A guest lecture on Sustainable Architecture was delivered by renowned architect, educationist & academician “Prof. Charanjit S. Shah “ who is also known as “The Airport King “ at Sunder deep college of Architecture, Ghaziabad on 29th April 2019

Welcoming the distinguished speaker Prof. Rakesh Sapra, Director SDCA highlighted the achievement of Prof. Charanjit Shah that he established Creative Group in 1973, a firm dedicated to Green Architecture. He has spearheaded many landmark sustainable projects in India including Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur and Kamraj Airport Terminal at Chennai,the Multimodal hubs for Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro, Chennai Airport Metro, Goa and Vodadara Airports. With an inclination towards teaching, he joined SPA, New Delhi in 1996 as a faculty & thereafter became professor, Director Academics Head, Jamia Mila Islamia, Faculty of Architecture, New Delhi. He was also the Chairman of IIA and SAARCH. He has authored several books on Architecture like Kitchen, Bathroom, Water supply & sanitation. The “Architects’ Handbook – A Ready Reckoner” authored by Prof. Shah is a de-facto standard text used for academic & professional community. He has received many international and nation awards and competitions for his innovative architectural design projects.

In his presentation Prof. Charanjit Shah, mainly talk about “Creating Sustainable Smart Infrastructure” by basic practices and modern interventions. He explained the topic by giving examples of his award winning projects like Chennai and Raipur airport , which were socially modern and yet sustainable. He also discussed the key factors that one should focus in today’s practice. He gave directions to both the students & faculty as he laid a blueprint for architectural Education in India in the future. The students and the faculty alike found it a highly useful session enriched with the nuggets of his experience. To conclude the session, Ar. Anjali Kawatra, Dean SDCA presented the vote of thanks on behalf of SDGI community.

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