CO FOUNDERS AND DIRECTORS

Aashish Garg

Aashish is an urban designer and architect, and graduated from the University of Washington in St. Louis, USA in 2008 with distinction. He is also an alumnus of the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

He is a co-founder of the company and leads its Architecture and Construction team. He specializes in the technical and financial aspects of the construction process, and has a keen interest in the Real Estate business and in the turnkey model of practising architecture.

He has an in-depth knowledge of structural and constructional detailing, and is the main studio interface with structural consultants and engineers.

He has successfully steered turnkey projects for the Studio in the past and is looking to aggressively grow this vertical of the studio in the future.

Kanishka Jain

Kanishka is a gold medallist from the University of Sydney, with a 'Medal in Building' received from the Australian Institute of Building. He is also an alumnus and gold medallist from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He joined Hexagramm in 2010 and has steered the studio in an organized and methodical manner.

He directs Interior and Architecture projects of the studio. In his Masters in Design Science degree, he specialized in sustainable buildings and building services. He also oversees the financial and administrative aspects of running the studio. Prior to joining Hexagramm, he worked for 2.5 years in Sydney on various prestigious projects including the Sydney Metro project. He was a Station Architect on the said project.

He teaches Building Services (with a special focus on HVAC) to post graduate students of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Ankon Mitra

Ankon is an architect and gold medallist from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He is one of co-founders of Hexagramm and leads its Landscape portfolio. He holds a Master of Science degree in Parametric Design and Algorithmic Architecture from the Bartlett, University College London (UCL), which he completed with distinction, his final research thesis being on the Grammar of Developable Double Corrugations for which he received a commendation.

As visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design (N.I.D), Ahmedabad and at other colleges and independent venues across India, he conducts workshops on the mathematical and geometric complexities in technical and modular Origami and Kirigami, for students and professionals of design, art and architecture.

He specializes in 'folding as a method and technique' in design, and in landscape design. To learn more about Ankon's origami workshops and projects visit his flickr profile and albums.

Sanhita Chaturvedi

Sanhita Chaturvedi is one of the founding partners of Hexagramm. She graduated with distinction from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, prior to receiving her M.Arch in Architecture and Urbanism in the DRL Programme (Design Research Lab) at the prestigious Architectural Association, in London.

She has worked as an architectural and landscape consultant in various firms in the UK and in India. Sanhita has been actively involved in landscape design research for conferences, books and films. Her Master's thesis research on Knitectonics (with Esteban Colmenares and Thiago Mundim) presented at the ACADIA 2011 Conference and the Prototyping Conference 2013 received a lot of attention and has generated wide-spread interest in the idea of 'Knitting to create Architecture'. Click here for more info on Knitectonics.

STUDIO

Hexagramm was established in April 2007, as a result of a win in a parkland landscape design competition by the original co-founders. The practice has gradually grown from designing single family residences to now designing and offering project management for large office buildings, boutique hotels and resorts. Hexagramm offers design consultancy in architecture, interiors and landscape, and select turnkey solutions in architecture and interiors. The building typologies successfully completed and ongoing include – residential developments of different scales, office buildings and interiors, hospitals, hotels and resorts, institutions and malls.

Diverse Residential projects completed by the company range from high-end apartments in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, one of the toniest neighbourhoods in the city, to revitalization and conservation of an old heritage art deco house in Daryaganj, one of the oldest still extant residential neighbourhoods in Delhi. The residential portfolio boasts Master-plans for row-house developments in Agra and Karnal, Builders' 4-storey apartments in Delhi, single family residences in Gurgaon and Noida, and countryside 'farmhouses' in and around Delhi.

Landscape projects span categories – ranging from the Metropolitan Mall on One, MG Road in Bangalore, to the Thunderbird Resort and Casino in Daman (located by a sea creek), to a hillside resort project in Rishikesh by the Ganges. The firm is currently engaged in multiple landscape projects of farmhouses, deluxe residences, resorts in Goa, and focussed landscape development plans for tourism development in various hill stations in Uttaranchal and in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

The Directors bring diverse post-graduate academic qualifications and skills to the company fold, as well as international exposure of Architecture & Design as experienced in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA and Australia.

Hexagramm takes a keen interest in pushing the design envelope and has been participating in prestigious International Design competitions since its inception in 2007. Some of these competition projects include Courts of Justice in Paris, France ; National Congress Center in Madrid, Spain ;

National Library Extension in Stockholm, Sweden ; a Civic Center in Miami, Florida and most recently the Bangalore International Centre, slated to come up in Domlur, Bengaluru.

The studio is a hive of creative activity, not all of it always geared towards building buildings. We fold paper, explore geometries, experiment with softwares, draw landscapes, discuss mathematics and philosophy, and also make videos sometimes. All this goes towards fuelling the core work of our studio, which is designing and detailing buildings and spaces. Graphics, branding, product design are all verticals which complement and inform the built spaces we visualize and are therefore integral to work of the studio. Site visits are really important too. That's where it's all happening.

The Studio's Linked-In profile can be accessed here.