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Areas of Interest
  • Architechtural Design, Urban Design , Urban Environment Design, Sustainable Development of Hill Settlements, Hill Arch., Public Realm
Honors and Awards
Chairperson, All India Board of ArchitectureAICTE2016
Member Board of GovernorsSchool of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal2016
Member Academic CouncilSchool of Planning and Architectur, Delhi 2015
University Prize for standing first in classUniversity of Roorkee1978
Best paperIndian Buildings Congress2007
Best Paper Award Commendation CertificateIndian Building Congress2011
Educational Details
B.Arch.ArchitectureUniversity of Roorkee1978
P.G. Dipl.Architecture (Urban Design)SPA, New Delhi1980
PhDArchitectureUniversity of Roorkee2001
Administrative Background
01.01.2016Till DateMember Board of Governors
01.01.201130.04.2014Head of DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Planning
July 2014Till DateChairpersonDepartmental Academic Committee
Oct 2013till dateChairperson Departmental Research CommitteeDepartment of Architecture and Planning
20082013Convener DecorationAnnual Convocation
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Geo-environ. Appraisal of Almora for Hazard Assessment as a basis for Plng for Future UrbanizationMHRD2008
  • Council of Architecture, Member
  • Indian Building Congress, Member
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Encouraging Pedestrianization for Sustainable Transit Oriented Development for a Smart CityParshant Rehal
Rethinking Hill Architecture: Himachal PradeshNeetu Kapoor
Creating Public Spaces For the Integration of Transport Terminals: A Case in ErnakulamLakshmi M M
Humanizing Pedestrian Public Realm in GurgaonKrati Mishra
Integrated Development for Improvement of Ghats of PatnaVriddhi
Rejuvenation of Harding Park and Station Road, PatnaNitish Chandra
Improving Quality of Built Environment in Gorakhpur City CoreFareha Nasreen
Comparative analysis of Solar Passive StrategiesRakesh Mishra
Parametric Design SoftwareSaurabh Shankar Jha
Guidelines for Rejuvenation of traditional marketplaces in Indian cities Jaideep Sarkar
Urban Design Guidelines for Boiphilic Neighbourhoods in a Hill Town Somnath Malik
Green Retrofit Modelling for Existing BuiuldingsAnushree Naphade
Application of LEED India NC for Designing a new Green BuildingGadhi M
Analytical Study of District Centres in Delhi Brishbhanlali
Traditional Building Materials in Himachal PradeshRidhima Mahajan
Sustainable Housing Farheen Bano
Design Methodology for Sustainable High Rise BuildingsDattreya O.V
Conservation of Character of Hill StationsMonalisa
Criteria for Design of Mid Rise Buildings in Hill Regions Ashwani Kumar
Design Strategies for Urban InsertionNeeti Bhatia
Urban Renewal of Public Realm of a Historic City Core: A Case of ThanjavaurP. Gopal Krishanan
Adaptive Reuse of Traditional Houses of AlmoraShareka Iqbal
Planning Strategies for Housing for Jaipur CityRavi Rai Verma
Public Perception of Urban SpacesAshok Mishra
Design Guidelines for Outdoor Sets in Film CitiesR.S.Sandeep
Development of Urban Water Front-River Adyar, ChennaiRamakrishnanD.
Design Guidelines for Humane StreetsSaurabh Saxena
Design of Urban Spaces for Fulfillment of Basic Human NeedsRachna Lal
Integrated Urban Conservation for a Historical Urban Village-Chirag DelhiRajashree Ghosh
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
A Methodology for Character Appraisal of Hill TownsMonalisaA2008
Area Specific Building Regulations for Hill TownsAshwani KumarA2011
Transformation of Census Towns in Uttarakhand: Policies and ProspectsDinesh SinghO2014
Sustainable Development of Environmentally Sensitive AreasHarsimran KaurO2016
Strategies for Successful Public PlacessSeema PraliyaO2012
Interrelationship between Urban Form and Climate Kshama Gupta O2012
Urban Morphological Transformation of Ethopian Cities Ararsoo O2012
Cultural Planning and Creative Economy Framework for Indigenous Community Development Harshit S. LakraO2013
Energy Responsiveness in Traditional Residential Buildings of LucknowMohammad Arif KamalA2002
Study of Contemporary Architectural Practices in IndiaPrabhjot KaurA2005
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Harvard University Presented a paper in ConferenceMay 2012
MIT, Cambridge, USATo interact with faculty, and explore collaboration.May 2012
Harvard University a) Presented a paper in Conference b) To interact with faculty, and explore collaboration.May 2011
Sri Sri University, Cuttack Selection Committee09-04-2016
BITS, Mesra, RanchiSelection Committee23-03-2016
UPTU LucknowRDC meeting13-03-2016
DCRUST, MurthalRDC meeting27-01-2016
Gautam Budhha,University, Greater NoidaSelection Committee07-10-2015
Lingaya University, FaridabadNAAC visit01-10-2015
DIT, DehradunAcademic Council Meeting15-09-2015
PVP College of Architecture, PuneJury/International Architectural Design Competition08-08-2015
GNDU, AmritsarSelection Committee05-08-2015
UPTU, NoidaPhD Interview29-04-2015
Noida International University, Gr. NoidaUGC Inspection23-02-2015
Indian Institute for Remote Sensing, DehradunInvited key lecture19-02-2015
Kurukshetra UniversityInvited key lectures 05-01-2015
CEPT AhemdabadPhD Viva03-11-2014
Lucknow Development Authority, Lucknow Hi-Tech Township meeting24-04-2014
Integral University, LucknowUGC Inspection16-05-2014
IEC Baddi, Himachal PradeshUGC Inspection19-05-2014
DST , New DelhiTIFAC Technology Vision 2015 - Habitat Committee meeting22-05-2014
SPA, New DelhiPhD Viva10-01-2014
Dr.BN College of Architecture for Women, PuneInvited lecture22-12-2013
NIT, HamirpurArchitect Selection Committee30-09-2013
SPA, BhopalITPI workshop on UDPFI Guidelines30-01-2013
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Review and Restructuring of B.Arch curriculumIIT Roorkee, Blue StarAug 2013
Disaster Mitigation in Housing in India: an Agenda for FutureIIT RoorkeeMarch 2010
Refereed Journal Papers

