Faculty Portfolio


Among other accolades that Sushant School of Art and Architecture has achieved, student competitions and exhibitions have put the school on a nationwide recognition amongst industries. SSAA has been amongst the top ranked architecture institution in the country over two decades and ranked No.1 in private institution category in 2012 by ‘Outlook’, MDRA survey 2013.

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Teaching design requires insight and perception. All SSAA faculty members are licensed architects with affiliations and memberships to a number of professional bodies, both national and international. Most of them also have at least one specialization at the Masters level, and some hold a doctorate.Those in the BPlan program have planning degrees at UG/PG and doctorate level, and affiliation with planning bodies such as ITPI.  In addition to this, many of them have an international education from such premium institutes as MIT, Harvard, Princeton, UT Austin and Arlington, AA London, University of Nottingham, and other Universities in France, Germany, UK and Australia.

SSAA has a good mix of young and senior faculty members exposing the students to a diverse range of ideas that they bring with them. Many leading design and planning professionals or academics have taught at SSAA at some point. The insight provided by the visiting faculty is one of the key reasons that SSAA graduates walk out ‘market ready’. They bring to the classroom practical issues,design experiments and planning solutions  from their most current or ongoing professional projects, thus enriching the studio projects.

Almost all faculty members at SSAA undertake research and consultancy in architecture, urbanism, urban planning and technology. Several members of the Faculty have presented papers in national and international conferences and have contributed articles in leading international journals of high impact value.

Another unique strength of Sushant is the highly diverse panel of visiting faculty. There is barely any leading design or planning professional or academician who has not taught at SSAA at some point. The insight provided by the visiting faculty is one of the key reasons that Sushant graduates walk out as ‘market ready’.


1 Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev Professor, Dean SSAA
3 Bhawna Dandona Professor
4 Jeyanthi Nadesalingam Professor
5 Sweety Sankar Professor
6 Aruna Bharadwaj Associate Professor
7 Himanshu Sanghani Associate Professor
8 Nidhi Dandona Associate Professor
9 Parul Munjal Associate Professor
10 Tanaya Verma Associate Professor
11 Dr. Tejwant Brar Associate Professor
12 Vartika Jaiswal Associate Professor
13 Dr. Wills Thomas Associate Professor
14 Alpi Jain Assistant Professor
15 Arpit Jain Assistant Professor
16 Kanishk Prasad Assistant Professor
17 Kartikeya Chandra Assistant Professor
18 Kumud Ranjan Halder Assistant Professor
19 Manisha Sharma Assistant Professor
20 Monisha Sharma Assistant Professor
21 Niraja Adloori Assistant Professor
22 Savinder Anand Assistant Professor
24 Shantanu Lodh Assistant Professor
24 Shikha Duggal Assistant Professor
25 Smriti Sachdev Assistant Professor
26 Sourav Banerjee Assistant Professor
27 Suruchi Shah Assistant Professor
28 Tapasya Samal Assistant Professor
29 Vanicka Arora Assistant Professor
30 Vrinda Jariwala Assistant Professor
31 Zachary Bushnell Assistant Professor
32 Nipesh * Assistant Professor
33 Suruchi Modi * Professor



1 Amrita Madan Professor
2 Amit Sarma Associate Professor
3 Manas Murthy Assistant Professor
4 Joginder Singh Assistant Professor
5 Manas Murthy Assistant Professor
6 Mark Warner Assistant Professor


018 Vibhuti Sachdev 2Dr.Vibhuti Sachdev

PROFILE: Professor and Faculty Head


PhD, University of London, UK

BArch, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi


Vibhuti Sachdev qualified as an architect from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) in 1989.  After a period spent in practice and research in India, she undertook a PhD in architectural theory at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), which she completed in 1996.  She was later Lecturer in History of Art in the University of Sussex, a post that she left in 2004 to return to India. She has worked as independent writer and lecturer and as consultant on conservation projects.

Dr Sachdev is an authority on Vastu Vidya (India’s traditional architectural theory).  Many of her publications concern this or related knowledge systems, and their expression in architecture and art. She has worked extensively on the city of Jaipur, focusing on its architecture and craft traditions. She is the co-author of two books on the city. Building Jaipur (2002) uses Jaipur as a test case for exploring changes in planning theory and practice in India between the pre-colonial and post-modern eras. Jaipur City Palace (2008) discusses both the visual and social cultures of the city’s primary former royal residence. Since publishing these books, Dr Sachdev has been a consultant on the restoration of the Jal Mahal in Jaipur, was the design curator for the artwork of its pavilions and the co-curator of the exhibition ‘Painted Pleasures’. Her latest book is on the Festivals at the Jaipur Court.



2014    Festivals at the Jaipur Court, Niyogi Books, New Delhi

2008    Jaipur City Palace, (co-authored with Giles Tillotson) Roli Books, New Delhi

2002    Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City, (co-authored with Giles

Tillotson) Reaktion Books, London and OUP New Delhi

1998    Indian Architectural Theory: Contemporary Uses of Vastu Vidya,

Curzon Press, London, and OUP New Delhi

ARTICLES in journals and chapters

2014    ‘Street Wise’, Monthly Symposium: Seminar 660, Delhi

2014    ‘Bharany Bhaav: The Dilemma of Modernism’, A Passionate Eye: Textiles,

Paintings and Sculptures from the Bharany Collections, ed. Giles Tillotson, Marg

Publications, Mumbai

2013    ‘Restoring the Jal Mahal: Challenges and Opportunities’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

2012    ‘Negotiating Modernity in the Princely State of Jaipur’, South Asian Studies, 28.2, pp 171-181

2011    ‘Paradigms for Design: the Vastu Vidya Codes of India’, Urban Coding and Planning, ed. Stephen Marshall, Routledge, London, pp 83-100

2008    ‘Depicting Kingship: Portraits of the Maharajas of Jaipur’, (with Giles Tillotson) in

Portraits in Princely India 1700-1947, ed Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, Marg, Mumbai, pp. 98-109

2007    ‘Reading and Riding: Horses in Image and Text’, James Tod’s Rajasthan, ed.

