Celebrated architect CP Kukreja passes away at 79
CP Kukreja, a legendary architect, who made significant contributions to the field of architecture during the last five decades, passed away on August 11, 2018. The founder of the architectural firm C P Kukreja Architects was 79 years old at the time of his death.
C P Kukreja Architects, which started operations with just two employees has now become one of the largest architectural firms in India with 200 professionals and has been recognized amongst the top 100 Architecture firms in the world.
Some of the notable projects undertaken by the 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,
- GyanBharti School, Saket.
He put in a pioneering effort of establishing the first Indian architectural magazine called “Architecture + Design (A+D)” in 1984 followed by an interior design magazine titled, “Indian Design & Interiors”.
Kukreja also contributed immensely in the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Gujarat. He has also been the highest contributor, recognized by the Indian Institute of Architects, for his financial contribution to the tsunami victims. His immense philanthropic efforts include active contribution in various disaster relief campaigns and organ donation drives.