P. Kiran Nayak

P. Kiran Nayak

Los Angeles, CA, US



Kiran is an architectural designer, futurist and writer with a decade of experience in the practice of making space. He currently works as a Job Captain at BAR Architects in San Francisco, a firm with expertise in hospitality and multifamily and winery projects. 

Kiran has a Masters Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. 

From 2010-2015, Kiran ran an independent architectural practice out of his studio in Bangalore. The Architecture + Research Laboratory was a think tank and design consultancy that oversaw the design and construction administration of residential, commercial interiors and healthcare projects across South India. 

Kiran lives with his wife and son in the Bay Area and loves to play guitar and write about cities, real and imaginary.


BAR Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Hospitality & Multi-family | Construction Drawings, Documentation and Submittals | BIM Lead

Nov 2017 - current

TOM WISCOMBE ARCHITECTURE, INC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Architect / Intern

1) The Main Museum in Downtown Los Angeles
2) WEHO Belltower: Winning competition entry for Sunset Spectacular, an architectural billboard project on the Sunset Strip in LA.
3) MALI: Schematic design and proposal for a Contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Lima, Peru.

May 2016 - Oct 2016

Architecture + Research Laboratory, Bangalore, IN, Proprietor and Principal Architect

Architecture + Research Laboratory
Bangalore, India

Founder, Principal Architect and Designer

Mar 2010 - Sep 2015

Venkataramanan Associates, Bangalore, IN, Junior Architect / Designer

Jul 2009 - Mar 2010


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, MArch, Masters in Architecture

Aug 2015 - Sep 2017


Graduation with Distinction, SciArc, Award


Graduate Merit Thesis, SciArc, Award


Areas of Specialization