Structural Audit
From the CPKA Book: Executive Vice President Sameer Divekar on Sustainability & India

The following is an extract from our book Five Decades of India’s Built Environment co-authored by Dikshu Kukreja and Arunima Kukreja. The book is now available for sale on Amazon.

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Structural Audit
How Can We Ensure Structural Safety in Buildings

The number of instances of structural failures in the history of construction is concerning. The recent collapse of a residential tower in Gurugram, India, is a stark reminder of the terrifying consequences of negligence in ensuring structural safety of buildings.

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Gautam Buddha University campus
Four Passive Design Techniques to Build Sustainably in Tropical Climates

According to a study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), our built environment contributes to more than 40% of global energy use and over one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. About 28% of these emissions are attributed to building operations, a large part of which is made up of artificial lighting and air conditioning systems.

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How Transit-Oriented Developments
How Transit-Oriented Developments Can Create Cities for People

According to the UN World Urbanisation Prospects, more than 50% of the world's population is already living in cities, a figure that is projected to increase to about 67% by 2050.

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Transformations in residential architecture
Then and Now: Transformations in residential architecture

Architecture for centuries has co-exited with nature; initial shelter designs were made of natural and locally available materials. Creating a safe and viable habitat has been priority for all living species.

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Budget 2022: Realty sector hopes for long-awaited infra status, tax reliefs

Over the past one and a half years, the real estate sector has seen a good turnaround. People have realized the importance of owning a house in the post-COVID era.

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Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayda: Fire safety की अनदेखी कितनी घातक?

2 days ago, many people lost their lives in a fire that broke out in a multi-story building in Mumbai. But such incidents happen every day. So today in your news, we will talk about this, what are the rules of fire safety and how much they are followed.


The India Pavilion reflects India’s commitment to the philosophy of Loka Samastha Sukhina Bhavantu - Together, We Prosper. The India Pavilion reflects India’s commitment to the philosophy of Loka Samastha Sukhina Bhavantu

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Five Decades of India’s Built Environment

India has been historically known for its repertoire in architecture and design. Post-Independence, the country struggled to come to its feet in terms of policies, economic direction, and infrastructural development.

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Vernacularism in Hospitality Architecture

The scope of architecture in India is evolving fast. With the growth of industrialization and advancement in technologies, architecture firms across India have explored new styles and designs.

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Does sustainable design hamper modern architecture?

Sustainability is one of the pivotal terms of the 21st Century. It has been able to rise as an essential element and create waves in almost all of the major sectors.

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What is Net Zero Energy Building?

With all forms of energy being consumed at a faster rate resulting in an increase in energy prices and adverse climatic changes, there is no doubt that we will be passing on barely any natural resources to our future generations.

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A design fails if it is not contextual: Architect Dikshu Kukreja

Architect and urban planner Dikshu Kukreja believes in learning by doing and his projects speak that language.

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Leading architects of India pitch for sustainability in future architecture

Experts concurred that while designing future buildings, "we have to build not at the cost of the environment, but beside it".

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“Five Decades of India’s Built Environment”- Book authored by Starchitect Dikshu C Kukreja and Arunima Kukreja

A compendium capturing transformations that have reshaped India’s urban environment over the past five decades. New Delhi, 3rd December, 2021: Five Decades of India’s Built Environment

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Façade of a Building Provides the Most Apparent Visual Experience

C P Kukreja’s vision, hard work, imagination, and human values have been the core of our firm and have set the foundation for achieving what we have achieved today.

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India Pavilion recognized as ‘One of the Most Iconic’ at EXPO2020 by American Institute of Architects

The India Pavilion at EXOPO2020, which is one of the most-visited pavilions, recording 3.5 lakh visitors in less than 50 days of inauguration

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India Pavilion recognized as ‘One of the Most Iconic’ at Expo2020 by American Institute of Architects

The India Pavilion at EXOPO2020, which is one of the most-visited pavilions, recording 3.5 lakh visitors in less than 50 days of inauguration

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India's Expo pavilion wins top recognition from American Architects

India Pavilion has been recognised as one of the most iconic at the Expo 2020 Dubai

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Long term economic benefits of sustainable design

In modern Indian architecture, sustainable design can be defined as a concept of creating built structures that are socially, ecologically and economically viable

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Decoding Sustainability in Architecture

For years we have been struggling to ensure the use of natural resources and renewable energy in our building design and construction. For a safer and greener planet,

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Dubai Expo 2022: All you need to know about India’s 4-storey pavilion

India's pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 is a massive affair that spans across four floors over nearly one lakh square feet.

