FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
M Arch. (Landscape Architecture), LEED GA, B Arch.
Immediately after her master degree in Landscape Architecture from the prestigious School Of Planning and Architecture (SPA, New Delhi) in 1998, Raji started Rajalakshmi Iyer and Associates. Between 1998 and 2005 the small team worked on variety of projects including the entire city of Nagpur. 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, smart, sustainable deep-rooted approach to design. Her passion for Biophilic and experiential 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”.
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 and recently the Real Women Award 2021.
We are a dynamic team of Architects, Landscape Architects, Product designers, Engineers, Architectural designers proving services from Pune, Bengaluru, Kochi and Singapore.
We have strategic associations with Horticulturists, Irrigation and Lighting consultants.
The entire team has more than 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 services with close supervision to allow for high quality execution.