Eminence Architects [Research + Design] , is an upcoming architectural and interior design firm based in Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala, India. It was founded by Ar.Surag Viswanathan Iyer in the year 2013 and established as an office in the first quarter of the year 2015.  Since its inception, Eminence Architects is engaged in design and execution of various architectural and interior projects.


          The firm constantly experiments with designs in various projects; from complex flows to uniqueness. Our approach to design although appears simple and minimalistic, involves a complexity of lines. We believe in designing space for the need to live a comfortable and peaceful life. 

Principal Architect

        Surag Viswanathan Iyer has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from SRM School of Architecture and Interior Design, SRM University, Chennai in 2011. He has procured Master’s degree in Advanced Architecture from Iaac (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), Barcelona, Spain in 2013, where he was exposed to use of digital processes and development of technological materials with respect to architecture. His research on Self-Sufficient building – “Soundscape”, where sound acts as the building to generate power, received a lot of appreciation; was done under the guidance of Enric-Ruiz-Geli (Cloud 9, Barcelona).

          He has interned at InForm Architects, Bangalore and has worked on varied architecture and interior projects at different stages. He began his professional career with InForm Architects, Bangalore, where he gained exposure to projects of varied scales such as VBHC (Value Budget Housing Corporation Pvt Ltd), Villas by Godrej Properties etc. He has also worked as a freelancer and successfully completed various projects of varied categories such as induvidual residences, residence renovations, multi-storied residences, residential interiors, retail design, office interiors etc., 

            He is also active in architecture education, as visiting faculty at Designer Institute Of Interior Design, Ernakulam.