NOTE Design is an award winning, internationally published architectural practice set up in partnership between Smita Khanna and Hemant Purohit.We have successfully executed projects nationally and globally, with over a million square feet currently under construction.

We believe in comprehensive design. We work hard to ensure our projects are beautiful, responsive spaces. Our services span architectural design, material development, interior design and urban planning.

We believe in innovation. We know design evolves with years and uses, and we focus on developing new design techniques by bringing traditional systems into contemporary contexts. Our commitment to innovation has us engaged in a variety of initiatives in urban research and the arts.

We believe in high standards. We want our creations to last and grow. We work with international best practices to ensure the highest quality and strictest efficiency across our projects. We are experts in construction documentation and supervision of execution.

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Hemant holds a Masters degree in urban design from IAAC, Barcelona and Bachelor’s degree with gold medal from CCA, Chandigarh. He has over 15 years of experience working in India & Spain, with award winning firms such as Serie Architects (Mumbai) and Guallart Architects (Barcelona). His experience spans across master planning (residential & education), infrastructure / transport, luxury residences, convention centers and high-end retail interiors.

As associate & lead designer with Cannon Design, Mumbai, he led projects ranging from large scale universities, to K-12, IB schools across the country. His proposals won national level competitions for the IITs and other institutions. As Sr. Architect in KAPL, he headed master plan design for residential townships.

He has been teaching for over ten years at schools including BSSA & ISDI, Mumbai, and IAAC, Barcelona.

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Smita graduated from the Architectural Association, London (AAdipl, RIBA I, RIBA II). She has over 12 years of work experience in architecture and related design fields. She has worked in India and in the UK with award winning firms such as Arup Associates (London) and Serie Architects (Mumbai). Her experience here included master-plan projects, public buildings and sports facilities such as the Cricket World Cup Stadiums (Barbados, Granada and St. Vincent).

She has been working on a variety of independent projects ranging from material development, product design, interiors and architecture prior to founding Note-d.

Smita has also helped set up Architectural Digest in India as part of the original 2 person team. She frequently visits schools for architectural juries.

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Sneha heads architectural and master-planning projects at NOTE-d.

She has been handling residential, institutional and commercial buildings for our biggest developer clients around the country, alongside architecture-interior projects within the city. She is meticulous in her work and a great multi-tasker.

Since 2012, she has been involved in some of the key residential projects at NOTE-d ranging from stand alone villas to mass housing. She has sound technical knowledge, great management skills and the ability to coordinate with large teams spread over different parts of the country.

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Kavita leads the interior design studio at NOTE-d.

She joined NOTE-d in 2015 and has since completed a number of residential, commercial and retail interiors. She actively coordinates between the client and the project team, maintaining a high level of discipline and execution quality.

She has assumed overall responsibility of multiple scale projects, taking them through the process of design, research and execution. She works closely with our consultants, vendors, contractors and our large team of fabricators. She is resourceful and enthusiastic about exploring new materials and details.


Pooja is a senior designer and project architect who looks into both architecture and interior design projects. She is well versed with various design tools and works across software platforms to resolve complex design elements.


Kalpesh is senior architectural technician in charge of drawing packages, construction solutions, design resolution and site queries.