Arjun Kaicker

Skills

Extensive knowledge of workplace trends          Highly skilled conceptual and detailed design

20 years insight into corporate design                  Proficient in strategic objectives execution

Client-side and contractor background                Excellent verbal and written communication

Skilled in client assessment and analysis            Proficient in process improvement

Expert in evidence-based design                            Willingness to challenge conventional wisdom

Expert in pre & post-occupancy analysis              Adept in team development and  leadership

Work History

Work History
Feb 2001 - Mar 2015

Partner. Head of Workplace and Strategic Consultancy.

Foster+Partners. London 

Founded and led the Workplace and Strategic Consultancy department, a core integrated design department of Foster+Partners.

Developed strategy and business plan to constantly evolve and develop to create the architecture profession's most comprehensive  Workplace Consultancy.

Constructively challenged and contributed to the development of strategy and design on over 200 design projects in over 50 countries across 6 continents.

Reviewed, scrutinised and helped optimise the design performance of architecture, interior and industrial design projects against clearly defined objectives.

Initiated and led ground breaking research and development projects to explore the Future of the Office, in terms of Architectural, Interior and Product Strategy.

Contributed to over 50 successful competitions and pitches on projects with construction budgets ranging from 50 million to 4 billion GBP

May 1998 - Dec 2000

Workplace Consultant

Morgan Lovell, London

Worked on a wide variety of workplace consultancy projects in the UK for clients including The Forensic Science Service, Hammersmith Council, Heathrow Airport Holdings(formerly BAA), The Guardian Newspaper and The Open University.

Developed and managed consultancy processes including interviews, space utilisation studies, workshops and e-questionnaires, analysed findings and presented recommendations.

Feb 1997 - May 1998

Workplace Designer

London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange

In-house designer for furniture procurement, workplace relocations, moves and changes. 

Carried out brief development, space utilisation analysis, furniture analysis and procurement strategies and space planning studies.

Education

Education
1995 - 1996

Master of Arts: Architecture

University of Sheffield
1993 - 1995

Diploma in Architecture

University of Sheffield
1990 - 1993

Batchelor of Arts:Architecture

University of Sheffield

Certifications

Certifications
2000 - Present

Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Royal Institute of British Architects
2000 - Present

Member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Architects Registration Board
1998 - Present

Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Royal Society of Arts
2015 - Present

International Associate of the American Institute of Architects 

American Institute of Architects
2010 - Present

LEED Approved Practitioner

The United States Green Building Council