With diverse practice and research activities, my teaching model is multi-disciplinary focusing around built and spatial environment. Teaching is one of my passions. It allows remaining a constant learner while sharing.  The audience range from senior professionals, university graduates to school children. I have been involved with universities, organizations and schools from time to time such as, ASAP Amity University Chhattisgarh (https://www.amity.edu/raipur/),  IIT-Bhilai (https://www.iitbhilai.ac.in/) IAPNU Nirma University (http://www.nirmauni.ac.in/IANU), IPSA Saurashtra University (http://ipsarajkot.org/), Ostrom Workshop Indiana University (https://ostromworkshop.indiana.edu/), CEPT University (http://www.cept.ac.in/), Anant Unviersity (http://anu.edu.in/about-us/the-university/), etc. The learning and sharing methods are usually of going back and forth between classroom and field. Besides degree based courses and supervisions, I enjoy conducting specially-designed  courses, training, workshops, seminars on diverse topics that are unconventional yet required in the society especially focused on a pedagogy towards building active and sensitive alias responsible citizenship.

Teaching Interests

 

  • Studios- Architecture, Urban Design and Planning.
  • Courses- Field Based and Workshop based.
  • Lectures- Interactive and Assignment based.
  • Supervisions
  • Exchange Programs

 

Field Interests

  • House and Housing; Waterfronts; Construction Drawings; Architectural Appreciation;
  • Built Environment Management and Maintenance.
  • Research Methodology, Funding Proposal/Thesis Writing; Reading, Writing, Speaking.
  • Urban Lakes, Public Open Spaces, Site Planning, Urban Design and Planning Theory.
  • Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Management, Social-Ecological Systems, Collective Action, Sustainability, Complexity, Environmental Standards.

Jury Member

  • Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Defence at at IPSA, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  • Bachelor of Planning Student, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Masters in Architecture Thesis, at Central University, Ajmer
  • Urban Design Studio, at Grow More Group of Institutions, Himmatnagar
  • Urban Design Studio, at KLE Technological University, Hubli
  • Masters of Planning , at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Bachelor of Planning Student, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • P. G. Urban Design Studio on Ujjain Old City Revitalisation, at CEPT Ahmedabad.
  • Under Graduate Final Dissertation, at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
  • MPhil. Environmental Design Final Design, at Martin Centre, University of Cambridge.

Theses Supervision (Undergrad)

  • Understanding integration of nature into space making in Geoffrey Bawa’s work, by Swati Thesiya… read more
  • Craft Learning Centre and Museum, Ahmedabad, by Aniket Shah… read more
  • Vertical Neighbourhood- an Integrated Habitat, by Aarsi Desai… read more
  • Relevance of Geometry in Urban Design, by Neerja Dave… read more
  • Corporate Campus: Vistar, by Aakash Srivastav (as external guide)… read more
  • Exploring underwater architecture, by designing aqua-museum, by Riddhi Madeka… read more

Theses Supervision (Postgrad)

  • Self Organisation in Inclusiveness of Ramna Park, Dhaka, Bangladesh by Tanima Tabassum… read more
  • Sustainable Management of Primary and Middle Schools in Jiaonan city, China, by Fuchen Yu… read more
  • Sustainable Management of Urban Green Spaces in Jakarta, Indonesia, by Irha Enjang Dwita… read more
  • Implementing Congestion Charge in Jakarta, by Rindy Farrah Indah Dewi… read more
  • Building Institutional Capacity for the Implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Accra, by Ferdinand Yayra Kofi Yali… read more
  • People’s Perception on the Artificial Eco-wetland Project in Kunming: Study of Sustainability of Dianchi Lake in China, by Zijing Guo… read more
  • Role of Public Art in Urban Environment: A Case Study of Mural Art in Yogyakarta City in Indonesia, by Teguh Setiawan… read more
  • Community Participation on Environment Friendly Kampung Program in Kampung Berdikari Palembang South Sumatera Province, Indonesia, by Akhmad Syajari… read more

Special Courses Attended

  • Ontology approach to analyse wetland management using Social-ecological Framework, at RIHN Kyoto with Abe Sansei and Terukazu Kumazawa. Papers written for seminar and conference.
  • Institutional Analysis Development Framework, Social-ecological Framework and Governing the Commons, at The OStroms Workshop Bloomington with Prof. Elinor Ostrom. Papers written for seminar and conference.
  • Courses on Advanced Research Methodology for PhD in Public Administration, at Netherlands Institute of Governance, NIG courses with multiple experts. Papers written for seminars, colloquiums and conference.
  • Teacher’s Training for Yogasanas, Meditation and Yogic Science and Second Degree in REIKI for Natural Healing, at Shivanand Ashram, Ahmedabad.
  • Advanced Yog Training at Vasant Nature Cure, Ahmedabad… read more

Studios and Workshops