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
On December 20th, 2017, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 30th lecture titled “Architecture Education and Practice in Bangkok” by Prof. Dr. Wirat Lertpaitoonpan, Vice-President of Sripatum University, Bangok & Prof. Dr. Wasinghon Chanon, Head of Department of Interior Design, Bangkok.
The session started with an interaction with the students about their idea of heritage and heritage value and the understanding of tangible and intangible spaces. She also focused on why It is important to understand our own heritage and how this can be extended in the process of architectural design.
The eleventh of the CAAD lecture series had renowned conservation architect Ms. Kalpana from Chennai, who deliberated her experiences and memories on the topic “Tracing the history of Madras through built heritage”. This lecture materialised in a time when we all Chennaites geared up to celebrate the existence of its city as ‘Madras Week’ celebrations from August 16-23.