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Abhishek Rao Studio
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Abhishek Rao Studio
8, Jagadhatri Tala Road, Bhadreswar, Hooghly, WB
Bhadreswar
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Bio

Abhishek Rao is an architect, artist, noted illustrator and the founder of HUH, a transdisciplinary creative unit. He has pursued Architecture (B.Arch hons.) with a minor in Product Design from Biju Patnaik University of Technology (2016-2021). He also holds a ‘Visharad’ in fine arts and a diploma in Information Technology.

He is the winner of WASA Genius Architect Medal 2021 for securing highest overall score in the world. Abhishek also bagged WASA Genius Building Award 2021 & WASA One Percent Award 2021 at Japan. Currently he is a practicing architect & academician. Abhishek got associated with AIA since 2021, after he graduated in architecture under mentorship of Architect. Simon Wells.

With an intrinsic affinity towards sustainable design development and landscape architecture, he emphasizes on ecology restoration in his works by incorporating green ethos and technological amalgamations. Abhishek Rao has won several competitions of national & international repute and academic awards in the field of art and architecture.

He has been an International Student member of American Society of Landscape Architects under the mentorship of Ar. Ming-Jen Hsueh, Sasaki Associates. Being an artist it always fascinates him how the entire world of art merges with the minute domains of architecture. To find the link, to perceive a salient career with best professional ethics with dedicated efforts and to associate to grow tremendously has been his primary motto.

Professional Associations

Institute For Engineering & Research Publication (IFERP), India
2021 - 2022

All India Council for Technical Skill Development (AICTSD), India
2021 - Present

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
2021 - Present

American Planning Association (APA)
2021 - Present

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
2021 - Present

Council of Architecture (COA), India
2021 - Present

National Institute for Technical Training & Skill Development (NITTSD), India
2021 - Present

Operational Research Society (OR Society)
2021 - Present

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
2021 - Present

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK
2018 - 2019

Job History

Academy of Fashion & Arts
Senior Creative Executive
Delhi, India
June 2022 - present

HUH
Co-founder & Director
Bhubaneshwar, India
June 2022 - present

Abhishek Rao Studio
Founder / Creator
Chandannagar - Urban, India
July 2018 - present

VBRIDGE
Architect
Kolkata, India
January 2022 - May 2022

Beyond Architecture Planning Studio Pvt. Ltd.
Architect
Kolkata, India
August 2021 - December 2021

An Architects Abode
Intern Architect
Mayurbhanj, India
September 2020 - January 2021

M/S Green Dimension Architects
Intern Architect
Cuttack, India
July 2020 - September 2020

Honors and Awards

Annual Academic Excellence Award (For securing highest CGPA)
Department of Architecture
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Arjun Bhuyan Award of Academic Excellence
Arjun Bhuyan Charitable Trust (Odisha, India)
2018, 2019

Citation in Design 30 (Main Event)
Zonal National Association of Students of Architecture (ZONASA) ((eastern India))
2020

Genius Architect Medal (World Rank. 1)
WASA World Architecture Student Award, Zenkoku Kenkomi (Japan)
2021

Genius Building Award (World Rank. 1)
WASA World Architecture Student Award, Zenkoku Kenkomi (Japan)
2021

Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Medal for best outgoing student of the year 2021
The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
2022

ONE PERCENT Award
WASA World Architecture Student Award, Zenkoku Kenkomi (Japan)
2021

Special Mention in Product Design
Zonal National Association of Students of Architecture (ZONASA) ((eastern India))
2020

TRANSPARENCE, Zonal Winner (East)
Saint Gobain India pvt. ltd. (Supported by Ethos)
2019

Winner at Disaster Resilient Architecture Workshop
Piloo Mody College of Architecture (Cuttack) (India)
2018