JAISIM-FOUNTAINHEAD – Architects, Engineers, Planners and Ecologists.
Established 1970
Over a span of four decades Jaisim-Fountainhead has undertaken and executed scores of projects in almost every
aspect of the building industry. Building on a philosophy that is committed to the earth and dedicated to the client,
every creation bears the unmistakable trademark of Jaisim – iconoclastic, individualistic and eco-friendly.
It is nearly impossible to list every single one of Jaisim-Fountainhead’s designs. The following is a modest list.
From 1970 – ’75:
o ‘Ego’ - a home designed exploring every factor of building construction.
o Mydeen Tobacco:
Office Complex
Guest House
Residences – Chairman and MD.
o Kumbakonam Bank and Lodging Facilities.
o Mydeen Madrasa (junior school).
o Anglo- Arabic Convent.
o Terrace and Street Housing for Vietnam Housing Kumbakonam.
o Government Arts College, Attur.
o Government Arts College, Salem (for women).
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o Large Span Regional New paper Production Centre – Sivanthi Aditanar, Madras.
o Multi-Purpose Sports Hall, Salem - Holy Cross Convent.
o Taj - Fisherman’s Cove - Luxury beach resort, situated on the east coast, near Chennai, over a land area of 23 acres
with main block and cottages and other support facilities covering an area over 100000 sft.
o Pre-fabricated Housing for VGP, Madras – especially developed for mass housing. Design and prototypes created.
o P & B Medical Centre, Madras.
o Ramakrishna Nursing Home, Erode.
o Sea Shore cottages for Syed Ibrahim.
o Hill Cottages for Syed Yusuf, Coonoor.
o Small Industries Pavilion, THE BUBE, Delhi – Won the President’s Nomination Award. [A fascinating walk-through far ahead
of its time (1970) based on the influence of Prof. Buckminster Fuller’s – geodesic. The dome design was based on cubes turned around on
their edge.]
o Cochin Football Stadia (national competition) with commercial space.
o Associated with Ar. Geoffrey Bawa on a few projects in India.
o With Premnath and Associates – Lufthansa and TWA interiors.
o Individual Residences.
1975 – 1980 (while in Oman):
o Turnkey Projects, Muscat (Oman).
o East Trading and Construction Company, Muscat (Oman).
o Amusement Park, Seeb.
o Villas and Beits, Muscat, Mutrah, Seeb and Sohar.
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o Consultant, East Trading and Construction Company, Muscat.
o General Manager, Global Commercial Company and Uziba Crusher, Oman.
o With Cansult Canada and Omani Constructions.
o Worked on large hospitals and other projects.
1980 – 1992 (based in Bangalore):
o Key-Stone Terrace Apartments, Madras – a personal promotion.
o ‘Anthem’ – An eco- friendly home designed and built in the early ‘80s utilising design-optimisation as a philosophy.
‘Anthem’ has been the subject of many papers.
o The Bangalore Hospital - A multi-specialty hospital: Basement plus eight floors covering over 1, 00,000 sft. on 23,000
sft. property.
o AFNHB, Banaswadi Layout: Design only with Kaannades (Architects) – Housing and other facilities.
o Production Center – Advanced Micronics Devices.
o Production Center – Hewlett Packard.
o Vijaya Bank Housing Colony layout (behind IIM-Bangalore).
Interiors for their regional offices.
A 100-acre housing development (supervising five senior architectural firms) with over 4000 units, SHIMOGA
SAGAR – housing development.
Yelahanka 209 – HIG housing for KHB.
KSCB – Office/Commercial multi-storied complex, Bangalore.
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o NAL Housing Layout, Bangalore.
o The Club, situated on Mysore road with all facilities including 20 rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Billiards, Cards, Squash,
Badminton hall, Discotheque, Swimming pool etc.; over 1,00,000 sft.
o Maldunga Valley – SONI International: designed development projects involving intensive research into creating a
1000-acre township off Bombay.
o Rishi Valley School: Guest Cottages, Dormitories and Study Center – A unique design for a very exacting client.
o Hill Hotel Resort – SHEVROYS – extension.
o Many Villas, Houses, Cottages and Individual and multi-dwelling homes.
