To drift along the regular academic curriculum and to ensure a positive state of mind in approaching one's life, CAAD has initiated an exclusive session titled, 'The Skills Enhancement Program' for students , that happens on a regular basis.
The workshop gave the students a better understanding of software and students were able to use the sketch up tools in the design process. Students were also trained on the knowledge of sketch up as an effective presentation tool to explain their design concepts. The software training workshop was conducted in association with expert persons from the field.
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.
In this line of events the Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design (CAAD), a seminar on ‘Prospects for B.Arch., Education’ was conducted on 25th April 2015 at the Rajamannaraiah Hall at CAAD premises in the honourable presence of Prof. Dr. V. R. Rajendran, Vice Chancellor, Vinayaka Missions.
In this line of events, a one day training programme was conducted on ‘Personality Development’ by renowned Psychologist Shri. Muthiah Ramanathan on 14th March 2015. The traning exposed the students to proven scientific techniques of excelling in given taks. The programme introduced the means of achieving behavioural changes and also reinforced the value system and ethics in the young minds.
The event started with an introductory lecture on Architectural Model making. Students went through training on understand about different kind of Architectural model making materials, tools and Techniques. Cutting methods, scoring techniques, pasting methods, scaling, interior - models and base work and Making the models with beautiful landscape.
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.
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.
CAAD students participated in various events of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Institute of Architects (1964 – 2014) and Southern Regional Conference held on the 17th and 18th October 2014 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandanambakkam, Chennai as part of extension learning.