Avinash Kumar began his career in 1998 as an architect in New Delhi, India. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the M.N.I.T Bhopal and a professional certificate in the environment and sustainable design from CEPT, India. During the five years of his professional tenure in India, Kumar was involved in several projects ranging from hospitality to education. He moved to Dubai to join GAJ as a senior architect in 2005 and continued to be involved in educational projects, most notably the Ladybird Early Learning Centre and the Arcadia Preparatory School, both in Dubai. He was also a key member of the team responsible for the Dubai Sports City, a multi-purpose venue that has successfully blended a comprehensive sports village with a host of international stadia, including the ICC headquarters, to create a unique lifestyle community.