Lulu & Po: Restaurant in Brooklyn. Photo: Tobias Prasse.
About the Firm
New York City & Mid-Atlantic
EAT, SLEEP & PLAY: Kananshree + Vaidya Design [Ka.Va Design] creates residential and commercial architecture and interiors that are modern, warm and inviting. Emphasizing idealized building blocks of an urban lifestyle Ka.Va Design bring humour and intimacy to each client relationship and resultant project.
Deep in the creative hub of Dumbo, Brooklyn, the Ka.Va Design office is a font of design energy tempered by years of experience. Emphasizing the craft of construction, we maintain a high quality of work through established relationships and informed dialogue with contractors and trades people.
Design in the city often involves adapting historic buildings with energy aware components to preserve and protect the future of all urban dwellers. This requires a solid client-designer partnership to address these scalable issues. A thoughtful design idea may directly benefit a single occupant and yield a net positive effect on the community as a whole.
Cofounders Kanan Prasse and Sanjive Vaidya spent years practicing at various New York based design firms before starting their own studio in 2012. Kanan holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Design from Pratt Institute and Sanjive holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Design from Columbia University’s GSAPP. The office holds a license to practice in: NY, NJ, and MD and is NCARB certified.