NDNY (New Delhi | New York) is a full-service architecture and design practice based in New York City. We provide services for the design and construction of new buildings and renovation/additions to existing buildings. Our expertise lies in full scale renovations working through an initial feasibility analysis through design, obtaining all required approvals and construction.

We work closely with Engineers, Designers, Expediters, Special Inspectors and General Contractors to creatively articulate our client's vision and bring their ideas to life. Since our inception, our mission has been to deliver projects that embody the highest functional aspirations using all the technological tools at our disposal to generate solutions with the smallest environmental footprint.

NDNY is a technologically focused studio. We utilize building information modeling software and video gaming technology to create immersive experiences (through VR and AR) for our clients, so they feel comfortable about the design direction at each step of the process. We leverage technology to seamlessly transition from the early phase of scanning the existing conditions to developing a comprehensive set of drawings that can be accurately priced. Our goal is to ensure our projects are fully coordinated to reduce change orders and give our clients a high level of confidence in the design before any work begins on site.

Architecture for us extends beyond the traditional realms and into areas that are not usually part of an Architect's orbit. NDNY has collaborated across architecture, interior design, industrial design, product design, engineering and virtual disciplines. This has allowed us to influence and be influenced by others. Through our practice we strive to make architecture more accessible by generating bespoke solutions for an ever changing and challenging world.

Feasibility studies: We offer low cost initial consultations and reports to help you understand and determine the parameters for your project.

Design: Drawings and 3 dimensional views for space layout/planning and programming, selection of materials, finishes and fittings.

Virtual reality: Create a virtual model and 360 views so clients can walk through the space to understand the design and experience the space.

Permit Drawings: Prepare drawings to obtain permits from the Department of Buildings and other regulatory agencies.

Construction Drawings: Prepare drawings that show in detail the materials, systems and other requirements for construction of the Project.

Bidding & Negotiation: Assistance with finding a contractor/builder and analyzing/comparing bids.

Construction Administration: Make site visits to observe construction.


Ananth Robert Sampathkumar, Partner

Ananth is a co-founder & partner at NDNY. He believes that every project, whether big or small, provides an opportunity to rethink the status quo. Given the Earth's perilous state, he strives to design projects that have a big impact with the smallest environmental footprint.

Ananth has over fifteen years of experience in the architecture industry. Prior to founding NDNY, Ananth worked as a Project Architect at FXFowle Epstein & Associate at Richard Meier & Partners, on various projects, including the expansion and renovation of the Javits Convention Center, New York, NY and Teacher's Village, Newark, NJ.

Ananth is a licensed architect in India and the State of New York and New Jersey. He is a LEED accredited professional and is NCARB certified. He holds a Master's degree in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Ananth is a recipient of the prestigious Schiff Foundation Fellowship Award from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also received a commendation from the Chicago Architectural Club for emerging architects, an honorable mention from the Graham Foundation and the Henry Adams Medal from the American Institute of Architects for academic excellence.

Mary Kohilam Chandrahasan, Partner

Mary is a co-founder & partner at NDNY. She brings an interdisciplinary and humanitarian approach to her work. She believes that better solutions can be provided by drawing from other disciplines and focusing on social and environmental factors.

Mary has over fifteen years of experience in the architecture industry. Prior to founding NDNY, she worked as a Project Architect at Robert A M Stern Architects and FXFowle in New York City on residential and master planning projects.

Mary is a licensed architect in India and the State of New York, and a LEED accredited professional. She holds a Master's degree in Architecture & Urban Design from Columbia University, New York, and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. She has a certification in Global Affairs from New York University relating to political economy and sustainable development.

Mary is an alumni of the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Fellowship program. In 2019 Mary was selected as one of Women’s Builders Council’s Outstanding Women in the building industry.