Laharika Chalamalasetti

Laharika Chalamalasetti

New York, NY, US



I am Laharika Chalamalasetty , an Architecture graduate and an Entrepreneur with 5 plus years experience in the field of architecture and interior designing. Architecture to me is about search of soul and I find true happiness in making a positive impact to the people experiencing and using the space I design. I attempt to bring creativity, meaning and imagination to everything I do.

I grew up in Hyderabad, India and dreamed of becoming an architect since the age of 16. At 22, I left home to work in Bangalore as an Architect. The journey exploring myself and my strengths gave me the confidence to approach challenges with imagination and possibility. I continue this journey by pushing boundaries of design, to create a dynamic vision of impact for every project.

I won the Gold Medalist title for academic performance in my Architecture School. Also, throughout my professional career, I have consistently driven myself to meet challenges, exceed goals, and be an effective leader. I am known for completing projects on time while achieving quality excellence.

Five+ years of experience as an architect under close collaboration of Design Directors of my pervious firms ​has enhanced my interest towards architecture and made me realize that I am a self-motivated, passionate and a responsible architect with the ability to learn things very quickly and have taught me the pressures of working with and meeting strict deadlines in the fast paced world of design. I see design as an opportunity to create meaningful human experiences that resonate more deeply with an audience and impact the community. I approach every project with rigorous research and investigation, translating the findings into strategic solutions that inform the design of environments or products.

I have been learning and working on different building typologies in all project phases of Large scale and small scale projects from Schematic design through contract administration and have a strong understanding of construction documentation and detailing which cover, Institutional projects, High-rise residential buildings, clubhouses, Hotels, High-end residential buildings, mixed use developments, Master planning projects, recreational, interiors and competition projects.


Founder of R3, Hyderabad, IN, Free Lance Architect and Interior Designer

Designed and executed villas of 3500sft area and completed the project in 8months from scratch as a freelancer.
Designed and executed interiors for 3 bedroom apartments of area 1400Sft- 2500Sf, including spatial planning, material selection, detailed drawings and site visits.
Took up commercial projects and designed Interiors for The Thick Shake Factory and Hazzel Ice cream Cafe, as a Free Lancer.

Nov 2015 - current

FHD Group, Hyderabad, IN, Project Design Architect

FHD Group ( is a consultancy design firm that offers all services (Architecture, Interior, Landscape, Lighting & Design Build) under one roof with offices in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai & Bhubaneswar working on over 200+ projects across India & abroad.

Project Design Architect at FHD Group.
Specialized in Architectural Design, Concepts and design development of large scale (100 acres) and small scale (3000sft) projects under close collaboration with the Architecture and Design directors of FHD Group in the last 3 years. Worked on various Club houses, High end residential projects, Villas, High rise apartments, Institutional projects, Hotels, Master planning, Mixed use buildings and developments and Competition projects, leading a team of 6 members.

Roles and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Manager and Design Director, responsible for individual projects, assisting in Master Planning, Site Planning and Building Design utilizing, 3D Modeling, Concept Presentations, Design Development.

•Prepare program and schematic proposal, project layouts and develop designs in 3D using Revit or other 3D modeling software for client review/approval.
•Perform design computations, specifications, compiles data, and elementary architectural assignments.
•Assist with preparation of construction drawings and construction detailing for contractors.
•Review building codes to assure that design complies with the minimum legal standards.
•Assist in the constructions administration phase by reviewing shop drawings and creating a master log of the project submittals.
•Prepare finish material sample boards, physical models and graphic presentations for client approval.
•Assist the design team on projects from the Pre-Schematic Phase through Construction Documents.

Oct 2012 - Nov 2015

mayapraxis architects, Bangalore City, IN, Architect

mayaPRAXIS ( is, at its core, an architectural design firm with an interest in making well-designed spaces to live, work and enjoy modern life. This begins from strong concepts – of place & climate, materials & technology, beauty & culture. The wide range of projects reflects the faith in design as a process common to finding solutions to diverse circumstances in our built fabric. The projects include Master planning of large campuses, Architectural and interior design for institutional, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and residential projects.

Architect at mayaPRAXIS.
Worked on different building typologies like, Residential, Institutional, Luxury Apartments, Clubhouses, Observatories, Mixed use developments, assisted living facilities and Competition projects.

Roles and responsibilities:

Concept development, Concept Presentations,3d massing, Client meetings, initial to detailing of technical drawings, construction administration, execution drawings, material selection, site meetings, site supervision and coordination with different consultants.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2012

Mathew & Ghosh Architects, Bangalore City, IN, Intern

Assisted in Concept Presentations, 3d massing, construction drawings. Assisted in presentation drawings, Physical model making for a Competition entry.

Dec 2009 - Apr 2010


School of planning and Architecture, JNTU, Hyderabad, IN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - Dec 2010


Sustainable Design award of the Year for Yoga Nikaya, 1st Place

Sustainable Design award of the Year for Yoga Nikaya wellness retreat (Institutional project) when working with mayaPraxis .Yoga Nikaya wellness retreat got Nominated for The Agha khan award in the year 2012.


Studio Design Award 2012, 1st Place

Won the design competition conducted in the studio for designing the new place of work for mayaPraxis architects.


Hyderabad Industries Gold Medal, 1st Place

Won the Hyderabad Industries Gold medal for Advanced Construction.


Pidilite award for excellence, 1st Place

Won an award for Optimum space utilization category.


Bronze Medal in Academics, 3rd Place

Won the Bronze medal for academic performance in my Bachelor's.


Gold Medalist- Best Academic Student award, 1st Place

Won the best academic student award (Gold Medal) in my Bachelor Degree.


Drawing Competition, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization