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    Faculty of Architecture Urban Development Planning

    Dr. Gauri Shiurkar

    Director - School of Architecture

    

    Office: Management Block, Second floor, Room – M308, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on
    appointment

    Educational Details: B. Arch – 1992, Shivaji University

    M. Arch. - (Architectural Conservation )- 2008, University of Pune Ph. D. – 2017 , Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj , University of Nagpur

    Work Experience:

    Teaching 26 Years As Core Faculty in

    1. School of Architecture, Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU), Pune as Director Since January 2019
    2. Aayojan School of School Architecture and Design as Director (ORC) –August 2018 to Dec.2018
    3. McGAN’s Ooty of Architecture as Principal –June 2015 to May 2018
    4. McGAN’s Ooty School of Fashion and Design as Principal –June 2015 to May 2018
    5. Sinhgad College of Architecture as Associate Professor & HOD, – Jan 2003 to June 2015
    6. Sinhgad Institute of Interior Design as Principal (additional Charge ) - 2011 to 2013
    7. Sinhgad Institute of Interior Design as HOD - 2005 to 2007

    As Visiting Faculty

    1. NDMVPS College of Architecture, Nashik – Academic Years 1993 – 1999
    2. B.V. College of Architecture , Pune Academic Year 2002- 2003

    Processional Experience 28 Years

    1. Executive Committee Member, Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture.
    2. Empanelled as a Conservation Consultant on the Heritage Panel of Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune, and Maharashtra
    3. .Member, Working committee for Operational Guidelines of International Council of Monuments and Sites, India
    4. Member, National Scientific Committees for Legal Administrative & Financial Issues
    5. Member, National Scientific Committee Historic Towns & Villages of International Council of Monuments and Sites, India.
    6. Member, INTACH.
    7. Member Secretary, Heritage Council, McGAN’ S Ooty School of Architecture.
    8. Practicing as Consulting Conservation Architect Since 2008
    9. Practicing as Consulting Architect through Gauri & Nitin Shiurkar since 1997
    10. Associate Architect - M/s Planner’s Associates, Nasik since1993 to 1997
    11. 1 Year as Assistant Architect – Sudhir Doshi & Associates, Kolhapur.

    Research Areas:

    1. Heritage Conservation
    2. Heritage Management
    3. Architectural Education and Teaching Pedagogy

    Skills:

    1. Graphics and Presentation
    2. Creative thinking and Problem Solving
    3. Interpersonal
    4. Management

    Links:

    1. https://www.sawdust.online/interviews/i-was-always-fascinated-by-our-great-historic-buildings-prof-gauri-kotnis-shiurkar/
    2. https://architecturejournalismseries.wordpress.com/jurors-profile/

    Research Papers / Books
    Book Publications

    Funded Research

    Funded Research by UGC, Board of College and University Development (BCUD), University of Pune (Duration 2009 to 2012 )

    Sub: Conservation of Royal Heritage Interiors in Southern Maharashtra

    Documentation of 100 Heritage Buildings in Chennai: Funded by Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, Chennai

    Books 1. Interiors in Southern Maharashtra‟ in progress

    2. Guidelines for the Conservation of Proposal of Conservation Guidelines for the Ancient Heritage buildings in South India.‟ in progress, Publisher: McGAN’s Heritage Cell.

    3. Heritage of Chennai ( A documentation of 100 buildings) in progress, Publisher: McGAN’s Heritage Cell.

    Research Paper Publications:

    1. Amity Global History Review, Volume 1, Title : People’s Role in preserving the Heritage cities in India.
    2. oceedings of International Symposium at Center for Built Environment, Calcutta, November 2013. Organized By - Center for Built Environment , Calcutta, Theme: Cities under Restoration Title: Public Participation in Conservation and Management of Historic Urban Landscape
    3. oceedings of International Conference at University of Moratuwa, Colombo October 2013 Organized By –University of Moratuwa , Theme: Cities, People and Places , Title: Tracing the identity of a city
    4. blished an article on Interior Design in Kesari’s Special Edition on Architecture and Interior Design.
    5. blished an article on Conservation of Royal Heritage Interiors in Dimension Next 2008 Issue.
    6. blished an article on Role of Conservation in Tourism in IIA Journal in Sept.2008

    Workshop Participations:

    Workshop Organizations

    1. QIP on Interior Design-Designing for the Future, in collaboration with NIASA, COA (Oct. 2009)
    2. QIP on ‘Computing in Architectural Education, Research and Practice’ in collaboration with COA- TRC (Jan . 2017)
    3. Online QIP on Skills in Architectural Eduction: A new paradigm with COA TRC (July 2020)

