Ar. Rajiv Khanna/ Ar. Sabeena Khanna, KIA design studio
Each project designed is unique to its site and setting, planning and purpose, having a strong sense of belonging. My designs seek inspiration from real life" Ar. Rajiv Khanna
I believe in Leonardo Da Vinci's "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Besides, "Life is short so lets build stuff that matters" Ar. Sabeena Khanna
KIA stands for Kreate, Inspire, and Achieve. The team at the design studio seeks inspiration from nature, which offers a varied palette of colors, shapes, forms, and textures to innovatively create specific design solutions for each project. Over the last 30 years of its existence, KIA has designed projects of all types and magnitudes. It is spearheaded by Rajiv and Sabeena Khanna, graduates from the prestigious school of architecture, Chandigarh, the world famous city created by the renowned master architect, Le Corbusier.
Founder Principal of KIA design studio, Ar. Rajiv Khanna has nearly 35 years of experience in the interdisciplinary fields of Architecture, Design, Management, and Real Estate. His work spans across the country as well as engages with international concerns. The magnitude and type of projects include master planning, urban design, residential developments, mixed land use projects, hospitality, retail recreational, institutional and educational projects as well as corporate interiors.
The firm's international alliances include the Dubai Lifestyle City, Dubailand for ETA Group, Concept Creation of a mixed land-use development at Sharjah on a land lot measuring 9 sq.kms, hospitality project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a 500 acre mixed land-use cum residential development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Creative head of KIA design studio, Sabeena is the mastermind behind each project undertaken. Recipient of Le- Corbusier Gold Medal, Sabeena also topped her University with her creative intellect. Fellow member of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA ) and Associate member of Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), she is on the Jury for many renowned architectural awards recognizing fresh talent.
Some of her known projects include the Timber Trail in Himachal Pradesh, Umrao Boutique Hotel on National Highway-8 in Delhi, District Headquarters in Goa, and the prestigious Cottage Industries Emporium at STC building, Janpath, New Delhi. Some of the recent projects include Al Wathba and Mussaffah schools in Dubai, UAE; Housing projects- Palm Drive, Emaar MGF, The Grand and The Petioles based in Gurgaon (NCR).