CAAD – Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design conducted a 10 days international studio program in collaboration with SPU – Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand for their students. Global exposure to architecture education and practice are integral part of the teaching pedagogy at CAAD and devised to emplace the students with a competitive edge in their career. The aim of the international studio was to enhance design perspective across culture, city and design development circumstances. ROGUE ORGANISM – the project evolved around the development of architectural structure and form that is resilient to the variation of terrain, spatial constraints and form that can transform itself staggeringly, to the context of the streets of old Bangkok. As a part of the learning experience there were lectures by prominent architects from MSPACE and GEODESICS DESIGNS to the students. The program concluded with felicitation and award ceremony.
The “National Awards Programme for Excellence in Architectural Thesis 2016” (NIASA) , an event of Council of Architecture, is being held at CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture & Design from 25th – 27th Aug, 2016, one of the only 5 colleges across India to host the shortlisting event. CAAD is a standalone college of architecture located in Thumbakkam, Chennai, emerging as one of the finest architectural colleges in India with its state-of-the art infrastructure and industry focused teaching methods.
The commencement function for the Odd Semester classes at CAAD was organized on the 11th July 2016 after an intensive design workshop which happened the earlier week. The event was held in the Air Conditioned Seminar hall of CAAD.
The function was held in the august presence of the Chairman, Smt. Roopa Rajendran and Prof. Dr. V. R. Rajendran and the event commenced ceremoniously with Pooja and lighting of Dheepam by all the faculty members of CAAD along with the chairperson.