Ar. Abhishek Dutta graduated from Jadavpur University with a Gold Medal and National Award for Excellence from NIASA, Council of Architecture, India for his thesis on "Transformable Multi-functional Residence". The research based unique design was showcased in NDTV Goodtime's Next Big Thing show. He served as a Senior Research Fellow for a DRDO research project at CHSP, JU on Strategic Deployable Shelter in Hilly Terrain for Indian Army for 3 years. Abhishek continued his research on sustainable habitat and affordable housing by means of semi-prefabrication and an innovative kinetic "functional package" of architectural spaces.
Abhishek was awarded the National Grand Winner for Housing for Smart Cities Housing Innovation Challenge by Saint-Gobain in 2016.
In 2006 Abhishek Dutta founded ArcOn Design along with his partner Ar. Susweta after winning professional Design competition while still in College. Over the years that humble start created ArcOn Design as one of premium Design firms of the city specializing in Residential, Educational Commercial Hospitality and Industrial Projects.
In 2016, he was recognised amongst the top 50 next generation (i-Gen) Indian architects by Architects and Interiors India magazine.
He has been teaching, guiding and inspiring students of architecture in Jadavpur University, Idea College of Architecture, Nashik, Amity University, Kolkata, National Institute of Technology, Rourkella and various other institutions.
He has served as Executive Committee member, Convener of Sub-committees and Editor of the West Bengal Chapter of The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA).
Presently he is Hon. Treasurer of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID, Kolkata)
Abhishek believes, for design excellence a continuous dialogue between academic research and professional practices is essential and these dialogues must percolate freely beyond the narrow domains of design, into the realms of engineering technology to economics, from psychology to philosophy, from management and leadership to spirituality, and everywhere else.
He envisions architects' role far beyond merely designer of spaces but as designers of lives of all living souls connected with the supreme consciousness.
Founder. Principal Architect, ArcOn Design
B.Arch. (Hons.) Gold Medalist (Thesis) J.U.
National Award for Excellence In Architecture, CoA
M.A. (Environment & Development) J.U.,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata,
National Institute of Technology, Rourkella,
Techno India University, Kolkata,
Idea College of Architecture, Nashik
Amity University, kolkata,
Om Dayal College of Architecture, Uluberia
Ex-EC Member and Editor,
Indian Institute of Architects, WB Chapter
Institute of Indian Interior Designers, Kolkata RC
Indian Green Building Council
Abhishek is also a noted conceptual artist, poet and inspirational speaker.
He inspired a number of young designers, architects, students and people from various walks of life through his thought-provoking, insightful and exciting talks.