Ankur Kuda

Ankur Kuda

Abu Dhabi, AE




A seasoned Architect, with a dedicated experience of 20 years, in Architecture and Interior design processes, and overseeing the overall Technical Documentations of more than 10 projects valued up to $1b.Managed Concept Design and Development, Contract Coordination, Scheduling and Execution of High-End finishing, RFP evaluations, and the shop drawing processes for projects as Airport terminal buildings, Five-star Hotels, Multispecialty Hospital, Foreign Embassies, and High-Rise Residential Buildings. Directed and mentored the design teams, in multinational work environments and maintained a productive working relationship with the clients ensuring better communication of technical progress, change management and the approval on value engineering proposals and suggested design standardisations. Effectively collaborated with other disciplines, providing technical advice with resources while implementing the innovative strategies assuring the integrated design solutions were complying with the national or local standards and International building codes. Demonstrated the ability to use latest industry software, including MS Office, AutoCAD with the hands-on knowledge of BIM tools such as Revit Architecture and Navisworks.

.                                                     SKILLS                                                             

  • Architectural Design
  • Project Management
  • Interior Design and Detailing.
  • Contract Coordination
  • Compliance Regulations
  • Value Engineering
  • Technical Coordination
  • Finishing (Internal and External)
  • Architectural Execution & Supervisions
  • Bid Administration
  • Subcontracts – SOP & BOQ’s
  • Concept Design and Development.
  • Project Cost Control
  • Design Build & PPP contracts.


1. As a Design Manager and the Finishing Head, participated in the Conceptual design development and led the shop drawing and construction design processes for 1168 apartments in 34 High Rise Residential Towers on an area of 47 hectares for Commonwealth Games Village project in New Delhi, valued at $1bn and a LEED Platinum rated sustainable project. Managed the shop drawing approvals, regulatory approvals, compliances and prepared the design specifications, design details and SOP for Finishing works valued at $380 m.

2. Participated in the finalisation of Architectural concept designs by the consultant (SCDA Singapore) for Internationally acclaimed Singapore High Commission, which was a Design-Build project valued at $12m. As a Project Architect, developed the Architectural, Civil, Finishing and Interior Fit-out drawings and details for the iconic project on 1.3 hectares area situated to the south of New Delhi (India). The project got shortlisted at World Architecture Awards (Barcelona 2008) and Honourable mention in 9th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2008 after the completion.

3. As a Senior Project Manager, overseeing the Execution and Coordination of 250000 sq.m of Flooring works,200000 sq.m of External Stone cladding works,500000 sq.m of False ceiling works for multiple projects which include a 320-bedded super-speciality Hospital project, Hotel projects for IBIS and JW Marriot groups for a combined project value of $450m.

4. As Senior Design Manager in different organisations, developed the designs and the construction detailing of Decorative Wall Paneling finishes and systems, Modular and Custom Furnitures, Counters and Wall Partitions, Decorative Ceilings, Feature Walls and Floorings with inlays for Interior Retail Refurbishment and Architectural modifications of Airport Terminal Buildings at New Delhi, Kathmandu International Airports and other Residential and Commercial projects for combined project value of $ 15 m.

5. Handled the Design Specifications, SOP's and Design Details, Approval of Method Statements, Resolving the RFI's and the finalisation of subcontracts for all the stakeholders to execute the Civil, Architectural, Interior Finishing and External Development works for Residential and Hotel Projects for combined project values of $250m.Besides, the technical coordination involved the projects as Terminal 3 of IGI Airport at New Delhi which is the world's first and also the largest terminal building to be conferred the prestigious 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design New Construction' (LEED NC) gold rating.


Developing Architectural and Interior design solutions that meet the best industry standards and client expectations.  Innovate the engineering techniques reflecting the intelligent and efficient design solutions while meeting financial, quality and timeframe objectives. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects as an Architectural Manager or an Interior Design Manager affirming to excel in the collaborative environment on which the organisation prides itself.





