Dikshu C. Kukreja received his B.Arch Honours as Gold Medalist from School of Planning and Architecture.He attended the prestigious Taliesin Fellowship at Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, USA, and received his Masters of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University. He was elected as the founding vice president of Asia GSD, which grew to become one of the largest student organizations at Harvard University. He has worked in India, France and the USA, and has lectured and taught at institutions both in India and abroad. He has been a guest writer on urban issues for The Times of India and Hindustan Times and was featured by CNBC TV18 on the programme Young Turks. One of his latest initiatives is a breakthrough design series, Deciphering Design with Dikshu, in collaboration with one of the country’s leading media channels, NewsX. His firm, CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA), is a premier multidisciplinary architectural and engineering organization based in Delhi, ranking amongst the top 100 architecture firms in the world and amongst top five in Asia.
Arunima Kukreja has studied history at St. Stephens College, Delhi University, and holds a diploma in environmental law. She is an ardent writer, an interior designer and a philanthropist who heads the CPKA Foundation for Design Excellence, which promotes consciousness in design cutting across genres. As the Creative Head of the series Deciphering Design with Dikshu, she, along with Dikshu, explored different facets of design and how they influence our everyday lives. The book Five Decades of India’s Built Environment is a labour of love and textual research on the process of change in design, technology and materiality from the post-Independence period to post-liberalization, until the present times, focusing primarily on the influence of sustainability and cutting-edge technology on buildings.