Naresh V. Narasimhan is a practitioner and leader with over 33 years of experience in architecture and urban design. He is best known for his association with Venkataramanan Associates, an award winning architecture firm based out of Bengaluru and Pune, which saw a meteoric rise under his leadership. In addition to his architectural practice, his contribution to urban development as an urbanist and creative entrepreneur has been far-reaching.
As a co-found of BATF – Bangalore Agenda Task Force, co-founder of MOD Institute – an International collective urban designers, researchers and curators and chairman of Numa Bengaluru – a co-working space and business accelerator, Naresh has fueled a variety of progressive causes in the city. He also regularly advises government agencies on infrastructure development. He studied architecture at Manipal Institute of Technology, followed by further education at Harvard Institute of International Development. His interests range from politics, governance & communication strategies to cinema, art and popular culture. Naresh is also a prolific speaker who has been invited to lecture at several national and international events.