Founder and Principal Landscape architect
M Arch. (Landscape Architecture), LEED GA, B Arch.
Raji , immediately after her master degree in Landscape Architecture from the prestigious School Of Planning and Architecture (SPA, New Delhi) in 1998 started Rajalakshmi Iyer and Associates. Later, she moved to Australia and gained international experience whilst working as a Senior Landscape Architect with well known Landscape Designer Jamie Durie’s Patio Landscape Architecture and Design.
In 2011 sensing more opportunities in Asia she moved to Singapore and started Deeproots Design with offices in Pune and Singapore. This supports her design philosophy of contemporary, yet intelligently sensitive deep-rooted approach to design. Her passion for sustainable and cultural design in landscapes is the driving force for Deeproots style of landscaping.
In her more than 2 decades of practice in landscape architecture ,she has designed and implemented medium and large scale projects which include corporate, commercial, urban landscapes, factories ,master planning, residential, public domain strategies and high end private residences. She has worked on projects not only in India but Australia, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Brunei.
Her passion for sustainable landscape and educational qualification in the same has led to designing green institutional landscapes and campuses. Most of her projects are listed for LEED platinum or Gold and recently one of the project will be designed for “Zero Energy”.
She and her team are proud to design sensitive landscapes that are deep rooted in the culture and tradition of the place. Her team is a mix of Architects, Landscape Architects and Product Designers. Recently she started a Landscape Product start-up that designs Landscape Products called LIVING PRODUCTS.
She won the young women’s entrepreneur award 2005, the 2015 ISOLA Landmark Award and lately the Women Excellence Gold Award from NRI Association Singapore.
We are a team of architects, landscape architects, horticulturist, project manager, accountant and product designers. We are providing landscape architectural services from Pune, India and Singapore.
We have strategic associations with the leading Green wall installers, landscape contractors and lighting consultants.
The entire team has in total 84 years of experience and we have worked on more than 250 projects ranging from 1000sqm to 570840 sqm. We provide very detailed design and detail services with close supervision to allow for high quality execution.