    Workshops Attended

    1. Leadership Development for HODs & Principals at Sinhgad Institute ( June 2014 & March 2015)
    2. Inspection Reforms by CoA and PVP College of Architecture, Pune. ( Feb.2014)
    3. Effective Techniques for Research Paper writing and Publication (Oct. 2011)
    4. Project based learning by UNESCO At Sinhgad Institutes, Lonawala.( March 2011)
    5. Gateway to Ph.D. by Sinhgad Institute of Management (Feb.2010)
    6. Research Directions in Undergraduate Dissertation, BKPS & UoP, Pune(Jan.2010)
    7. Basic Design, Aesthetics and creativity in Architecture by NIASA (April- 2008)
    8. Architectural Curriculum Design & Development by NIASA. (April – 2007)
    9. Interior Design traditions in India, CEPT, Ahmedabad ( Sept.2008)
    10. Interior Design in Architecture by SPA, JNTU, Hyderabad (Nov. 2006)
    11. Early Faculty Induction Program by COA & BKPS, Pune. (July 2004)
    12. ICT Tools for Online Training, Allahabad University
    13. Outcome based Learnig and OER , SSOU

    Events organized

    1. Organized Seminar for Proposal of the guidelines for the Conservation Guidelines for the Ancient Heritage buildings in South India.
    2. Organized QIP on “Computing un Architecture” with COA-TRC at McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture, in January 2017 .
    3. Organized Ooty Art Show in Ooty Festival , Ooty ( May 2015,2016,2017, 2018)
    4. Organized Tribal Arts workshops for the schools in and around Ooty in McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture. (Every Saturday since June 2016)
    5. Organized Zonal NASA Panel Discussion for South zone at McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture in July 2015.
    6. Organized NIASA Thesis Competition for South Zone at McGAN‟s Ooty School of Architecture in August 2015.
    7. Co-convener , National Conference on Urban Issues and Architectural Interventions at Sinhgad College of Architecture, Pune in February 2015
    8. Co-convener, 24th ESEEED Architect’s National Convention in Pune in January 2015.
    9. Co-convener, State level Seminar on Research Methods and Design at Sinhgad College of Architecture, Pune in December 2014
    10. Member of organizing committee for ‘Women in Architecture’, a National Conference by IIA and CoA., January 2013
    11. Member of organizing committee for „IIA National Congress‟ a National Conference by IIA and CoA, October 2010
    12. Member of organizing committee for Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA) Annual Convention in Pune in 2011.
    13. Coordinator, QIP on Interior Design-Designing for the Future in collaboration with NIASA/ COA-TRC (Oct.2009)
    14. WINGS‟ – a hands on workshop on Alternative Building Techniques in collaboration with IIID and IFIA( International Federation of Interior Architects) at STES in Nov.2008
    15. Annual Student’s Exhibition for students and the Annual Mega Event for SIID&D and SCOA, B.Arch (ID) Since 2004 to 2015.
    16. Cultural coordinator for Sinhgad Institute since 2003 to 2015.
    17. Member of Sinhgad Cultural Committee since 2004 to 2015
    18. Member of organizing committee for Young Architect’s Convention, Nashik. -1998

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    1. International Conference at University of Moratuwa, Colombo October 2013 Organized By – University of Moratuwa , Theme: Cities, People and Places , Title: Tracing the identity of a city
    2. International Symposium at Center for Built Environment , Calcutta, November2013 Organized By - Center for Built Environment , Calcutta, Theme: Cities under Restoration Title: Public Participation in Conservation and Management of Historic Urban Landscape.
    3. International Conference on Research for Resurgence, Nagpur , February. Title: Public Participation in the rejuvenation of Heritage cities in India
    4. International Conferee nce on Global History in Amity University New Delhi , September 2016 . Title : People’s Role in preserving the Heritage cities in India.

    Achievements in the field of Academics:

