VGA was founded by Vijay Gupta in 1964 when architecture was a fledgling art in India. Influenced by the grand and exquisitely planned vision of Lutyens and Baker, and by the more modern structures developing in its shadows, he opted for a Bachelors degree from one of the only three institutions in India that offered the course at that time - The Delhi University. His brilliant academic record was capped when he secured third position in the University, graduating in 1961.Working with eminent architects of the time such as A.Sengupta and Padma Shri R.L. Gehlote, he learnt the immense value of being in control over every aspect of the architectural process, beginning with design, but extending beyond it to the logistical, administrative and even legal angles. This attitude has made his firm Vijay Gupta Architects (VGA) what it is today.