Vijay Naranapatti


Vijay Sambasivam Narnapatti is a Design Principal at award winning firm mayaPRAXIS since its inception in 2001 in Bangalore. He founded mayaPRAXIS design+architecture with partner Dimple Mittal in 2001. mayaPRAXIS has won reward and recognition for its architectural design work including the ARCASIA Award for Sustainable Design 2017, Architect of the Year 2011 for public building [21st AYA awards, JK Cement], and others from A+D, Inside outside, Architect of the Year Foundation [JK Cements], and Indian Institute of Interior Design and The Merit List [TML] . In 2012, mayaPRAXIS was featured as one of the Practices of Consequence by the Indian Architect and Builder and one of the Emerging Practices of India by Arch Daily.

Vijay is a professor in the School of Architecture at Christ University, Bengaluru and a founding member of the school. He has been both teaching and practicing architecture since 2001 in Bangalore. He has taught at both Bachelor and the Post graduate programs in architecture at RV College of Architecture as a visiting faculty since 2001. He has also been a juror to many academic semesters in different colleges. He has lectured around the country in various events, been a panelist in several others and has been an organiser of many others, including the IIA’s NATCON 2017, IIA-KC’s PRAXIS 2016, talks, discussions and workshops by eminent architects. He is also part of research and interest groups that look into these aspects in the context of Bangalore. He has also penned a few articles and papers.

He received his Bachelors degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi in 1992 and a Master of Science in History and Theory of architecture from the School of Design Architecture Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnatti [USA] in 1997.


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