1. City Profile: Shimla, Cities, Volume 49, December 2015, pp149-158.(Co Author: Kumar, Ashwani)

2. Procedural Rule Based 3D City Modeling and Visualization Using High Resolution Satellite Data (2015), International Journal of Advancement in Remote Sensing, GIS & Geography, IROSSS Publication, Volume 3, No 2, pp-16-25. (Co Author: Gupta K, Bhardwaj A, Kumar P)

3.Approach to formulate setback regulations for Indian hill towns, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, 2015, Vol.4, pp91-99.(Co Author: Kumar, Ashwani)

4. Changing Hill Architecture, Case Study Shimla, Architecture + Design, A Journal of Indian Architecture Vol. XXXII, No 10, October 2015, pp 116-122.(Co Author:Kapoor N)

5.Building regulations for hill towns of India, Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC) Journal, June 2014, Author: Kumar, Ashwani)

6. Building regulations for environmental protection in Indian hill towns, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, April 2014, Vol.2, pp224-231.(Co Author: Kumar, Ashwani)

7. Public Spaces: Prospects of Cities, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology, Vol.2 No.3, January-March 2015, pp221-227. (Co Author: Praliya S)

8. Vernacular Practices: As a Basis for Formulating Building Regulations for Hilly Areas, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment (2014), (Co Author: Kumar, Ashwani)

9. Improving the Quality of Built Environment : A Case of Gorakhpur City Core, Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Volume 78 Issue II , November 2013, pp 58-62 (Co Author: Fareha Nasreen)

10. Green Building Retrofit for the Library of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Journal of the Institute of Engineers (India),  Series A, March 2013, Volume 94 Issue 1, pp 35-42 (Co Author: A. Naphade, A. Sharma, P.S.Chani, P.Garg)

11. Conservation and Development of Built Heritage of Shimla, ABACUS, Vol 7 No. 2, Monsoon 2012, pp 92-98 (Co Author: Kumar, A.shwani)

12. Building Regulations :A Means of Ensuring Sustainable Development in Hill Towns, Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Volume 7 A No. 1A, July-Sep 2012 (Co Author: Kumar, A.shwani)

13. Balancing Arts, Science and Technology; Challenges of Architectural Profession and Educations, International Journal of Arts and Sciences,  May 2011

14. New Dimensions in Building Information Modelling, Journal of Indian Building Congress, Vol XVIII No 1, 2011 (Co Author: Kartik Sapra)

15. Traditional Materials- A Sustainable Solution,  Journal of Indian Building Congress, June 2010,Vol. XVII, No. 02, pp 14-19 (Co-author:  Ridhima Mahajan)      

16. Significance of Geo-space Architecture in Sustainability of Urban Built Environment,  Journal of Indian Building Congress, June 2010,Vol. XVII, No. 02, pp 54-61 (Co-author:  R. Shankar, A.M Yogeshweran) 

17. Regionalism and Revivalism in Neo-vernacular Architecture, Architecture + Design, A Journal of Indian Architecture Vol. XXVII No 4, April 2010, pp 102- 112 (Co-author Monalisa)

18. Green Practices for Commercial and Healthcare Buildings, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. 75, Issue 04, April 2010, pp 26-29, (Co-author Shashank Jain, Swati Kaushik ).