Giles Tillotson, Marg Publications, Mumbai, pp. 36-47

2006    Fifty-One Flowers: Botanical Watercolours from Bengal, with William Chubb

and Henry Noltie, Hobhouse Ltd., London

2005    ‘A Vastu Text in the Modern Age: Vishvakarma Darpan, 1969’, Journal of the

 Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 15 Part 2, pp. 165-178

2003    ‘In a Maze of Lines: the Theory of Design of Jaalis’, South Asian Studies,

Vol. 19, pp. 141-155

2001    ‘Mandala by Design: the Courtyard of a Haveli Temple in Jaipur’, Stones in the

 Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan, ed. Giles Tillotson, Mumbai, pp. 28-41

2000    ‘Orientation by Numbers: the Aya Formula of Indian Architectural Theory’,

South Asian Studies, Vol. 16, pp. 45-54

1998    ‘Looking Beyond Directions: On Uses of Vastu Vidya’, Architecture + Design,

Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 42-4

1997    Three entries on Indic architecture and theory in Encyclopedia of Vernacular

Architecture of the World, ed. Paul Oliver, Cambridge University Press


Felix Scholarship Awarded for PhD study (1993-1996)

Life Member of Indian Institute of Architects

Life Member of Council of Architecture

Member, Board of Studies, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi


Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Modernities, Urbanism, Building crafts and Heritage


016 Bhawna DandonaBhawna Dandona

Profile: Professor

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Bhawna Dandona is a conservation architect (Pune University) with an MSc in Historic Preservation from University of Pennsylvania, USA with specialisation in architectural materials conservation and has worked on conservation projects in United States and India. She has keen interest in historic building materials, investigative and documentation tools for heritage buildings and sites. She recently prepared conservation plans for sites in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, in association with World Monuments Fund. Bhawna is currently a Professor at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University Gurgaon. She was co-editor for the INTACH Haryana Guidebook, published by INTACH and Aryan Publishers in 2012.

Parul G MunjalParul G. Munjal

Profile: Associate Professor, Master of Arts in Built Heritage (MABH) Programme Coordinator, History of Architecture Subject Coordinator, Consultancy Coordinator, Yearbook Coordinator for AU


M Arch in Architectural Conservation from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

B Arch. From Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Parul G Munjal is currently Associate Professor at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University and editor of ‘Context: Built, Living and Natural’ an internationally refereed Journal published by Development and Research Organisation for nature, Arts and Heritage (DRONAH). She worked on a number of research based projects including preparation of World Heritage Dossiers, along with plans for conservation, management and interpretation of heritage sites in India as Senior Conservation at (DRONAH), Gurgaon. Parul has also consulted on projects such as developing a Toolkit for Cultural Heritage Detailed Project Report under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Mission for Urban Renewal and preparation of City Development Plans for towns in Madhya Pradesh, including Mandu that is on the Tentative World Heritage List. She has been involved in developing training programmes in the heritage space and research and compilation of a number of publications on heritage cities and sites.


Book Sections |

  1. Munjal, S &Munjal PG 2015, ‘Heritage hotels in India- offering unique experiences to customers with sustainable practices as a differentiator’, in Jauhari, V (ed.), Creating memorable customer experiences- insights from hospitality sector, Apple Academic Press, Inc., New Jersey, USA.
  2. Munjal, S &Munjal PG 2014, ‘Sustainable Tourist Destinations: Creation and Development’, in Jauhari, V (ed.), Managing Sustainability in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Paradigms and Directions for the Future, Apple Academic Press, Inc., New Jersey, USA, pp. 227-272.

Articles |

  1. Munjal, PG 2015, ‘Potential of Participatory Approach in Sustaining Fairs and Festivals of Small Towns: The Case of Sohna, Haryana’, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, vol. 7, no. 4.
  2. Munjal, PG & Srivastava, P 2013, ‘City Development Planning in Mandu: Evolving city conservation and management strategy’, Context: Built, Living and Natural, vol. X, no. 2, pp. 149-156.
  3. Verma, H, Munjal, PG & Lakshmi, R 2011, ‘Living museums: Understanding our urban spaces’, Context: Built, Living and Natural, vol. VIII, no. 2, pp. 45-53.

Conference or Workshop Items |

  1. Munjal, PG 2015, Participatory Approach for Cultural Heritage Resource Management in Small Towns, National Seminar on Public Participation in Planning, January 22-23, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India International Centre.
  2. Munjal, Parul G 2013, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in the Cultural Heritage Sector: An overview of the Indian Scenario’, in Batra, S &Vikas, S (eds.), Global Competitiveness and Corporate Governance Imperatives in Emerging Economies, Ansal University Gurgaon, India, pp. 403-413.

3. Munjal, S &Munjal, PG 2011, ‘City Palace Udaipur: A Case study for Sustainable Heritage tourism through Services Enhancement’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Services Management, Institute for International Management Technology, Gurgaon, India, pp. 23-30.

030 Jeyanthi Nadesalingam 1Jeyanthi Nadesalingam

Profile: Professor, Coordinator Housing (Design Studio), Subject coordinator: Theory & Methods

EDUCATION: M.Sc (Human Settlements), B.Arch

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Jeyanthi graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1983. Her thesis ‘Upgrading Squatter Settlements in Kuala Lumpur’ earned a Special Jury Mention.

She obtained a Masters degree in Human Settlements (Urban Land Management) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok in 1986. Her thesis ‘A Framework for Upgrading Resettlement Colonies’ was shortlisted for a Monograph series at the Department of Human Settlements Management.

She has served as Visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi She has helped develop the syllabus and course content as well as taught the subject ‘Research Methodology’ at the postgraduate Department of Conservation from 1990 till 1993. She has also taught Research Methodology at the School of Architecture, Goenka University, Haryana.

Jeyanthi co-founded JyotiRath Associates in 1988 alongwith husband Architect JyotiRath. The firm has a varied portfolio of urban, architectural and interior design work. She was specifically involved in institutional and residential projects.


Her current interests include research on themes related to ‘Inhabiting’ – interiors, heritage cities, urbanism and smart cities

Wills ThomasDr.Wills Thomas

Profile: Associate Professor

Education:B.arch., M.Sc Construction Enterprise Management, LLM Construction Law, PhD

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Individual with more than 7 years of senior management level experience in the infrastructure sector.


Interest:Role of Micro-enterprises in the construction sector.


