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We are an Architecture and Design studio based in Almora, Uttarakhand. Our studio integrates architecture, interior design, furniture design, urbanism research and sustainability consultations for built spaces.


Our love for mountains and nature, aversion to metropolitan city lives; some opportunities and fluke moments; and passion to design differently led us to establish our studio in a Himalayan village near Almora in 2016.


Kshitij Aggarwal

Founder & Principal Architect

Kshitij is a graduate from School of Planning and Architecture (Delhi) and has worked on projects in several Himalayan places such as Gangtok, Shimla, Dharamshala, Almora and surrounding places in the Kumaon region. He lives and works in Uttarakhand since 2014. He is a COA licensed Architect and specializes in hillside built environments. Realising his passion for architecture and the Himalayas, he founded this practice in Almora in early 2016. He is a trained professional in nature based waste-water management and rain-water harvesting solutions. He believes in minimizing the impact on the natural environment while designing for buildings.

Nikita Verma

Co-founder, Architect and Urbanist

Nikita is a graduate in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture (Delhi) and holds a Masters in Urbanism from the Bauhaus University in Germany. She has worked in India, Slovenia, Germany, and Spain with several international organizations as an Architect and Urbanist for brief periods before moving to Almora. She has collaborated on several architectural and design projects with Kshitij apart from pursuing urban development research projects and venturing into curating design competitions for students and young professionals. She has assisted and participated in international planning workshops in Russia and France.

Vaishnavi Shendage

Intern Architect

She is currently pursuing B.Arch from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. Since childhood, she was intrigued with the art of drawing and sketching and hence chose architecture as a career. She believes that an architect’s work should primarily reflect preservation of air, water, and earth by using eco-friendly construction techniques.
In her free time she enjoys playing badminton and netball.


Bhaskar Bisht

Design Assistant

Bhaskar was a student of DBIT, Dehradun. He did his diploma in Civil Engineering and is passionate about the blend of design and technology. He is keen to learn new things in this field and is interested in on site execution and management. He is always ready to take up any given responsibility. Beside this, he loves to travel and explore and is a photography enthusiast.

Suraj Singh Bisht

Structural Consultant

Born and brought up in the Kumaon region, Suraj holds a diploma in civil engineering and assists the studio with structural drawings. He is based out of Haldwani and Almora. Suraj has been with the studio since its inception in various capacities.

Studio Bardo Alumni

Yash Parmar | Intern Architect, July 2021-Nov 2021

Radhika Bhamburkar | Intern Architect, July 2021-Nov 2021

Atri Karmakar | Intern Architect, Feb 2021-May 2021

Mohammed Sharoom | Intern Architect, Jun 2020-May 2021

Jatin Kapoor | Intern Architect, Jun 2020-Dec 2020

Purvi Sharma | Intern Architect, Jan 2020-March 2020

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