19. Mid rise Buildings in Hills: A Problem or an Opportunity?, A+D,  Vol.  Vol. XXVI No 7, July 2009, pp 90- 96 (Co-author Ashwani Kumar),

20. Climatic Control Strategies in Traditional Built Form- Lucknow Context, Architecture + Design, A Journal Of Indian Architecture Vol. XXVI No 2 February 2009 pp 70- 78 (Co-author Mohd. Arif Kamal,  Nazamuddin)

21. Energy Sensitized Architecture in India, Journal of Indian Building Congress,Jan 2009,Vol. XVI, No. 01, pp 156-162   (Co-author:  Monalisa)

22. Energy optimization for tall Buildings in hill Regions, Journal of Indian Building Congress, Jan 2009,Vol. XVI, No. 01, pp 188-195   (Co-author:  A. Kumar, A. Sinha)

23. Geo-environmental Assesment for Determining Suitability of Buildable land in Context of a Hill Town, Journal of Engineering Geology ,vol XXXV Nos 1-4  Dec 2008 pp 391 – 399   ( Co-author:  R.Anbalagan).

24. Sustainable water management in housing  – Architecture – Space, Time and People, Journal of Council of Architecture, Vol. VII, issue 7  July 2008 pp 44 – 55 (Co-author:  Farheen Bano)

25. Digital Design Process in Context of Modern Tent Structures, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. 73,Issue 03, pp 7-9, March 2008(Co-author K. Miittal).

26. Mechanized Construction of Tent Structures- Case Studies, Journal of Indian Building Congress, Dec 2007,Vol. XIV, No. 02, pp 181-187   (Co-author Kushagra Miittal).

27. Design Considerations for Building Integrated Photo Voltaics, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. 72, Issue 04, April 2007. (Co-author: Tejo Vihas, P.Gupta, S. Dave)

28. Public Perception of Urban Spaces- Architecture + Design, A Journal Of Indian Architecture Vol. XXIV No 3 March 2007(Co-author Ashok Mishra)

29. Energy Efficiency in Traditional Built Form- Case Studies, Journal of Indian Building Congress, Dec 2006,Vol. 13,No. 3, (Co-author: Mohd. Arif, Najamuddin)

30. Urban Development and its Impact on Natural Water Springs in a Hill Town- A Case Study Almora, Spatio-Economic-Development Record, Vol.13, No.3, May-June, 2006.

31. Climatic Responsiveness in Traditional Built Form: Lucknow - A Case Study, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol 71,Issue 02, Feb 2006 (Co-author: Mohd. Arif, Prof. Najamuddin)

32. Optimum Project Size for Cost Effective Housing – Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol XIII, No.1, Jan, 2006. (Co-author Dr. P.S.Chani)

33. Responsiveness of Urban Spaces to Basic Human Needs, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol 70, Issue 08, Sept 2005.

34. Urban Development and Management of Natural Water Springs in Hill Towns – Case Study, Almora, Nagarlok, Vol XXXVII, No.3, July-Sept, 2005.

35. Jageshwar – The Temple Town of Kumaun – Architecture – Space, Time and People, Journal of Council of Architecture, to be published in Aug – Sept, 2005

36. Management of Pollution and Siltation of lakes in Hill Towns – Case Study Nainital, Journal of Indian Building Congress, Vol 12, No.1, July 2005.

37. Vernacular Architecture of Kumaun Himalayan Region, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol 70, Issue 05, June, 2005.

38. Conservation Strategies for a Pilgrim City, Haridwar, Spatio-Economic-Development Record, Vol.9,No.4, July 2002. (Co-author: R.K.Garg, S.K.Negi)

39. Architectural Education and Professional Practice: An Interactive Continuum in Action, The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol 64, Feb 1999 (Co-author Prof. Vishwamitter).