We are a young, ambitious and energetic architecture studio, who respond creativity to our clients with the aim of creating simply crafted buildings that are grounded in their context, unfussy, subtle and of the highest quality.
The studio is a place where we explore these ideas in an environment that we designed and built ourselves as a specific space for creativity. It is within this space that our carefully chosen team and like minded colleagues revel in the process of making architecture, producing models, drawings, visualisations and testing materials to explain concepts and convey our ideas.
Our passion for contemporary design is distilled by our experience in building conservation and a respect for the local vernacular. The practice’s body of work is broad, working across a range of sectors at varying scales, yet each project seeks to connect the historic, cultural, spatial and material qualities of a place with the intent to complement and reinforce the particular conditions of their setting.
Every project’s context and brief is unique, offering an opportunity for exploration and critical investigation, one where we constantly look to challenge ourselves and what is required by our clients. This is done through a process of constant evaluation, research, conversations and most importantly listening. It is this process that we find to be both challenging and rewarding, one which we believe delivers buildings that are inspiring, practical and yet beautifully simple.
Dr.Rajiv Kumaravel.S. B.Arch, Director
After completing my graduate studies at School of Architecture and planning,Adhiyamaan College of Engineering Affliated to Anna University, Chennai I worked in a number of practices including Murali Architects,CS Designs, Santha Build tech in Chennai before moving to Bangalore to work for tesco.
After 5 years of knowledge gain I founded The Monarch Architects in 2014, initially working out of my own house and building up to the growing studio you can see today. I enjoy hands-on physical making at all scales; I push design through making as a key representation tool within the practice. As a passionate and meticulous architect, I work hard to constantly push the standard of The Monarch Architect’s design work.
I was awarded the Honorary Doctorate for business (Design and Constrction) by the Global Human Peacve University for the meticulous service for the Clients.
Since establishing The Monarch Architects, I have led a variety of projects from concept design through to completion. Currently, I am the lead architect for listed private residential conversion, as well as coordinating the day to day running of the practice.
Through the development of the projects I am involved with, I maintain an attention to detail and a commitment to making buildings for the long term. I have been a member of the Indian Institute of Architects since 2013,
Outside of architecture, I enjoy spending time with my young family. Any other spare time is put to good use designing and making furniture. If you visit the studio, look out for some of my finely crafted scaled models that I use to test and develop my ideas
After completing my graduate studies at, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.
I joined The Monarch Architects in 2014 as a Co Director, initially working on small drawings and co coordinating the same in the site was a challenging job. Working with passion and joy I have individually handled 68 + buildings and now I take up all the construction activities by The Monarch Architects As a passionate and meticulous Engineer, I work hard to constantly push the standard of The Monarch Architect’s Construction work.
Since joining The Monarch Architects, I have led a variety of projects from marking and execution through to completion. Currently, I am the lead Engineer for all the construction works as well as coordinating the day to day running of the practice.
Through the development of the projects I am involved with, I maintain an attention to detail and a commitment to making buildings for the long term with the expected standard and quality.
Outside of architecture, I enjoy spending time with my young family and to see new places. I feel work life balance is the important part of life and love to spend time with my small daughter and the 12 rescue dogs from road accidents.