de.Sign is an interdisciplinary design firm with international practice in architecture, product design and urban design with offices in New York and Mumbai. Led by Viren Brahmbhatt, the Principal, ours is a collaborative process that defines the firm's design philosophy. We strive to produce structures that are at the forefront of contemporary issues, rooted in local culture and context that address client needs as well as the functional requirements of the program. We have completed and are currently working on architectural, interior, industrial and urban design projects worldwide that bridge diverse scales and design typologies. Our comprehensive portfolio includes urban, residential, civic, commercial, institutional, hospitality, retail and housing design projects as well as space planning, graphic and furniture/product design.
Viren Brahmbhatt (Principal | de.Sign) is an architect and urban designer based in New York. His professional work has been focused on architecture, housing, urban design and cities. In addition to his personal practice, he teaches design studios at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University and Pratt Institute. His work in the area of Informal Architecture in global cites strives to achieve small but implementable change and incremental regeneration of various transitory zones in cities like Mumbai and others in the Global South. Furthermore, Viren has participated in various national and international conferences and presented papers on various themes ranging from social housing in New York to emerging cites of the Global South.