Sanjose Constrcutora, Kathmandu,Nepal & Abu Dhabi,UAE, Senior Project Architect

Overseen the complete engineering and technical documentation process of construction projects from the project award stage until the scope finalization stage. Directed teams comprising of architects, engineers, BIM developers, contractors, and support staff to ensure the active technical support for the successful delivery of projects within the set timeline, budget parameters, and client specifications. Collaborated with project stakeholders in setting project scope, budgets, reviewing contracts, and identifying materials. Site visits and performed inspections with consultants, tracking of project progress to ensure adherence to specifications, contract guidelines, and industry-specific quality standards. Participated in site planning activities to ensure projects have complied with zoning, environmental, statutory, and safety requirements. Managed preparation of project documents for the sub-contractors covering tenders, bids, contracts, progress reports, budgets, permits, and BOQs. Led overall design and construction detailing process involving the sub-contractors, in house technical team, and project coordinators.
Project Title: Tribhuvan International Airport Project, Nepal (FIDIC based Contract funded by World Bank).
Budget: $70m • Team Size: 10 Members
- Initiated workshops to present the proposed design standardizations to the consultants and clients. Successfully cleared all Technical Contract scope gaps with the Client and the consultants. Finalized a value engineering proposal worth $ 5m with the consultants based on standardization of design details following IBC (International Building Codes) and ICAO codes.
- Spearheaded the team responsible for skillful completion of shop drawings and in-house details for all interior works. Expedited and accomplished the major design approvals involving shop drawings and finishing materials and boosting the engineering progress by 85%.
Project Title: Mamsha Al Saadiyat (Mixed-Use exclusive beachfront Project, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Budget: $330m • Team Size: 10 Members
- Steered the specialized packages for Waterproofing, Metal Doors, Vertical Transportation, Landscaping and External development works. Coordinated the shop drawings with Structural and MEP IFC designs, thereby driving the approval process with the consultants and also finalizing the value engineering proposals timelessly.
- Directed the finalization of drawings collaborated with the guidelines and recorded the compliances to ADM, NFPA 80, ASTM, Civil Défense, FLS codes, and Estidama Pearl 2 regulations.
Project Title: Family Hotel Project, UAE
Budget: $1B • Team Size:20
- Overseen the management of approx. 800 shop drawings, technical documentation, and approx. 300 RFI's related to external development, waterproofing, vertical transportation, landscaping and hardscapes, signages, external canopies, and the BMU works. Facilitated the approvals through regular workshops and design reviews with the consultant.
- Developed approx.43 no's of sub-contract packages for Civil, Interior finishing and Fit-outs, and External development works. Compiled the design specifications and IFC drawing details, finalized the method statements and the SOW, and engineered the construction details for all subcontract works. Collaborated with Contracts and Construction disciplines for the finalization of BOQ’s, final award of works and settlement of periodic claims.

Sep 2016 - Feb 2020

GMR Airports Ltd, New Delhi, IN, Associate General Manager ( Terminal Architecture)

Directed all activities related to Architectural designing, modification, and Finishing of Interiors and Expansion works within Airport Terminal buildings. Conducted design reviews, work scoping, activity scheduling, and finalization of designs while ensuring minimal disruption to airport activities. Designed the details and work schedules for the refurbishment of retail spaces, lounges, movement spaces, passenger waiting areas, and interior fit-outs in line with industry quality standards. Collaborated with the contractors to ensure compliance to project timeline: tracked project progress and prepared periodic reports. Supervised material procurement inspected material to provide high quality and enforced cost control activities.
Key Achievements:
- Skilfully completed internal modification and retail renovations for domestic & International terminals in line with set timelines over ten months to achieve the planned revenue increase by $120m annually from Airport Retail with a saving of 15% on execution cost.
- Successfully implemented project activities in terminal handling over 40 million footfalls annually without disruptions to passenger movements involving finalising the concept designs and installation of decorated wall panels and coverings, modular furniture for airlines offices, decorated false ceilings to the lounges in wood and plasterboards, design and execution of Information desks and airlines counters in wood and glass, Storefronts in combination materials, Wall features to the waiting areas(traditional art inlays) and conducted feasibility studies for effective passenger frisking strategies.
- Managed and supervised all the activities related to designing, from concept, detailing, to the overall project execution stage.
- Finalised the decongestion strategies within the terminals which included modification of check-in counters, expansion of waiting areas and portable check-in kiosks

Mar 2015 - Apr 2016

Studio Thorn Infra, Gurgaon, IN, Sr.Architect(Projects)

Managed day-to-day activities, including mentoring junior architects, interpreting complex client briefs, reviewing contracts and designs. Offered guidance to subcontractors for Civil and MEP services, assisting them in interpreting and implementation design details following specifications. Actively engaged clients to ensure all queries were addressed timely by introducing a performance rated process with consultants achieving an 80% reduction in approval time on drawings, RFI's, and Material requests. Ensured all contract designs and IFC's were compliant with Government and Industry regulations. Prepared architectural working drawings and related technical documents. Monitored project progress, measuring technical accuracy, and adherence to scope, schedule, and budget. Participated in the development of project design concepts and proposals.
Key Achievements:
- Spearheaded the team involved in RFP analysis and subsequently submitting the technical proposal for Hotel Project. Effectively managed to reduce the project cost in agreement to clients by 15% as a value addition to the intended design.
- Completed overall design detailing, consultant interface, and authority approvals, for a hotel project in Uttarakhand, India.
- Oversaw finalization of shop drawings for interior fit-outs covering ten penthouses involving design and execution of partition walls in wood, Wall panelling and wall features, Railing designs in glass and cast iron, Modular Kitchen systems, Custom furniture(wood and steel) and decorative wooden ceilings systems

