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Faculty of Architecture Urban Development Planning

Dr. Gauri Shiurkar

Director - School of Architecture

A strong professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Architectural Conservation. Being an experienced academician with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning Academic industry, She has a long experience of setting up new Institutes and bringing them up to excellent standards.

Being a person with research background she has published and presented many papers in National and International Conferences.

Educational Qualifications:

  • B. Arch – 1992, Shivaji University
  • M. Arch. - (Architectural Conservation )- 2008, University of Pune
  • Ph. D. – 2017 , Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj , University of Nagpur

Teaching Experience 24 Years

As Core Faculty:

  • Aayojan School of Architecture and Design, Director (ORC) –August 2018 to Dec.2018
  • McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture (Principal) –June 2015 to May 2018
  • McGAN’s Ooty School of Fashion and Design (Principal) –June 2015 to May 2018
  • Sinhgad College of Architecture (Associate Professor, HOD,) – Jan 2003 to June 2015
  • Sinhgad Institute of Interior Design (Principal) - 2011 to 2013
  • Sinhgad Institute of Interior Design (HOD)- 2005 to 2007

As Visiting Faculty

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

Professional Experience- 26 years

  • Executive Committee Member, Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture.
  • Empaneled as a Conservation Consultant on the Heritage Panel of Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune, and Maharashtra
  • Member, Working committee for Operational Guidelines of International Council of Monuments and Sites, India
  • Member, National Scientific Committees for Legal Administrative & Financial Issues
  • Member, National Scientific Committee Historic Towns & Villages of International Council of Monuments and Sites, India.
  • Member Secretary, Heritage Council, McGAN’ S Ooty School of Architecture.
  • Practicing as Consulting Conservation Architect Since 2008
  • Practicing as Consulting Architect through Gauri & Nitin Shiurkar since 1997
  • Associate Architect - M/s Planner’s Associates, Nasik since1993 to 1997

Achievements In the field of Academics

  • Felicitated by Indian Institute of Architects, Pune Chapter for the Contribution in the field of Academics .
  • Interview published in the Lokmat Times (Career Supplement) in Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad edition on 6th July 2018 on page 2.
  • Interview published on the website „ https://www.sawdust.online/interviews/i-was-always- fascinated-by-our-great-historic-buildings-prof-gauri-kotnis-shiurkar/‟ regarding the Architectural Education in India.
  • 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.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.
  • Chief Editor of Research Journal ‘MADLAB’, Research Journal by McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture.
  • Jury Member for a Series of National Competitions in Architectural Journalism by‘Architecture Now’ (https://architecturejournalismseries.wordpress.com/jurors-profile/ ).
  • National Jury for INSDAG Architectural Awards, A national level Design Competition by Indian National Steel Development and Growth by Ministry OF Steel for the year 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Prepared Course Structure & Syllabus of B.Arch. (Interior Design) for University of Pune.
  • Appointed as an Expert Committee member by AICTE.
  • Appointed as an Expert Committee member by Council of Architecture.
  • Appointed by Maharashtra Board of Technical Education as a representative of MSBTE Since 2005 to 2007.
    • Member of the committee for the Approval of New courses and Institutes.
    • Member of the committee for preparation of Academic Implementation and Assessment Norms for short term Non AICTE Diploma Courses
    • Member of the committee for Curriculum Revision for Diploma and Post Diploma Interior Design.
  • Series of lectures on „Career Options in Architecture and Design‟ under awareness program at Pune, Mumbai ,Lonawala., The Nilgiris and Chennai

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

  • Royal Heritage Interiors in Southern Maharashtra‟ in progress
  • Guidelines for the Conservation of Proposal of Conservation Guidelines for the Ancient Heritage buildings in South India.‟ in progress, Publisher: McGAN’s Heritage Cell.

Ar. Sourabh Marathe

Assistant Professor – School of Architecture, Urban Development and Planning

Educational Details:

  • Master in Arts (MA) in Indology: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune 2017
  • Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) specialisation in Architectural Conservation. : University of Pune: 2013
  • Bachelor in Architecture (B.Arch.): University of Pune: 2011
  • Diploma in Indian Mythology: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Persuing
  • Certificate Course: A Global History of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dec 2018

Work Experience Details:

  • Assistant Professor (M.Arch): Sinhgad College of Architecture With department of Post Graduate Studies in Architectural Conservation Sept 2016- Dec 2018
  • Assistant Professor: SKN College of Architecture, Handled various responsibilities like Academic Coordination, Examination June 2015- Sept 16
  • Assistant Professor: Aayojan School of Architecture and Design May2013- June 2014
  • Assistant Professor: Minerva College of Architecture, Pune Dec 2011- 2012
  • Individual Practice: Since 2011 till date.
    Various types of projects including documentation, designing, interiors etc.