Conference Papers

  • “Key Ingredients for Growth of Micro Enterprises in the UK Construction Industry”; Paper presentation at Probe Conference 2005, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 16- 17 November 2005.

“Growth of micro enterprises – vital for the survival of the UK Construction Industry”; Paper presentation at Joint 2006 CIB W055 / W065 / W068 Symposium: Construction in the XXI Century: Local and global challenges, 18-20 October 2006, Rome, CIB,

026 Himanshu.SanghaniHimanshu Sanghani

Profile: AssociateProfessor, Year Coordinator V Year Architecture

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:B.Arch from Indian Education from Society College of Architecture, Mumbai; Masters in Environmental Architecture from RachnaSansad Institute of Environmental Architecture, Mumbai and Masters in Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Infrastructure from KungligaTekniskaHogskolan (pronounced as Yog-skolan), Sweden. Mr. Himanshu is a Programme and Policy Analyst and an Architect. He has worked with World Bank, International Finance Corporation, German Government, UN, and assisted them in facilitating their programmes from ‘Promoting Clean Energy’ to ‘Women’s Safety Issue in New Delhi’.

Mr. Himanshu also has extensive experience in administering projects of urban scale; however, his current focus is in community development and development sector.

Present Responsibilites- Coordinator of Bachelor of Planning/Workshop Coordinator/Internship Coordinator/Visiting Faculty Coordinator/5th Year Counselor/Other various administrative jobs

005 Alpi Jain (col)Alpi Jain

Profile: AssisstantProfessor

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:B.Arch. from I.E.S. College of Architecture, Mumbai University and M.Arch. (Industrial Design) from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Ms. Jain has an experience of over 11 years in Industry. During these 11 years she has held many senior positions with various renowned firms like Haworth, India (Asia Pacific), ANA Design Studio & Confluence Projects Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Juneja Associates Private Ltd., New Delhi etc. Currently she is working with Sushant School of Art & Architecture, Ansal University as Part Time Faculty and is leading a consultancy Design Firm. Her other interest areas include Holistic Healing through Past Life Regression counseling, Egyptian classical dance, clay sculptures, gastronomy, gardening etc.

Shantanu LodhShantanu Lodh

Profile: AssisstantProfessor

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:BFA in Art History and MFA in Painting from Kala BhavanShantiniketan, Mr. Shantanu Lodh is an interdisciplinary artist whose work responds to complex notions of identity, power, colonialisation, globalization and gender. His work uses photography, painting and image manipulation and is consistently exhibited internationally. He has been engaged in public and private performances for many years. His teaching uniquely spans from the world of our youth to academia. His teaching practice uses memory, technique, discussion and active practice to create an environment in which students are challenged to negotiate their work within larger artistic parameters.

Tanaya 2Tanaya Verma

Profile: AssociateProfessor, Academic Coordinator

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:B. Arch &M.Arch from Nagpur University, Ms. Tanya is an academician with over 11 years of teaching experience in architecture, interior design and space planning. She has served as HOD for Interior Design at Design Institute of India, Indore and Visiting Faculty at School of Architecture at IPS Academy, Indore She worked at Raffles Design International, Singapore for Interior Architecture at Mumbai, served as the Honorary Chairperson for the Board of Studies for Burdhman University and contributed as anchor person in designing the curriculum for Interior Architecture.

063 Niraja AdlooriNiraja Adloori

Profile: AssisstantProfessor;

Faculty in Charge, SSAA Library & JSTOR; Subject Director (Specifications, Estimation & Project Management); SSAA Facebook Page Coordinator

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:NirajaAdloori is an Architect/Project manager with a Masters in Construction Management from Texas A & M University, USA. She was honored with the Outstanding Academic Excellence award in the year 2008 by Sigma Lambda Chi, USA and received the Outstanding International Student Scholarship for the year 2009 during her Graduate course. She worked as National Quotes Manager at Commercial Lighting Industries for major chains like Chase Bank across the United States and has experience as Project Manager for residential projects of varied scales. Given her experience and interest in sustainability, she is currently exploring the arena of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and its possible applications in adaptive reuse of buildings.


Research Interest:Adaptive Re-use, Application of Building Information Modelling in Conservation, Advanced Project Scheduling, Recycled Building Material

Tejwant BrarDr.Tejwant Brar

Profile: AssociateProfessor

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:Dr.TejwantBrar is Associate Prof. in Sushant School of Art & Architecture. He is an architect and Urban Planner with expertise in Urban Water resource management, GIS, remote sensing, Urban Design &Planning and Arch & Planning pedagogy. He did his B.Arch from GZSCET, Bhathinda, M.Tech (Urban Planning) from IIT Roorkee.

He is founding partner of MAP Solution firm dealing in Urban Planning & GIS Consultancy. He has more than 40 publications in National & International journals & Conferences.

040 Kartikeya ChandraKartikeya Chandra

Profile: AssistantProfessor

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:BFA from College of Art, University of Delhi and MFA in Painting from VisvaBharati University, Santiniketan Mr. Kartikeya is UGC Net qualified with six years of professional and academic experience in the field of Fine Arts. Prior to joining Ansal University as Assistant professor he served as Art consultant for Crosslay Remedies limited and as faculty in College of Art, University of Delhi along with Lisaa school of Design, Gurgaon. His job profile comprised of delivering lectures on Aesthetics and training students in representational techniques involving drawing and painting. A recipient of awards by T.E.R.I.(Tata Energy Research Institute) and College of Art, Mr. Kartikeya has an experience of dealing with under graduate students from diverse artistic disciplines. His teaching methodology includes making students aware of the underlying framework behind an image making process with relation to correct interpretation in terms of perception and desired expression.

017 Mrs. Shankar 01Sweety Shanker

Profile: Professor, Dean AU Alumni




M TECH –IIT DELHI in 2003 in Building Science and Construction Management

Research/Publication–Presented Paper on “Optimization of Revenue Generation in International Contract “in Construction Council Of India in 2004

Vertika JaiswalVartika Jaiswal

Profile: Associate Professor- Coordinator of B.Plan Program

EDUCATION: MPlan Regional Planning, School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi (2005), B.Arch MANIT Bhopal (2003)

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:Vartika Jaiswal is an Architect Planner with a Masters in Regional Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She has more than 9 years of professional experience in the planning and development sector. Vartika has undertaken several project development activities for Public Private Partnership projects (Tourism, Urban, Infrastructure sectors). She has worked on project conceptualization and Implementation framework, monitoring technical feasibility assessment, DPRs, Bid Process Management She has worked with IL&FS IDC and Halcrow Consulting India Ltd. She has indepth working knowledge on mega projects, integrated townships, convention Centers, island tourism Development, Way Side Amenities and Real Estate Development. She has interacted extensively with Govt departments including Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Gujarat Tourism Opportunity ltd, and Gujarat Tourism Project Development Company, National Highway Authority of India

Currently, she is working as an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the B Planning program, SSAA.