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Dubai Expo 2020: India Pavilion is center stage of attraction for global visitors

The Architects led by CPKA have amalgamated the ethos of India's mobility with technology that infuses a sensory stimulus into the Pavilion

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Expo 2020 Dubai : Bringing The India Pavilion To Life

The Expo 2020 Dubai that opened a few days ago on October 1, 2021 is particularly exceptional on so many levels. For the first time in the history of world expos, every participating

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Ram Temple, ghats of Varanasi showcased at Indian pavilion at Dubai Expo

As you exit the Indian pavilion at the Dubai Expo, on the ground floor there is a large hall which has replicas of the Ram Temple.

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Central University Kashmir – Landscape as a tool for enhancing sustainability and cultural awareness

Central University Kashmir is an institutional project won by CP Kukreja Architects as a part of a national competition.

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Urban planners have critical role in decreasing carbon emissions due to construction: Dikshu C Kukreja

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Impact of Urban Designs on Mental Health

For most Indians, navigating serpentine traffic jams and riding on pothole-ridden roads is part of everyday life. Life is no different in much of South East Asia and the developing world.

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Expo 2020 Dubai: Everything We Know About India’s Shape Shifting Pavilion

Celebrating 75 years of India’s independence, the pavilion looks to the nation’s bright future, one that is buoyed by values of innovation, inclusion and understanding

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Expo 2020 Dubai: First glimpse inside India's glittering pavilion

India's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been unveiled, as the countdown continues to the grand opening of the global event. The National was on hand for a tour of the five-storey structure, which is expected to be among the most popular attractions at the world fair.

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India's shapeshifting Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion set to dazzle visitors

India’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is a dynamic, continually moving structure that will retell stories about the country’s past and plans for the future. The architect who designed the India pavilion at Expo 2020 said his aim was to capture constant change in the country.

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India Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020

The Expo 2020 Dubai is a global stage for renowned architects from all over the world to represent countries whilst showcasing design finesse. With an overarching theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'

HT Brunch – Guru Cool (Teacher’s Day Special)

HT Brunch catches Dikshu C Kukreja, Managing Principal, C P Kukreja Architects with his mentee Sangam Vankhade, an artist, posing some refreshing questions about what makes Teacher’s Day special to both of them.

'Tale of Two Capital Cities: New Delhi and Tirana

World renowned Architect Dikshu Kukreja, New Delhi, India & Anuela Ristani , Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Albania (Europe) 31 August, 2021.

Here’s what you need to know about the India Pavilion at the world’s biggest Expo, Dubai 2020

Embrace yourself for the much-awaited event of 2021 to be hosted this October, the Dubai Expo. Making its way through the long-caused delay due to the pandemic, Dubai Expo is taking shape with even larger enthusiasm and exhilaration.

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Parched City: Reviving traditional methodologies of water preservation

It is that time of the year again. As major states in India find themselves drowning under the wrath of monsoons again, submerging cities underwater, affecting the lives of millions of people each year and breaking of means of communication, there is a state of chaos, hysteria and hopelessness among the citizens.

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4-storey Indian pavilion at Dubai’s Expo 2020 to be ready a month before event

The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be complete in August, more than a month before the showcase world event starts.

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In pictures: Discover a ‘new India’ at Expo 2020 Dubai

Walk into the four-storey pavilion, where ancestral roots walk with innovators of today

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Inside the India Pavilion at Expo 2020 by C P Kukreja Architects

One of the largest pavilions at Expo 2020, The India Pavilion represents one of the fastest-growing nations in the world with the theme of ‘India on the move’.

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Expo 2020 Dubai: India Pavilion at commemorates India’s 75 years of Independence

Expo 2020 Dubai is a global stage for Starchitects from around the world to represent different countries and showcase their design abilities.

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India Pavilion at Expo 2020 will highlight the country’s cultural heritage

With the Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to open its doors this October, country pavilions are showcasing their unique propositions.