Larger projects, institutions and commercial buildings – 1992 to date:
o SPMC Hospital, Salem - 200 beds with all modern facilities – 110,000 sft.
o Exports Production Unit -NAMASTE. GARMENTS.
o Interiors for NAMASTE – Export House – with Sathish Naik.
o Sritech – Electronic Production Center.
o Large Span Multi Level Production Center –Infosys.
o Economy Housing -NAMASTE properties.
o Shanmuga Vel and company.
o 48 Race Course, Coimbatore – luxury apartments.
o High-rise offices / commercial center, Tiruchi road.
o Red Fields – apartments.
o ATT Apartments – Park Residency.
o Condominium housing – Adyar Bank.
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o Football Stadium – Ramanashree Club – Re-architecture.
o ADDI CLUB – Bannerghatta road, Bangalore.
o GEM Guest Cottages And Resort, Yercaud Hills.
o Dance And Art Studio – The Valley School - back to nature ideology.
o Center For Learning – a unique school based on J K philosophy.
Marble Arch apartments
Mezban Terrace apartments
Benson Town apartments
Mysore Road - high-rise apartments
Commercial Centre
ATKINSON apartments, Madras.
o UJWALLA, Puttaparthi: layout, cottages, resort facilities, Meditation Centre – over 7.5 acres in Puttaparthi opposite
the airport.
o Production Centre – Marson’s Textiles, near Hosur.
o Indian Institute of Consumer Studies – 300,000 sft. of space on 4.5 acres for various facilities including research and
study. Provides for corporate and NGO interaction and intensive training facilities, near Koramangala, Bangalore.
o Borukha Gases - Directors’ Block.
o BMS Club.
o CITI Club and Resort.
o Raja Builders – Business Center, Club house, Apartments.
o Dhanavantri Vedic Centre, Mysore.
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o SG Constructions – Apartments.
o Panchvatti Resorts – Club facility.
o Happy Homes – Restaurant and Cottages.
o Golden Valley – A 100-acre residential enclave, Hosur.
o Light and Life Academy, Ooty – An Institute for Photography Studies situated on a picturesque hill near Lovedale. The
land is about 4. 5 acres, the structure includes laboratories, studios, classrooms, administration and recreational
areas, and residential accommodation for students, faculty and guests.
o THEATRE -The Rajas, Whitefield.
o Centre for Environmental Studies, Mercara.
o Roll-on Hydraulics – Corporate office.
o Neem Valley Development for the Ladds, Sandur.
o Pastoral Studies Centre - Holy Ghost Church, Nairobi.
o Indo - American Institute Of Technology – situated outside Bangalore on a land area of over 100 acres. The proposal
caters for students all over the country and overseas. The Institute has direct tie-ups with American universities in
almost all disciplines.
o Yercaud - Executive Corporate Resorts.
o FOUNTAINHEAD and I DO built in 1990 for own occupation.
o Indian Institute of Plantation Management Phase I – Won through an invited competition - NDDB as project
Phase – II: Girls Hostel
Phase – III: Independent Hostel at IIPM campus.
Phase – IV: Lecture Hall
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o Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
School for Management Studies, PGDMS,
Faculty Housing for PGDMS, SIT, Tumkur.
Students Hostel, Tumkur.
o Kurinji Hospital, Salem – 50000 sft.
o Teejay Hospital, Salem.
Projects undertaken by Jaisim Fountainhead Projects Pvt. Ltd. (Established 2001):
o ITC Infotech India limited
Learning Centre
Client Logic (800 seater).
Food Court
Development Centre
Corporate offices
Campus infrastructure.