RESEARCH:Her research interest lies in Sustainable Land use Planning and Tourism Infrastructure Planning.

Past projects undertaken as a part of a larger multi-desciplinary team

  • Religious Tourist Destination Development at Ambaji, Gujarat
  • Way Side Amenities at 13 locations of Gujarat
  • Development of Integrated Township at Atali, Dahej, Gujarat
  • Tourism Destination Development in Kutch Mandvi,Gujarat
  • Development of Mega International Convention Centre (2000 pax capacity) and Hotel at Vadodara, Gujarat
  • Development of Tourism Destinations in 7 identified Irrigation Sites (Jalayagnam Sites) of Andhra Pradesh
  • Development of Integrated Tourism Destination at Bhavani Island, Vijayawada, AP, on BOT Basis.
  • Commercial Development at Ranigunj, Hyderabad on 6.67 acres on BOT, Hyderabad ( AP)
  • Development of Hotel, Multiplex & Shopping Mall at Rajahmundry (AP) on BOT basis
  • Commercial Zone at Musheerabad, Hyderabad on 9.14 acres on BOT basis, Hyderabad ( AP)
  • Redevelopment of Bus Terminal Area at Kashipur in Uttaranchal
  • Detailed Project Report for Pondicherry Deep Sea Water Port
  • Detailed Project Report for Widening and Strengthening of Lucknow – Sitapur section of NH-24
  • Detailed Project Report for Widening and Strengthening of Raipur – Arang section of NH-6 under NHDP Phase-III

Profile: AssociateProfessor

EDUCATION:B.Arch 1995-2000

M.Arch –Urban Design 2004-2006

PROFILE: Associate Professor, Coordinator-Masters Urban design


Earlier worked with Prof. Ram Sharma, Dr.Priyaleen Singh and worked as Director at Ram Dandona& Associates. Also worked as Urban Design Consultant for Potential Semac Ltd, New Delhi, Abha Narayan Lambha Associates- Mumbai and Stambh New Delhi

Nidhi has been into teaching since 2008 at KRVIA Mumbai, SPA-Delhi and Sushant School or Art and Architecture.

Projects worked on:

Urban design and Urban Conservation Projects:

  • Urban Design Study & Redevelopment of the South Extension Area
  • Detail Project report and proposals of Mega Circuit Tourism project for PHTPB Preparation of Deeg Fort proposal at Bharatpur, Rajasthan
  • Detailed project report for Ravi Das Ghat at Varanasi, UP
  • Detail Project report of Chatturbhuj Temple, Two Khandar&Hamam at Orchaa, MP for World monument fund
  • Detailed project report and proposal for Vijaynagram Hall, Muir college Allahabad for Rites
  • Internet Data Centre for Tata communication at GK I New Delhi
  • Internet Data Centre for Tata communication at Chattarpur Delhi
  • Central Institute of Buddhist studies, Leh, Ladakh

Nidhi Has also worked on various Institutional, religious and health care buildings.



Urban Growth in Gurgaon-Planning for an Unplanned city, Future of Urban growth in Urban Extensions, Inclusive planning, Neighborhood typology in India –Study for a sustainable module, Urban conservation of lost spaces

051 Monisha SharmaMonisha Sharma

Profile: AssistantProfessor



B Arch (Sushant School of Art and Architecture)

042 Kumud Ranjan Halder 2Kumud Ranjan Halder

Profile: AssistantProfessor

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:Mr. Kumud graduated in Fine Arts (Painting) from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata in 1990,and had done a special three years course under the guidance of Eminent artist Shuvaprassanna. He has a wide range of professional experience (25years) ranging from that of an illustrator, game visualizer, and Interior designer in organizations such as H.T.A (now JWT), PUBLICIS, V. BEING and STUDIO GALAXY. He has also been active as a practicing artist widely exhibiting all over India and his works are in collection both in India and abroad.

He has numerous awards to his credit such as Gold Medal in West Bengal Youth Festival, Kolkata (1989), certificate of 11thmerit, Indian society of Oriental Art(1989),Rajasthan patrika award for the print media(2006).

011 Aruna Bharadwaj 1Aruna Bhardwaj

Profile: AssistantProfessor



B’Arch (SPSMBH’S College Of Architecture, Kohlapur) Year of Graduation: June 1995

Masters in Ekistics (JamiaMilliaIslamia University) Year of Post graduation: June 2014


Associate Partner Vertex Inc

Museum Design Projects for Jaigardh Public Charitable Trust and the City Palace Museum Trust.

Residential Projects- Kalimpong, Delhi

Previous experience

Work Experience with : Kothari and associates (New Delhi) and Ar B V Doshi (Ahemdabad)

Partner Vertex Designs/Inc (Architecture & Retail Interiors)

Visiting faculty with Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon. (2011 to 2013)


In progress-

1-Documentation of the Bamboo Habitat at Kalimpong, Darjeeling

2-Understanding Objectivity & Subjectivity in the Planning Process

Profile: AssistantProfessor



1 yr. Diploma course in Photography (2008), Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

Certificate course at the Mass Communication Dept. discussing the various genres of cinematic (2004)   JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi

TVB School of Habitat Studies (2001), New Delhi


2010- Sushant School of Art &Architecture,Gurgaon

2011 –University School of Architectures &Planning,New Delhi  1 yr.Material& Construction and Projects

2012- University School of Architecture &Planning,New Delhi   2nd year Design Studio:Unit on Urban Issues

SMRITI SACHDEV-1Smriti Sachdev

Profile: AssistantProfessor



Bachelors Degree In Architecture

School of Architecture, Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.Batch of 1993.

