Our studio & team

Our own studio in south Bangalore’s Jayanagar, was a former garage that has been transformed into , a space houses our talented team and loyal studio buddies!

Varna Shashidhar

Founder, Principal Landscape Architect VSLA

Inspired by Geoffrey Bawa’s magic in transforming into seamless integration into what has slowly transformed into the power of Landscape. The beauty of the landscape, while the building. Following architecture studies at RV College, and distinction. Varna won the Tata and Mahindra scholarships to study Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate school of Design. While at GSD, Varna was awarded a Penny White Grant to study Sigiriya as a path of Landscape Experience. Deeply inspired by her mentors Landscape Architect Margie Ruddick, She taught at the Career Discovery program at GSD in 2006 and went on to work with award-winning landscape architecture firms MVVA Inc, WRT.  

Her works have won the recent RIBA Award for international excellence, has been commended as the best inside-outside connection  (artists retreat with).


Shahid Iqubal Barch (SPA, Delhi)

Divakar  (B.Arch, RVCE Bengaluru)

Communities, outdoor living rooms in tight urban communities, pollution sinks,

As south Asian countries struggle with population, strain on resources and complex problems. Landscapes can provide an souktion that . Cleansing water,soil , degraged, lack of open spaces, space for recreation and relaxation . Or simply creating memorable spaces !

To join our vibrant team of designers  send us your portfolio (6MB)  and cover letter at hello@vsla.in