Alakesh Dutta

Designation

Senior Executive Architectural Associate

Expertise

Architecture, Sustainable design


Aims to provide creative solutions with great sensitivity to the integration of the building form

Alakesh graduated with a Master of Science programme in Integrated Sustainable Design at the National University of Singapore. He joined Surbana Jurong in 2014. He is involved in the building of the School of Design and Environment, NUS which is being designed to achieve a Net Zero Energy Target and go beyond the Green Mark Platinum standards. Projects such as the Net Zero Energy Building at NUS SDE and the Floating Ponds (Vertical Aquaculture Farm) are pushing the thought boundaries of sustainability and challenge every of knowledge and experience that he had.

Being an Autodesk accredited person, Alakesh is adept with the use of BIM. Many of the on-going and past projects have been executed on the BIM platform. He specializes in green design and always aims to provide creative solutions with great sensitivity to the integration of the building form and function without compromising client’s needs and budget.


Legacy planning in building & construction - Case study: The Olympic Games

Olympic host cities in the past have struggled, and some have failed, to establish a meaningful function for the infrastructure after the Games. The concept of legacy planning for global mega-events & venues, and even other build environments, is of paramount importance.

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The fine line between pleasure and blight

Ecotourism should be about the experience rather than mere sightseeing. Its focus ought to be on the preservation and wellness of the indigenous ecosystem, including the local communities.

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