CAAD-Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design 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.
CAAD hosted the first Open House and Culturals on April 07, 2017 at the college premises in Thumbakkam. During the forenoon session, the campus was host to various eminent architects, dignitaries, students, their parents and architectural aspirants who were invited to witness the display of basic design and architectural design works produced by the students of CAAD as a part of their academic curriculum. The exhibition and the cultural function, “Gargantua” that followed it were presided over by Dr. Monsingh D Devadas, Professor and Dean at School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. Illustrious guests like Veteran Comedian Mr. Senthil, Mr. T.M.S Selva Kumar (son of music magnate T.M Soundararajan), and Ar. Prasanna Kesavan of Studio7 Architects also were in attendance at the function. Professor Vinodh Vijayakumar, Director of CAAD, presented the welcome address and annual report of the college. The students brightened the evening with their revelry and presented various musical and dance performances. The entertainment offerings also included lively mime and mimicry performances and skits that called out to the public conscience on important social issues like women’s safety and farmers’ rights in Neduvasal. Certificates and prizes were awarded for academic and non-academic achievers among the students. The celebrations concluded with the dignitaries addressing the students with encouraging words and stressing on the importance of good balance between academic and extracurricular achievements.