    1. Awarded by Indian Institute of Architects, Pune Chapter for the contribution in the field of academics.
    2. Jury for Council of Architecture’s International Essay Competition.
    3. Interview published in the Lokmat Times (Career Supplement) in Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad edition on 6th July 2018 on page 2.
    4. Resource Person in Council of Architecture Training and Research Centre
    5. Interview published on the website „ https://www.sawdust.online/interviews/.
    6. McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture has been listed on number 12 in the top 15 colleges in the National Ranking declared by NASA India in 2018.
    7. McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture has won the Overall Championship Trophy and Ruben’s Trophy for Academic Excellence in South Zonal NASA Convention ( National Association of Students of Architecture) consecutively in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
    8. Chief Editor of Research Journal ‘MADLAB’, Research Journal by McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture.
    9. Jury Member for a Series of National Competitions in Architectural Journalism by ‘Architecture Now’ (https://architecturejournalismseries.wordpress.com/jurors-profile/ ).
    10. National Jury for INSDAG Architectural Awards, A national level Design Competition by
    11. Indian National Steel Development and Growth by Ministry OF Steel for the year 2015, 2016 and 2017.
    12. Prepared Course Structure & Syllabus of B.Arch. (Interior Design) for University of Pune.
    13. Appointed as an Expert Committee member by AICTE.
    14. Appointed as an Expert Committee member by Council of Architecture.
    15. Appointed by Maharashtra Board of Technical Education as a representative of MSBTE Since 2005 to 2007
    16. a. Member of the committee for the Approval of New courses and Institutes. and Assessment Norms for short term Non AICTE Diploma Courses

      b. Member of the committee for preparation of Academic Implementation

      c. Member of the committee for Curriculum Revision for Diploma and Post Diploma in Interior Design

      d. Appointed as External Senior Supervisor by University of Pune in Dec 2015

    17. Series of lectures on “Career Opportunities in Architecture and Design‟ under awareness programs in Maharashtra and TamilNadu.

    Rutuja Jagtap

    Associate Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

    Office: Architecture Block, Second Floor, Room – M309, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on
    appointment


    Educational Details:

    • Pursuing Ph.D, Architecture & Planning Dept., Amity University, Noida
    • Masters in Civil Engineering (Town & Country Planning), University of Pune, 1999.
    • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours & Gold Medallist), University of Amravati, 1998.
    • Diploma in Management (DIM), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Pune, 2012.
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Pune, 2012.
    • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Pune, 2014.

    Work Experience: Professional - 7 yrs; Teaching – 13 yrs

    • Associate Professor, SAUDP, SSOU, Pune 05/2018 –till date
    • Associate Professor, HOD, CEO, M.M. College of Architecture, Pune 05/2011 -02/2018
    • Assistant Professor, PCIBM, MIT College of Management (MITCOM) 04/2010 - 01/2011
    • Assistant Professor, CDM, YASHADA 06/2006 – 05/2007
    • Senior Lecturer, NICMAR 06/2005 – 05/2006
    • Senior Architect, Planner, Consultant, AVAI Infrastructures, Pune 04/2000 - 05/2005 2008 - 2010
    • Honorary Lecturer, Government College of Engineering, Pune2000 – 2001
    • Honorary Lecturer, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Pune 2000 – 2001
    • Research Areas: Planning & Architecture.

    Skills: Innovative methods of Teaching, Research, Mentoring Students, Parents-Students counselling

    Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ar-rutuja-d-ba1b7122/

    https://www.imrfjournals.com/enirj61

    https://www.imrfjournals.com/enirj61

    https://www.imrfjournals.com/enirj61

    https://www.ijitee.org/download/volume-8-issue-10s/

    Research Papers / Books:
    Book Publications: Book Publication: “Yash Chetana”2006 at YASHADA.

    Research Paper Publications:

    • Planning Aspect of balancing Sustainability and Green Form for 21st Centuries Mega Cities, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE)(SCOPUS INDEXED) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-8, Issue-10S, August 2019
    • Resilient City Plans as Important Aspect Of Future development Plans of Indian cities, Engineering Sciences International Research Journal (Biannual Referred Journal)Vol 6 Issue 1, 2018 Print ISSN 2320-4338
    • Inclusive Stimulating Space Planning for sustainable Urban Agglomeration, Engineering Sciences International Research Journal (Biannual Referred Journal ) Engineering Sciences International Research Journal (Biannual Refereed Journal )Vol 6 Issue 1,2018 Print ISSN 2320-4338
    • Overview Of implementation Of Development Plans In India, Engineering Sciences International Research Journal (Biannual Referred Journal )Vol 6 Issue 1,2018 Print ISSN 2320-4338
    • “Photovoltaic Building Envelope: An Answer for Renewable Energy Demand of India” in Monsoon 2011 issue of ABACUS (Vol 6 No 2) – A Bi-Annual Refereed Journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies (ISSN – 0973-8339 ABACUS)

    Chapterisation:

    • Resilient City Plans As Important Aspect of Future Development Plans of Indian Cities, Modern Approaches to Architecture, Built Environment and Urban Planning, International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, India ,978-93-86435-56-9, Sept 2018
    • “Identification and Conservation of Natural Heritage Sites in Pune” for Masters of Engineering Thesis. Sites incorporated in Pune Gazetter 2000.

