Title:Teacher’s Training Program in Collaboration with COA- TRC

Objective:The process of designing in architecture is a complex phenomenon. Architectural design studio discourses at various schools of architecture involve evolution of abstract thoughts into tangible and intangible realities. The design approach, methodology and tools adopted to inspire students for design exploration should explore the contextual aspects and design as per the context. In this context, a teacher should have varied exposure to various pedagogical environments in order to prepare students to co-relate with complex scenarios in their future professional interface.
The primary objective of this Five day Teacher’s Training Program comprising of informative lecture sessions, deliberations, debates and interactive hands-on activities is to promote a value based teaching and learning methodologies for Architectural Design Studio, focussing not only on the physical and visual attributes, but highlighting the role of responsible architecture. The TTP would provide a platform for the eminent academicians and renowned practicing professionals having diverse expertise to discuss their ideologies, challenges and share unique approaches backed with rich experiences supporting in the evolution of an innovative architectural pedagogical approaches crystalizing into responsible architectural expression.

Target class:Faculty members from various Architectural colleges

No. of Faculty: 26

Date: 29/07/2019 to 02/08/2019

Time:9:00 am to 04:30 pm

Faculty co-ordinator(s):Sona Alex, Triveni Amarnath

Resource Persons:

  • Ar. Neelkanth Chhaya, Neelkanth Chhaya Architects, Ahmedabad
  • Ar. Jaisim K, Jaisim Fountainhead, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Shashi Bhooshan, BSB Architects, Mysuru
  • Ar. Prem Chandavarkar, C n T Architects, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Nina Chandavarkar, Oikos, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Leena Kumar, Kumar Consultants Architects, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Mamatha P Raj, Director, BMSCA
  • Dr. Vaseem A S, Professor, BMSCA
  • Ar. Bijoy Ramachandran, Hundred Hands, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Vasudevan R Kadalayil, Ecumen Habitat Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Anup Naik, Director, Space Matrix, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Chetan K S, Kham Designs, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Minni Sastry, Associate Director, TERI, Bengaluru
  • Ar. Kochuthommen Mathew, Kochuthommen Associates, Bengaluru, Dubai
  • Ar. Sagar T S, Asst. Prof., Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  • Ar. Nithya Ramesh, Team Lead, Jana Urban Space Foundation(India), Bengaluru
  • Ar. Rahul Paul, Senior Associate, InDe, Bengaluru

The Teacher’s Training Program was for 5 days with experienced resource persons who gave insights on different scales of architectural design projects which has to be designed considering the context. We had architects and academicians, who spoke on Urban Planning, Urban Design, Site level planning and other context driven projects in terms of construction techniques and so on. The sessions were quite fruitful as faculty members got good ideas and techniques which they can be take forward to their studios.

The Final outcome: The Faculty members had a good insight on context sensitive design approach which they could carry it to their studios as the speakers were from different fields of industry, discussed at various scales and different perspectives and experiences.

Workshop 2

Title: Guest Lecture- Interactive session

Objective: Prof. Chhaya’s interactive session aimed at making students think out of the box.

Target class:Semester-III, V

No. of students: 200


Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Faculty co-ordinator(s): Sona Alex

Resource Person: Ar. Neelkanth Chhaya

Summary: Prof:Neelkanth Chhaya, an Academician and practicing Architect for forty years has taught at the University of Nairobi, the Institute of Environmental Design at Vallabh Vidyanagar and retired from the position of Dean at the Faculty of Architecture at CEPT University. His practice has won many Architectural Design Competitions and National Awards for his projects. His practice is focused on culturally and environmentally appropriate design, and has emphasized innovative application of local skills and materials. With such immense experience, Prof. spoke to students at such a simple dialect which connected with students immediately.

Following were some of the points that Professor stressed upon:

  • Being Indian and understand the Indian cultures, traditions and Indian spaces.
  • Understand local materials.
  • How some things are automatically imbibed into us and faculty members try and make us more aware of it. Eg.: We know how to walk over the years but teachers teach us how to design spaces where we walk.
  • Idea of boredom students face and its repercussions.
  • Creativity and creative mission.
  • Difference between fantasy and reality.
  • He advised students to not look at the most obvious solutions but think out of the box. Try re-imagining and re-thinking.
  • Renew one’s visions.
  • Context is determined differently by every user.

Workshop 3


Venue: BMSCA, Bull Temple and Gandhi Bazar

Objective: To enhance Sketching and painting skills of Architecture Students.

Target class:open for Architecture Faculty and Students (UG and PG)

Number of students: 22


Time: 10:00 AM to 4.30PM

Resource Person: Name : Parinitha Konanur
Company : Kesari Studio
Designation : Founder at Kesari studio Illustrator, Author, Designer Bengaluru
Area of specialisation : Fine Arts(BFA & MFA from Chitrakala parishad Bengaluru)

Faculty co-ordinator: Neetha S.N, Sanyogita M, Roopa Chikkalgi

Summary:Sketching is one of the basic skill required in Architecture, we believe Sketching is one of the crucial mode of representation required by the students of architecture throughout their curriculum as well as professionals.
n this regard, two day Workshop on Urban sketching and Painting was conducted for the Students of Architecture and Faculty. The artist helped students with the techniques of sketching and painitng, students were able to create on spot potriats. Second day , Students were taken to Bull temple and Gandhi bazar to witness live activities and bring out the urban sketches and paintings of the vibrant market. The workshop was concluded by the Director madam giving out the Participation certificates to all the participants and their works were displayed and appricated by madam.

Workshop 4

Title: Poster Colour Workshop

Objective: To apply their experience of materials and processes to develop their control of tools and techniques.

Date: 22nd Mar 2019

Resource Person: Hemanth J Rao, Asst. Prof., Artist

Workshop 5

Title: Hands-on activity

Date: 12th Sep 2018

Brick masonry construction

Objective: Hands-on experience to comprehend various types of brick masonry bonds.

Workshop 6

Title: Clay Modelling and Pottery Workshop

Venue: BMSCA Art Workshop

Date: 29th Sep 2018

Resource Person: Pavan Kumar

Workshop 7

Title: Clay Modelling and Pottery Workshop

Date: 1st Oct 2018

Venue: BMSCA

Resource Person: Pavan Kumar

Workshop 8

Title: Brick arch construction

Date: 3rd Oct 2018

Objective: Hands-on experience to comprehend arch construction using bricks.

Workshop 9

Venue: Art Workshop, Architecture Block

Title: Clay Modelling Workshop

Date: 4th Oct 2018

Objective: The tactile nature of clay makes it especially useful for kinesthetic learning for students of architecture.

Resource Person: Artist Pavan Kumar