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the firm
Arvind Varuna Associates was established in 2004. Prior to it’s founding, it’s principals were in a partnership firm (Ms. Kumar Arvind Varuna), which had been active since 1994. Since then, they’ve worked to build their own practice bit-by-bit, day-by-day. Today, AVA is a well-established player, with a mid-sized team of about 30 members.

Their work covers a wide range of architecture and interior design projects. These include several residences, housing, commercial cum IT projects, restaurants, hotels and schools. Many of AVA’s works have received recognition and felicitation in the form of coverage and awards from contemporary architectural publications. 

design philosophy

The firm keeps the design process simple,  placing emphasis on the context of the site and its environment above all else. The climate of the region and the availability of local craftsmen, labor and materials serve as the starting point for all of our projects.

The use of modern concepts and techniques, coupled with traditional practices lead to design solutions that are practical, functional and aesthetically pleasing.

A holistic design approach which covers all aspects including architecture, interior design, furniture design, concepts of landscape design, and engineering services to make the project successful and comprehensive from the start.

The needs and interests of the client are always paramount. This reflects in the firm’s approach to any project, as the fundamental goal always remains the same – helping the client realize their vision.

Over the years, the practice has carved out a reputation for providing quality design solutions with an immaculate eye for detail. It has made Arvind Varuna Associates one of the leading interior design firms in Chennai and through this, they have built a healthy client base who are satisfied by the services rendered to them, thus becoming their goodwill ambassadors.

Arvind Rangan

Arvind graduated in the year 1989 from IIT Kharagpur. After stints in Kuwait and in Chennai, he decided to launch his own architectural practice in Chennai.

The experience of working on large scale projects in Kuwait, gave him an international exposure. Working at a professional firm in Chennai, he honed his principles of design, drawing inspiration from the local context of climate, materials and traditions.

He visits architectural institutions regularly for guest lectures, conducts thesis studios and can often be seen judging design competitions across the country.

Varuna Arvind
Varuna completed her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts before completing her diploma in interior design. She launched her career with a leading firm in the city of Chennai and has been constantly refining her eye for design ever since.
Along with Arvind, she co-founded AVA.
Presently recognized as one of the leading and sought-after interior designers in Chennai, she has earned an unparalleled reputation for delivering projects that are unique in their style and aesthetics. Keeping up to date with all the latest trends in the design, fashion, and furniture world makes her work at par with global standards.


The firm is supported by a dedicated and talented team of associates, senior architects and engineers.

Ar. Kannan / Project Associate

Ar. Kannan, a project associate, graduated in architecture from Chennai in 1996 and has been with the firm for over 14 years. He heads the field team and is extremely committed to handling projects independently, working through the design and execution stages and to client servicing in particular.

Ar. Vijay / Senior Architect
Ar. Vijay, a senior architect, graduated from Chennai in 2010 and has been with the firm for 9 years. As a project head, he has a keen eye for detail and brings an extremely meticulous attitude to the team, besides being an able mentor to the younger generation. He also serves as a mentor to some of the newer members of AVA.
Ar. Anbu / Project Architect

Ar. Anbu, a project architect, graduated from Hosur in 2016 and has been with the firm ever since. Extremely diligent in his work, he brings in a promptness and quick turnaround to the projects he handles, making himself essential to the firm’s operations.

Er. Ramesh / Engineer Associate

Er. Ramesh, an engineer associate, graduated in civil engineering and joined the firm in 2001. He has grown, just as the firm has, and oversees QS, tendering, contract finalizations and project management.