eightvillage is a place-based design consultancy seeking to create positive change in communities
Ashtagrama (literally in Sanskrit, “eight villages”) was a group of small communities in the Kolar District of Karnataka, India. In the early 16th century, a small group of brahmins known as the “Ashtagrama Iyers” from Tamil Nadu migrated to the Ashtagrama group of villages, at the request of the existing government. They came as learned priests, Vedic scholars and agriculturists, soon transforming the kingdom from a poor community into a well-educated and prosperous one.
eightvillage continues the ethos of the Ashtagrama. We strive to bring together facets of architecture, urban design, ecology, and education to collaborate and help foster a sense of place. We use our technical skillset as architects, planners and designers to supplement our empathetic process. Collaboration and communication are at the core of our process, and we are always energized to facilitate, mobilize, and catalyze projects that have an impact on people and our planet.
We offer design services and consultation for projects of varying scales, specializing in architecture and urban design. Our client-base includes a wide range of for-profit and non-profit entities, all with place-based design goals at the forefront of the project. Download our firm profile here.