Employee Spotlight: Swapneel Deshpande

At Larson Design Group (LDG), we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. Meet Swapneel Deshpande, Sr. Architectural Designer, who is based in our Columbus, OH office. 

What drew you to apply to LDG?

I was interested in LDG because of the national presence, the diverse portfolio of projects and because it’s one of the biggest names for retail architecture. 

What do you enjoy most about working for an employee-owned company?

I love the transparency of the company and the fact that everyone has a say in the company. Also, being part of an employee owned company pushes me to take ownership of work.  

Before joining LDG, what was the most interesting or unique job you had?

I was self-employed and one interesting thing I worked on was an App called Vastufy which I developed. It is about the ancient Indian science of architecture, “Vastushastra”, and helps people score their homes and give remedies as per the science. 

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I love traveling and learning about new cultures, their food and architecture and have been to 25 countries. 

Which one of LDG’s core values do you most identify with and why?

Being self-employed for a long time, I value Teamwork the most. I think it improves productivity and brings better results in whatever you deliver. I really think good teamwork is the basis to achieve all our other values like innovation, performance and client service excellence.