For Shirish teaching and learning is fundamental to the profession of architecture. One teaches to learn and in the process learns to teach. As a full time academic and part time consultant practitioner he has chosen to reverse the status quo of professional practice.
Shirish believes that architectural education has to be deeply rooted in acknowledging the processes and systems of urban form, and ecological conditions of our natural environments. Furthermore it is this interest in urban morphology that has led him to work on projects ranging from urban conservation, housing for informal settlements, building pedagogy and conducting documentations of buildings and settlements across India within the academic framework of architectural education, to creating study material for Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) engineers on Housing through an Urban Lens, and recently working on a TATA Trust Small Grant pilot for Water and Sanitation improvement for 15 slums in Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar. He is also a co-author to the soon to be published book titled - Emergence of Indigenous Practice in India - Selected Works of Master Sathe and Bhuta - 1932 -1956.
Being a part of Terreform in New York with Michael Sorkin, and getting to attend his studio, and attending classes with Marshal Berman and David Harvey at the CCNY. Working on projects involving mapping of ecological landscapes at Mulshi, and working on a pilot to provide water and sanitation in 15 slums in Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar. Being an co-author of the soon to be released book Emergence of Indigenous Practice in India - Selected Works of Master Sathe and Bhuta - 1932 -1956.