Research Thesis: Conducted research in the field of urban villages (specifically ShahpurJat) and published findings as a thesis as well as provided them to the Delhi

Development Authority to use as atemplate /case study.

shikha duggalShikha Duggal

Profile: AssistantProfessor


An alumnus of Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ms. Duggal has been working in the field of architecture and interior design. She heads her own practice, bringing with her over sixteen years of industry experience. Furniture design, crafts and interior space detailing are her key areas of interest.

Vanicka AroraVanicka Arora

Profile: AssistantProfessor


An alumnus of Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ms. Duggal has been working in the field of architecture and interior design. She heads her own practice, bringing with her over sixteen years of industry experience. Furniture design, crafts and interior space detailing are her key areas of interest.


University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings. Distinction – Highest Performing Student

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, India

Bachelor of Architecture. First Division


Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA), Gurgaon, India (

Lecturer        August 2010 onwards

Subjects taught: Introductory Architectural Design, 1st Yr Studio, Elective Studio-Public Art

Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage (DRONAH), Gurgaon, India (     (August 2006 –present)


  • Bartolomei, C. (ed) ‘Architectural documentation and the conservation of traditional building practices’ in DISEGNARECON, Department of Architecture and Territorial Planning, University of Bologna, Volume 3, Issue 6
  • Jain, S. ‘Roopniwas and Rajniwas Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan’ in Journal of Landscape Architecture, Volume 7 Issue 3, Spring 2010

( historic analysis and preparation of drawings and proposal details)

  • Jain, S. (ed) ‘Samuel Swinton Jacob and the Jeypore Portfolio’, in Context – Built, Living and Natural (A special volume on crafts of India), the journal of the Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage, Volume VII , Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2010
  • ‘Samuel Swinton Jacob and the Jeypore Portfolio: A critical examination of traditional building crafts in colonial Jaipur’ (Unpublished dissertation), University of Bath
  • Jain, S. (ed) ‘Documentation of the Built Heritage of Bawal’, in Context-Built, Living and Natural, Volume IV, Issue 2, Fall 2007

VrindaVrinda Jariwala

Profile: AssistantProfessor, Coordinator – Theory and Method


Masters in (Architectural Conservation) from School of Planning and Architecture,New Delhi.

B.Arh(Architecture) from Sushant School of Art &Architecture,Gurgaon.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Vrinda has been teaching at Sushant School since January 2014. She has been an alumnus of this college and has done her Masters in Architectural Conservation. She had done her research and final year thesis for her masters on ARAAISH: Revitalising traditional knowledge for practices in building and material conservation in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Along with teaching at Sushant School, she has been involved in conservation projects such as Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra – MehtabBagh, Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project-Detailed project report for BadshahHalwai , Jabalpur; Garud& Shiv Temple, Gararu, Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh and condition assessment of Chatta Bazaar, Redfort .


Ongoing- Araaish: Persian influences on the use of lime practices in Jaipur

Previous- ARAAISH: Revitalising traditional knowledge for practices in building and material conservation in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Profile: AssistantProfessor


Bachelor of Architecture-Sushant School of Art &Architecture,NCR Delhi- (1989-1993)


Have Headed Design Spheres for the Past 20 Years. Design Spheres has completed over 275 projects including Residences, School, Monastery, Industrial Buildings, Office Buildings, Office Interiors. Have taught for nearly 10 Years at Sushant School of Art & Architecture as Visiting, Professor (Design Chair), 3rd Year Studio Director and now Asst. Professor.Consultant with YOO Designs, England for the past 4 years.Technical Consultant for Fly Ash Building Products Industry for the past 6 years.


Managing Editor: Jnana—Journal of Built Environment (1992-1995)

Ideated, Designed and Realized – International Sound Installation at IGNCA (1998) – NADA: THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

Interest: Travel Writing & Architecture

Conference or Workshop Items |

  1. Presented a Paper at BHU on – The Relationship of Sound, Historical Spaces and Travel. (1999)

2. Presented a Paper on Soundscape and the City – IGNCA (1998)

Tapasya SamalTapasya Samal

Education: MSc in Conservation of Historical Buildings, University of Bath, Bath (England): 2008; Bachelor of Architecture, Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi (India): 2005.

PROFILE: Assistant Professor in Architecture, Year Coordinator (II Year B.Arch.)

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: TapasyaSamal is an architect (IP University, Delhi) with an MSc in Conservation of Historical Buildings from University of Bath, England. She is involved with research and documentation of built heritage, adaptive reuse, traditional building practices, efficient information design, photography and site management. She has been involved in documentation and adaption or restoration of projects across the Indian states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana and Jharkhand. She was recently involved with 13thFinance Commission Projects in Punjab as an associate Conservation Architect. Tapasya is currently an Assistant Professor at Sushant School of Art and Architecture (Ansal University) and is actively involved with INTACH as the Co-convener of its Gurgaon Chapter.


Research Interest: Heritage conservation, interpretation & promotion including tangible & intangible, Up-gradation, utilities management & adaptive reuse of historic building, historic evolution of building typology, industrial & military heritage (forts), BIM in existing buildings, documentation & listing, Building construction & conservation process, Museum design

Projects: Currently part of project team for- ‘Conservation and adaptation of Pratapner Fort, Etawah’ in the SCRC cell at SSAA.

Tapasya has previously engaged in a range of Heritage projects, collaborated with several individuals and agencies. Some of the salient projects include- 13th Finance Commission Project in Punjab (Patiala Circle), Punjab; Conservation & revitalization of Moti Bagh Palace at Patiala; Up-gradation & Development of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Museum at Khatkar Kalan, Punjab; Upgradation of Existing Infrastructure & Utility Services in Baba Baidyanath Temple Campus at Deoghar, Jharkhand; Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Ghats, Kunds&Sarovars at Gaya, Bihar; Conservation Master Plan for City Palace Museum, Udaipur.


Articles |

  1. Historic Building Transformation: the Opportunities & Limitations of Environmentally Responsive Adaptation of Industrial Architecture, an article for ABACUS, Journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies, BIT, Mesra, Volume 4, number 1, Spring 2009.
  2. ’Green Building Movement’, an Article for CCPS Journal (2005) Article published in the Annual journal of Confederation of Construction Products and Services.

