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our team

Sindhuja Jagadeesh

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Sindhuja came to Auroville in 2006 and started her professional journey under  Andre Hababou as an intern, and then later continued the collaboration as partner.

She co-designed and built several projects in that partnership before she opened her Auroville studio, Creation, in 2009.

In 2014, she founded Imago, a new Auroville architecture unit, where she worked on projects in Auroville and around the country.

In 2020, Integral Architecture was born, with a focus on creating conscious architecture centered around the ideals of Auroville and the vision of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

Antim Singhi

At the age of 24, Antim left his life as a national snooker champion in Chennai and came to Sri Aurobindo Ashram of Pondicherry as a spiritual seeker.

In 2008, he came to live in Mother's second project, Auroville. In both the Ashram and in Auroville, Antim has served in many capacities, from taking up physical work to serving in the administration, always in the spirit of a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness, working for Mother's Dream. 

In 2020, he joined Integral Architecture as Construction Coordinator and Human Relations Manager.

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Veeramani first came to Auroville at the age of 13, as a young boy looking for work to support his family that had recently lost the father. He started his training with a prestigious carpenter in Auroville and quickly found his way as a talented young man.


After 7 years, he felt it was time to explore Auroville deeper and joined the project of Auroville at the age of 20.

He was given his own carpentry workshop in another Auroville unit, alongside responsibilities as Purchase Manager and Site Supervisor for general construction works. After 2 years of experience there, he is now a pivotal part of Integral Architecture.

Nithya Venkatesan

With a diploma in interior design and masters in architecture on advanced design, Nithya started her career working in Coimbatore as an architect for 2 years before moving on to teaching architecture design to bachelor students in universities in Coimbatore and Hosur for the last 10 years.

After exploring many arenas of design in her own time alongside her mainstream work, she is now part of the Integral Architecture team, designing, detailing and managing construction sites.


Joel Van Lierde

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In a previous life in Belgium, Joel worked for 10 years as a psychologist and family therapist with troubled youth and their families, with drug users and in prison.

Spiritual refugee in Auroville since 2009, he has gratitude for Mother India to have allowed him to reside on her soil.

His main focus is to apply the teaching of The Mother

and Sri Aurobindo to his inner and outer life and in that spirit

he is taking care of our website, video-editing and accounting.

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"The effective manifestation of Ishwara and Ishwari in union."
                                                                                                                    - The Mother
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