well as the urban landscape.
Her graduate degree in Microbiology helps Anagha micro-manage the workings of the studio. Nothing and no one misses her hawk eye – including the Principal – as she ensures everything and everyone is well within the stipulated timeline and on schedule. Her constant monitoring is successfully aimed at the smooth functioning of the studio as a complete unit.
This Arts graduate is the incessant heart of the studio who keeps everything moving, being the factotum of PKA. With an experience of about 4 years, Yogesh knows almost about everything that is needed to know about a smooth-running design studio. That he holds a diploma in Computer Hardware Networking is a bonus.