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Expo 2020 Dubai: India pavilion will ‘captivate and enthrall’, architect CPKA says

Featuring a kinetic architecture and digital story telling, the Pavilion is intended to celebrate and commemorate India’s 75 years of Independence

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A gruesome setback for hospitality in 2020

The global revenue for the travel and tourism for the year 2020 plummeted to zero returns, making it one of the worst years for investors and owners especially in the hospitality sector.

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Easy-to accommodate design solutions will keep hospitality sector moving: Dikshu Kukreja

Carrying the legacy of late CP Kukreja, his son, Dikshu Kukreja is excelling in the field of architecture, as their firm, C. P. Kukreja Architects, has been ranked amongst the top 100 Architecture firms in the world.

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Rise of Green Architecture Buildings: Leveraging the sustainability buzz for India’s future generations

What makes green architecture buildings important in today’s world? Spanning the world at large, green buildings and green architecture are gaining momentum across the world.

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Deciphering policy design in the season finale

Designer and architect Dikshu Kukreja unfolds the impact of policies on the design sensibility of a country along with Jay Panda in the episode, ‘Reimagining tomorrow’, on Deciphering Design with Dikshu.

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The two contemporaries fashion & architecture

Master designer and architect Dikshu Kukreja dives deeper into the journey of exploring design with the global fashion duo Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra in the episode Silhouettes of a Needle on ‘Deciphering Design with Dikshu’.

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Reforming Global Design Order in Post COVID-19 Scenario

With the Coronavirus having already affected millions across the world, one can expect built environments such as schools, public infrastructure, offices, industries to name a few, to imbibe a redefined design language.

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Demystifying Ancient Treasures

Architect Dikshu Kukreja dives deeper into his journey of exploring design with HH YKC Wadiyar, the Maharaja of Mysore, in The Magnificent Footsteps episode on ‘Deciphering Design with Dikshu’.

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An insight into public space design of india and brazil

In ‘Deciphering Design with Dikshu’, Andre Aranha Correa Do Lago, the Ambassador of Brazil to India, talks about his interest in architecture, and the uncanny similarities between vernacular Indian and Brazilian architecture.

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Dikshu kukreja deciphers india’s soft power with sunil kant munjal

Designer and architect Dikshu Kukreja captures the essence of Indian artisans and varied crafts along with Sunil Kant Munjal in the episode, ‘Life of a Wondrous Craft’, on Deciphering Design with Dikshu.

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From plate to palate

Celebrity chef Manish Mehrotra discusses cooking traditional dishes with a global touch as well as creating a memorable dining experience with architect Dikshu Kukreja.

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Making the world move

Architect Dikshu Kukreja discusses design and its function across cars and construction with industrialist Gautam Singhania.

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Rise of Green Architecture Buildings

Leveraging the sustainability buzz for India’s future generations

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A breakthrough show on design and lifestyle

Master Designer and Architect Dikshu C. Kukreja has come with the most awaited show on design, lifestyle, and conversations that go beyond imagined.

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Design with Dikshu | On News X

Here is a chance to have all your questions on design and lifestyle answered via some unordinary guests with extraordinary take towards sensitivity of design.

Deciphering Design With Dikshu

Design, a word that holds the entire world together. It's the first thing you see when you wake up. It's there when you close your eyes.

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"Architecture | The Inside Story”, by Dikshu C Kukreja

The state of profession of Architecture is undergoing a radical change. Is it still the “Mother of All Arts”? Does the fraternity have a role to play too? What can our professional body do? Hear Dikshu C Kukreja share his views on the Architectural Practice in this day and age.

Energy efficient lighting for sustainable development

With the advent of development in the field of lighting engineering and power electronics, lighting fixtures with higher efficacies.

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Sustainable design in architecture education

Since the beginning of civilisation, the need for shelter has been essential for survival.

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A gruesome setback for hospitality in 2020

The global revenue for the travel and tourism for the year 2020 plummeted to zero returns, making it one of the worst years for investors

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What Buyers Want? - NORTH

Buyers are well-informed and are looking at timely completion, additional amenities and additional finishing.