Conference or Workshop Items |

  1. Led a group of 46 students from Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture and the Institute of Tourism studies, Macau during a joint workshop on Interpretation and Presentation of heritage at the site of Qila Mubarak Patiala (Punjab). (March 2015)
  2. Led a team of International experts of ICOFORT National Scientific Committee during a visit across region of Punjab to all the Fort sites. (February 2015)
  3. Training Workshop -Documentation of Monuments, Sites & Antiquities in Haryana, March 2011 at Thanesar, Kurukshetra (Speaker at one day workshop organised by INTACH Haryana and NNMA held at the Shree Krishna Museum , Thanesar.)
  4. Structural Stabalisation and Site Conservation , July 2006 at Udaipur City Palace. [Co-ordinated a five day workshop organised by MMCF (Udaipur) and TVB School of Habitat Studies , New Delhi held at the City Palace Museum , Udaipur for the Getty Masterplan program.]

5. Documentation of Historic Architecture .May 2006 at Udaipur City Palace. [Co-ordinated a five day workshop organised by MMCF (Udaipur) and Birla Institute of Technology , Mesra held at the City Palace Museum , Udaipur for the Getty Masterplan program.]

SouravSourav Banerjea

Education: BArch. (2010, PilooMody College of Architecture, Cuttack);M.Arch.(2012, CEPT University, Ahmedabad)

PROFILE: Assistant Professor in Architecture, SubjectCoordinator (History & Urban Design)

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Was working with Team3 Architects since October 2012, where I got exposure to develop group housing schemes for a few reputed construction houses. Presently, I am struggling to develop a design studio of my own, keeping information design / infographic designs at the forefront. The idea behind is to bring in a change in the way our societal mentalities usually work, considering comics as only entertainment / fiction and not as mediums of information and awareness. Silly, kiddish graphics help us to learn, remember and communicate in a better way , than many other visual forms.


Research Interest:Information Design, Info-comics, Awareness Design through Caricatures, Graphic Articles / Novels


ACCOMODATING THE MELANGE, PUNE BIENNALE, 2015 National Design Competition on “Built Heritage Conservation and Art”. Case – Bharuch. The competition was a part of the Pune Biennale, 2015 (Second Prize) along with Anuj Vijay Kale


National Infographic Design Competition on “Urban Mobility Data Visualization”. The competition was a part of the Urban Mobility in India Conference, 2014 (Second Prize) along with Anuj Vijay Kale

AWR COMPETITIONS, ROME, 2012 International Student Design Competition on “Horizontal Farm – Re-Defining Slums in India’’.Case – New Delhi. (Second Prize) along with SohomdeepSinharoy and Anuj Vijay Kale

COUNCIL FOR TALL BUILDINGS AND URBAN HABITATS – CTBUH, 2012 International Student Design Competition on “Re-Imagining Tall – Habitat Design. Case selected: Mumbai, along with SohomdeepSinharoy and Anuj Vijay Kale

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HUMANE HABITATS, 2011 International Student Design Competition on “Sustainable communities around Small Towns’’. Case selected: Kohima, Nagaland, (First Prize) along with SanghamitraBarthakur and Mithila Manolkar

SANKRANTI – TRANSFORM URBAN INDIA CHALLENGE Indian Urban Conference, Mysore, 2011 (Final Round – Top five teams) along with Sohomdeep Sinha Roy and Anuj Vijay Kale

LANDSCAPE JOURNAL COMPETITION Theme: Enclosures, Bengaluru, 2011 (Third Prize) along with Sohomdeep Sinha Roy and Anuj Vijay Kale

Suruchi ShahSuruchi Shah

Education: BArch. (2010, PilooMody College of Architecture, Cuttack);M.Arch.(2012, CEPT University, Ahmedabad)

PROFILE: Assistant Professor in Architecture,

Subject Coordinator (Architectural Drawing); Co- Coordinator for Masters in Conservation Programme

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:                  

Suruchi Shah has been teaching at SSAA since August, 2014. She has done her Masters in Architectural Conservation from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. She has been involved in research on Historic Water Networks of Delhi as a part of her Mastersthesis and research paper. She has been involved in Architectural Conservation and Re-use projects like :

  • Conservation Design Development of QuilaPratapner, Etawah, U.P.: As a part of the Conservation Consultancy project taken up by SSAA
  • Project for Mega Durbar Circuit, Punjab (for Ms. Bhawna Dandona and Ms. Nidhi Dandona, for the project under AbhaNarainLambah and Associates, prepared for Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board) – January, 2013- till Present.
  • Conservation and Re-use Plan of All India Radio Building, Broadcasting House, Delhi: (for Sanrakshan Heritage Consultants)- August, 2013- till Present.
  • Conservation of Muir College, Allahabad: (for STAMBH- prepared for RITES, Allahabad) – July- September 2013.
  • Group of Chhattris, Orchha: (for Ms. Bhawna Dandona and Ms. Shalini Mahajan- Madhya Pradesh Monument Project)- July- September 2013


Research Interest:

  • Historic building materials
  • Historic water structures (taking ahead the research done during M. Arch. (A.C.) thesis in SPA, Delhi, on “Conservation of Historic Water Networks of Delhi”)
  • Adaptive re-use and revitalization of historic built heritage

Visiting Faculty


031 Joginder SinghJoginder Singh

Education: Bachelor of Architecture

PROFILE: Assistant Professor in Architecture




Glimpses of Architecture in Kerala, Rupa& co. 2006

Forts and palaces of India. Om Books, 2009

048 Mark Arjun Warner 1Mark Warner

Profile: Assistant Professor



  1. Arch in 1975 from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Awarded ShrimatiHansa Mehta Gold Medal in Architecture for best overall performance.

Awarded M B Dave Gold Medal for Best Design Thesis.


1990 -2008

TVB School of Habitat Studies (now affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh

Indraprastha University), New Delhi, as Visiting Faculty / Adjunct Professor.

NIFT – Visiting Faculty

Courses taught: Design Studio in all Years (First Year to Fifth Year)

Drawing & Communications / Art & Graphics

Building Construction


Visiting Faculty at Vastu Kala School of Architecture ; MBS School of Planning &

Architecture; Pearl Academy of Fashion Design – Dept. of Interior Architecture &

Design; School of Planning & Architecture – All in Delhi

001 Amrita Madan 1Amrita Madan

Profile: Professor (Part time), Director Architectural Design II Year.