Service centre
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o Coffee Complex for the Coffee Board, Chikmagalur.
o Second Innings – a senior citizens enclave.
o SUVIDHA - Sushrutha Vishranthi Dhama – Retirement village at Kanakapura road< Bangalore.
o MPHASIS, Mangalore – A facility Centre – conservation.
o Jeevan Rekha – A Multi- specialty Health Centre – 110 beds with an area of 95,500 sft.
o Recearo India Pvt. Ltd – Office /factory, Bidadi.
o Tsunami Relief Housing, Chennai - Project by Tamilnadu slum clearance board.
o MINDA INDUSTRIES LTD. - A factory building, Bidadi.
o Ideal Homes Hi-tech City [Phase 1 & 2], Bangalore.
o Indian Institute of Astrophysics – Baskara Complex, Koramangala, Bangalore.
o Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Kodaikanal.
o Art of Living –
Convention Centre, Meditation hall, Library.
Sri Sri University, Orissa.
o Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh:
Nandyal International School
Corporate office
Neighbourhood housing
layout design
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MD’s House.
o Karnataka Cine Artistes’ Association Auditorium, Bangalore.
o C-STEP Campus, Hesarghatta.
o Laughter Yoga University, Bangalore.
o Lalbagh – additions and modifications, Bangalore.
o ISKCON – Multipurpose hall, Bangalore.
o ISKCON – Gurusaday, Kolkata.
o Bangalore Club – Annexures, Bangalore.
o Century Club – Additions and modifications, Bangalore.
o Temple – Whitefield, Bangalore.
o Ayurvedic Spa – Hulimavu, Bangalore.
o GKVK , Bangalore.
o Presto – Restaurant, Bangalore.
o UWA – Hostels, Bangalore.
o Amber Valley School, Chikmagalur.
A few well-known clients for whom we have designed homes:
Nandan Nilekani (Infosys)
K Jairaj, IAS
Gopalakrishnan [TATA Sons (HLL)]
Ninu Khanna (Dabur)
Ramakrishnan (Binny)
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Vijayaraghavan (AMD)
Brunei Srinivasan (EMAS)
I M Vittal Murthy, Tourism Secretary
Dr. VS Arunachalam
Dr. Chandrashekar
SN Agarwal - meditation hut, etc.
Bhaskar Pramanik (Sun Micro Systems now Oracle)
Dr. Jayaram (Infosys Chairman- 1980)
Mr. SG Hegde (commissioner – BCC),
Mr. Anil Valluri (SUN Microsystems)
Residences for film and theatre personalities:
 Ananth Nag,
 Srinath,
 CR Simha – GUHE – one of the most visited residences by professionals;
 Girish Kasarvalli,
 Sunder Raj,
 Tara.
Herb’s India- Villas for Chairman and directors.
Interiors, Landscapes and Environmental Studies:
o Action-Aid,
o AMCO batteries
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o MSIL outlets, Aero-Metal home -office, U&I, Residences, Corporate offices.
o SUN Microsystems’ Java training Centre, CAREER plans Management training Centre, Multi - Dimension Market Survey,
Solid State Systems.
o Bellandur Tank study, Aero-Space Museum initial studies, Museum of Moving Images Bangalore - preliminary studies, K
R Park landscape and infrastructure.
Other residences:
o Naresh Ponappa, CEO Imaging Services India PVT LTD - Residence
o Satish Machani, CEO – Stump Schule Somappa PVT LTD – Residence and Farm house
o Ashok Vohra – EVOMA - Commercial / residential
o Vandita Sharma IAS / ISN. Prasad IAS – Residence
o Dr. Kalpana & Sampath ‘Sankalp’ - Residence
o Purushotham (Infosys) – Residence
o Dr. Balki (Indian Institute of Science)
o Chidanand Rajghatta (New York Times)
o Dr.Srinivasa Murthy (NIMHANS)
o Ashok Vohra, (Evoma)
o Ashwini Jaisim Bhat, Bangalore
JAISIM - FOUNTAINHEAD offers Comprehensive Architectural Services relevant to the demands of the project.
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JFPPL (Jaisim Fountainhead Projects Private Limited) was incorporated in 2000 to further the cause of involved architectural practice
and realisation of alternative approaches. Project Management and Construction Management are provided as necessary.
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