India-born Varanasi first moved to Dubai in 1994 and worked with well-known design practices before setting up her own firm. She has worked on numerous projects in the Middle East, Africa and India in retail, corporate and public sectors. Some of the well-known projects she has worked on include Times Square Mall and Amity University Dubai, as well as other projects in Tanzania, Oman and Sudan.
In addition to being recognised for her design expertise, Varanasi is also a major contributor to female empowerment initiatives in the industry. Among the firm’s recent projects are an auditorium, a co-working space as well as an executive staff housing.