Specialisation, Research Areas

Design, Architectural History, Conservation, Heritage, Culture, Arts, Archaeology, Indology, Mythology

Membership

Council of Architecture, India
Indian Institute of Architects
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, INTACH
International council on Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS

Publications

Written articles in newspapers
Kulkarni M, Marathe Sourabh 2017“Interweaving Heritage and Development
through public participation with reference to case of adhai din ka zhopda ajmer”
State level conference on Urban Regeneration, Nashik

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sourabh-marathe-01aa4037

Ar. Nachiket Kishore Gujar

Assistant Professor – School of Architecture

I’m a photographer at heart while being an architect by mind. I chose to graduate from school of architecture to learn on wide platform. Post-graduation in computer applications in architecture gave me the knack of parametric design practice. Passion for photography was further nurtured at National Institute of Design as my 2 nd post-graduation in Photography Design. I strive to unify the three philosophies- art, craft and design into one while doing this noble job of a teacher at Symbiosis School of Architecture.

Work experience:

  • Freelance Architect and Photographer Since 2009 till date
  • Visiting Faculty 2013 -2015
  • Core Photographer at Network18 Publications Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (Nov 2012 – June 2013)
  • Core Faculty: Assistant Professor at McGan’s Ooty School Of Architecture (Jun 2015 – May 2016)
  • UX Designer at Infosys Pvt Ltd (Jun 2016 – Jan 2018)
  • Core Faculty: Assistant Professor at Sinhgad College of Architecture (2009 – 2010; Jan 2018 – Dec 2018)
  • Workshops conducted: Pinhole photography / Alternative processes under AIEEE at SCOA and BNCA, Pune.
  • Freelance Architectural: Photographer Extensively shot various architectural projects all over Maharashtra, Gujarat and Ladakh (J n K)
  • Freelance Editorial Photographer: Covershots of Modern Manufacturing, Entrepreneur magazine and Corporate profiles
  • Fellowship
    • Fellow (winner) of honourable MASA (Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture) Fellowship
    • Foundation for period of academic year 2014 – 15 granted Rs.1,00,000 INR for the same.
  • Publication
    • “Galli” Poster published at international conference 2014.
    • “Understanding ‘Contemporary’ Architecture” (paper writing / dissertation)

Rutuja Jagtap

Associate Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

Office:M-308, Management Block, Third floor, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment
Educational Details:

  • Pursuing PhD, 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

  • Associate Professor, HOD, CEO, Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Architecture (MMCA), Pune (05/2011 -02/2018)
  • Assistant Professor, Project and Construction Management (PCIBM), MIT College of Management (MITCOM) (04/2010 - 01/2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA), Pune at Center for Disaster Management (CDM)(06/2006 - 05/2007)
  • Senior Lecturer and Programme Officer at National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) (06/2005- 5/2006)
  • Architect and Planner, at AVAI Infrastructures, Pune (06/1998 - 05/2005) 06/2008- 05/2010
  • Honorary Lecturer, Government College of Engineering, Pune (2000 - 2001)
  • Honorary Lecturer, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Pune (2000 - 2001)

Research Areas:
Planning , Architecture, Management.

Links:

Blog:

Research papers:

  • Research paper titled “Photovolatic 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)
  • “Identification and Conservation of Natural Heritage Sites in Pune” for Masters of Engineering Thesis. Sites incorporated in Pune Gazetter 2000.
  • Book Publication- “Yash Chetana” 2006 at YASHADA.

Ms. Manisha Wagh

Assistant Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

Office: M-308, Management Block, Third floor, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment

Educational Details:

  • M.Arch. (Landscape Architecture), CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. (2009)
  • B.Arch., Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Architecture, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India. (2006)

Work Experience
Academic Experience

    • Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Architecture – June 2011 till June 2017

Professional Experience

  • Designed house for Advocate Sharadchandra Tarkase at Malkapur, Dist Buldhana in 2014
  • Designed and executed bungalow for Mr. Rajaram Prachande at Shivtejnagar, Sector-18, Chikhali Pradhikaran, Chinchwad, Pune-19 in 2011.
  • Roots Landscape architects, Pune - August 2009 to September 2010 (Assistant landscape architect)
  • Roots Landscape Architects, Pune - 1st May 2008 to 30th June 2008(Masters Internship)
  • Ravi and Varsha Gavandi, Landscape architects, Pune. - July 2006 to June 2007 (Junior Architect)
  • Jayant Tipnis Consultants Private ltd., Mumbai. - June 2005 to September 2005(B.Arch. internship)

Research Areas:
Urban landscape, Landscape conservation

Links:

Publications:

