DKA works with some of the best consultants in the Indian construction industry today. They include large offices of MEP and Structural Engineers (list provided on request).
DKA collaborates internationally with leading consultants to engineer quality buildings and spaces. Our International Collaborators have offices in London, UK & St. Louis, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale USA.
Our work has been published in Indian Architect and Builder, Exhibited in the Architecture Gallery, Bangalore, The Van Alen Institute, New York and the UIA world architecture congress in Istanbul 2005. Our Principals have taught and lectured in the USA and India.The competition entries by Hybridarch have produced some of the most thought provoking architectural design in the Indian Architecture Scenario. Hybridarch was chosen to represent India in a Young Architects forum hosted in Europe to showcase original experimental architecture from around the world, a collective of which will be published shortly.
DKA is a multi-disciplinary architectural & Interior design practice established in 1984 by SK Dutta. In 1999 the firm was renamed DKA with studios in Bangalore & Kolkata. The present design principal Indraneel Dutta is a Master's Degree holder from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture and has extensive local, international professional and academic experience. Our holistic approach to Architecture includes full interior design & planning services. The practice has experience in designing private residences, apartments, commercial buildings, hospitals, interiors, aviation & mixed-use developments. Hybridarch is now a part of DKA, beginning May 2006. Hybridarch is a design laboratory, experimenting in architecture & product design through extensive use of 3D modelling & fabrication technology.
Principal : Indraneel Dutta holds a masters degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was nominated to the SOM (Skidmore Owings & Merrill) fellowship and won the Franklin R Smith award for Urban Design from the Architectural League of Chicago. He has worked in the Mid-west(Chicago), New York area & London before starting work in India. He has experience in Healthcare, Commercial, Housing and Interiors. Indraneel Dutta has worked with HOK London (Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum) before which he was with Atkins, Thomas Associates & Zachariah Consultants. Indraneel has had the oppurtunity to be the Design Architect in many of the projects shown on this website. Indraneel holds a first rank in the Bachelor’s degree of Architecture program at RVCE, Bangalore University. He went on to be an instructor for the Design Studio (V semester) in 2001 & is currently a visiting faculty. He is on the board of greenbangalore (an 80G organisation) & is a founding member of The Green Network (www.thegreennetwork.org). Indraneel is a strong advocate of Sustainable Design & Energy efficiency in built environments. Indraneel is an Associate of the Indian Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter.
Senior Partner : Brinda Kannan holds a Masters degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago & University of Texas at Arlington. At UT Arlington Brinda won the Texas Architectural Foundation Award. In Chicago Brinda worked with CUPPA (College of Urban Policy and Planning Administration) on the Gary (Indiana) Riverfront Revival Project. Brinda was part of the HOK New York office where she planned competition winning hospital projects. She moved to London to expand her experience and worked on Aviation projects in the UK & UAE while at Pascall & Watsons. Her experience in India includes Private Residences, IT fitouts & Commercial buildings.She has worked with Atkins, Thomas Associates & Zachariah Consultants. Brinda is an Associate of the Indian Institute of Architects.
Apart from many associates our other key people include :
Senior Architect & Partner, Kolkata Office : Saurav Chakraborty, B.Arch.
Head of Interiors, Kolkata Office : S K Dutta
Architect : Urban Design & Planning Studio - Indraneel Dutta, M.Arch
Architect : Commercial/Retail Design Studio - Priya Shyam, M.Arch.
Interior Design Lead - Swati
Head of Graphics & Corporate Identity : Anshuman Majumdar, BFA
Head of 3D visualisation : Arnab
Head of IT : Manoj Narwal
“We believe that we have the right mix of global experience coupled with proven local delivery. Since the inception of the practice 22 years back we have constantly strived to increase the quality of our clients life through better architecture. Our young partners bring with them years of experience with the world’s best architectural firms, working in various countries and learning techniques that are adaptable, suited to the local environment. Our in-house infrastructure and studio set-up allows us to collaborate, produce and deliver project documents at a tight schedule. Institutions, Corporate, National & Local developers who are our repeat clients stand testimony to this.”