2001 – 2002      DEA (Degree in Research equivalent to M.Phil.: Design Theories in Architecture and Urbanism), Ecoled’architecture de Paris-Belleville, University of Paris VIII, France. With First Class from the jury. Courses taken: Initiation to Research, History of Cities, Theory of Architecture and Urban Design since 1900, and Seminar in Habitat Design.

2000 – 2001      CESP (Post-Graduate Certificate for Specialization in Landscape Architecture), EcoleNationaleSuperieure du Paysage, Versailles, France. With felicitations (honourable mention) of the jury. Courses taken: Design Studio in Landscape Planning, Ecology, and History of Landscape Architecture.

1992 – 1997      Diploma in Architecture, Sushant School of Art & Architecture (SSAA), Gurgaon. SSAA Gold Medallist for “all round academic and extra-curricular performance in all the five years, 1992-1997”. (Passed in First Class).

Certificates in French Language (Elémentaire, December 1999 and Moyen, May 2000), Alliance Française de Delhi.


2014 – till date      Professor & Second Year Design Studio Director, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon.

2005 – 2009   Full-Time Faculty & Second Year Studio Director, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon.

2013 – 2014    Visiting Faculty, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

2012 – 2013    Visiting Faculty, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

2011    Visiting Faculty, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

2009    Visiting Faculty, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

2007    Invited Professor, EcoleNationaleSuperieured’Architectureet du Paysage, Lille, France.

2007    Invited Professor, EcoleNationaleSuperieure du Paysage, Versailles, France.


Directed and Involved in the following Documentation Work with Second Year Students at SSAA:

  • Village Ghoshal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, 2004-2005
  • Old Khajuraho Village, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, 2005-2006
  • Inner City of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 2006-2007
  • Temple Town of Wai, Maharashtra, 2008-2009
  • Ghat Town of Bithoor, Uttar Pradesh, 2009-2010
  • Ghats of Wai, Maharashtra, 2013-2014

Directed and Involved in the following Documentation Work with First Year Students at SSAA:

  • Havelis of Jaisalmer, 2002-2003
  • Havelis of Bikaner, 2011-2012


Ms. Amrita Madan is currently a Professor of Architecture at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA), Ansal University, Gurgaon, and Founding Partner of M/s. Atelier Anonyme Design (AAD), New Delhi, along with partner Rudrajit Bose. AAD specializes in Architecture, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Identity, Brand Building, Graphics, Signage and IT Solutions.

Professor Madan has a DEA (M.Phil.) in Design Theories in Architecture and Urbanism from the Ecoled’architecture de Paris-Belleville, University of Paris VIII, France, with First Class; a CESP (Post-Graduate Certificate for Specialization in Landscape Architecture) from the EcoleNationaleSuperieure du Paysage, Versailles, France, with ‘honorable mention’ from the jury, and a Diploma in Architecture from SSAA, conferred with the SSAA Gold Medal for all round performance.

Her specializations are in the Theory of Architecture and Urban Design; Urban and Sub-Urban Landscape Planning; Strategies and Methodologies in Design and Teaching of Design; Planning and Design of Exhibition Space.

She has successfully mentored her numerous students, interns and young colleagues. Apart from her professional (design consultancy) work at AAD, some of which have brought her international accolades, she has held many academic positions of distinction in India and abroad, including that of Invited Professorship at the EcoleNationaleSuperieure du Paysage, Versailles, France, and at the EcoleNationaleSuperieured’Architecture et du Paysage, Lille, France.


  • First Prize, MeraAgra competition organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh, 2015
  • Winner – Third prize, International Ideas Competition ReInventing Dharavi as a part of a larger multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team led by Sabrina Hiridjee (Degree Zero and team) and including Adrien DefosseHorridge (TroisiemePaysage) and Priyanka Jain (3×3), 2014
  • Winner – North and East Zone, Retail Design, IIID-MK Awards for Excellence in Interior Design, 2008
  • Commendation for IID MK Awards 08 – All India for Retail Interiors, Mumbai, 2008
  • Winner, Silver Ring, Exhibition Design, The Ring – iC@ward International Interior Design 2009 Awards, International Council of Interior Architects/Designers, Hong Kong, 2010
  • Shortlisted, Display Category, Inside – WAF 2011


2005 – till date, Partner, Atelier Anonyme Design (AAD)


Institutional Architecture and Interiors

  • Shiv Nadar University (SNU)
  • Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)
  • Children’s Museum and Resource Centre (CRC)
  • School of Physical Sciences (SPS)
  • Interior Refurbishing and Redesign, Jawarhalal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Design of Cafeteria Complex, Yamuna Hostel, JNU, New Delhi.

Exhibition Design

  • India International Jewellery Show (IIJS)
  • Jain International Trading Organisation Second Triple Grand Event 2008 (JITO)

Urban Intervention

  • Re-inventing Dharavi

Winner, Third Place, Re-inventing Dharavi, an International Design Ideas Competition organised by UDRI, Mumbai to address issues of urban renewal of Dharavi while generating new ideas, concepts, and interventions for integration of urban uses – affordable housing, livelihoods, health and sanitation, recreation, education, urban design and urban planning, social and cultural activities, environment, governance, economics, amongst others.

Residential Architecture and Interiors

  • Sahar Apartments, N118, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi
  • Residential Interior Design for Ms Suruchi Malhotra, Pachsheel Park, New Delhi

Hospitality Architecture and Interiors

  • Grey Goose Lounges
  • Niribili Guest House at F-1086 Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi

Graphics and Identity Design

  • Signage System Design and Development, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi.
  • Post Graduate Brochure and Brand Development for Pearl Academy of Fashion, 2009-2010
  • India Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas for the GJEPC 2007
  • Identity and Graphics for Award Winning Indo-US Film Karma Calling.
  • Varied Logo and Corporate Design Packages for Corporate Clients such as Mahindra Motors, Q Labs, etc.
  • Varied Logo and Corporate Design Packages for Individual Clients such as Mona Shetty, Flying Fish, etc

Residential Architecture

  • Redesign of Sahar Apartments, Panchsheel Park
  • Farmhouse at Silver Oaks, Ghitorni, New Delhi
  • Sulakshmi, Residence at Santiniketan, West Bengal.
  • Residence Design for Rajasthan School Complex, Kothputli, Rajasthan.
  • Residence Design and Interiors at N 118, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi.
  • Residential Interiors at No 12, Nehru Apartments, New Delhi.
  • Other Varied Residential Architecture, Residential Interiors in NCR, West Bengal, etc.