    Workshop Participations:

    • 6 Sigma Green Belt with Examination) with Grade A.
    • Successfully completed the Faculty Development Programme on “Research Methodology and Quantitative Techniques”.
    • Successfully completed the course assessment and examination of the ISO 9000:2000 Series Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course.

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    Will be Presenting Paper at:

    • International Conference ICCRIP 2019 ,NICMAR on 13th -14th Dec 2019,Pune
    • International Conference EVF 2019 MIT-ADT on 18th -20th Dec 2019, Pune
    • 2nd International Conference on Performance of Built Environment at Trivandrum
    • Attended the International Symposium on Geo-information for Disaster Management, India conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

    Ms. Manisha Wagh

    Assistant Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

    Office: Architecture Block, Second Floor, Room – M309, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on
    appointment

    Educational Details: M.Arch. (LandscapeArchitecture)- Gold medallist, B.Arch.

    Work Experience: 11 years professional experience, 8.5 years teaching experience

    Research Areas: Landscape Architecture, Environmental conservation, Urban landscapes.

    Skills: Researching, Writing, Sketching, designing, interactive teaching, story telling

    Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/manisha-wagh-a620171b/

    https://www.academia.edu/30299088/RECYCLING_AND_REUSE_OF_WASTEWATER_A_LANDSCAPE_APPROACH_FOR_CONSERVATION_OF_WATER_AS_A_NATURAL_RESOURCE

    Research Papers / Books
    Book Publications: Nil

    Research Paper Publications:

    I. International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design (IASTER) IJRCEAD, ISSN Print: 2347-8284 ISSN Online: 2347-2855

    Recycling and Reuse of Wastewater: A Landscape Approach for Conservation of Water as a Natural Resource. Volume-4 Issue-2 April-June, 2016

    II. International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design (IASTER) IJRCEAD, ISSN Print: 2347-8284 ISSN Online: 2347-2855

    Paving the Way towards Smart Cities through Nature. Volume-5 Issue-2 April-June, 2017

    Workshop Participations:

    • Participated in COA-TRC (Council of Architecture-Training and Research Cell) workshop: ‘Future of the Past: Adaptation of virtues in Traditional Indian Architecture’ from 4th to 8th February 2019.
    • Underwent 10 day training workshop of National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research - June 2016.
    • Part of organizing committee of National Conference on Emerging Trends in Architecture, Technology and Allied fields - NCETATA February 2016 as theme co-ordinator.
    • Attended conference of Indian Society of Landscape Architects, Pune - February 2015.
    • Attended Symposium on Cultural Landscapes at Ahmedabad, Gujarat in December 2013
    • Part of team organizing Ar. Shirish Beri’s exhibition at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Architecture – August 2013
    • Attended Faculty Development Programme by Dr. D. Y. Patil Prathisthan – August 2013
    • Attended ISOLA conference at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. - February 2008

    Conference and Symposia Presentations: Nil

    Sushant Magdum

    Assistant Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

    Office: M309


    Educational Details:B.E CIVIL, M.TECH IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

    Work Experience:2 YEARS

    Research Areas: MATERIAL PROPERTY, CONCRETE, MECHANICS OF SOLIDS ENGG. MECHANICS.

    Skills: SITE SKILLS, PRACTICAL SKILLS [CIVIL ENGINEERING RELATED]

    Links: NA

    Research Papers / Books
    Book Publications: NA

    Research Paper Publications:NIL

    Workshop Participations:03

    Conference and Symposia Presentations: 01

    Ms Preeti Poojari

    Assistant Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

    Office: Architecture Block, Third floor, Room – M309, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on
    appointment

    Educational Details: B.Arch., M.Arch in Urban Design

    Work Experience: Professional – 1year, teaching – 3 years

    Research Areas: Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, and History of architecture

    Skills: Teaching, Writing, Reading, Critical thinking, Storytelling, Designing, Analytical skills, Communication skill, Design software skills, Working under pressure, Microsoft office skills, can speak 4 Language, Team work Skills, Time management, problem solving skills

    Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/preeti-pujari-55782276/

    Research Papers / Books
    Book Publications: In process

    Research Paper Publications: In process

    Workshop Participations: Council of Architecture TRC

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    Ar. Pratishma Kakoty

    Assistant Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

    Office: Management Block, second floor, Room – M305,


    Educational Details: B.Arch, M.Arch (Urban Design)

    Work Experience: 4 years

    Research Areas: Urban Street, Urban village, Urbanization


    Skills: Architectural Graphics, Autocad, Sketch up, sketches and paintings, crafts, model making.

