India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 designed by Mr. Kukreja got recognition by American Institute of Architects (AIA), USA as one of the most iconic designs.
He has been Guest Writer for India’s foremost English newspapers, the Times of India and Hindustan Times on Urban Issues and featured by CNBC TV on the program ‘Young Turks’. He was selected as Cultural Ambassador by Govt. of Finland. He is Member, Governing Body, Sushant University and elected as the youngest President of Harvard Club of India and the first architect to achieve this distinction.
His firm C.P. Kukreja Architects (CPKA) is a premier architectural and engineering organisation headquartered in New Delhi. CPKA is ranked amongst the top 100 architecture firms in the world and top 5 in Asia. CPKA has achieved the unique distinction of being the first design firm in India to have acquired a US-based design practice, specializing in Sustainability. Mr. Kukreja has designed significant projects such as the tallest building of South Asia in Sri Lanka, New Financial Capital of Malaysia, the tallest building in India, the world’s third largest convention centre where India shall host the G-20 summit in Delhi. He has been involved in projects and clients from over 30 countries across the world.
Dikshu C.Kukreja has been selected as the ‘Young Icon of the Decade’, ‘Best Citizen of India’, ‘Face of 21st Century Architecture in India’, and featured in ‘Who’s Who of Asia’. He is a passionate designer and has recently hosted a TV Series on design called ‘Deciphering Design with Dikshu’, telecast on Disney + Hotstar.
Mr. Kukreja with his experience at Harvard Business School has been active in business both in India and abroad. He has been closely associated with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. He is also involved with various business organisations such as Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industries, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Entrepreneurs Organisation. He has been advising state governments across India on trade and investment. His firm CPKA has international design offices in US, Japan & Vietnam and has encouraged import of world class technologies from different nations to India on large scale projects.
Mr. Kukreja holds strong interest in International Relations particularly in Africa. He is producing a series called ‘Tale of Two Cities’ to foster dialogue with policy makers from across the world. He has travelled extensively across the world understanding and appreciating the nuances of people and nations. While qualified as an Architect, he has taken courses at Harvard University at the School of Business and Kennedy School of Government. He is actively involved with various Foreign Missions in India. He has held business relations with various countries including US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Russia, China, Japan, S. Korea, Australia, South East Countries, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Brazil, Mozambique.