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India needs to follow Barcelona Model of Smart City- Dikshu C Kukreja

India’s model of Smart Cities have become a classic example of the story of an elephant and four blind men.

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Interview: A dialogue with Dikshu C. Kukreja

Architect Dikshu C. Kukreja – Managing Principal, C P Kukreja Architects shares his design insights and perspectives with Suneet Paul – Editor-in-chief, Architecture+Design

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India’s affordable housing initiative is an opportunity in disguise

The dream to own one’s abode is a thought everyone cherishes and hopes to fulfill in their lifetime

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Sealing buildings is a reactive and coercive exercise, says Dikshu Kukreja

Dikshu C Kukreja, Asia’s one of the top Town Planner and Internationally known Expert on the Civic Issues has lambasted the sealing drive in Delhi by saying..

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Is India Ready For Energy-Efficient Homes?

India has been at the forefront of green technology. Historically, the homes were designed in harmony with nature.

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Central Vista Redevelopment, New Delhi, winner of the 35th World Architecture Award

On this joyous occasion, CP Kukreja Architects thank one and all for their constant support that keeps our vision clear and strong.

HUDCO Design Award 2020 felicitated for the project - HRRL Township, Barmer, Rajasthan

CP Kukreja Architects won the prestigious project of HRRL Township through a limited national Design Competition. The project is a joint venture company (HRRL) between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Government of Rajasthan.

Masaba Gupta in conversation with Dikshu Kukreja

Watch Masaba Gupta in conversation with Dikshu Kukreja as they divulge into a wide range of topics – the architect’s early years of practice, heritage conservation and his renewed enthusiasm when working on new projects.

Coverage in Architectural & Builders Magazine

We are glad to share Architectural & Builders Magazine’s coverage on the 50 years’ legacy of CP Kukreja Architects where our Managing Principal, Mr. Dikshu C Kukreja, shares the importance of the firm’s legacy some significant projects and his vision, going ahead.

Cheerful and sustainable habitat

Interiors & Décor talked to Ar. Dikshu C. Kukreja, about his inspiration, experiences and futuristic vision surrounding Architecture.

East Delhi Hub

Hindustan Times features the foundation stone laying ceremony of our project - East Delhi Hub.

India’s 1st ever transit-oriented

Financial Express has featured an article on our project - East Delhi Hub, touted to be developed as India’s 1st ever transit-oriented development project. Our Managing Principal, Dikshu C. Kukreja explains this sustainable development which spans over 60 acres of prime land in Karkardooma.

Tallest Tower in the Capital

Outlook India features our project, the East Delhi Hub, which is also set to be Delhi’s first transit-oriented project. Supporting the tallest tower in the Capital, the project is conceptualised on a sustainable development model. Ar Dikshu C Kukreja explains how a central massive lung of 10 acres would be one of the unique features of the project.

C.P. Kukreja’s entry for the Redevelopment of Central Vista in New Delhi.

C P Kukreja’s entry for the prestigious project of the Redevelopment of the famed Central Vista in New Delhi. Redevelopment of such a significant urban space required a careful and sensitive understanding of the Site and its context.

Perto India Facility

Perto is a leading Brazilian Multinational Corporation which is also one of the largest ATM manufacturers in the world. Perto is the first project in India which is entirely galvanised rather than painted.

Diwali Celebrations

The Cultural Club of CPKA, The Happenings, organised a small get-together to celebrate Diwali in the office. The evening was filled with fun and surprise performances.

CW Leadership Summit

Ar. Dikshu C. Kukreja graced the CW Leadership Summit 2019 as their esteemed speaker during the India Construction Festival 2019 on 16th Oct at ITC Maurya, New Delhi. He spoke on - ‘Tech infiltration in Construction’ as a part of a panel discussion.

Sanjay Gandhi Hospital

We are proud to share the coverages from the foundation stone laying ceremony of one of our awaited projects- the Trauma Centre at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal.

Celebrating our 50 years

We are celebrating our 50 years of presence in the architectural design and engineering spheres. To commemorate the same, India’s leading architecture Magazine - Architecture + Design, has dedicated a full-length issue, an exclusive interview with our Managing Principal, Ar. Dikshu C. Kukreja.

