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.
"CAAD celebrates the presence of Ar Apurva Bose Dutta as the speaker of its 45th Lecture Series. She highlighted on the future of the upcoming field 'Architectural Writing - An indispensable field in/to Architecture" to CAAD Students. The lecture focused on the niche of writing about architecture and design and the need for architectural writing to comprehend the designer's mind and the user's experience of a design from an unbiased perspective."
His lecture cultivated an increased interest in the field of biomimicry and sustainable design. Students enthusiastically followed up the lecture with questions diverging into various aspects of sustainability.
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.