Architectural education is meaningful in the 21st century because the process of learning to design involves complex problem solving, critical thinking and visualization, much sought-after skills that can help society address important social, cultural and environmental challenges of the century. At its core, architecture is a mix of art, science, social sciences, anthropology, history, theory, engineering, business, poetry, mathematics and philosophy. Architecture is an interdisciplinary thinking and practice. We want to shape future design leaders.
Till now, we were sharing the premises with Engineering College. The management decided to make a separate building for Architecture and it’s allied field in the same campus. The Building is under construction and will be ready for occupation by mid 2021. The building is being designed with full independent resources and facilities. It will then accommodate the Architecture, Master’s, Interior course and Diploma Architecture in the same building with the provision to add more courses in the future.
I believe in the integrated way of teaching which involves learning each subject of Architecture and Design blended with each other (cross disciplinary and within the curriculum). Even though the curriculum is designed separately, spreading across five years (B Arch) and four years (B ID); but teaching has to be done in an integrated way with a lot of research, analysis, visualization and hand’s on experience. Students should be made to explore with this understanding, which will help them to have a holistic approach in their design. Also, they should have clarity in their thought process, which will result in opening and experimenting new out of the box ideas through an analytical process. The students exposed to the integration of design, research and practice while developing a broad range of expertise in diverse areas such as design pedagogy and practice; building technology and sustainable design; digital technology and computational design; history, culture and conservation design; urban design and landscape urbanism; as well as appreciation of the cultural and intellectual meaning of architecture as the most permanent and visible embodiment of civilization.
COA SVIT, Vasad has stepped upon the digital revolution. With the support of our well-equipped faculties, we have not only switched to online mode of teaching but have successfully organized various online webinars (nationally – internationally located speakers.) and online workshops as well.
The Alumni of College of Architecture,SVIT have made successful careers as licensed architects, real estate developers, artists, web designers, fabricators, community leaders, set designers, construction management professionals internationally.
Prof. Sailesh Nair,