K. Michelle Evans
St. John's Grove N19 London United Kingdom
http://www.aykadesign.com
michelle.evans@aykadesign.com
Phone: 971504564709

Creative Director and founder
AyKa Design
November 2013 – Present (6 months) Dubai and London

Managing Associate
Hirsch Bedner Associates
Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Design industry
December 2004 – October 2013 (8 years 11 months) dubai

Senior Project Designer
Remedios Siembieda Inc
May 2000 – July 2003 (3 years 3 months)

Senior Designer
Amedeo Development Corporation
1992 – 1998 (6 years)

K.Michelle Evans' Projects

Park Hyatt Kolkata, India
January 2007 to Present
Team Members: K.Michelle Evans, Mila Shelehoff, Assoc. AIA, IIDA, MBA, Iain Roebuck, Mihir Misra
Design management for an adaptation of a heritage landmark (Royal Colkata Turf Club) into a ground-up construction of five-star hotel in Kolkata, India.

K.Michelle Evans' Honors and Awards

The Hot 50 Designers 2013
Design Menna
December 2013
No.6
Evans is the explorer of the design world having worked in nearly every region from Europe to Africa, Asia and the United States, her design style often reflects her knoweledge and adaption of different cultures.

Interior designer of the year 2013
Commercial Interior Design Awards
September 2013

Best of Category/Spas/Fitness/Wellness Centers 2013
Middle East Interior Design Competition
May 2013
Grand Hyatt Dubai

Nomination, results to be announced November 2013
Asia Pacific Design & Architecture –
Park Hyatt Maldives

Best Hotel Spa 2012
Middle East Spa Awards –
Grand Hyatt Dubai

Top 10 Most Beautiful hotels in the world 2012
Architectural Digest
Park Hyatt Maldives

Top 5 Overseas Business Hotels 2012
Conde Nast Traveler magazine
Grand Hyatt Dubai

Top 10 Hotels in the Middle East 2012
Conde Nast Traveler magazine
Grand Hyatt Dubai

#2 Favorite Hotel Spa Overseas 2012
Conde Nast Traveler India
Grand Hyatt Dubai

Listed in Top 25 Stylish Venues in Dubai 2012
Time Out Dubai Magazine
Grand Hyatt Dubai

Editor’s picks : October travel news
2012 Wallpaper*
Park Hyatt Maldives

Best Top Suite of Tokyo 2005
Elite Traveler
Grand Hyatt – Tokyo

Bermudian Interior Design Award 2004
Elite Traveler
Grand Hyatt – Tokyo

Best Suite no 20 worldwide 2003
Wallpaper
Grand Hyatt – Tokyo

K.Michelle Evans' Publications

Interior designer of the year
CID 2013September 2013
Authors: K.Michelle Evans

Middle East Interior design awards – Index
IndexMay 2013
Authors: K.Michelle Evans

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