SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

About School

WSPA started in August 2016, is dedicated to imparting architectural education that is rooted in the understanding of the CONTEXT.

We believe that quality of life cannot be solely equated with infrastructure but most importantly with culture and environment. From the outset it has been a central aim of WSPA to derive design solution/s that are contextual to the place we are designing in. Hence all design exercises begin with a thorough analysis of the context.

DEAN'S MESSAGE

Architecture is an ever evolving process and so is Architectural education.

With our ever-growing demand for buildings, whether it is for commercial, institutional or educational purpose, Architecture is playing a very important role in shaping and transforming society. With the boundaries of urbanism expanding, the role of an architect stands to be more and more important. We aim to inculcate a sense of responsibility in the students and nurture talent to design meaningful architecture.



ELIGIBILITY: Architecture admission based on performance in NATA (or any other test advised by COA)

B.Arch., Bachelor of Architecture

FOCUS: Architecture is the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings. With the ever-growing demand for buildings, whether it be for commercial, institutional or residential purpose, Architecture is playing a very important role in shaping and transforming society. With the boundaries of urbanism expanding, the role of an architect is becoming more important. At WSPA, we are dedicated to imparting architectural education that is, first and foremost, rooted in the understanding of the culture and environment.

CONTENT: In this 5-year under graduate programme, the course curriculum of each semester is designed around a particular context (in and outside NCR). Study trips are organized to enable the students to understand how different landscapes and cultures help shape up architecture.

B.Arch., Bachelor of Architecture

Architectural Design Specification Advanced Structural Design
Building Construction & Materials Building Maintenance Landscape Design
Structural Design Research Techniques Traffic & Transportation
Architectural Drawing Urban Design Construction Management
Graphics Interior Design Tall Building Design
History of Architecture Housing Cost-effective Architecture
Architectural Design  Theory Urban & Regional Planning Sustainable Architecture
Environmental Science Conservation of Built Heritage Architectural Journalism
Building Byelaw & Office Management Indian Architecture Disaster Management in Architecture
Human behaviour & built environment Energy Conscious Arch Professional Practice

CAREERS: Architecture is a professional discipline. As an institute we inculcate a sense of responsibility in the student and nurture talent to design meaningful architecture. Besides practicing as a professional Architect, graduates also find employment as Building surveyors, Historical buildings inspectors, conservation officers, Landscape architects, Production designer, Structural engineers etc. They can also move into higher education as faculty. They can pursue a masters in design and enter the design field.



WUD FACULTY

Shaleen Sharma has been a practicing Architect for over 18 years and had been actively involved in academics on visiting basis with reputed institutions like University School of Architecture and Planning (USAP) Delhi and Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Juhu, Mumbai. His formal education includes a Bachelors in Architecture from the TVB School of Habitat Studies and Masters in PRASADA (Practice Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture) from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Shaleen is also known for exploring the medium of film in the context of Architecture. He has made several documentaries for UGC on the subject of Architecture. Garden of the Heart: A Film on Architect Joseph Allen Stein is one of his well acclaimed documentaries.

Amitabh Tyagi has been involved in academics with reputed institutions like Amity School of Architecture & Planning, Apeejay School of Architecture & Planning for over 12 years. His formal education includes a Bachelors in Architecture from Govt. College of Architecture Lucknow & Masters in Architecture specializing in building services from Jamia Milia Islamia. He has participated in National Level Competition related to River Front Development & won the competition organized by National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources. He has dealt with many projects during his professional experience with renowned firms.

Aditi Parikh possesses vast experience in the field of Architecture and design in association with various reputed firms in Ahmedabad and New Delhi. Her formal education includes Bachelors in Architecture from SVIT, Vasad, Gujarat University and Masters in Industrial Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Her Thesis project in masters, based on the design of an educational toy for preschool children, done with Playgro Toys India Pvt Ltd and sponsored by Design Clinic scheme for MSME by NID, was a highly acclaimed student design project which was manufactured and launched in Nuremberg Toy Fair ‘2013. In 2014, Aditi started her own consultancy firm, focusing on Space Design, Product Design and Graphic Design.

Abhishek Srivastava is an Architect (B.Arch) & Industrial Designer (M.Des) from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. Having work experience of 3+ years, he has worked at Infosys, Bangalore and Think Design, New Delhi as Senior Designer. He has also been a visiting faculty at Department of Industrial Design, SPA New Delhi. Recently he was selected among top 20 designers under 35 in Design x Design, exhibition showcase in Delhi. He is also Co-founder at Welava Design and exhibited works on Upcycling at multiple maker platforms across India.

Bhawna has done her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Nagpur University and Masters in Design from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. She has multidisciplinary experience of 6+ years in Architecture & Design, previously worked at CSTEP Bangalore as Information Visualizer. Her achievements includes third position in International Information Design contest conducted by ARCH+, Germany, visualization published in ‘On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition' and co-author of an article “Innovative approaches to communicating research” in Research to Action.