  • Ar. Abhijit Deshmukh & Ar. Manisha Prachande-Wagh (2016). Recycling and Reuse of Wastewater: A Landscape Approach for Conservation of Water As A Natural Resource International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design (IJRCEAD), ISSN Print: 2347-8284 ISSN Online: 2347-2855, Volume-4 Issue-2 April-June, 2016
  • Ar. Manisha Prachande-Wagh (2017). Paving the Way towards Smart Cities through Nature. International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design (IJRCEAD), ISSN Print: 2347-8284 ISSN Online: 2347-2855, Volume-5 Issue-2 April-June, 2017

Ms Preeti Poojari

Assistant Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

Office: : Architecture Block, Second floor, Room – M-309. Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment

 

Educational Details:

  • M.Arch. (Urban Design), R.V College of Architecture, Bengaluru- Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India. (2016)
  • B.Arch., BLDEA's College Of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur- Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India. (2014)

Work Experience

  • Academic Experience – 1 year 5 months
    Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Architecture – January 2017 to May 2018
  • Professional experience – 1 year
    Deepak Hiremath and Associates – Feb 2014 to Aug 2014 and July 2016 to Nov 2016

Research Areas:

  • Urban Design, History of Architecture and Urban Design

Padma S. Shimpi

Visiting Faculty - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

Office: : Architecture Block, Second floor, Room – M-309. Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment
Educational Details:

  • M. Arch. (Landscape Architecture), BNCA College of Architecture, Pune, India (2014).
  • B. Arch. NDMVP’s College of Architecture, Nasik, University of Pune, India (1999).

Work Experience

  • Academic Experience – Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy-Jan 2016 to till date.

Professional experience –

  • Ravi-Varsha Govandi Architects, (18 months).
  • Kasat Group-Landscape, Pune ( 1 year).
  • Atul Desai & Associates, Mumbai (1 Year).
  • Ravindra Banchod Architect, Pune (18 Month).
  • Ankur Associates, Pune (1 Year).
  • Deodhar Architect, Mumbai (15 Month).

Research Areas:

  • Urban Landscape, Landscape conservation.

Ar. Shilpa Shimpukade

Associate Professor - School of Architecture, Urban Development & Planning

Registration no. : CA / 2002 / 29441.

Office: M-308, Management Block, Third floor, Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment

Educational Details:

  • M. Arch. in Construction Project Management, SPPU, 2016
  • B. Arch. Shivaji University, 2000

Work experience:

  • 18 years of work experience as an Associate Architect as well as Project Leader with some of the leading firms in Kolhapur and Pune as well as executing own projects as consulting architect at MITI Architects and Interior Designers.
  • Worked as Associate Professor at D.Y.P. School of Architecture, Ambi, Pune.
  • Duration: From Oct. 2015 to Jan 2019.
  • Teaching subjects:
  • Design I, II, III & IV,V, BTM I,II,III & IV, ABTS II,Working Drawing, Building Services I & II for F.Y. / S.Y. T.Y. and Fourth year (2015 Pattern).
  • Seminar on Contemporary Architecture for T.Y. Professional Practice, Quantity Surveying and Estimation for fourth year (2008 pattern).
  • Worked as Student Development Officer, member of Anti-ragging committee and sexual harassment committee.
  • Worked as an Associate Architect with Ar. Balram Patil. SAMPOORNA Architecture & Beyond. Karve nagar, Pune.
  • Duration: Since Jan 2012 Till date.
  • Worked with Rajan Joshi & Associates – Architects & Interior Designers, with Ar. Rajan Joshi, Kolhapur.
  • Duration: Since Jan 2008 to April 2011.      
  • Worked with CAD soft Designs Pvt. Ltd. Pune.
  • Duration: from July 2006 to April 2007.
  • Worked with Ar. Ash Parekh (Opus One Architects) Pune.
  • Duration: From Aug 2005 to June 2006.
  • Worked with Ar. Sanjay Adake, Architect & Interior designer in Kolhapur     
  • Duration: From Feb 2003 to July 2005.  
  • Worked with Ram Wadhvani Architects & Engineers Kolhapur.
  • Duration: From 2000 to 2003
  • Computer Skills:
  • Auto-CAD, Revit Architecture 12, Photoshop, sketch up, MS Office.
  • Participated in
  • Faculty Development program on learning outcomes and OER licensing at SSOU.
  • National level workshop on Architectural Education in Rural Areas at S.B. Patil College of Architecture, Islampur.  
  • Sustainability Sensitizing (June 24th – 25th 2016) at DYPCOA, Akurdi.
  • Training program on Sexual harassment by Maharashtra State Commission for women.
  • Research ares:
  • Architecture (ecofriendly, vernacular), planning   and construction project management