On July 7, 2017, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design a standalone college of architecture located in Thumbakkam, Chennai hosted the Silver Jubilee Lecture titled “Architecture and Society” by Architect. Pramod Balakrishnan, at their campus in Thumbakkam. The architect addressed the students about the connections between humans, built environment and nature. Architect. Rajarathinam, Former Chairman of Indian Institute of Architects (Tamil Nadu Chapter), Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar, Director of CAAD – Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design, prominent architects, faculty, students and architectural aspirants have participated in the lecture.
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.