Avani Institute of Design, Calicut, announces Bachelor of Architecture programme

Avani Institute of Design, a Centre of Excellence in Architecture and
Design education, has announced ‘The Bachelor of Architecture Programme (B
Arch)’ for 2019-20. The Institute promotes a holistic approach to design
education which seeks to develop well-rounded professionals equipped with the sensitivity,
empathy, social and technical skill sets needed to address the ever-evolving
concerns of our environment. With the Bachelor of Started in in 2015 with the Bachelor of Architecture program,
Avani aims to expand into an interdisciplinary Art and Design program exploring
new horizons in education, collaborative research and creative thinking. Architecture
(B.Arch) programme, Avani aims to expand into a space for interdisciplinary art
and design, exploring new horizons in education, collaborative research and
creative thinking.

Architect Tony Joseph, chairman and principal, Avani Institute of Design,
said “Architecture and design do not exist in isolation, but are closely
integrated with the visual and liberal arts, social and cultural norms,
philosophy and technological advances. Design has to evolve as a collaborative
endeavour to engage with the unique challenges of contemporary society. Avani’s
interdisciplinary curriculum and facilities empower the graduates with the
critical thinking to confidently approach and tackle these concerns, to achieve
their creative potential, and to become thought leaders in their respective

The  five-year undergraduate
program in Architecture aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the
concepts and methods for planning and design of buildings, settlements and habitats
that are responsive to the contextual forces derived from the culture, history
and physical attributes of each site. This is further reinforced by exposure to
environmental and social awareness that is an integral part of such a broad
academic programme. In addition to the core subject of architectural design,
the undergraduates are exposed to a range of disciplines such as history and
theory of design, social studies and visual arts, which aim to mould creative
intellectuals and responsible citizens, who will confidently tackle the ever-evolving
concerns of our built environment.

One of the
core strengths of Avani, says the spokesperson, is the students’ constant
interaction with practising architects, artists, theatre personalities,
designers and business leaders of national and international repute, who are
actively involved with the Institute in various capacities. The interaction between academia and professional
practice is critical in evolving professionals with a wide and practical
perspective. To develop a close understanding of the context and the design
practice, Avani is associated with some of the best practitioners from India
and abroad, who provide expert guidance to the students.

The Institute is affiliated to the University of Calicut, approved by
the Council of Architecture and governed by a council chaired by Joseph and
some of the best emerging practitioners in India – viz, Joseph (chairman), architects
Vinod Cyriac, Brijesh Shaijal and Vivek PP.

The hands-on advisory council consists of some of the best national and
international architectural, design and art practitioners and educators, viz, architects
Neelkanth Chhaya,  Dean D’Cruz, Karan Grover, Sanjay Mohe,
Bijoy Ramachandran, Chitra Vishwanath, Peter Rich, Dr. Varkki Pallathucheril
and artist Bose Krishnamachari.

Avani Institute faculty includes architects with bachelor’s,
master’s and doctoral degrees from such illustrious institutions as CEPT, SPA,
University of Texas at Austin (USA), National University of Singapore, National
Institute of Technology Calicut, University of Edinburgh (UK), Bartlett School
of Architecture (UK), IAAC (Barcelona, Spain), University of Leuven, University
of New South Wales and Delhi University – to name a few. Guest lectures and
workshops with national and international experts form an integral and
continuous part of the curriculum.

The award-winning architecture of the Institute reflects some of the core
values of the Institute. The campus, designed by Stapati Architects, won the
prestigious National Smart Green Award for the year 2017. 95% of Avani students
live on campus, making the Avani experience one that enables learning, sharing
and growing a continuous, shared and safe one. Being on the same campus,
students have access to their studios round the clock with secure supervision.
The residence has a capacity to accommodate more than 400 persons at a time.

For more information and registration, please visit: http://avani.edu.in



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