Eminent Architect and Town Planner- C P Kukreja | Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Acclaimed architect and town planner, C P Kukreja passed away on August 11, 2018, at the age of 79. He was one of the most successful and brilliant architects that India has ever produced in the contemporary era. His firm CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA) is one of the top 100 architectural firms in the India, which is now being operated by his son and popular architect- Dikshu C. Kukreja.
JW Marriott Hotel, Delhi
Incepted in 1969, CPKA has also been publicized as the “Best Multi-disciplinary Architecture and Engineering Firm” by Build News, London, UK in 2016. Moreover, CRISIL and CNBC have also chosen it for “Best Architects in India in the design of Residential Buildings”. The firm was the result of C P Kukreja’s strong vision to redefine architecture and planning in India.
Signature Tower, Gurgaon
His firm, CPKA, has undertaken some of the notable projects, including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Havells Office Solan, Hotel Lalit, Bharat Seats Ltd. Maruti Complex; Gurgaon, Canadian High Commission; New Delhi, Apollo Hospital; New Delhi, Gyan Bharti School; Saket, Hospital and Medical College Kathmandu, Finnish Embassy, Comptroller Auditor General of India, Monarch Hotel; Ooty, Goldsouk Gurgaon, to name a few.
Honours and Awards Received by C. P. Kukreja
For his extraordinary works, the legendary architect has been conferred with the following awards:
- Best Architect by Hon'ble Lt Governor Delhi
- Titanic Genius' by Building Industry Forum
- Bharat Excellence Award for being one of the greatest achievers of Indian Origin in the field of Architecture
- Best Personalities of India Award Icons & Reflections of Architecture by Hettich Group
- He was also selected under the top 100 Architects of the World in 2010
- Building Industry Leadership award 2009.
- Lifetime Contribution on Promoting Architectural Academics & Journalism by Foundation of Architectural & Environmental Awareness
- Gold medal for being one of the greatest achievers of Indian Origin in the field of Architecture
C. P. Kukreja will be remembered always for his outstanding works and his immense contribution to architecture. May his soul rest in peace.
Read the Surfaces Reporter's coming issue for the detailed article about him and information about his projects.