profile

A passion for design to create innovative and quality public realm.

Yogeshwar Navagrah ‘Yogi’ is the Principal and the creative force behind ‘NAVAGRAH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN’. Yogi combines his interdisciplinary education, his years of experience and his passion for design to create innovative and quality public realm. Since his move to Calgary in 2004, Yogi has been instrumental in creating several high profile and engaging public realm projects in and around Calgary e.g. Town of Banff Downtown Streetscape Enhancement, Okotoks Olde Towne Plaza in Town of Okotoks, Rutland Transit Exchange in Kelowna, Anniversary Park Shoreline Expansion in Town of Chestermere, Spray Parks at Canmore and Rotary Park in Calgary and many more. Yogi established ‘NAVAGRAH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN’ in 2013 to further his philosophy of ‘DESIGN AS A COMMUNITY BUILDING TOOL’. Through NAVAGRAH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN, Yogi and his team is involved in creating inspiring and engaging outdoor spaces; spaces that offer a great platform to celebrate life, ultimately strengthening the cultural and physical fabric of our cities and shaping a better world, one project at a time.

 

Culture and Values

 

Design as a community building tool

At NAVAGRAH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN Ltd., we are involved in creating inspiring and engaging outdoor spaces that offer a great platform to celebrate life; ultimately strengthening the cultural and physical fabric of our cities and shaping a better world, one project at a time.

Context as the guiding force

NAVAGRAH engages the art of place making to develop outdoor spaces that are a reflection of the environmental, cultural, technological and historical context and time in which we exist.

Quality and excellence as the way forward

An unwavering commitment to quality work geared towards achieving continued excellence is the backbone of all the work undertaken at NAVAGRAH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN LTD.

Team

Yogeshwar Navagrah

Principal - M.E.Des. (Urban Design), AALA, BCSLA

Yogeshwar (Yogi) brings to the team Fourteen (14) years of experience in public realm design. His interdisciplinary expertise cover realm of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Yogi is a “big idea” advocate and passionate about design. Every project that Yogi has designed is a manifestation of the belief that well-crafted outdoor spaces have the ability to transform, enrich and improve our lives.

Mrunmayee Patankar

Associate - B.Arch

Mrunmayee is a graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and brings to the team Eleven (11) years of experience in design and project management of large scale projects. Mrunmayee’s meticulous attention to detail with focus on sustainability and cost effective design helps in achieving creative project outcomes within assigned budgets. Mrunmayee is a wizard at various software and is an integral part of the design team for every project.

Lexi Maxwell

Junior Landscape Designer - B.L.A, Dip.L.A.T

Lexi is a graduate of the University of Guelph, Ontario and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta. As a young designer, Lexi is eager to contribute her skills towards shaping unique, meaningful and innovative landscapes/ public spaces. Lexi's good command over various software and her innovative thinking bring a fresh approach to each project.

 

Our Clients

We’re fortunate to have worked with some great people.

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Awards & honours

2016 (Calgary)
Invited speaker at the inaugural ‘World Landscape Architecture Month’ speaker series at Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary

2015 (Calgary)
Invited speaker at the ‘D-Talks’ Institute workshop on Public Spaces

2015 (Calgary)
Design Jury - Art Installation Competition

2014 (Calgary)
Arts & Culture - Immigrants of Distinction Award, Immigrant Services Calgary

2011 (Calgary)
Invited ‘Citizen Design Expert’ for City of Calgary ‘Bow to Bluff’ Urban Design project

2011 (Calgary)
Celebration Landscapes - Landscape Installation Competition - Winning Entry

2007 (Calgary)
Mayor’s Urban Design Award - ‘Eau Claire Plaza Redevelopment ***

2005 (Calgary)
Mayor’s Urban Design Award - ‘Restructuring the Urban Fabric: Brentwood Mall

2004-2005 (Calgary)
Faculty of Environmental Design Scholarship, University of Calgary

2003 (India)
International Institute of Information Technology -Design Competition - Winning Entry, India ***

Publications

2006
Weather Weave: Urban Design in Winter Cities

2005
Essay in “Calgary, from Cowtown to Downtown to Mckenzie Towne, Excursions into the Cultural Landscapes of Alberta

*** as part of project team with another design studio prior to foundation of NAVAGRAH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN LTD.