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.
Professor Gadkari appreciated the CAAD management for its distinguished efforts provide the best of architecture education to tits students and congratulated the students for taking up architecture as a as course of study and encouraged them to learn architecture as they smile and play. At the same time he added that it is also requires a lot of commitment, determination and up to date knowledge to excel in the course.
The Council of Architecture and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi had organised a symposium titled “Ar.B.V.Doshi – A Retrospective” on 28.11.2014 at Conference Hall, NGMA, New Delhi. Prof.Vinodh Vijayakumar shared a dialogue with the legendary architect during the event.
The commencement function of academic year 2016-17 was organized at the state of the art CAAD Thumbakkam campus on August 10th, 2016 in the august presence of Kollimalai Thuraiyur Arapani semmal Arulvakku sithar Shri Janakiram Swamigal, Mawlawi S N Jaaffar Saadhik Baaqavi, Imam, Jumma Mosque and Reverend Fr.S.Arulappan, Santhome Church, Mylapore, Chennai. Prof. Dr.D.Vishwanathan, former Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai, graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.