DesignQube is a process driven team of architects & interior designers in Chennai, headed by architect Vikas Parthipan and Rubeena Ismath. We deal each project with small interdisciplinary teams, involving the client as a design partner.

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Its a 4000 sft independent building with a capacity of 70 people. This is our headquarters as well. We are located at the heart of Mylapore.

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2/1, Nanjundarao Colony, Venkatesa Agraharam Road, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

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architect in Chennai: DESIGNQUBE

About Me

Sivaraman.S (SSR) has been with DesignQube almost since its inception. With a Master of Architecture degree from Nottingham University, UK and work experience with IWA, London, L&T, Chennai and Sankalpan Architects, Mumbai, he does bring a diverse and rich blend of International and Corporate design experience along with Environmental and Green design ideas to the table. He currently takes care of operations in DesignQube, Chennai. He is involved in a number of Residential & Commercial Architecture projects with his scope of work ranging from Design to Project Management. In his tenure with IWA, a London based Design and build firm between 2009 and 2011, he was involved in Design and Refurbishments of High End Residences and Palaces in the UK and Gulf respectively. Relocating to Chennai in 2011, he joined, Arun Karthik to work for DesignQubes first ever project: renovation of a 10 storey office building in Chennai. Before re-joining designQube in April, 2013, he worked for Sankalpan Architects Private Ltd. and L&T- Integrated Engineering services. In his role as Project Architect with Sankalpan , he was involved in design and execution of corporate interiors for a Multinational clientele. During his tenure in L&T, he was part of the design team which Master Planned and designed an 175 Acre FMCG plant and was project lead for a 28,000 Sq.Ft Administration block in the same facility. He is a certified LEED Green Associate and has worked in projects which were registered towards achieving USGBC LEED Silver rating. Starting his design journey in 2002 from Architecture Department, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, he trained under Architect Raman Shukla of Studio 9491, New Delhi in 2005 and Architect Valliappan of Karvin Designs, Madurai in 2007. Before he went to pursue his M.Arch in UK, he also worked as Junior Architect for Ong&Ong Designs Pvt. Ltd. in 2007. An ardent cricket fan, he idolizes MSD and his leadership skills. Occasional badminton sessions, dancing and engaging himself in the blue social networking site is what he does when he is not designing.
Arun Karthik

architect in Chennai: DESIGNQUBE

About Me

An acknowledged architect among the design fraternity, he has won national level design competitions and also holds visitor professorship in various architectural universities in Chennai. He is also associated with CEPT University, Ahmedabad for its research activities in building energy analysis and thermal comfort studies. Arun is a registered architect and a member of Council of Architects and the Indian Institute of Architects.

Leading the firm, with strong environmental values & policies that are actively sought to be incorporated in the projects created, Arun started his career with Architect Nimish Patel, Ahmedabad. During his internship, his interests grew in the field of building science related to Vernacular Indian Architecture and Intuitive Green Design Methods. Contemporary and modern in design approach, his design efforts focus in space and material efficiency, minimizing resource consumption and running costs, while not compromising on the visual elegance of the projects. With wide knowledge base in various spectrum of architecture and design, he has held the national championship in architecture quizzing in the prestigious event of Archumen 2008.

Winning 2 national level design competitions by IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) and by Water Portal, Arun derives his inspirations from natures working methodologies. His dissertation on Bio-mimicry in Architecture stands as a testimonial for the same. With inputs from Malaysian Architect Dr. Ken Yeang, he went on pursuing Bio-Climatic Skyscrapers for his architectural thesis and envisions using his knowledge in his professional practice.

Active member of many social groups such as the Chennai Trekking Club and HugsIndia, Arun plays Chess for leisure and participates in treks for adventure. A travel freak and a willing host, he is an active member of the International Couch Surfers groups. A recent example for his passion for adventure is his solo cycle trip from Bangalore to Chennai in 3 days.

Off-late his interests have evolved over to creating sustainable business units catering to various public needs, through his entrepreneurial skills supported by his flair for web-designing and application development, not restricting himself to Architecture or Interior Design works alone.
Rubeena Ismath

interior Designer in Chennai: DESIGNQUBE

About Me

Rubeena Ismath is a dynamic and passionate Interior Design professional who has graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University (USA, 2006). This Institute is one of the few accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) in the USA. She also studied her first 3 years of her Bachelors degree in Interior Design in the reputed American University of Sharjah(U.A.E) wherein the College of Architecture, Art and Design is famous for its NAAB accredited (National Architectural Accrediting Board of USA) programs. She then transferred to KeanUniversity in USA where she finally graduated.

She has more than 8 years experience in the Interior Design, Planning and Construction industry. She began her career in India as a Junior Interior Designer and then proceeded to Dubai where she worked as a Senior Interior Designer at MAKSQUARE a Dubai based Interior Design Consultancy Company between 2011 2012 currently known as AKDesigno. She then went on to working at Space Concepts an architectural firm where she was hired as the Lead Interior Designer.

During her experience in the Gulf she worked in multiple Design projects in the Residential, Retail, Commercial, Wellness, Hospitality and Leisure Sectors. She handled Projects beginning from the Research, Development, Planning, Conceptual Design, 3D visual developments, F F & E selections, Specifications all the way up to Procurement and Handover. She has designed renovated, re-furbished and incepted ideas for an elite private clientele in the Gulf and procured mid scale to large scale projects and even luxury interior projects at the Burj Khalifa.

She has exceptional design acumen in classical, traditional, eclectic, industrial, transitional, modern and post-modern architecture and interiors styles. She believes in creating a functional, economic, aesthetic and comfortable space for all her clients and has therefore created a niche for herself in the Industry by specializing in Residential and Retail Interiors.

She has excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills. She is also well-versed in 6 languages apart from English namely Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, and Arabic that allows her to understand and communicate with her colleagues and clientele efficiently.

Her expertise in Human Psychology attained during her studies in the U.S.A has helped her in understand the Human Factors of her clients requirements very well. Her fervour in Architecture, Interior design & Nature has also led her to travel and explore places in the U.S.A, U.K, Gulf Region and Europe.

When shes not working she loves spending time with her daughter, reading, watching movies, Spending time with family and friends; travelling, cooking, and swimming.

All ourClients love usand vouch for us!

Excellent work done by you. We got the feedback from one of our customers saying he was mind blown with the design. Excellent work. Wishing you for bright future as well.Naga Subbiah-Chennai

You are doing a remarkable job by capturing every bit the way how we discussed. Thank you very much for helping us to bring our imaginary views and elements in to reality.Rajan Babu-Chennai

Given such a complex requisite, I believe DesignQube has done a splendid job to handle different spaces with contrasting forms and have yet managed to bring in harmony. We're extremely happy with the end product!Jithesh-Chennai

Excellent work done by you. We got the feedback from one of our customers saying he was mind blown with the design. Excellent work. Wishing you for bright future as well.Naga Subbiah-Chennai

You are doing a remarkable job by capturing every bit the way how we discussed. Thank you very much for helping us to bring our imaginary views and elements in to reality.Rajan Babu-Chennai

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