Apr 2014 - Jan 2015

Larsen & Turbo ltd ( L&T), New Delhi, IN, Sr.Architect(projects)

Served as senior project architect, overseeing complete technical coordination activities. Managed all activities related to consultant Interface, and design-related approvals, finishing and monitored project activities to ensure adherence to specifications, quality standards, and client expectations. Performed design reviews and oversaw the administration of architectural documents. Worked with key stakeholders to clarify the scope of the project and the specific client and project criteria that are to be met. Developed a project plan that identifies key activities, outputs, and resource requirements and that provides a basis for monitoring the project performance.
Key Achievements:
- Oversaw design management and finishing of two multi-storey high-end residential housing projects, one comprising of six high-rise towers(30 storeys each) with inter tower bridge connectivity on 15000 square meters, and seven mid-rise towers(7 storeys each) covering 8500 square meters. Implemented contract works strategies for High Rise Residential finishing works, thereby saving 15% cost on execution.
- Completed architectural shop drawings and coordinated with consultants in securing approvals of construction drawings & details, while managing design customizations, as well as value engineering proposals

Feb 2012 - Feb 2014

Ahluwalia Contracts ltd, New Delhi, IN, Senior Project Manager(Design and Coordination)

!. Commonwealth Games Village at New Delhi (India)
Project comprised of 36 High Rise Towers having 1168 Dwelling units developed on area of 21 acres on banks of River Yamuna in Delhi (India) designed by SRSS Architects, Singapore. The project aimed at accommodating the Athletes participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi (India).
Key Responsibilities-
-Participated in workshops for Design Development and Finalisation of concept drawings with Lead Design Consultants (SRSS Singapore).
-Managed review and approval of construction drawings and details for civil, architectural, interior finishing and external development works based on guidelines and requirements from Commonwealth Games Federation
- Compiled the Specifications, BOQ’s and SOW for interior and External finishing work.
- Directed the construction of Mock-ups for interior and External finishing works. Conducted the feasibility studies and spearheaded the meetings for approval of value engineering proposals.
- Lead the team involved in the Execution of Flooring and Façade Cladding works and Landscape works.
- Oversaw the completion and submission of As-built drawings. Coordinated with Architect on record for Green Building compliances and other Authority Compliances.
2. Singapore High Commission at Chanakyapuri, New Delhi (India)
A Design cum Build Project by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore for demolition and Reconstruction of Singapore Embassy in New Delhi.
Key Responsibilities-
-Directed Construction Designs details for all the buildings within the Embassy Complex.
- Technical Coordination with Architect on Record and Finishing Supervision lead for scheduling, design detailing and execution of all the finishing works.
3. Fortis Heart Institute and Research Centre, Jaipur (India); 320 bedded super speciality hospital at Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). Responsible for complete finishing works (Internal and External) Fit-Outs, Hospital Equipment and Joinery work. Involved in multidisciplinary coordination with services and agencies for final handing over after testing and commissioning of hospital equipment.
4. Design and coordination of Interiors for Singapore High Commission, Commonwealth Games Village and Fortis Multispeciality Hospital. This involved conceptual detailing, finalisation of working details and coordination with approved vendors on specifications and execution of finishing works. The responsibilities included finalisation of shop drawings and all related approvals, material submission and approvals, Mock-ups and all related approvals for the project Interior Finishing.
5. In charge of the facade execution team for five-star Hotels such as IBIS and JW Marriott ITC CGR in New Delhi and Haryana (India) which also includes the Design approvals from Consultants and execution of External Stone Façade Cladding

Jun 2004 - Sep 2011


Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, New Delhi, IN, Urban Development and Management

Currently Pursuing one year Post Gradyate Diploma In Urban Development and Management from IGNOU Delhi (INDIA)

Apr 2020 - current

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Maratwada Institute of Technology,Aurangabad, IN, BArch, Full time

Architecture Studies and Engineering.

Jun 1995 - Jun 2000

Areas of Specialization