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
CAAD partners with the most reputed Tsinghua University, Beijing, China ranked among the Top 10 Universities in the world for a Chennai Studio commencing in first week of August. Students from School of Architecture, Tsinghua University engage in a series of Academic activities at the CAAD premise, Chennai.
The signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding took place at the CAAD campus, Chennai between Lincoln University College, Malaysia and CAAD-Chennai Academy of Architecture & Design, Chennai on the 25th March, 2017, opening doors for international and cross-cultural educational exchanges for the students andfaculty.