Ar. Reza Kabul, ARK
"Never give up attitude, patience, always ready to grab an opportunity, and keeping at par with the technology are the recipes for success."
One of the foremost talents in the realm of Indian architecture, Reza Kabul's foray into the industry was a random experience of viewing books on architecture that proved catalyst enough for a switch from engineering to architecture.
After graduating in Architecture from M.S. University, Vadodara (1985), Ar. Reza started his career with a brief stint at Hafeez Contractor's architecture studio in Mumbai. Later, in 1988, he set up his own architectural firm called 'Reza Kabul Architects Pvt. Ltd., India (ARK)' which today has become a comprehensive design studio with three decades of proven expertise in project design and delivery ranging from master plans and townships, to industrial, hospitality, commercial, institutional, educational, and residential segments. The firm has also grown to an international practice with offices in Mumbai and Pune, and its American counterpart ARK Studio West in San Francisco, USA, and has a number of highly-acclaimed projects to its credit.
Ar. Reza has envisioned and successfully executed a string of path breaking projects centered on the design philosophy of 'liberating spaces'. He has handled projects for leading names in the Indian real estate industry, and continues to enjoy the trust and appreciation with projects that set pioneering benchmarks in architectural design. Though he loves to work on projects of major segments and scales of design, but hotels and towers are his passion.
Started with designing mere a bathroom and bedroom, today Ar. Reza is the eminent personality in the world of architecture and has designed many famous buildings in India and abroad. His signature projects are spread globally in United States, India, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Bhutan, Korea, and Nairobi. He believes that "Never give up attitude, patience, always ready to grab an opportunity, and keeping at par with the technology are the recipes for success." He is also of the view that one should always be ready to open the door as opportunity can knock at it anytime.
Being always ready to explore new concepts and technology to give 'Best' to his clients, he believes that accurate and sensible use of advanced products and technologies not only help in the creation of iconic marvels but also the sustainable ones. Moreover, it led the faster execution of the project that resulted in timely delivery thereby giving to customers' satisfaction.
His constant endeavors to develop innovative approaches to design fuel ARK's drive to deliver exemplary projects. He has won several awards and accolades for his out-of-the-box concepts and designs such as the Best Residential High Rise Development – India at the Asia Pacific 2015 for Transcon Triumph Johnson - Society Interiors Honours 2015 - Creative Excellence DNA Realty GEN NEXT - Award of Excellence 2012, The Indian Institute of Architects - Citation of Emerging Master 2011, News Makers Achievers - Best Architect 2010, Limca Book of Awards (2003) for Shreepati Arcade and many more.
A speaker for 'Marcus Evans Tall Buildings Conference' in Seoul, Korea (2008) and a pioneer in tall buildings, Ar. Reza is also the member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA), Associate, Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA), Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) and Council of Architecture (COA).