Subbaiah is a co-founder of Urban Morph Consultants Pvt Ltd., a think tank that wants to define the future of urban living. It promotes sustainable solutions and citizen engagement in solving the problems of a city. He is the Principal Architect at Subbaiah Design Associates (SDA), Founder Trustee of CiFoS (Citizens for Sustainability) an NGO for citizen engagement, and a Co-Founder of Bioman Technologies – a Biotech start-up working on ‘waste to resource’. Subbaiah is passionate about building prototypes that can use to solve social problems in India. He is an alumnus of School of Architecture, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology and holds a master’s Degree in Product Design from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. He is also a Graduate of the 1st batch of Bangalore Civic Leadership Incubation Program (BCLIP) a flagship project by BPAC and the SSE Fellow 2019 of School for Social Entrepreneurship (SSE India).