On August 28, 2017, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 26th Lecture titled “Visual Communication: Powering a design narrative” by Ar. Tahaer Zoyab, at their campus in Thumbakkam. The architect discussed his projects of varied scales with students, elaborating on the nature and technique of customized visual representation employed in every project. The lecture was presided over by CAAD Chairman Prof. Dr. V. R Rajendran and CAAD Director Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar.
Ar. Innisai commenced the lecture by explaining the difference between traditional architecture and vernacular architecture which are often interchanged. A glimpse of the various codes for construction and other abundant Sanskrit literature related to architecture that has been left unexplored were explained.
On March 3, 2018, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 31st CAAD Lecture titled “Role of Expression in Design” by Ar. G. Jyothiram, Architectural Consultant with C.R Narayan Rao Architects. The architect expressed concern about design students’ increasing disconnect with sketching as a medium of quick and reliable communication.
His presentation deliberated on the best practices used and various concerns on site like rainwater harvesting, solar paneling, use of salvaged materials, efficient irrigation patterns, types of trees, percolation of water, etc. were discussed in particular. He discussed the various green concepts that were employed that resulted in the building being awarded the greenest factory in the country under industrial design.