On April 1, 2017, as part of CAAD Lecture Series L16024, Ar. Lavanyaa addressed the students of CAAD about the evolution of traditional performing art centers and theatres, as dictated by the ancient texts of India. She elaborated on the various classifications of theatre spaces, the ancient directives governing their design and the versatility and requirements of performing arts as a building function, through her detailed understanding of performance spaces and her nuances as a Bharatanatyam dancer
Architect A. Arul briefed the students about documentation, its importance and methods of handling the surveying equipments. He explained the documentation process through sheets and videos. He presented few of his documentation sheets and focused on the details in the buildings.
Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design was awarded the ‘Best Architecture Institution 2014’ under the New Institution category. Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar received the award from Honorable Commissioner of Minorities Welfare Department Mr. A. Mohammed Aslam, I.A.S.
The introductory session was followed by the sketching workshop where the basic principles of perspective drawing, sciography and rendering techniques were demonstrated. Drawing sheets and the required sketching equipments were distributed to students and the students practiced the techniques taught by the instructor.