A Bachelor in Architecture, Anjan Mitra has been involved with architecture and urban development as a researcher, a practitioner and an activist. A gold medallist in Urban Design, he has also bagged the National Award in Housing Competition, Star Hotel Projects at Delhi. He emerged as a winner in Renovating Star Theatre Competition. Throughout his career he advocates for sustainable design. He is involved in various research studies involving urban development, urban economics, conservation and cultural issues. He has specialized in conservation, alternative technology, tourism and theme interiors. Design has been his passion and a tool to intervene to create positive impacts for his clients. He is an invited member to the Heritage(grading) subcommittee of Kolkata Municipal Corporation and UNDP empanelled architect advising on the Endogenous Tourism projects promoted by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. He is the secretary of the registered society- Sustained Actions for Value and Environment advising the local communities on the sustainable development.