Abhishek Dutta, Jadavpur University alumnus, is one of the acclaimed Indian architect of repute, who received a National Award for Excellence in Architecture from NIASA, Council of Architecture India in 2006 for his research on "Transformable Multi-functional Residence". which was also showcased in NDTV Goodtimes Next Big Thing show.
In 2015, Dutta was awarded the First Prize for Housing for Smart Cities Housing Innovation Challenge 2015 by Saint-Gobain. His thoughts and designs have been recognised and appreciated within the fraternity of Indian Architects and beyond.
After his initial research with the DRDO on strategic shelters, he started his practice with his classmate Susweta Dutta,
Abhishek Dutta is a founder partner of the Kolkata-based award-winning architectural studio, ArcOn Design. Ar. Dutta has continued his research on sustainable habitat and affordable housing by means of semi-prefabrication and an innovative "functional package" of architectural spaces. In December 2016, he and his partner, Ar. Susweta Dutta have been recognised amongst the top 50 next generation Indian architects by Architects and Interiors India magazine.
He has been actively involved with the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), West Bengal chapter, where he served as amember of the Eexecutive Committee and also as the editor for the chapter. In 2015, he received a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contributions to IIA activities.
He has taught and lectured on architecture in Jadavpur University, Idea College of Architecture, Nashik, Amity University in Kolkata and other institutions.
Abhishek believes in dialogue between academics and research with professional practices in design innovation. He is a very keen observer of design trends in alternative development and experimental architecture