Subraya Kalkura is an experienced Architect having worked in a wide range of projects in the UAE and the ME region over past 18 years. An avid academician, gold medalist for academic excellence in architecture discipline from Mangalore University, India in 2001, he has secured MSc in Sustainable Design of Built Environment from Cardiff University in 2012. Subraya currently leads Architecture and Engineering Studio of John R Harris Partners in Dubai, which is part of Aukett Swanke group UK. With a passion for sustainable design, he has contributed to several large projects of the practice as a sustainability advisor. Notable projects that he has worked/led includes HSBC Bank refurbishments across UAE, Deutsche Bank refurbishment – KSA, Retail Developments in Dubai Festival City, Hill Side Housing – Dubai Festival City, Sharjah English School, Safa School and various ultra-luxury private villas in Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Hills – Dubai.