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
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.
On March 30, 2018, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 33rd CAAD Lecture titled “Smart Cities” by Prof. Debashis Sanyal, who is an Associate Professor with National Institute of Technology, Raipur. The speaker discussed the the mega-cities of India with the students and outlined the scope, needs and challenges involved in creating smart cities catering to growing India’s future urban infrastructural requirements.