Featured in Architecture + Design

We are proud to share that C P Kukreja Architects has been featured in this month’s edition of Architecture + Design, India's leading architecture magazine. This issue pays a homage to the legacy of CPKA scaping the Indian landscape through architecture and engineering for the past five decades.

Human Resource Development Centre

The renowned publication - Deshbandhu, has featured CP Kukreja Architects’ recently completed project, Human Resource Development Centre, Greater Noida, which has been felicitated as the ‘Outstanding Concrete Structure, 2019’ by the Indian Concrete Institute of Uttar Pradesh.

The Economic Times

The Economic Times has featured - Kohler Bold Art Event, wherein experts from the arts, architecture & design fields shared their valuable opinions on ‘Great Design - Method or Madness’. Dikshu C. Kukreja was one of the speakers at this exclusive event who graced it with his thought provoking views on great designs.

Platinum Jubilee of the Department of Architecture

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Department of Architecture, the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi organised ‘SPArk’ - an exhibition of award winning work of their alumni. CPKA’s prestigious projects such as the East Delhi Hub.

Biswa Bangla Biswabidyalaya

A modern interpretation of an Institution deriving inspiration out of vernacular architecture whilst inculcating Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of education as an open learning system. The design seeks to embrace Nature as a guide and allow the edifices to co-exist in harmony with the serene greenscape.

CWAB Awards- Top Architect 2019 Award

We are proud to announce that CWAB Awards has honoured our Managing Principal, Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja, with the Top Architect 2019 Award. The 14th CWAB Awards was held in Bengaluru at Ashok Lalit, on the 24th of September in collaboration with Smart Urbanation - an initiative by India Smart Cities Council, supported by Government of Karnataka.

Vallabh Bhawan Secretariat

Architectural & Builders & Magazine’s latest issue features our highly coveted project – the Vallabh Bhawan Secretariat. The project, spread across 25 Acres of land, has been winning National as well as International accolades for its state-of-the-art design.

Pecha Kucha

Dikshu C Kukreja was the keynote speaker at the New Delhi edition of ‘Pecha Kucha’, an initiative of Kohler which invites speakers to present 20 slides, each timed to a 20 second format, held at The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri. The topic for the evening was- ‘GREAT DESIGN- Method or Madness’ wherein Mr. Kukreja expressed how it is only when both the aspects are able to come together in unison, a great design is eventually produced.

Aces of Space Design Awards - 2019

With an endeavour to support and motivate the emerging talent in the architectural arena, we’re proud to share that our Managing Principal - Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja will be amongst the Grand Jury at the ‘Aces of Space Design Awards - 2019’, being organised by Architect and Interiors India. The same will be held on October 9 at Hotel Sofitel BKC, Mumbai.

Event – DesignX

The Times of India recently organized an event – DesignX at Taj Palace where Dikshu C Kukreja was invited as a panelist to share his valuable opinion on environment & human responses, living in colours and the impact of colours. It was a celebration of art, craft and architecture wherein renowned architects, designers and artists from India and abroad got together under one roof.

Human Resources Development Centre

Our award winning project, Human Resources Development Centre, Greater Noida as the “Outstanding Concrete Structure 2019”

Dainik Bhaskar has published our project

Leading Hindi Newspaper – Dainik Bhaskar has published our project – IIM Bodh Gaya. Ar. Dikshu C. Kukreja, Managing Principal, CP Kukreja Architects, shares his vision to create an iconic 21st-century World-Class Campus set in the City with a deep-rooted historical significance.

IIM Bodh Gaya

One of the leading National newspapers – The Times of India, highlights our upcoming project – IIM Bodh Gaya, which will be a Green Campus, spread over an area of 119 acres. The architects have ideated the campus in a manner which consciously embraces the site's context. The design seeks to enrich the overall educational experience of students aspiring for a holistic human development.

Outstanding Concrete Structure 2019

‘Our project, Human Resources Development Centre, Greater Noida has been awarded as the "Outstanding Concrete Structure 2019, Uttar Pradesh " by the Indian Concrete Institute, Uttar Pradesh Centre, Ghaziabad. Our Executive Vice-President Sustainability, Mr. Sameer Diwekar, accepted the award from Chief Guest, Er. V P Dudeja, VC, Rail Land Development Authority.’