Utkalika’s commitment to design and thorough, intelligent approach to any problem is inspiring to everyone in the office. Her quiet sense of humor in any situation helps us remember to keep things in perspective.
Utkalika draws on her experiences working in India as an architect and planner for several years, primarily in the cities of New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bhubaneswar. With this rich background, she has been resourceful in all scales of design and execution, adapting quickly to the requirements and constraints of development and construction in the New York City metropolitan area. Utkalika’s major projects include Woodycrest Housing for Veterans in the Bronx and a new supportive housing project in Manhattan for Odyssey House currently in development. She has also been a key team member on the work for the BroSis Center – an afterschool community youth center in Manhattan. So it was no surprise to anyone (except maybe herself!) that she has recently become a project manager at UAI.