The Purple Ink Studio


The purple ink studio is a multiple award-winning practice in Bengaluru, which was started in 2011 with the ideas of two individuals who strongly believed in their respective design concepts and had nurtured the feeling over the past couple of years. The Studio won the most coveted ‘Best Practice in India of 2016’ award from TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS for Architecture & Design and have also been listed in the PERSPECTIVE 40under40 ASIA and as the Top 50 Next Gen Architects who will shape India, amongst other numerous National & International Honors.

Considering that both Aditi and Akshay came from different architectural backgrounds, one being extremely rational, aesthetic yet responsive and the other that is based on strong responses to nature and inclusion of natural elements in design, the studio has had passionate influences of both and sees a continuous evolution in exploring the best of both worlds.

The studio believes in constantly exploring the parameters of design and blurring the boundaries between architecture, landscape and sustainability. We constantly engage in the practices of ‘Regenerative Architecture’ that focuses on conservation and performance through a focused reduction on the environmental impacts of a built structure.

Studio Structure



  • [Architecture + Landscape + Interiors]
  • Principal Architect
  • Project Head


  • Architect
  • Artists
  • Visualisers
  • Project Consultants


  • 3d Modelling
  • Physical Models
  • Digital Media


  • Structural
  • Sustainability
  • Services (M.E.P)
  • Branding


  • Project Architect
  • Draughtsman


  • Technical Advisory Team
  • Documentations
  • The Team

    Akshay Heranjal

    Principal Architect

    Akshay Heranjal is the Co-Founder and Principal Architect of ‘The Purple Ink Studio’, Bangalore. After having graduated from B.V.B Hubli, he has been privileged to have worked under 3 completely different ‘gurus’, Karan Grover, Sameep Padora and Sanjay Puri, all of whom, who helped him mould into what the studio stands for. Having always believed the need to learn under a master, they would always hold a special place in his architectural journey.

    Aditi Pai Heranjal

    Principal Landscape Architect

    Aditi Pai Heranjal is the Co-Founder and heads the Landscape + Sustainability division at ‘The Purple Ink Studio’. She has her Bachelor’s degree from Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum and a Master Degree in Landscape Architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She trained as an intern with Integrated Design (InDe), Bengaluru headed by Landscape architect, Mohan Rao. She later continued working with him as an Associate Architect and worked on various environmental design projects involving landscape design and sustainability.

    Nishita Bhatia

    Associate Architect

    Nishita Bhatia is an Associate architect for ‘The Purple Ink Studio’. She graduated as an architect from B.V.C.O.A , Pune. She later trained with Ar. Vivek Dixit in Pune for Sustainable architecture. Post internship she has worked on rural and redevelopment projects in Madhya Pradesh. She has also worked as an Architect at Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai where she had the opportunity to work on several large scale projects.

    "The will to live differently needs to start somewhere. There is a constant need to re-look at growth that affects the social and regional patterns of a city. It is imperative to look at strategies that help us use less and produce more. It’s crucial to be Sustainable by Design.... by Life!"



    Contact Us

    Contact Info

    • 10/2, Ground floor, 13th main, Near Mt. Carmel College, Off Palace road, Vasant Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India-560 052

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