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Jugal Kishore Choudhury
Born1918
Goalpara, Assam, British India
OccupationArchitect
Known forConcrete architectural designs
AwardsPadma Shri
IIA Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal

Jugal Kishore Choudhury (b. 1918 in Goalpara, Assam[1]) was an Indian architect and urban planner known for his concrete architectural designs.[2][3]

Biography

Punjab Engineering College (PEC) academic wing, at Chandigarh, 1953
Punjab Engineering College (PEC) academic wing, at Chandigarh, 1953
IIT Delhi main building, constructed in 1968
IIT Delhi main building, constructed in 1968
Department of Mathematics auditorium, constructed next to the IIT Delhi main building at the same time
Department of Mathematics auditorium, constructed next to the IIT Delhi main building at the same time

He studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art in Bombay. He then continued his studies in England at London University. After that he moved to the United States and worked in New York for renowned architect Antonin Raymond.

He was associated with renowned architects like Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret during they worked in Chandigarh.[2][3]

He designed the Punjab Engineering College main campus buildings in the 1950's and the IIT Delhi main building and Department of Mathematics auditorium in the 1960's.

Awards and honours

The Government of India awarded the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1977.[4] He is a recipient of the Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Architects, which he received in 1994.[5] Dalmia Cements, a part of Dalmia Group, has established a forum, Padmashree Jugal Kishore Chowdhury Forum of Excellence, in association with the Jugal Kishore Chowdhury Charitable and Educational Trust[6] and Association of Architects Assam (AAA).[7] The forum has instituted an annual award in Choudhury's name, JKC Award of Excellence for recognizing excellence in architecture.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Interview: Manoj Kumar Das". Assam Times. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Photographing Delhi's Architecture". Art Slant. 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Concrete masterworks". Business Standard. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal". Indian Institute of Architects. 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  6. ^ "New project to protect the 'Ethnic Architecture' of NER". Morung Express. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Dalmia Cement Introduces knowledge-sharing platform for Architects" (PDF). Dalmia Cements. 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Dalmia Cement pumps in Rs 2,000 crore for North East business". Economic Times. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

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