The Firm was established in 1966 by late Archictect Mr. Dilip Kr. Borah to fulfil a long felt need for architectural and engineering know how in governmental, public and private building, educational campuses, industrial townships, and indeed, in all facets of the construction industry. From a modest beginning, Designers’ Guild has now grown up to be the leading firm of Architects , interior designers and Consulting Engineers in the North-Eastern region. The firm has an impressive list of clients –Assam Agricultural University, Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, Indian Institute of Bank Management, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd., Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd., Numaligarh Refinery Ltd., North East Development Finance Corporation Assam P.W.D., C.P.W.D. – for whom the firm has planned and designed a complete educational campus, industrial townships, industrial and office buildings, bank buildings, water reservoirs, road bridges, factory/ industrial buildings and the like.

A whole and an adequate exposure in designing of infrastructure facilities like HVAC, Electrical, ceilings, furniture and Acoustical treatment with the help of our specialized teams makes our firm a full fledged industry in projects for building , interior designing &executions .


 
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THE PARTNERS

Otained a honours degree in civil engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1958, and was a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers ( India ). He joined the Assam P W D as an Asstt. Engineer in 1958, and in 1959 was deputed to the Gauhati Refinery Project, where he worked till 1964, first as an Asstt. Engineer and as a Divisional Head. He then joined the Assam Govt. Construction Corporation Ltd., as Project Engineer. He joined the firm in 1969 as a partner. He has written several computer programs on structural analysis and is acknowledged to be an authority on computer-aided structural design. He was a member of the State Planning Board and the Economic Advisory Council of the Government of Assam. He was also a member of the Committee for the selection of a site for the permanent Capital of Assam, and a member of the Task Force constituted to suggest measures for the all-round economic development of Assam. He is a member of the International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering and Indian Roads Congress (IRC). A number of his papers on computer-aided design of bridge elements have been published in ‘The Bridge & Structural Engineer’ and in ‘Indian Highways’.
INDRAJIT BARUA

Obtained his B.Arch. degree from National Institute of Technology ,Tiruchirapalli in the year 1997 and also registered with the Council of Architecture, New Delhi (Registration no. CA/2001/45220) and thereafter worked as an associated Architect and Interior designer in Banka & Associates ,Guwahati. He is under training and concept specialization into Green Building Architecture and Bio-technology Architecture and is also registered with IGBC (Indian Green Building Council , Hyderabad) . In addition to building projects, he had done consultancy and designing into specialized interiors related to IT Sectors , Corporate Business centres ,state of the art Conference halls ,mini auditoria, specialized Clinics , Laboratory units, hospitals and much more. A whole and an adequate exposure in designing of infrastructure facilities like HVAC, Electrical, Office Automation , Plumbing and Acoustics with the help of specialized consultants have formulated him to constitute the firm into a full fledged industry as far as Specialized Interiors are concerned.
DEBASISH CHAKRABORTY


SANTOSH BANKA
 

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore (year-1991). He has planned and designed a number of commercial and residential building and interiors for reputed organisations. He is registered with COA (No. CA/99/24049 )









  


    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FIRM
    The firm has been an innovator & pioneer in many architectural & engineering applications in the North-Eastern Region. Some of these are:

♦ The first 7-storied RCC framed building with flat slabs and RCC shear walls for a seismic resistance – Regional Office Building for the National Bank for    Agriculture & Rural Development at Guwahati.

♦ The first multi-storied steel framed building with large column grids of 12.5 * 6.2 metres with RCC shear walls for a seismic resistance – Corporate Office    Building    for North East Development Finance Corporation Ltd. At Guwahati.

♦ The largest domed roof in Assam – 20 metre diameter – State Transport Building at Jorhat. The largest orthotropic plate floor & roof – 18 m * 12 m –    Veterinary    Biological Building at Guwahati

♦ The use of diagonally braced frames to resist seismic forces – Reserve Bank of India Campus & the SBI Officers’ Campus at Guwahati.

♦ The first use of granular columns as a foundation system for multi-storied buildings in very weak soils – 5 storied Bachelor Officers’ Quarters for ONGC at    Nazira  & 4/5 storied Officers flats for SBI, at Guwahati, 7 storied NABARD Regional Office Building at Guwahati.

♦ The first large span folded plate roof 2 * 15 m * 60 m – APRO Building at Guwahati. The first prestressed concrete bowstring girder bridge in the country –     the two  lane RCC Bridge over River Dikhow at Sibsagar.

♦ Use of in-house developed computer programs for building & bridge design. Identification of liquefaction prone soil at Tezpur University Campus and    suggestion of measures to prevent liquefaction.

♦ First large span (24*24) m. RCC hyper-shell structure in the North-East. First GREEN BUILDING in North-East under LEED NC design stage.