The founder and licensed Principal Architect (CA Lic. # 34870) Lakshmi Subramanian is originally from Bombay, India.
Having grown up in a bustling metropolis, Lakshmi grew up with a strong sense of urban design and an acute need to be conscious of our environment and resources. The firm name Lean Lens originates from that desire to bring Sustainable lifestyle, Lean , into focus, Lens!
She did her architecture from Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture, Bombay and was a licensed architect by 1994. She worked in India with firms which specialized in Residential, Commercial, Landscape, and Hospitality.
She moved to the US in 1998 and worked with two large firms namely WHL Architects in Sunnyvale and HPS Architects in Mountain View which specialized in commercial projects such as biotech,hi tech and medical office buildings.
She now has over two decades of experience in residential and commercial projects both in the US and India.Her firm’s design philosophy reflects her easygoing and fun persona, individual attention, and commitment to perfection.
Her passion for the arts is reflected in all her professional endeavors, be it architecture or even dance! She is also the founder of Studio Thumka and teaches Bollywood dance and cardio classes in the Bay Area.