Dikshu C. Kukreja

The Game Changer


Bold and compelling design aesthetics have led the practice for the past five decades. With some of the most coveted experiences, Dikshu C. Kukreja makes his presence felt in the industry. An alumnus of the Frank Llyod School of Architecture and Harvard, Kukreja has been spearheading great design ideas wrapped in the sanctity of equilibrium of glocal design. The firms’s earnest dedication towards responsive and efficient design is what has kept it a strong contender in the industry. And the awards that have followed validate this! The practice has done projects in Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Working with international clients based in Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Finland, Japan, China and Korea among others, the firm continues to expand its large client base, internationally. CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA) is an ISO 9001-2000 certified firm. Touted as one of the Top 100 Architectural Firms in the world by WA100, UK, CPKA is known for its multi-disciplinary approach as it undertakes a variety of consultancies under one roof. This includes architecture, urban design, structural engineering, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, firefighting, and quantity surveying and construction management consultancy services.

The Gautam Buddha University in Noida designed by the practice underlines the importance of a harmonious coexistence between man and his natural surroundings. Believing this relationship to be the key to fostering intellect, creativity and the dissemination of ideas, the idea was to create a centre of learning that embraces its surroundings. Drawing from the philosophy of the Buddhist monks, the 500 acre campus is rooted in architecture that provides for ‘simple living yet higher thinking.’
Vallabh Bhawan, with pristine views atop the Arera Hill, celebrates culture and diversity with its locally influenced design. The amalgamation of traditional and contemporary styles not only glorifies the past but also presents a vision for the future. The 31.5 acre plot was imagined as the ‘crowning jewel’ of Arera Hill as it reflects styles used by the Nawabs of Madhya Pradesh.