Identity

In September 1971, Arun Kumar Das, a Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) of the University of Mumbai, having studied at Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, and with field experience of about 8 years, commenced his independent architectural practice. As the practice developed over the years, responsibilities increased with a wider base within a span of 14 years, and this practice was named as ‘Arun Das Associates’ in 1985.

As the Principal of the firm, Arun Kumar Das has to his credit the following:

Professional Registration:

Registered Architect with the Council of Architecture (Registration Council of Architects in India under the Architects Act 1972). (Regn. No.CA/75/903).

Registered Valuer under Wealth-tax Act 1957 for immovable property other than agriculture lands, plantations, forests, mines and quarries.(Regn. No. Cat l-199 of 1988).

Professional Affiliations:

Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects (F-2122); Fellow of the Institution of Valuers (F-1109).

Foreign Visits:

Participated in the Vlth International Study Tour in Denmark in April – May 1981 at the invitation of Danish  Federation of Architects, and studied the aspects of housing development and urban renewal programmes as implemented in various parts of Denmark. Toured  Denmark extensively. Also visited USA on way back and toured New York, Boston, Denver and Los Angeles, and got acquainted with the latest trends in the field of architectural planning and design.

In August – September 1996, visited London, Toronto, Orlando and San Francisco including the cities in USA visited earlier in 1981.

In September – October 2000, visited Ottawa in canada and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Taliesin West at Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.

In May 2005, visited Fallingwater at Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed works of architecture.

In September 2006, visited Abitare il Tempo, an International Exibition of Furniture, Fabrics and Designer Carpets, held at Verona, Italy, from 21st to 25th September 2006, as a delegate on invitation from the Italian Trade Commission, Mumbai.

In May – June 2010, visited Frank Lloyd Wright designed Prairie Houses in and around Chicago, Illinois, including Oak Park (unity Temple, his own studio and house, now a museum ); also Guggenheim Museum in New York designed by him. These visits were to see the monumental works done by this great master architect in the past. The visit also included travel to Washington DC, Virginia, Banff, Vancouver etc. for the purpose of updating on the inputs in architectural planning and design being done in that part of the world.

In January as well as in February, 2013, visited Dubai on assignment for United Arabs Shipping Company Ltd., a Govt. of UAE organisation , headquartered  in Dubai, in connection with their works of interior renovation of the premises for Shared Services Centre at DLF IT Park, Mount Poonamalle Road, Chennai, for UASC Services (India)  Pvt. Ltd. Works stood completed in July 2014.

Allied Activities:

Elected member of the Governing Council of the Indian Institute of Architects from 1977 to 1983. Editor/Chairman : Editorial Board of the journal of the Indian Institute of Architects from 1977 to 1983. Member of the Board of Architectural Education of the Indian Institute of Architects from 1981 to 1983. Elected member of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi (Registration Council of Architects in India under Architects Act 1972) from 1977 to 1982.

Arun Das Associates functioned from various rental premises from 1971 to 1992 when it moved  to its own premises at 710 Madhava, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051 and functioned from there till June 2016.  The practice was downsized because of various reasons including the growing age of the Principal Arun Kumar Das and the BKC office stood leased out from 1st July 2016. Thereafter, the activities were moved to the home address as follows:

Arun Das Associates, 

6 Smita Apts., 82- B Saraswati Road, Off Linking Road, Santacruz (west), Mumbai 400054.

Email : arundasassociates@vsnl.net        Website : www.arundasassociates.com

Mobile : +91-9820051511

The new office of Arun Das Associates, for planning, design, details and co-ordination, is now operational from  the following address:

B-24, T. V. Industrial Estate,

248 S. K. Ahire Marg

Behind Glaxo Lab.,

Off  Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli

Mumbai  400030.