Born into a military family, Viren was exposed from a young age to constant change, which provided a diversity of experiences and created a strong foundation for his resilient nature. Having lived and worked in Singapore, India, the United States, and Canada, Viren is conscious and sensitive to the nuances of people, cultures, history, and the morphology of various cities.
Trained as an architect, Viren turned his focus to urban design and planning, due to his fascination with cities and his eagerness to design them with a people-first approach. He starts off every project by asking, “What’s best for people and the planet?” Cities are complex entities; Viren creates solutions by taking a holistic look at the issues through multiple lenses to reach the perfect balance.
As a member of our Firmwide Resilience Taskforce and co-leader of the Vancouver studio’s Resilience Lab, Viren demonstrates his passion for resilience by leading teams to create sustainable and resilient communities using performance-based design and high-quality research.