Soumitro Ghosh

Academic Council Member

Soumitro Ghosh

Academic Council Member

Profile

Soumitro joined as partner ‘Mathew and Ghosh Architects’, a partnership founded by Nisha Mathew Ghosh in 1995. The work is varied across the spectrum and ranges from projects / ideas to do with the urban, research, space, architecture, interiors, product design and so on. Educated at the School of Architecture CEPT Ahmedabad (graduated 16.08.1994) Soumitro Ghosh has earlier on worked with Pritzker Laureate B.V. Doshi, R.J. Vasavada, Neelkanth Chhaya, K B Jain, Jaswant Singh and others before beginning this collaborative multidirectional practice. Having taught in different schools of architecture and at the Bengal Institute, Dhaka and been the Charles Correa Design Chair, juror, panelist etc. at numerous occasions and forums. He was lucky to begin his journey of teaching with Kumar Vyas, founding member of NID. He has had interest in teaching since graduation especially architectural design and has personal interest in politics, philosophy, culture and history to understand the world we live in and work within

Dr. Anuradha Chaterjee

Academic Council Member

Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee

Academic Council Member

Profile

Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee is an Indian-born Australian feminist academic practitioner in architecture and design based in Australia and India. She has Dip. Arch from TVB School of Habitat Studies (1998), Master of Architecture (History and Theory of Architecture, 2000), and PhD in Built Environment (2008) from the University of New South Wales. Dr Chatterjee is Professor and Dean at Faculty of Design, Manipal University in Jaipur, and erstwhile Dean Academics at Avani Institute of Design.
Dr Chatterjee is the author of three books Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (Copal Publishing); John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge); and is the Area Editor (Asia) for fourth publication. The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 edited by Karen Burns and Lori Brown (forthcoming).
Dr Chatterjee is Regional Editor (Asia Pacific), Textile: Cloth and Culture; Companion to The Guild of St George; Member of Editorial Board for Architecture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History at the University of Queensland; and Member of Board of Review for CEPT University’s M Arch / MA in Architectural History and Theory Programme since 2019. She has taught at top institutions in Australia (University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of South Australia, and University of Tasmania), China (Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University), and India (Avani Institute of Design, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Pearl Academy, and Sushant School of Art and Architecture).
Dr Chatterjee’s research interests are in architectural theories in history; feminist discourses, textile tectonic theories of architecture; potentialities of theories; generative processes in design; gender and academic leadership; and student learning cultures and critical studio pedagogies. She is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India; International Associate Member, American Institute of Architects; Affiliate Level 1 Member, Australian Institute of Architects; and Affiliate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects. For more information, see: https://anuradhachatterjee.wixsite.com/architecture

Encounters: Biju Kuriakose

Dualities of an Urban Practice

Dualities of an Urban Practice

Biju Kuriakose co-founded architectureRED along with Kishore Panikkar, an architecture and urban design firm based out of Chennai, India. Having studied architecture in Mumbai, Biju received his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban design from Pratt Institute, New York.

How does a practice respond to an increasingly polarizing urban environment – especially when it chooses to place itself within that context – to explore what negotiations are possible (or direly needed) keeping in mind the complexities of the city’s actors – politics, place, people and profit? In a milieu where less and less is in the hands of the public and more is in the control of the private – whether a corporation or an individual – what place does ‘social equity’ and ‘civitas’ have?
In a world of cash-flows, urban inequality and failed governance, and urban incongruences where wealth dictates access, how does an urban-focused architectural practice situate itself to affect its desired role as a practitioner rooted firmly within the sphere of ‘the public’?

Announcement of dates for First & Second Tests of NATA 2021

Examination Notice: NATA 2021

The Council of Architecture is pleased to announce that the First Test and Second Test of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021 examination, shall be held on April 10, 2021 and June 12, 2021 , respectively. The NATA 2021 Brochure with important dates for both the tests shall be uploaded shortly on the websites http://www.nata.in and http://www.coa.gov.in.

The NATA portal shall also be operational in due course to facilitate students to apply for registration of First & Second Tests.

The candidates desirous to appear for NATA2021 are advised to refer to the said websites for latest updates.

BReUCom PDP -4: ECO-logs 2.0

BReUCom

PDP 4: ECO-logs 2.0

The Professional Development Program titled ‘ECO-logs 2.0- Digital Interpretations of Ecological Vulnerabilities through Open Source Geo-Spatial Technologies’ is a two day hands-on-workshop series on visualizing, analyzing and interpreting environmental data using the open source Q-GIS Platform.
 
Registrations close on 18th March 2021 at 13.00 IST
Successful participants will be awarded a joint KRVIA-BReUCom certificate.

BReUCom PDP -3: ECO-logs 1.0

BReUCom

PDP 3: Eco-logs 1.0

The PDP-III titled ‘ECO-logs 1.0- Exploring Socio-Ecological Resilience in the Global South’ is a two day lecture series with interactive sessions wherein academicians and professionals both from India and Europe discuss the theoretical underpinnings of resilience and examine the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and allied technologies for achieving resilient solutions to urban ecological challenges .
 
Registrations close on 17th March 2021 at 13.00 IST

Pradipta Banerjee

Academic Council Member

Pradipta Banerji

Academic Council Member

Profile

Professor Pradipta Banerji has been Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee from October 2011 to October 2016. He concurrently held the posts of Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Bombay and at IIT Roorkee. Since November 2016 he has returned to his parent organization, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as Professor of Civil Engineering, and since February 2017 as the Head, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay.
He has been a faculty member at IIT Bombay since April 1988. During this period he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award, and has been the Dean (Alumni and International Relations) for two terms of three years each, apart from holding various other administrative positions. He has been Visiting Research Professors at Technical University Stuttgart in Germany and University of Manitoba in Canada,
He is known internationally for his developments on Bridge Asset Management using Structural Health Monitoring, especially for the Indian Railways and Network Rail in UK, and Vibration Control of Buildings for Earthquake Ground Motions using innovative strategies. He has also developed technology that has been and is being implemented in India and abroad in the area of disaster resilience and asset management.
He led the initiative of the Government of India in “Sustainable Habitat” under the IMPRINT program. He was an identified expert and delivered a keynote speech at the BRICS Symposium on Urban Transitions 2016. He is a member of the India 75 Task Force on Urbanization, and a member of the India-UK Steering Committee set up to establish Urban Observatories in several cities in India. He has been a consultant to the World Bank from 2004 to 2017, almost exclusively for Higher and Engineering Education and Research in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was responsible for creating the original business plan for the Africa Institutes of Science and Technology, which led to the creation of the Africa University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria and the AIST in Arusha, Tanzania.