Alpana Kirloskar, a member of the 130 year old successful business families of India, has, over the years, carved a distinct identity for herself, as an architect and an interior designer. Born and brought up in Delhi, Alpana who acquired a degree in B. Arch (Bachelors in Architecture) from School Of Planning And Architecture, Delhi, is today one of the few women who started her own Real Estate company ‘Kiara Lifespaces’.
“My passion in design led me to complete my degree in architecture and start my Interior design studio.’ Besides private clients, Alpana works with various developers and real estate promoters to design and execute “show” or model apartments. Her design ethos reflects an eclectic melange of ancient tradition in a modern vocabulary. Alpana remodelled her own house, Lakaki, which won her an AESA award (Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors association) for best Interior design.
Alpana’s travels to Milan for the Furniture fair to source furniture from European designers for her projects broadened her exposure and added depth to her designs. She was also the Brand ambassador for Walter Knoll, a 150 year old premium furniture company in Germany and would represent them at the Milan Furniture Fair. Alpana’s interior projects won her many accolades - She was awarded the Fashion Art Design Awards (FAD International) for excellence in the field of interior and Architecture, and Times Power Women Award, 2017- Interior Design and Entrepreneurship.
A short course on leadership and team building from Harvard Business School further enhanced her business insight.
Alpana has also helped design the prestigious Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management studies and sits on the Governing Body of the Institute.
After more than a decade of running a successful business in Interior design and Architecture, she realized her initial dream of building homes. With an understanding of design sensibilities and deep-rooted values of quality, transparency and commitment, she made her dream a reality and ventured into Real Estate Development.
‘Kiara Lifespaces’, is a real estate company which focuses on providing housing for the mid income segment with improved amenities and infrastructure. The first project of residential apartments ‘Kiara Residency’, is based in Lucknow. Kiara Lifespaces was invited to sign an MOU with the UP government, as part of the UPinvestors Summit, and a ground-breaking ceremony was held by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Alpana has recently been awarded ‘The International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) award’ at the 2018 Annual IWEC Conference in Shanghai, China.