Kohelika Kohli is the co-founder, CEO and Creative Director of K2India, established in 2010 with her mother Sunita Kohli, an award-winning designer. She did her A-levels from Millfield School in England where she was appointed Head of School.
Kohélika Kohli graduated as an architect in 2004, from the Pratt Institute of Design, New York USA, where she also studied carpentry and photography. She has interned in England with Sir Norman Foster, working on projects in London and in the USA, notably on the Foster Extension to the Boston Fine Arts Museum, originally designed by IM Pei. She went to Rome for a ‘Study Abroad Programme’. She travelled extensively throughout Italy, primarily studying the works of Palladio and Michelangelo and also the works of one of her favourite designers, Carlo Scarpa. On her return to New York, besides architectural school, she began to work for the wellknown architectural and design firm, Oliver Cope Architects, who specialize in highend town houses in New York and the Hamptons.
She returned to India in late 2004 and started her own architectural practice and furniture manufacturing firm, Kohelika Kohli Architects, which executes projects in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and England. Kohelika Kohli has won several design awards and her work has been widely featured in architectural and design publications. She has had the distinction of being the youngest architect whose project has featured as a cover story in AD India 2015. A trustee of the Museum of Women in the Arts India, Kohelika Kohli is also a board member of the JS Institute of Design.
Kohelika Kohli believes that the job of an architect/designer cannot simply be based on one’s credentials and academic qualifications. An equally important role is played by one’s experiences and exposures to people, places and cultures.