Ms. Ruchi has a B.Arch degree from GGSIP University and an alumni of Vastukala Academy School of Architecture. She is also a member of COA. She has a field experience of 6 years as a project architect and coordinator with expertise in Group Housing and Institutional design. Besides this she was heading a design team of architects in her previous assignment.


Ms. Ankita is a B.Arch graduate from DCRUST, Murthal and Masters in Urban & Rural Planning from IIT Roorkee. Ms. Ankita is a gold medallist for being University topper during B. Arch. She has 3 National and 1 International Publication through conferences.



Nupur Juneja is a practicing architect and program coordinator in a Delhi based NGO called Archade Foundation. She completed her Bachelors in architecture from MBS school of planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Having worked with COSTFORD and LBC, Trivandrum, her expertise includes Alternative, Cost effective and green construction practices. She has been involved in developing six disaster resilient schools in Uttarakhand. Additionally, she coordinated with second year design studio at SPA, Delhi in 2016 and conducts internship programs for architecture students on behalf of Archade Foundation.

ADJUNCT FACULTY

AGK Menon is an architect from IIT Kharagpur and has two masters from Illinois Institute and Columbia University respectively. He was part of the GREHA team that founded the TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi, and was its Director from 1994 – 2007, when it became the University School of Architecture and Planning, under GGSIP University, Delhi. He was a founder member INTACH and is the convener of its Delhi chapter now. Currently he is also an Expert Member of the Doctoral Research Committee in the Departments of Architecture, Urban Design and Conservation Studies, SPA. He now writes critical articles and give key note presentations on architecture and urbanism worldwide.

VISITING FACULTY

Mohit Verma is a research oriented professional, exploring a sustainable & ecological design approach in his practice for the last 15 years. His formal education includes a Bachelors in Architecture from the TVB School of Habitat Studies and Masters in Ekistics from Jamia Milia Islamia. He manages a team of architects, consultants & project managers for a whole range of projects including master planning, town planning, institutional, commercial, architecture & heritage conservation projects. For the last 10 years he has been teaching as a visiting faculty in institutions like Jamia Milia Islamia, Sushant School of Art & Architecture , and School of Planning & Architecture Delhi. He is the founder director of a NGO ARCHADE foundation, which is dedicated to architectural research, conservation, habitat design & architectural education.

Dr. Anvita Arora, is an architect and transport Planner, with a PhD from the Civil Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 2007. She is the Managing Director and CEO of Innovative Transport Solutions (iTrans), an incubate company of IIT, Delhi.
She has also been teaching Transport Planning in the Urban Design Department in the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi for the past 11 years and is visiting faculty at the TERI University, Delhi and Ansals University, Gurgaon.

Ameet Babbar has been educated in new delhi and England as an architect, and then did a post-graduation in landscape architecture from the prestigious school of planning and architecture in new delhi.
Ameet Babbar has been a practicing Architect for over nine years. He worked on a number of important & prestigious projects of varied scales with reputed architectural consultants and designed several building complexes including multi-storied buildings, architectural & infrastructure development projects in delhi and various parts of the country.

09
JAN

MCLEODGANJ, Dharamsala Contextual Study Trip

Study of Mcleodganj was the rst exercise done under Urban Morphology. The aim was to study the spatial structure and character of the town by examining the patterns ..

29
NOV

SEMINAR - DR. Anvita Arora

Dr. Anvita Arora is a CEO and MD of Innovative Transport Solutions. She visited the college on 29th of November 2016 for a lecture on "Designing a better future". She talked about the failure..

15
NOV

SEMINAR - PROF. TAPAN CHAKRABORTY

Prof. Tapan is former Dean of Sushant School of Art & Architecture. He visited the college on 15th November 2016. He gave an introduction to Architecture and talked about his experiences in the field. He talked about..

27
OCT

REMEMBERING JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN

In the year 2000 Prof. Shaleen Sharma had an opportunity to record (on lm) his conversations with Mr. Stein just before he breathed his last in October 2001. These conversations therefore became the only lm documentation of Stein's ideas on..

16
SEP

MEHRAULI - AN URBAN VILLAGE Contextual Study Trip

The students visited Mehrauli to study this urban village where tradition and modernity coexists. The inferences drawn by the students brought forth various layers of the complex fabric of the place..

09
JUL

SEMINAR - MR. DEEPAK ARORA

Mr. Arora is CEO of Timber Corporation. He visi ed college on 15th September 2016. He introduced wood as a building material to the students. He discussed the changing commercial & design requirements of today..

04
AUG

SEMINAR - PROF. A.G.K. MENON

Member of the advisory board of World school of Planning and Architecture. He undertook the orientation program for students on 4th August 2016. He gave a lecture on "Introduction to Architecture and Urbanism". He discussed architectural scenario..