Corporate and Health Care Architecture and Interiors

  • Laywer’s Office at H-1523 Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
  • Lawyers’s Offices and Chambers, Delhi
  • Sahibabad Medicare Centre, GT Road, Sahibabad, UP
  • Indraprastha Medicare Centre, Indirapuram, New Delhi

Retail Design

  • Just Watches, a unit of Priority Marketing, DLF Plaza, New Delhi. 20 Stores throughout the country.
  • KarmaKara, a crafts products chain across the country.

Exhibition Stand Design

  • 60 sq.m. MKS and Hammer Plus Stall, Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Fair, Hong Kong 2010.
  • 6X12m or 72 sq.m. Luxurience Stall for Bridal Asia, New Delhi, 2009
  • 8X9m or 72 sq.m. Luxurience Stall for Times Glitter, Mumbai, 2009
  • 30 sq.m. Stall for TTGA, Def Expo, PragatiMaidan, New Delhi, 2010
  • 25 sq.m. Stall for TTGA, Def Expo, PragatiMaidan, New Delhi, 2012
  • Stall Design and execution for H.V. Group, Jewellery Exhibition at the Taj, July 2004, New Delhi.
  • Stall Conceptualization, visualization and implementation of the ‘Trends Pavilion’ at the IIJS (India International Jewellery Show), 2003, Mumbai, India. Designed a Glass structure taking into account the international jewellery trends as well as the complete display and the lighting systems.

2003 – 2005   Partner, AR Architects, New Delhi.

  • Chief Design Consultant for Overall Exhibition Design, IIJS, 2004 in Mumbai, July 2004.
  • Residential Architecture and Interiors in Gurgaon and New Delhi, India.

1997 – 2000   Architect with K.T. Ravindran Architects Urban Designer, New Delhi.

  • Arya Vaidya Sala (an Ayurvedic Hospital), Karkardooma, East Delhi, 2000.
  • Design development and sanction drawings, Nazareth Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • Centre for Management Studies, APS University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Printing Press-cum-Office Building for The Hindu, Press Enclave, Wazirpur, West Delhi, 1997.
  • Sketch-scheme for New Construction in an Old (pre-Independence) Residence, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, 1997.

1999 – 2000   Local Architect with French Landscape Architect, Ms. Françoise Crémel.

  • Landscape Proposal for the JantarMantar Complex, Jaipur.

1999 – 2000   Architect with Ranjan and Ruchi Gupta Architects, New Delhi.

  • Residential design development in Delhi and Jodhpur.

1997    Undergraduate Apprenticeship, K.T. Ravindran Architects Urban Designer, New Delhi


  • Teaching of Design and the Role of the Architect – Mentor in the Contemporary Educational and Professional Scenario in India
  • Relevance of Traditional Built Environments and their Systems of “Making” in Contemporary Times


  • “The Strategies of User Intervention in the Design Process of the Habitat in the Architectural Thinking of the 60’s and 70’s” [original in French] – Amrita Madan, D.E.A. (M.Phil.) thesis – Design Theories in Architecture and Urbanism, Ecoled’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France, 2001-2002. Guides: Mme Monique Eleb and Mr Christian Moley.

Dissertation & Thesis:

  • Landscape Planning Thesis – Memory and Place: The French Image of R.K. Puram, CESP Thesis, France, November 2001, Guide: Mme Françoise Crémel, Landscape Architect.
  • Architecture Thesis – Development in the Context of Conservation: A Case of R.K. Puram, New Delhi, B.Arch. Design Thesis, January 1997, Guide: Professor E.F.N. Ribeiro.
  • Architecture Dissertation – Integration of the Historical Cultural Landscape with the New Developments: A Case Study of R.K. Puram, New Delhi, B.Arch. Dissertation, June 1996, Guide: Professor Nalini Thakur.



  • “Development in the Context of Conservation: A Case of R.K. Puram, New Delhi” – Amrita Madan, Architecture + Design (A+D) – A Journal of Indian Architecture, Vol. XIV, No. 6, pp. 132-136, Nov-Dec 1997.
  • “Teaching History of Architecture” – Amrita Madan, in the QIP: Teaching of History in Architecture, SSAA, February 2005 (proceedings to be published).
  • “Deriving Contemporary from Traditional” – Amrita Madan and Nitish Jain, Context – Built, Living and Natural, Dronah, 2014 Winter Issue, to be Published.


  • “Exhibition Design” – Home Review, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp. 79-85, August 2009.
  • “Sculpting Experiences” – Inside Outside, the Indian Design Magazine, Issue 291, pp. 46-48, September 2009.
  • “Atelier Anonyme – a studio with no name” – Inside Outside, the Indian Design Magazine, Issue 328, pp. 144-150, October 2012.


  • “Traditionally Used Climatically Responsive Passive Design Strategies”, TVB Habitat School of Architecture, New Delhi, April 2003.
  • “Architecture-sustainable, Architecture in the context of the environment issues” Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), under the purview of Bonjour India Festival organised by French Embassy in India and NMML, New Delhi, January 2010.


  • Symposium: Teaching of History in Architecture (under the Quality Improvement Programme of COA and AICTE) SSAA, 7-11 February 2005.

Emerging Trends and Technologies, Workshop organized by the Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Delhi Chapter, Malayasia, 29 September – 4 October 2004.

045 Manas Murthy 2Manas Murthy

PROFILE: Assistant Professor in Architecture

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Manas Murthy is an alumnus of SSAA who has over the past three years specialised in sustainable urbanism after completing his MA in Urban Design from Cardiff University. During his Fellowship at The Princes Foundation for the Built Environment at London he has worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of planners, architects, urban designers and economists. His work mainly revolved around collaborative planning models including the Enquiry by Design workshop. He was also sent to Shanghai for a research project on regeneration of traditional ‘Water Towns’ in China. Since his return to India, amongst others, he has been working on a project to improve first/last mile connectivity of public transit hubs.


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