EL + D is a leading multi disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design practise based in Hyderabad, with a presence in New Delhi and Mumbai.
The firm has won prestigious design awards at state and national level for many of their works. Many of their projects have been featured in leading Indian design publications.
Over the years, EL+D has created projects ranging from high end corporate, hospitality, retail, automotive, health care, education and luxury homes to product design, bespoke light fixtures, exclusive surfaces and contemporary furniture pieces.
With a team of highly enthusiastic Architects, engineers and crafts persons, a design studio and large research laboratory, there is a continued learning on design studies such as traditional and modernism, materiality, day-lighting, adaptive re-use and spatial experiences.
The firm strives to achieve design excellence with its high level of design and detailing. To blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. To create spaces that encourage dialogue. To build relationships.
Kanan holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from University of Mumbai; a Masters Degree in Urban Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York; and Post Professional Program from Domus Academy, Milan.
She has 17 years of professional experience. She worked with Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, New York and 3Com Corporation, Santa Clara before heading back to India in 2003. At Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP, she was involved with design and engineering of AOL – Time Warner Twin Towers in Manhattan.
In 2008, Kanan gave a talk on Technology & its challenges at the Business Forum of San Francisco, for Structural Engineering Association of Northern California. In 2015, Kanan was a panellist for a discussion on The Legacy of Charles Correa, by IIID Hyderabad Chapter. She also participated as a panellist for Technology - Key Influencer in revolutionizing design, by Design Perspective FOAID.
Kanan is extremely passionate about building and materials. She loves travelling and finds many of her inspirations in small villages across the world.