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About CCBA

CCBA Designs (formerly known as Christopher Charles Benninger Architects) is a world-renowned award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm providing comprehensive architecture, urban design and master planning services. 

CCBA Designs is mentored by Harvard and MIT educated Master Architect Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger; one of India’s great modernists! Having co-founded the School of Planning at CEPT, Ahmedabad in 1972, established the Centre of Development Studies and Activities (CDSA) in 1976, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects in 1995 and the new incorporation of CCBA Designs in 2015, the firm stands on the immense body of experience spanning nearly half a century. CCBA is the recipient of over 70 National, State and International awards. It is the only firm to have received 6 awards from the Indian Institute of Architects besides awards from various reputed design forums. CCBA is a design practice like no other. CCBA has a portfolio ranging from master planning of international cities and new towns to housing developments and complexes, hotels, resorts, educational and institutional campuses, corporate headquarters, healthcare, and books, with projects located pan India and abroad. 

As an intellectual ‘design house’, CCBA operates from its iconic office ‘India House’ in Pune, India and is supported by an extremely talented and experienced team led by its Principal Architect Christopher Benninger, Managing Director Ramprasad Akkisetti, Directors Rahul Sathe and Ar. Daraius Choksi, CEO Ar. Aditya  Jeswal along with long time associates and senior architects Ar. Shivaji Karekar,  Ar. Noel Jerald, Ar. Rahul Deshmukh, Ar. Sundar Bommaji, Ar. Bhargav Khurjekar and Ar. Mandar Mhaskar.

Apart from just utilitarian goals, we seek to bring out the poetry in the place, the lyricism in the built forms, and the vibrancy in the inhabitants’ lives. We endeavour to create environments, ambiences, and milieus that enrich our clients’ lives and make living a meaningful experience. CCBA is one of the most awarded design firms in India, having brought timeless architecture to the sub-continent over decades. With its unique designs and concepts, a talented team of architects and investments in latest technologies, CCBA is focused on becoming a partner in realizing your vision.


Prof. Benninger graduated from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard with a Masters in Architecture


Balkrishna Doshi writes to Prof. Benninger urging him to go back to Ahmedabad


Prof. Benninger co-founded the School of Planning at CEPT, Ahmedabad with Balkrishna Doshi and Yogendra Alag


Prof. Benninger graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technoloy with a Masters in City Planning


Pro. Benninger sets up the Centre for Development Studies and Activities in Pune.


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