    Links: N\A

    Research Papers / Books
    Book Publications: N\A

    Research Paper Publications: N\A

    Workshop Participations: INTACH (Jaipur)

    Conference and Symposia Presentations: N/A

    Ar. Minal Jagdish Palve

    Faculty - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

    Education:- B.Arch., M.Arch. (Computer Applications)

    Institutions of study:

    • B.Arch. - studied at MGM's Jawaharlal Nehru College of Engineering
    • M.Arch. - studied at STE's Sinhgad College of Architecture

    Experience:

    • Teaching : 7+ years
    • Professional : 6+ years

    "Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself." -- Chinese Proverb

    As a teacher, my goal is to pass on my knowledge and help my students to develop the skills which are essential for lifetime learning. As a computer applications specialist faculty, I focus on my teaching skills to enhance the students knowledge in soft skills - presentation & visualisation, technology based construction and various types of installations. I introduce students to the principles, process, tools and techniques of design visualization, that will become the foundation of their ability to problem solve and communicate visually throughout their education and into their professional careers. This involves not only presenting a knowledge of the subject, but also teaching them important visual thinking skills. In the studio, I encourage students to become fully engaged with experimental design challenges around the globe and prepare them to present themselves confidently to the world.

    Niharika Choudhary

    Assistant Professor – School of Architecture, Construction Management

    Office: SSOU campus, kiwale , Architecture Department, 2nd floor, Room - M 309, Meeting Hours - 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment.

    Educational Details:

    • COA Registered Architect in India (7.03.2012- 31.12.2023)
    • M.Arch in Construction Mgmt. from D.Y Patil College of Architecture, Pune University, 2018
    • P.G in Infrastructure Development and Mgmt. from SODE- NICMAR, Pune, 2016
    • Bachelor's in Architecture (2006- 2011) from Ajay Binay Institute Of Technology- Piloo Mody College Of Architecture BPUT ORRISA.

    Work Experience:

    As Core Faculty in

    • Feb2020-current Working as Assistant Professor in School of Architecture, Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU), Pune
    • June 2018-May 2019 Worked as an Asst. Professor at S.B Patil college of Architecture & Design (SBPCOAD), Pune

    Processional Experience

    • JAN 2018-MARCH 2018 Worked as a professional trainee (M.Arch in construction mgmt) in B.G shirke, Pune.
    • JAN2014-Feb 2016 Worked as Sr. architect at GYAAMITI DESIGNS, Pune.
    • DEC2012-NOV2013 Worked as Architect at RSMS Architects Pvt. Limited, New Delhi
    • MAY2012-NOV2012 Worked as Asst. Architect at S Kumar &Associates, New Delhi

    Research Areas:

    • Emerging technologies in the field of construction.
    • Functioning of facility Management.
    • Need of fire fighting skills (active and passive) in Architecture.
    • Skills to revamp 'History of Architecture' & 'Theory of Architecture' into live activity: A new paradigm for Architectural Pedagogy.

    Skills:

    • Materials research
    • Team leadership
    • Decision-making strength
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Goals and performance
    • Student research guidance
    • Thesis advisement
    • Classroom presentations
    • Academic advisement
    • Student counselling
    • Student records management
    • Lesson planning
    • Continuing education
    • Classroom management
    • Proficient in AutoCAD , Adobe Creative Suite ,Microsoft Office expert, Photoshop & Google sketch up

    Links:

    Research Papers / Books
    Book Publications:

    • International Journal of Engineering Research Volume No.7, Issue Special 3, pp : 307-311

    Research Paper Publications:

    • 1. Precast Element's Erection & Installation at Site - A Case Study ISSN: 2319-6890 (online), 2347-5013(print) 11-12 Jan.2018

    Workshop Participations:

    • Participated in the training program titled 'EWALL-V' from 3rd-7th Dec 2018 sponsored & organized by COA-TRC.
    • Attended FEED seminars for year 2016.
    • Attended 'The Big 5 Construct Qatar' seminar on topic "Paints & Coatings Solution of Green Building" on 23rd -25th Sep 2019.
    • Attended 'The Big 5 Construct Qatar' seminar on topic "The optimization of Disputes in Mega Projects" on 23rd -25th Sep 2019.
    • Attended 'The Big 5 Construct Qatar' seminar on topic "Reinventing cities: The humanization of public space as the diver of urban sustainability" on 23rd -25th Sep 2019.

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    • Certificate of appreciation for contribution and presentation on the paper titled - Precast Element's Erection & Installation At Site in NCETA 2018 held at MIT School Of Architecture, Pune on 11th-12th Jan 2018.