AMITA KULKARNI graduated from the AADRL program in 2005 after being qualified as an architect in Mumbai. She worked at Zaha Hadid Architects, Hawkins/ Brown and Karakusevic Carson Architects gaining design and project experience on numerous residential, public, cultural and institutional RIBA award winning projects within the UK and overseas. Amita has taught the Vertical Design Studio at Welsh School of Architecture for four years as well as at the BSSA school in Mumbai . Since 2011 she is the director at her own studio SAV and is currently working on projects ranging from large master plans to complex facades to uniquely crafted private houses for projects across UK and India.
VIKRANT TIKE completed his architectural education at the London Metropolitan and the AA School of Architecture after having studied fashion and sound engineering. Working for international architectural practices like Foster and Partners, Vikrant gained design experience on international large scale high rise towers and masterplan projects in Australia, Malaysia and Morocco. He was Unit1 Master for at the Chelsea School of Arts in 2013-14 and has taught the Vertical Design Studio at the Welsh School of Architecture for the last four years as well as at the BSSA school in Mumbai. He also tutored at the Vernal fabrication workshop held at Biligi University in Istanbul in 2013. With a keen interest in combining high quality hand craftsmanship with contemporary digital design and fabrication techniques, Vikrant co-founded SAV in 2011 and currently drives the digital modeling and fabrication research within his studio.