Mansara Architecture Team

Aparna is a sought after architect-builder in the Richmond region. She is well known for integrating the ancient principles of Vedic Architecture in her designs without compromising the modern lifestyle of 21st century.

Aparna is the Principal Owner of Mansara Architecture and a licensed architect with an experience of 18 years.

Aparna Patil
Principal Mansara Architecture

Education: Aparna holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from University of of Pune, India and a Master's degree in Urban Planning from School Of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi India.

In her early years of training she was fortunate to work with Architect's like Christopher Charles Benninger, Ar. Ravi Gadre and Ar. Rajiv Vishwasrao in India. She came to the U.S. In 1999. She has an experience of over 18 years working on various projects such as Institutional, Office Buildings, Hospitality etc. And is know for her very efficient construction management processes.

Aparna is also the founder-artist of h2h.org a non-profit organisation dedicated towards relief and re-habilitation of disaster affected areas due to natural calamities. Aparna loves to travel and maintains several blogs about her passions and her adventures.


Neelima Bhide-Sane
Project Coordinator

Education: Bachelor of Architecture degree from BKPS College of Architecture Pune,India.
Certificate course in 3D Visualization from MAAC institute Pune, India

Experience:1997 to 2010: Worked in various multidisciplinary offices in Dubai, with major experience in corporate interior work.
2010-2018 interior design for apartments and bungalows, Pune India.

Interests: Acrylic and water color painting. Enjoys crocheting a lot!

Turning Your Building Ideas Into Reality.

Rajesh L.

Home Owner and Businessman


We hired Mansara Architecture to fix our 1930’s colonial that had been renovated in
1980’s with incorrect proportion and finishes.
At a glance Aparna had a design in mind. The details on our final blueprints were
fantastic and our contractor was able to create exactly what Aparna designed according to Principals of Vaastushastra. She was very positive and pleasant to work with. We
recommend her highly.

Sandra Leibowitz

Founder and Owner


I had the pleasure of working with Aparna on one of my company's most outside-the-box LEED certification projects: the *Hindu Center of Virginia. Through this process, I found Aparna to be a very capable architectural professional with a genuine interest in making buildings greener. Her detailed-oriented, well-organized and timely efforts on this project smoothed the way for us to achieve LEED Gold-level certification together. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Aparna again in the future!