Design Smart. Build Smart. Live Well.
Iceboat Studio is a collaborative architectural firm based in Pune, India founded in 2016. We are a firm with an outstanding international experience and expert local knowledge. Our office is a cross-platform environment for architectural design, urban design, sustainable design, interior design and BIM services.
With each project we strive to achieve creativity and innovation. By gaining a holistic view of our client’s vision, needs, and context, our work addresses complex problems through careful analysis. We have committed ourselves to provide quality service in terms of design as well as drawings and documents that are of international standards. To help keep us at the forefront of innovative design, we strive to keep ourselves at par with latest trends in AEC industry and advances in technology.
At Iceboat Studio we use BIM (Building Information Modeling) as an integral part of our design process. We utilize advanced software like Autodesk Revit to create an intelligent 3D model right from beginning of the project. This allows clients to “walk through” the project via 3D modeling to clearly understand and visualize the design and make more informed decisions. By incorporating BIM in our work culture we are able to achieve higher efficiency, better coordinated documents and collaborative working resulting in significant time and cost savings.
PRINCIPALS / FOUNDING PARTNERS
Utkarsh Kankariya holds Master’s degree in Urban Design from Kent State University, USA and received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Pune, India. While in USA he worked with KTGY Group and later moved to India to be part of their first office here to lead single family residential design team. Utkarsh has a decade of work experience with reputed firms like KTGY and Opolis Architects that has helped him gain a strong international outlook and expertise in managing multinational projects.
Utkarsh believes in today’s world of specialization, collaboration is a key to develop integrated and holistic design solutions. He thinks of it as a great way to encourage learning and sharing of ideas. By fostering this thinking at Iceboat Studio not only helps it grow as a diverse team but also to provide added value to clients.
Priyanka Kankariya has ten years of architectural work experience in USA and India with reputed firms like KTGY Group, Douglas C. Wright Architects and Chaney Architects. This experience has helped her gain insight into large multifaceted projects and most important to be at par with latest technologies and developments such as BIM/VDC in AEC industry. Priyanka graduated with distinction from Kent State University, USA with Master’s degree in Architecture and was awarded the ARCC King Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research for her thesis work. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Pune, India.
Priyanka is very keen on continued learning and she believes sharing of knowledge is just another side of this spirit. It’s a conduit for empowering others which is a key to building a high performance team. At Iceboat Studio she greatly encourages this mindset.