Department of

School of Architecture

About

Since its inception in the year 2017, the School of Architecture has evolved within its academic pursuit. It has been designed to transform students by building their creative edge, and fostering empathy in regards to giving back to the community. Approved by the Council of Architecture New Delhi and AICTE, the School offers a Bachelor's Degree Program in Architecture (B Arch) and Master’s Degree Program in Architecture (M Arch). The curriculum is built upon three core principles- the teaching pedagogy of Experiential learning and service learning through outreach projects, along with ‘Studio on Wheels’ a unique travel experience to master studio programs.

Department

Overview

The Programmes intend a deep immersion in an ecosophical perspective of built environment, as part of an inspired understanding of larger discourses: environmental, social, political, artistic and technological.

The B Arch Programme sensitizes students to be socially and environmentally responsible and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within the field of human habitat; engaging learners in community outreach programs and assimilate knowledge in built environment related disciplines that are relevant to ethical practice in architecture. It nurtures quality education that enables use and extension of appropriate knowledge for designing built environment; stimulating critical thinking to assess existing environment in the service of the discipline of architecture; offering sound knowledge in design theories and their applications, building technology, social, cultural and environmental factors; learning to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and use tools that enable it. It inculcates skills necessary for the physical, social and creative realms of crafting architecture; preparing students to recognize and act upon opportunities and aspirations; instilling creative problem-solving skills by offering active and experiential learning by working with varied materials and media; developing skills to demonstrate design concepts and solutions, and adopt effective communication of those ideas to peers, clients, decision makers, and the public.

The M Arch Programme intends to provide an education in the field of built environment that recognizes its interdisciplinary nature between urbanism, ecology, social, economic and political realms; To offer learning that encourages a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach and bridges the gap between academics and practice; To offer education and conduct research on pertinent urban and ecological issues of the global south and specifically in the context of Asia; To provide an education that makes students understand the roles and responsibilities to effectively find informed solutions through design, advocacy and activism; To offer courses that are domain specific, issue based that are relevant and contemporary; To provide for choice based credit systems so that students can specialize in the subject of their choice.

Message

from the HOD

Architectural Education at CHRIST offers an opportunity to be part of creative innovation in design thinking, design teaching, and design learning. We are committed to providing a tremendous opportunity, to engage in an experiential learning environment using the Design studio space as a design thinking workshop, where ideas are explored and theoretical subjects are integrated. The Studio on Wheels the traveling classroom is a unique pedagogical approach adopted for an experiential teaching-learning practice in our education at CHRIST. These intensive studio sessions are designed to engage deeper learning and discourse on social and environmental issues, set within a selected geographic area or community precinct thus rendering a global perspective to the curriculum. It is built around community-driven skill development workshops, service-learning modules, master classes, outreach projects, and detailed documentation. The learnings set the premise and research questions for the design problem conducted in the subsequent three-quarters of the semester. The productions of these studios on wheels are documented comprehensively and released as publications or exhibitions in the public domain for wider dissemination, debate, and discourse.

Our close working relationship with the existing ecosystem of the University has rendered a unique identity to the curriculum, building a deeper social and environmental responsibility within students. As we embrace the new dimensions of National education policy we extend ourselves to examine and participate in the rural reconstruction of the region. The CHRIST Rural Studio rolled out as a social outreach studio project, at semester 4 level, explores poetics in bamboo while learning appropriate technology. This funded research project is primarily intended to encourage student research and publication at the undergraduate level. With challenges such as liveability, infrastructure, climate change mitigation, culture and heritage, enforcement of existing legislative framework, and governance remaining at the forefront, our post-graduation pedagogy recognizes the interconnectedness between ecology, urbanism, and architecture. The program intends a deeper understanding of urbanism across scales and sectors including ecological, regional, urban and infrastructural, institutional, recreational, heritage, and the like. The school is currently expanding the policy of inclusiveness and encouraging more involvement of a diversity of students, developing research as a culture of the School and new multi-disciplinary collaborations. In our efforts to build inclusive classrooms, during this pandemic, we take special care to build trust with students and to stay inspired.

Dr Anitha Suseelan
hod.architecture@christuniversity.in

Our

Achievements


Faculty

Members

Name
Specializaion
Department

ADARSH S V

MTech SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

ALBERT JOSEPH HEFFERAN

MURP SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

ANAY ANAND

BArch, MCP SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

Dr ANITHA SUSEELAN

PGD (Urban Design), PhD SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

BHIMAPPA PATTAR

MVA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

ELSA ANNA SIMON

B Arch, MPlanning SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

GAVINI SHARATH KUMAR

BArch, MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

GAYATHRI PRAMOD

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

GLADY JACOB

BE, PGDBA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

GURUDUTT S

BArch, MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

HOSAKERE S SHANKAR

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

JYOTHI GUPTA

MArch, PGD(Smart Cities and Urban Analytic) SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

KIRTI PATNAIK

BArch, MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

MITHUN NATESH M

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

MOSES JOHNSON

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

NITIKA TORVI

MIAD SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

PRATIKKUMAR ANAND

BArch, MPlan SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

RAHUL K SUKUMARAN

MLD SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

RANJITHA GRACE A

MArch, PGUDPL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

RICHARD MANOHARAN

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

SHYNU R V

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

SONAL GUPTA

BArch, MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

SONIHA M

BArch, MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

VIJAY SAMBASIVAM NARNAPATTI

MSc Arch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

VRIDDHI

MArch SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE View

Vision

The School of Architecture CHRIST is dedicated to an architectural education through excellence and rigor in learning, research and community engagement to nurture individuals to become ethical professionals, creative designers and responsible citizens.

Mission

We believe in a responsible design thinking that is deeply sensitive to ecology, cultural diversity and social equity. Architectural education at our School will nurture inquisitiveness, creative inquiry and critical thinking towards the built environment and its related natural and cultural setting. The School commits itself to an integrated education in the art, science, history and technical skill for a sensitive, inclusive and collaborative practice in the discipline of architecture.

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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