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Veteran Indian Architect C P Kukreja Passed Away at 79

India Architecture News - Aug 14, 2018 - 01:14   17507 views

Veteran Indian Architect C P Kukreja Passed Away at 79

C P Kukreja, a pioneer of contemporary Indian architecture passed away on August 11, 2018, at the age of 79. He was perhaps one of the most successful architects and academician that India has ever produced in the contemporary era. He was founder chairman of New Delhi based architectural firm C P Kukreja Architects which is now being run by his son and eminent architect Dikshu C. Kukreja. 

Some of the notable projects undertaken by his firm include American High Commission; New Delhi, Apollo Hospital; New Delhi, Canadian High Commission; New Delhi, Bharat Seats Ltd. Maruti Complex; Gurgaon, Comptroller Auditor General of India, Finnish Embassy, Gyan Bharti School; Saket, Monarch Hotel; Ooty, Havells Office Solan, Hospital and Medical College Kathmandu, Goldsouk Gurgaon, Hotel Lalit, Jawaharlal Nehru University etc.


Gyan Bharti School; Saket, New Delhi


Comptroller Auditor General of India

Jawaharlal Nehru University Complex, New Delhi

Bharat Seats Ltd. Maruti Complex; Gurgaon

Sketch of Monarch Hotel, Ooty  

He has been conferred with the following Awards till date:

- Titanic Genius' by Building Industry Forum

- Best Architect by Hon'ble Lt Governor Delhi

- Building Industry Leadership award 2009.

- Lifetime Contribution on Promoting Architectural Academics & Journalism by Foundation of Architectural & Environmental Awareness

- He was also selected under the top 100 Architects of the World in 2010

- Best Personalities of India Award Icons & Reflections of Architecture by Hettich Group

- Bharat Excellence Award for being one of the greatest achievers of Indian Origin in the field of Architecture

- Gold medal for being one of the greatest achievers of Indian Origin in the field of Architecture

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