On September 21, 2017, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 27th Lecture titled “Creating Opportunities for Green Careers” by Mr. Karthik Narayan (Director, EN3 Sustainability Solutions) at their campus in Thumbakkam. Mr. Karthik Narayan, a LEED Accredited Professional, briefed the students about sustainable designing concepts like passive sustainable design, active design, wellness in buildings, life cycle analysis of buildings and LEED rating criteria. He also introduced the LEED Green Associate examination, its importance and the courses offered by EN3 Sustainability Solutions to prepare for the certification. The lecture was presided over by CAAD Director Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar.
On March 3, 2018, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 31st CAAD Lecture titled “Role of Expression in Design” by Ar. G. Jyothiram, Architectural Consultant with C.R Narayan Rao Architects. The architect expressed concern about design students’ increasing disconnect with sketching as a medium of quick and reliable communication.