CAAD – Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design conducted a 10 days international studio program in collaboration with SPU – Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand for their students. Global exposure to architecture education and practice are integral part of the teaching pedagogy at CAAD and devised to emplace the students with a competitive edge in their career. The aim of the international studio was to enhance design perspective across culture, city and design development circumstances. ROGUE ORGANISM – the project evolved around the development of architectural structure and form that is resilient to the variation of terrain, spatial constraints and form that can transform itself staggeringly, to the context of the streets of old Bangkok. As a part of the learning experience there were lectures by prominent architects from MSPACE and GEODESICS DESIGNS to the students. The program concluded with felicitation and award ceremony.
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 Celebration Ceremony of 70th Independence Day was jubilated in the premises of CAAD on 15th August 2016. Prof Vinodh Vijayakumar, Director, CAAD hoisted our National Flag and rendered his honor to the flag and our country's independence. Sweets were distributed to all participants. The ceremony was attended by the faculty members, students and the college administration team. The event concluded informally with various game events for students and faculty.