Ela is headed by a dynamic young architect whose forte is in green concepts. She is a LEED accredited professional with great capacity to conceptualize, plan and execute meaningful projects and lead them through green building ratings.

Ela has a multi disciplinary dedicated team of water, sewage, energy and roads engineers. With more than 25 years of experience in large people oriented projects, the team is committed to its ideology of helping reduce negative environmental impact arising from rapid economic development.

Our Core Team

Samhita M
Managing Director
An architect by profession from Anna University, Samhitahas completed her Post Graduate Programme in Management from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. After working with Ashok Leyland Properties, Samhita joined CII Green Business Centre, Hyderabad whereshe was associated with all theprestigious projects of CII ranging from developing of rating systems and formulating framework for certification of Green Buildings. Her vast experience of over 12 years in planning Green Building Solutions eventually prompted her to start Ela and offer professional consulting services.

Core Competencies:
Her core competence lies in green architectural design and steering the green building ratingprogrammes from inception through the process for final certification for various building types. She is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Accredited Professional.

Vaiddyanathan V R
Chief Consultant - Green Infrastructure
A civil and foundation engineering graduate with over 35 years of experience in water supply and drainage makes Vaiddyanathan get his skills to Ela. His expertise is in the field of managing complete project activities entailing feasibility studies, detailed engineering, contracts/ project management and preparation of tender documents as per ICB and LCB guidelines. With a  superior track record of executing large scale critical projects on time and within budgets, Vaiddyanathan has been able to carve a niche for himself in the Green Building Consulting Forums. Apart from this his great capacity in interfacing with Govt departments for various certifications, approvals, audits, clearances etc. is commendable.

Core Competencies:
Management of senior level assignments for water supply/ drainage/ environmental management with leading organizations.

Pari D
Chief Consultant - Water & Drainage
A civil engineer by profession with over than 30 years of experience in Public Health engineering, Pari’score competence lies in design of comprehensive sewerage systems to urban local bodies of adjacent towns of CMA areas (Chennai Metropolitan Area).

Core Competencies:
Design of collection systems, pumping stations and drainage and network systems. Design and execution of water supply and sewerage facilities in commercial and industrial complexes.Expertise in collection and disposal of solid waste management system.

Support Staff
ELA has a group of 15 competent technical members inclusive of structural, civil engineers and accountants.