NOTE Design is an award winning, internationally published architectural practice set up in partnership between Smita Khanna and Hemant Purohit.
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.
Hemant Purohit holds a masters degree in urban design from IAAC, Barcelona and over 11 years of work experience. He has worked in India and Spain with award winning firms - Serie Architects and Guallart Architects respectively. His experience spans across master planning (residential townships and educational campuses), infrastructure (mass rapid transport systems), luxury residences & serviced accommodation for niche Indian companies, convention centers and high-end retail interiors.
Hemant has also had extensive experience in education and master planning as an Associate with Cannon Design. He led design development on 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. He is a faculty and a thesis mentor at Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, Mumbai.
Smita Khanna graduated from the Architectural Association, London (AAdipl, RIBA I, RIBA II). She has over 8 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).
Currently, she runs her own practise with several completed projects (office, residential and interiors). The practise has a strong belief in experimentation which involves material development and implementation, furniture and installation design.