Mr. Premnath Sundharam, AIA

Global Sustainability Leader,
DLR Group, Inc.

Contact Details

DLR Group, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ


Architect and engineer with passion for leadership, sustainability, and technology. Nine (9) years of architecture experience in K-12, Higher Ed, Justice, and Commercial.

As Senior Associate at DLR Group, I play the following roles:
1. Southwest Region Practice Leader.
2. National Practice Forum Member.
3. Energy Expert.
4. Sustainable Design Specialist.
5. Project Manager.

Current pursuit:
As southwest region practice leader, collaborate with 100 employees on business practice innovations to provide the best design solution and design service experience for our clients. Areas of innovation include, design tools/processes, project management, expertise management, research and development, production tools/processes and staff development.

Lead at a national level on business practices and champion integrated design process to provide high-performance design solutions to our clients.


Iowa State University
2001 To 2004

Bharathiar University
1996 To 2000

Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary School
1982 To 1996

Job History

DLR Group
Project Coordinator | Job Captain
December 2006 - December 2009

DLR Group
SW Region Practice Leader
December 2011 - present

DLR Group
Architect | Project Manager
December 2009 - present

DLR Group
Energy Expert
January 2008 - present

DLR Group
Sustainable Design Specialist
January 2006 - present

DLR Group
Architectural Designer
June 2004 - December 2006

Akila Architects
Architectural Draftsman
June 2000 - August 2000


  • Accessibility Compliance
  • Agency Consulting / Review / Approval
  • Analysis of Alternates / Substitutions
  • Architectural Design
  • Bidding / Negotiation
  • Code Compliance
  • Commissioning
  • Computer Applications
  • Construction Documentation: Drawings
  • Construction Documentation: Specifications
  • Contract Administration
  • Coordination of Designated Services
  • Design-Build
  • Detailed Site Utilization Studies
  • Economic Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Analysis and Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Environmental Studies and Reports
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Facility Management
  • Indoor Air Quality Consulting
  • LEED Certification Services
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Maintenance and Operational Programming
  • Post-Contract Evaluation
  • Postoccupancy Evaluation
  • Programming
  • Project Administration
  • Project Representation
  • Record Drawing
  • Renderings
  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Space Planning
  • Space Schematics / Flow Diagrams
  • Special Disciplines Consultation
  • Value Analysis


  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)