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Kira Ariskina

Kira Ariskina

Director, KAR Studio

Kira Ariskina is a London based architect and educator. Kira runs KAR Studio since 2016 after working for a number of award-winning international architectural practices in London. She has completed her architectural degree in Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and has been ARB registered architect since 2013. Through a series of high-profile design projects implemented in the UK, China, Russia and Abu-Dhabi, Kira has developed strong context-based design methodology. Kira’s approach is always user-focused and innovative in design and technical terms. Having gained experience in a broad spectrum of schemes from large masterplans to individual homes, she seeks to bring efficiencies of large-scale projects into smaller ones while creating unique individuality even for large urban entities. Kira’s core specialisms lay in high-density residential, masterplanning and mixed-use sectors. She favours challenging sites and has experience in tackling flood zones, tight urban sites and sites with unorthodox planning constraints.


"I am passionate about the diversity in the architectural profession. The build environment should be shaped by the cohort which reflects the entire society to be agile and withstand social, environmental and economic challenges."