Naresh Narasimham, Principal Architect and Managing Partner, Venkataramanan Associates (VA)


Naresh Narasimham

Principal Architect and Managing Partner

Venkataramanan Associates (VA)

Venkataramanan Associates, 10/2, O’Shaughnessy Road, Langford Gardens, Bangalore : 560 025, Karnataka, India

Principal Architect and Managing Partner, Venkataramanan Associates (VA) 1985 – Till date Naresh V Narasimhan is a practitioner and leader with over 30 years of experience in architecture and urban design. He is best known for his association with Venkataramanan Associates ( – an award- winning architecture firm that saw a meteoric rise under his leadership. In addition to his architectural practice, his contribution to urban development as an urbanist, activist and creative entrepreneur has been far-reaching. As co- founder of BATF (Bangalore Agenda Task Force), co-founder of MOD Institute (an international collective of urban designers, researchers and curators) and founder of NumaBengaluru (a coworking space and business accelerator) ), Naresh has fuelled a variety of progressive causes in the city. He also regularly advises government bodies on infrastructure development. Naresh studied architecture at Manipal Institute of Technology followed by further education in Project Appraisal & Risk Management at Harvard Institute for International Development . His interests range from socio-economic modeling, open data and communication strategies to cinema, art appreciation and popular culture. Naresh is also a prolific speaker who has been invited to lecture at several national and international events.