Architect and interiors india, Webinar series, Design post Covid-19, Covid-19, Architects, The business of architecture, Sisecam Flat Glass, Vivek Gupta, Arvind Vivek and Associates, Karl Wadia, Architect Hafeez Contractor, Husna Rahaman, Fulcrum Studio, Supriya Thyagarajan, Perkins Eastman, Esra Aydınoğlu, SFG, Bibhor Srivastava, ITP media, India

Architect and Interiors India presents a webinar on The Business of Architecture

Leading architects will discuss current trends in the business and how best to run an architectural practice

Architect and Interiors India presents a webinar series on Designing for a New World – Post COVID-19. The third episode of the webinar series may well be the most awaited as it discusses something that has been a concern area for all architecture & design practices: The Business of Architecture. To deliberate, we bring together renowned names in the field, who will speak on the evolving trends when it comes to running their practices.
Panel Topic: The Business of Architecture


Panel Composition:
·       Vivek Gupta, principal architect, Arvind Vivek and Associates
·       Karl Wadia, senior associate, Architect Hafeez Contractor
·       Husna Rahaman, principal creative director, Fulcrum Studio
·       Supriya Thyagarajan, principal, Perkins Eastman
·       Esra Aydınoğlu, architect & architectural glass product manager, SFG
Moderator – Bibhor Srivastava, group publishing director, ITP Media (India)


Points of discussion:
·       Between what the client wants, what the architect knows, and what society needs, how do you resolve the conflict, if any? In the end, do business compulsions supersede societal responsibility?
·       In recent times, we have seen multiple grand and ambitious projects being commissioned and executed. Are you convinced that India’s architecture is progressing in the right direction?
·       Is context increasingly becoming a thing of the past? Or do the site location, its purpose and the use of local materials still factor in the country’s present architecture?
·       With the current onslaught of technology, what is the approach at your practice when it comes to identifying the best materials and solutions for a project?
·       One of the greatest challenges that architects face is to convey their thoughts and convince clients to execute their dream projects. Given that the number of stakeholders involved in a project has only increased, how have things changed in this respect?
·       While there is enough talk of practising sustainable architecture, we find that we continue to execute projects quite thoughtlessly. The COVID-19 crisis has further underlined the need for sustainable projects. How can we course correct?
·       How will projects be designed post COVID-19, keeping in mind social distancing? Will materials like glass, which are now being used extensively at airports/ hotels/ restaurants, play a role in the post COVID-19 era?
·       Finally, is collaboration the way forward? Can practices pool in their expertise to shine? Or is design & build a better model, going forward?


Date: 10th June, 2020
Time: 4 pm

Don’t miss out on what promises to be an engaging discussion! Register now using the following webinar link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4515916065730/WN_fvaYEF5PRcqa0ZPMpmeSFw

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