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Studied Architecture from BMS College of Engineering
Gayathri & Namith Architects (GNA), 1993 to date
Of all the things that push us to build better than the best, nature has been the most inspiring. The spaces that we build have nature wrapping around with no clear boundaries that allow the outside in and inside out. The aesthetic approach and design sensibilities GNA adheres to are deep rooted in traditions and cultures of the Indian society yet caters to the requirements of the contemporaries, and thus is an effortlessly seamless blend of luxury, comfort, utility.
Gayathri Shetty who studied Architecture from BMS College of Engineering and Mr. Namith Varma who graduated from Manipal University, both having worked previously at Mistry Architects, started their own practice in 1993. The award winning Pathshala at Sringeri, Manipal house, Tribal Housing at BR Hills are some of their earlier projects.
GNA thrives on helping the clients turn their ideas into reality. This design practice appeals to most, the young designers and the veterans, and thus today, Team GNA with more than 70 professionals has now grown to encompass artists, product designers, sculptors, lighting designers and graphic designers who in liaison work to enhance almost every project and make it out of the ordinary.
GNA has been recognized with 27 national awards in architecture and interior designing to date and has been able to clear verticals including but not limited to Residence, recreation, hospitality and campus design. In addition, Gayathri Shetty renders support to the IIID Bangalore Regional Chapter as the Chairperson.
Award for Sustainable Interior Design, for Gorukana, B R Hills
Winners of IAAPI
Best Amusement Park, for Snowcity, Bangalore
Ace of Space Award
for Best Hospitality Project for The Serai, Chikmaglur
IIA National Commendation Award
for Best Public Building for GNA office, Bangalore
My role as a Role Model
I would like to mentor young women for work-life balance.
I'm deeply inspired by
Architect/ Designer I admire
To see design being used to its maximum potential in the country, for example in housing etc.
Sharing a special experience...
Each project offers different kind of challenges which need to be taken care of on an individual basis.
Message to upcoming architects / designers
My advice to them is to Work with passion and focus.
A quote that defines me
Forms follow function follows FUN!!!
Chairperson of IIID Bangalore Regional Chapter
World Architecture Festival – Short listed in Hotel Category 2012, for Gorukana, B R Hills
Short listed for the ArcAsia Award Entries from India, 2001